Talk:John Fogerty

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new link for further info to reference[edit]

http://www.grammy.com/search/apachesolr_search/John%20Fogerty no time at the moment, do laterLanceBarber (talk) 07:38, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

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The album, Earl Scruggs and Friends, also featured artists such as John Fogerty, Elton John, Sting, Johnny Cash, Don Henley, Travis Tritt, and Billy Bob Thornton.[10]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Scruggs#Discography _____________________________________________________________________________________________ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.87.3.5 (talk) 07:28, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

So, what's with the Brooklyn accent?[edit]

I came to this article looking for information on why John Fogerty sings in Brooklynese when he was born and grew up in Berkeley? I spent my childhood there around the same time, and never encountered anyone who spoke that way except in old movies. Examples: "Big wheels keep on toinin'" (from Proud Mary), and "I hoid it through the grape vine". What's with that? It never seemed to fit with the swamp rock genre either. An explanation in this article would be helpful. =Axlq 22:02, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

It's not "Brooklynese", but the Louisiana/Cajun accent which fits right in with the swamp rock genre. If one listens to the rural and country folks Louisiana, one will hear the words pronounced in a similar manner as the New York accent. Hence, the word "turnin'" becomes "toinin'", "burnin'" becomes "boinin'", etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 159.233.96.36

A gazillion thanks to both of you (and extra thanks to Axlq for bringing this up at all)! You saved me 15 mins of my time. I too wondered why this typically NY accent would come up in CCR's songs all the time...plus, I remembered Bugs Bunny would always speak with an accent VERY similar to his's. So it's LA accent ... you never stop learning. Thanks! -andy 92.229.80.28 (talk) 03:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

FOGARTY's voice live has never sounded like his CCR albums. Never. On the CCR albums he has a powerful voice and any show live or recent,has shown his voice to be thin and tinny. The 70's records don't have any of his CCR sound. So,I wonder if his recorded voice of the 60's was manipulated by sound engineers?. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.207.116.55 (talk) 00:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Please revise this paragraph[edit]

Fogerty, as writer of the songs for the band (as well as lead singer and lead guitarist), felt that his musical opinions should count for more than those of the others, leading to resentments within the band.[4] These internal rifts, and Tom's feeling that he was being taken for granted, caused Tom to leave the group in January 1971. The two other group members, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford, wanted a greater role in the band's future. Fogerty, in an attempt to keep things together, insisted Cook and Clifford share equal songwriting and vocal time on what would become the band's final album, Mardi Gras, released in April 1972, which included the band's last two singles, the 1971 hit "Sweet Hitch-Hiker", and "Someday Never Comes", which barely made it into the Billboard Top 20. Cook and Clifford told Fogerty that the fans would not accept "Mardi Gras" as a CCR LP, but he said, "My voice is a unique instrument, and I will not lend it to your songs." He gave them an ultimatum: either they would do it or he would quit immediately. They accepted his ultimatum, but the album received poor reviews. It was a commercial success, however, peaking at #12 and achieving gold record status. It generated weaker sales than their previous albums. The group disbanded shortly afterwards.

This is poorly written, I can't really puzzle out what happened. A non-sequitur (Cook and Clifford told Fogerty that the fans would not accept "Mardi Gras" as a CCR LP, but he said, "My voice is a unique instrument, and I will not lend it to your songs.") and confusion over which brother is meant by "Fogerty". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:558:6036:31:55FC:A9EF:22FC:50F9 (talk) 15:24, 26 September 2013 (UTC)