Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poorboys on 180g LP
Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records!
Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands of all time, Creedence Clearwater Revival will best be remembered for their unique bayou sound popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River." Their golden era of hit singles (fall of 1968 through spring of 1972) rivals that of any band in rock 'n' roll history. Although their music evoked the raw, gospel-tinged sound of the rural South, John and Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook actually hailed from El Cerrito, California, a small town near Berkeley.
Nowadays superstar bands release an album no more frequently than once a year, or in many cases once every two or three years. But in 1969, there was simply no stopping Creedence Clearwater Revival. 1969 proved to be an epic year in the band's too-short history. In that year alone they released three Top Ten albums, had four hit singles with three additional charting B-sides. They even found time to record a fourth chart-topping album released the following year.
So popular was CCR worldwide that the group was consistently scoring hits on both the A and B sides of its singles, a feat previously accomplished by Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Fourth LP, Willy And The Poorboys, released in November of 1969, proved to be no exception, containing "Fortunate Son" and "Down On The Corner," the latter becoming one of the biggest hits in CCR's daunting catalog. Additional standouts include excellent renditions of standards like "Cotton Fields" and "Midnight Special." Willy And The Poorboys remained on the Billboard charts for 60 weeks, scoring as high as #3 and earning the group their third platinum LP.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poorboys Track Listing:
1. Down On The Corner
2. It Came Out Of The Sky
3. Cotton Fields
4. Poorboy Shuffle
5. Feelin' Blue
6. Fortunate Son
7. Don't Look Now
8. The Midnight Special
9. Side O' The Road