Creedence Country

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Creedence Country
Compilation album by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Released October 1981 (1981-10)[1]
Recorded 1969–1972
Genre Country rock
Length 39:50
Label Fantasy
Producer John Fogerty
Compiler Creedence Clearwater Revival members[2]
Creedence Clearwater Revival chronology
The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival
(1977)
Creedence Country
(1981)
Chooglin
(1982)
Singles from Creedence Country
  1. "Cotton Fields"
    Released: November 1981 (1981-11)[3]

Creedence Country is a compilation album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). It was released by Fantasy Records in October 1981 (see 1981 in music) with the purpose of infiltrating the country market.[1]

There was one single released from Creedence Country, "Cotton Fields" b/w "Lodi", in November.[3] The single charted in Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart, while the album did not chart.

The album has been re-released in multiple formats, including a 2004 remastered CD with three bonus tracks.

Compilation and songs[edit]

According to an article in Billboard magazine, the idea for Creedence Country came from Bob Saporiti after listing to CCR's albums and hearing a prominent country influence in the group's songs. In the article, Saporiti said that the (former) members of the band compiled the songs for the album; although, he did not specify which members were involved.[2]

Of the 12 songs on the original album, none were from the group's self-titled debut album or Bayou Country, three were from Green River, two were from Willy and the Poor Boys, five were from Cosmo's Factory, and two were from Mardi Gras. Of the three reissue bonus tracks two were from Mardi Gras and one was from Pendulum.[4]

Only two songs were previously mainstream charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "Lodi" (#52) and "Lookin' out My Back Door" (#2).[5] Early in 1982, "Cotton Fields" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars

All songs written by John Fogerty, except where indicated.

Side one
  1. "Lookin' for a Reason" – 3:27
  2. "Don't Look Now" – 2:11
  3. "Lodi" – 3:11
  4. "My Baby Left Me" (Arthur Crudup) – 2:19
  5. "Hello Mary Lou" (Gene Pitney, Cayet Mangiaracina) – 2:13
  6. "Ramble Tamble" – 7:11
Side two
  1. "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" (Huddy Ledbetter) – 2:56
  2. "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)" (Ellas McDaniel) – 3:26
  3. "Wrote a Song for Everyone" – 4:56
  4. "Ooby Dooby" (Wade Moore, Dick Penner) - 2:08
  5. "Cross-Tie Walker" – 3:18
  6. "Lookin' out My Back Door" – 2:31
Bonus tracks on 2004 CD release
  1. "Need Someone to Hold" (Stu Cook) – 3:00
  2. "Tearin' Up the Country" (Doug Clifford) – 2:15
  3. "It's Just a Thought" – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Creedence Country:[4][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, Ed, ed. (October 17, 1981). "Top Album Picks: Country". Billboard. Vol. 93 (No. 41): p. 75. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Morris, Ed, ed. (October 17, 1981). "Fantasy Package: Creedence Country Issue". Billboard. Vol. 93 (No. 41): p. 50. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Morris, Ed, ed. (November 21, 1981). "Top Singles Picks: Country". Billboard. Vol. 93 (No. 46): p. 95. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Creedence Country (CD case). Creedence Clearwater Revival. Berkeley, California, United States: Fantasy Records. 2004. Back cover. 
  5. ^ "Creedence Clearwater Revival Album & Song Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Creedence Clearwater Revival: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Creedence Country (Vinyl sleeve). Creedence Clearwater Revival. Berkeley, California, United States: Fantasy Records. 1981. Back cover. MPF-4509.