Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray.
A bona fide rock classic, Bayou Country
(released in January 1969) broke CCR wide open nationally and
worldwide, containing the group's first big hits, "Proud Mary" and "Born
On The Bayou". These two tracks, along with "Bootleg," "Graveyard
Train" and "Keep On Chooglin'," were pure CCR- gritty vocals, tight
leads and infectious rhythm.
John Fogerty's lyrics evoke a Mississippi and bayou folk legend, a
world of voodo fortune tellers, hoodoos and hound dogs and, together
with his raspy-voiced delivery, prompted a wide speculation that the El
Cerrito, California band was of southern origin. Before the year was
out, 35 artists had cut cover versions of "Proud Mary" while the Bayou Country album itself seemed unkillable, remaining on the Billboard charts for 87 weeks and becoming CCR's first platinum LP.
Originally released in 1969.
|1.||Born On The Bayou|
|4.||Good Golly Miss Molly|
|7.||Keep On Chooglin'|