Blue Moon Swamp

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Blue Moon Swamp
Studio album by John Fogerty
Released May 20, 1997
Genre Roots rock, Americana, Southern rock, blues rock
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Eye of the Zombie
(1986)
Blue Moon Swamp
(1997)
Premonition
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Blue Moon Swamp is the fifth solo album by American singer/songwriter John Fogerty, released in 1997 Guest musicians for vocal backing, the Lonesome River Band, were invited to join in on "Southern Streamline" and "Rambunctious Boy". Other vocal backing was provided by The Waters on "Blueboy" and The Fairfield Four on "A Hundred and Ten in the Shade". Luis Conte accompanied on select songs as a guest percussionist.

When asked about if the wet Fender guitar used on the cover was real, John said, "Oh yes, it is a real photo. I bought a new Fender Stratocaster just for this occasion. After the shooting we dried every part of the guitar. Maybe I should put it on show now".[citation needed]

Grammy Award[edit]

In 1998, Blue Moon Swamp won Best Rock Album at the 40th Grammy Awards.[3] The track Blueboy was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

2004 remastered version[edit]

In 2004 a remastered version of Blue Moon Swamp was released. It featured renewed sound and two bonus tracks, which were previously released as singles but never made it into any album before. These two tracks were: "Just Pickin'" and "Endless Sleep".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by John Fogerty, except where noted.

  1. "Southern Streamline" – 3:56
  2. "Hot Rod Heart" – 3:26
  3. "Blueboy" – 4:04
  4. "A Hundred and Ten in the Shade" – 4:19
  5. "Rattlesnake Highway" – 4:17
  6. "Bring It Down to Jelly Roll" – 2:37
  7. "Walking in a Hurricane" – 3:41
  8. "Swamp River Days" – 3:36
  9. "Rambunctious Boy" – 3:51
  10. "Joy of My Life" – 3:52
  11. "Blue Moon Nights" – 2:33
  12. "Bad Bad Boy" – 4:26
Bonus tracks (2004 remaster)
  1. "Just Pickin'" (Freddie King) – 2:08
  2. "Endless Sleep" (Jody Reynolds, Dolores Nance) – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Charts 8
Austrian Albums Chart 46
Canadian Albums Chart 65
Finnish Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 37

References[edit]

  • Album: Blue Moon Swamp, John Fogerty, 1997, Warner Bros. Records, CA, cat. 9-45426-2

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