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Monday, May 21, 2012

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Bayou Country


A pretty laid-back (even when it's rocking), mostly jammy entry into Creedence's catalog.  It's got that song you've heard a million times, "Proud Mary." "Proud Mary" has been so ubiquitous over the last 43 years because it's a great song, but "Bayou Country" has others.  My personal favorite is "Graveyard Train," about as good an evocation of a creepy Southern night as you're gonna get (and I say this from the heart of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana).
In the midnight, hear me cryin out her name.
In the midnight, hear me cryin out her name.
Im standin on the railroad, waitin for the graveyard train.

1969 Fantasy
1. Born on the Bayou 5:16
2. Bootleg 3:02
3. Graveyard Train 8:37
4. Good Golly Miss Molly 2:44
5. Penthouse Pauper 3:39
6. Proud Mary 3:08
7. Keep on Chooglin' 7:41

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