Willy and the Poor Boys
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Willy And The Poor Boys (40th Anniversary Edition)
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, September 30, 2008
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One of the tricks, of course, is that each of these great albums had 10-12 songs that clocked in at a total time of about 30-35 minutes (someone was paying attention to the Beatles). But, most important, was that these guys played ferocious gutbucket R&R in a period when bands, like fellow Bay Area alumni The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, were taking the youth of America on a totally different trip. And, in that fertile period, "Willy" has to stand out as my favorite.
This was an ALBUM, when that meant something. There is a cohesive feel to this album that works seamlessly. Even "Poorboy Shuffle", a consciously sloppy blues shuffle, works perfectly as a bridge between "Cotton Fields" and "Feelin' Blue". "Down On The Corner" and "Fortunate Son" (which Rolling Stone once deemed the greatest rock song ever) were the (desrvedly) smash hits from this album. Everything else, excepting Effigy, is every bit as good. "It Came Out Of The Sky" may be a bit silly lyrically, but I can't think of a song that gives a better adrenaline rush blasting out of the car stereo. But one of the greatest accomplishments here is that they took a couple of Leadbelly tunes and made them sound as if they were always meant for a group of white boys.Read more ›
With Fogerty belting out anthems like "Fortunate Son", CCR won the hearts of Vietnam Veterans and protesters of war all across the star spangled land. The classic blues song "Cotton Fields", lets people know just how important blues music was to the group, as well as indicating where the heart and soul of their music emerged from. "The Midnight Special" was a chart stopper, and easily one of the most well known songs by the group to this day. "Down On The Corner", with it's funky and irresistible bass lines to start things off, really draws you right in and holds you mesmerized throughout the entire song. Besides being a wonderful foot stompin' boogie (and now classic song), it has become an enduring rock staple for the ages. Songs of this nature tend to easily hold their unwavering appeal without the ravaging effects of time changing anyone's opinion. "Effigy" is my personal favorite, it ends the album leaving you with a feeling of wanting and emptiness inside.Read more ›
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I love tunes I can sing to. This album works perfectly for me. I recommend it highly.Published 1 month ago by Dr. Bobby
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Fantastic sound quality and quality vinyl.
Money well spent.