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Blue Ridge Rangers
     

The Blue Ridge Rangers

4.5 2
by John Fogerty
 
With wonderfully chosen songs like "Hearts of Stone" and George Jones' classic country weeper "She Thinks I Still Care," John Fogerty's solo debut with The Blue Ridge Rangers has held up well over the last two decades. It isn't the most supple or technically proficient one-man recording of all time

Overview

With wonderfully chosen songs like "Hearts of Stone" and George Jones' classic country weeper "She Thinks I Still Care," John Fogerty's solo debut with The Blue Ridge Rangers has held up well over the last two decades. It isn't the most supple or technically proficient one-man recording of all time, but it's a wonderfully engaging record; upbeat, unpretentious, and loaded with good songs. Fogerty's rigid, no-frills drumming took a lot of heat for being mechanical, but no one has ever explained how Fogerty's abilities on the trap kit are significantly different from Creedence's Doug Clifford. In retrospect, this was a tremendously risky record to make; country music in the early '70s was regarded as the domain of right-wing, rock & roll-hating Nashville traditionalists, and it was reasonable to assume that fans (even staunch ones) wouldn't take kindly to this genre switch. While it wasn't a huge success, it was in no way a disaster, and perhaps more importantly, served as a much-needed rock & roll history lesson.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/1994
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218450225
catalogNumber:
4502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Fogerty   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
John Fogerty   Arranger,Producer
Don Robertson   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
Russ Gary   Engineer
Rudy Jackson   Composer
Bonnie Owens   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Skip Shimmin   Engineer
Hank Williams   Composer
Tony Lane   Art Direction
Dickey Lee Lipscomb   Composer
Bobby Edwards   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eddy Ray   Composer
Steve Duffy   Composer
Mildred Imes   Composer
Adelaide A. Pollard   Composer
George C. Stebbins   Composer
Fred Henley   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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The Blue Ridge Rangers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of John Fogerty's favorite country and folk songs performed by himself, and himself alone. There is a great cover of an old Doc Watson song called ''Blue Ridge Mountain Blues'' along with several others. After listening to this album, you would think he was from North Carolina rather than California.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago