John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp (CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Number of Discs
- Blue Moon Swamp
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, pp.64-65) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone (6/12/97, pp.111-112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a remarkably vibrant batch of songs....His guitar work is clean and neat, but carefully understated and never intrusive....his voice is the star of this 12-song set. He has developed a supple, blue tenor sound..."
Entertainment Weekly (5/30/97, pp.68-70) - "...you'll have a hard time finding a more charming roots-rock record this year. Fogerty took driving trips through the Delta as prep work, and the album's relaxed amalgam of blues, country and hard rock has the ease that comes with studied absorption of the terrain, not just genre literacy..." - Rating: A-
Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #34 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Southern Streamline
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Hot Rod Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Blueboy
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Hundred and Ten in the Shade, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rattlesnake Highway
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bring It Down to Jelly Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Walking in a Hurricane
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Swamp River Days
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Rambunctious Boy
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Joy of My Life
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Blue Moon Nights
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Bad Bad Boy
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Just Pickin' - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Endless Sleep - (bonus track)
The Fairfield Four includes: James Hill, Isaac Freeman (background vocals).
The Lonesome River Band: Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith (background vocals).
The Waters: Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters (background vocals).
BLUE MOON SWAMP won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and was nominated for the 1998 Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "Blueboy" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Personnel: John Fogerty (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, bouzouki, mandolin, sitar, organ, tambourine); Donald "Duck" Dunn, Howie Epstein, John Clayton, Michael Rhodes , Phil Chen, Bob Glaub (bass instrument); Kenny Aronoff (drums, percussion); Chester Thompson , Jeff Donavan, Eddie Bayers, Chad Smith , Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Luis Conte (claves, maracas, tambourine, percussion).
On his first album in 11 years, CCR mastermind Fogerty comes charging out of the gate with undiminished authority. BLUE MOON SWAMP is full of the straight-ahead roots-rock that made Creedence a legend. It's rumored that the recording of this album was painstakingly slow, with Fogerty spending months to get the right drum and guitar sound for each track. It's the mark of a true craftsman that for all it's intensive production and the large cast of guests, BLUE MOON SWAMP still sounds like Fogerty just ambled into the studio with a few pals and laid it all down.
While there are a few stylistic diversions, like the Tex-Mex-flavored "Bring It Down To Jelly Roll," the bulk of the material is virtually identical in approach and tone to that of Fogerty's glory days. The amazing thing is that he never sounds tired or stale. If anything, he sounds more self-assured and powerful than on his previous solo outings. When Fogerty trots out the tremolo-guitar intro to "A Hundred And Ten In The Shade," you can feel the pure, blues-inflected rock and roll inspiration that lies at the heart of his finest work.
- Studio / Live
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- John Fogerty
- John Fogerty
- Universal Distribution
- John Lowson
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