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oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 0:04
 

FOGERTY ROCKS ,  CCR RULES...... " got it "........{#Good-vibes}...{#Dancingbanana}
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: May 26, 2013 18:49
 

Honorary Southerners.  They play dixie rock as well as anyone.  Notice the tight vocal harmonies and gospel influence?
gvan
(From inside the house!)
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:23
 

 JIan wrote:

I too get this mental image when listening to this tune now.  
 
Yep, Twilight Zone for me too. Also it's cool that this is one of those songs that synch up with the dancin' banana! {#Dancingbanana}
JIan
(CONUS)
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:21
 

 kurtster wrote:

Although been listening to this since it was new, the visual images I associate with this song are from the scene in the ambulance in Twightlight Zone, the Movie.
 
I too get this mental image when listening to this tune now.  
BibKiller
(seattle)
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:30
 

this is the stuff!!!!!
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 13:33
 

 LizK wrote:
Ahhhhh, this song rocks!
 
YESH!!!!!!!!
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jul 16, 2012 15:21
 

CCR was one of the most solid American bands. No debate. Hit after hit after hit of really sing-along songs — even if sometimes, like Travelin Band or Sweet Hitchhiker, one would need to find the lyrics to decode what the hell language Fogerty was singing in! 
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: May 14, 2012 5:54
 

Oooooohhhhhhh  those days of the 'Skiffle' group .. washboard,teachest bass, guitar and gazoo .. them were the days  {#Dancingbanana}
Bozo
(Steeler Penguin Pirate land)
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 12:36
 

This is the worst song on a great album!!!
Desimia
(Buenvenidos a Me-ah-mi)
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 12:33
 

Twilight Zone - the movie?
 

kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Apr 01, 2012 20:45
 

 coffee-eyes wrote:
Will forever make me think of the old tv show Midnight Special.
 
Although been listening to this since it was new, the visual images I associate with this song are from the scene in the ambulance in Twightlight Zone, the Movie.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Mar 11, 2012 21:20
 

Ahhhhh, this song rocks!
martinc
(Ottawa Canada)
Posted: Jan 08, 2012 8:03
 

I under appreciated his guitar playing until I bought his solo live album. This boy knows his way around the fret board.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Dec 07, 2011 12:46
 

O. M. G.  Flashback City!

For what it's worth, I had a submarine buddy from Lancaster, CA, who sounded WAY more hick than I do — and I grew up in SC and GA.  Perhaps it's more about rural (or boondocks) rather than north/south/east/west.

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 8:16
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Thanks for posting this. Fogerty, besides being a rock'n'roll badass, is sometimes portrayed as a poseur—mostly because of all those southern affectations. He and the rest of CCR were born and bred in the Bay Area (Emeryville). I don't think Fogerty gets enough credit for his amazing sense of American musical idioms. "Midnight Special" is but one example. After all, Clapton, Richards, and Mayall did the same thing, and we lionize them—and they're British!

 
I guess some people did criticize these guys because they were not "authentic" southern/bayou or whatever, but overall, I think most listeners didn't mind, just as with those English fellows you mentioned.  Besides, was there a traditional or regional  "Northern California sound" that Fogerty could have employed instead?

Baketown
(Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 8:00
 

 vicariance wrote:
Just not a creedence fan and never will be.  His voice is so scratchy. Always sounds like he's in pain.
 

Thats the point,  but I respect your opinion

DelaPesca
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 8:00
 

Chingona.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 26, 2011 19:45
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

<snip>

"  "Midnight Special" is a traditional folk song thought to have originated among prisoners in the American South.<The title comes from the refrain which refers to the Midnight Special and its "ever-loving light" (sometimes "ever-living light").

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me. (Traditional)

The song is historically performed in the country-blues style from the viewpoint of the prisoner. The song has been covered by many different artists.

<snip>
 
Thanks for posting this. Fogerty, besides being a rock'n'roll badass, is sometimes portrayed as a poseur—mostly because of all those southern affectations. He and the rest of CCR were born and bred in the Bay Area (Emeryville). I don't think Fogerty gets enough credit for his amazing sense of American musical idioms. "Midnight Special" is but one example. After all, Clapton, Richards, and Mayall did the same thing, and we lionize them—and they're British!

vicariance
(awesome like a billion hot dogs)
Posted: Jan 26, 2011 13:15
 

Just not a creedence fan and never will be.  His voice is so scratchy. Always sounds like he's in pain.
Lrobby99
(Wisconsin, USA)
Posted: Nov 24, 2010 11:47
 

Really enjoy this CCR.