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October 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm #3760
I’ve been wondering the same thing. Having keyboard ace Bob Malone in the band means that John would never need to sit behind the keys himself, so he must feel that he wants to stretch out a little on other instruments that we know he has played on past recordings. Don’t know if the piano song(s) would come from any of the 1969 albums, or if Fogerty compositions are even involved. But to speculate among songs from the 1969 albums, I can see piano working well with Wrote a Song for Everyone or Down on the Corner. If we step outside of 1969, remember the cool piano-driven version of Who’ll Stop the Rain with Bob Seger?! Or else, what is a cool non-CCR hit song in 1969 that would work on piano and John might throw into the mix? Get Back maybe?
I’ll be interested to find out…
DanaJune 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm #3227
Denis, John’s solo version of HYESTR can indeed be found on at least the US version of the soundtrack CD. You can also download it as an individual song from online music services like iTunes. Check it out.
DanaJune 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm #3224
And wouldn’t it be cool if the final chapter was entitled…
The Mystic Highway to Love and Happiness and Unconditional Forgiveness
DanaJune 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm #3222
One thing I’m really curious about is John’s solo recording of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” that was produced by Dann Huff (who has produced some of Keith Urban’s records, among others) and appeared on the “Evan Allmighty” film soundtrack CD (although only the original CCR version was actually featured in the film, running over the opening credits). Although the original may be my all-time favorite CCR song, I think that this solo studio version is also tasty and powerful. I have a sense that this record may have been intended as part of a larger project, maybe an album intended primarily for the country music market, but that the idea was ultimately scrapped. But this is only my speculation. I hope that John will include in his book a discussion of what led him to work with Dann Huff and re-record HYESTR, how the record wound up on a film soundtrack CD, and whether it indeed was originally intended as part of another project.
March 22, 2014 at 12:57 am #2660
- This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Dana.
There’s something about that album that I just really love. I think part of it is that it is ALL John, with his wonderful multi-tracked vocals and charming one-man band instrumentation. And part of it may also be that those songs as a whole were not often played on the radio. Anyway, I find myself returning to this album again and again – believe it or not even more so than the Creedence albums, which have been so etched into my soul – that first BRR album is just so damn listenable!
DanaMarch 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm #2634
Thanks Swamp Girl! The work-around you described does work for me! If John’s FB avatar is displayed in your “Music” section Likes, then the issue may be on my side, although I can’t fathom what it could be. But at least I have your work-around.
Keep on chooglin’,
DanaSeptember 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm #1492
THIS IS AWESOME!!
I have for some time been meaning to make my way down to LA Live and check out The Grammy Museum. Now I will do it for sure. Can’t wait to see this!
Thanks for the heads up, SG!
DanaAugust 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm #1380
Hey Swamp Girl –
You have really piqued my interest with your comment about a possible late Sept cool surprise. I know that the star-studded I-Heart Music Festival is going on in Las Vegas on 9/20 and 9/21, I believe. Could it be that John will be added to the line up??? It was just announced several days ago that Sir Paul McCartney would perform there. It is still a dream of mine to see John F and Paul M together belting out a Little Richard song like Lucille or Miss Molly, or any other rocker for that matter!!
DanaAugust 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm #1321
My “grandchild”, Mary??
My wife Sue says that her Botox treatments must really be paying off!
Rotfwl!July 19, 2013 at 9:37 am #1231
Hi SG – I sent you a private message yesterday. The irony is that now I don’t know if you ever received that. (I have not had much experience with the private messages on this site.)
Please let me know. Thanks!
DanaJuly 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm #1223
Hi SG – I sent an email with some pics attached but I have no idea if it reached its proper destination, as sometimes emails go astray or into limboland. Is there anyway to confirm that it was received? Thanks.
DanaJune 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm #1054
Some guys need to hire a detective to find out if there’s any hanky-panky going on involving his ever-lovin’. But all I need to do is check into this Forum every so often and I’ll see Mr. Chicken laying it all right out there on the line! :-}
DanaJune 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm #946
Creedence is up by about one half of a percent. Keep voting folks – Let’s build a safer cushion!
In the next round the winner will likely face Fleetwood Mac. I would think they might be a little easier to beat than The Doors; but you never know. Anyway, let’s make sure that we get to find out how CCR does against F-Mac by voting for CCR against The Doors NOW!!
DanaJune 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm #942
Woohoo! Creedence has now overtaken The Doors for the lead! Keep it up and don’t let up! We might just win this against the legendary Doors!
DanaJune 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm #869
THANKS SO MUCH Swamp Girl for all this great information! Despite the good news on the Street Pulse chart, I had been feeling a little down about not seeing much reported on the Mediabase radio play reports. But your info tells me that there is a lot of good stuff going on that I have been unable to monitor. And what’s more you report that things are still trending upward! Now I’m feeling stoked! Looking forward to seeing the list of stations playing the songs; it would be especially great if you can also list the specific WASFE song(s) that each station has put on their playlist – that will help ensure that we request the songs that the DJs are allowed to play. I am especially interested in stations in the AC and Country formats who are jumping on the album, as I think there is a huge pool of as yet untapped John fans (and record buyers!) among listeners to those radio formats.
Woohoo! This is getting really fun! Go Johnny go!!