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Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again
     

The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again

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by John Fogerty
 

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John Fogerty released his first solo CD, an album of covers on which he played all the instruments, under the name the "Blue Ridge Rangers," and he revives that concept on 2009's The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again. Where the first smacked of the righteous zeal of a young purist, Ride Again is a lot looser in its attack, something reflected in how it

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John Fogerty released his first solo CD, an album of covers on which he played all the instruments, under the name the "Blue Ridge Rangers," and he revives that concept on 2009's The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again. Where the first smacked of the righteous zeal of a young purist, Ride Again is a lot looser in its attack, something reflected in how it splits the difference between country and rockabilly classics and reflective numbers from '70s songwriters. These unexpected covers of John Prine, Delaney & Bonnie, and John Denver offer a peek at a sweeter, gentler Fogerty, a Fogerty who can also be heard on how he lays back instead of pushing ahead on Buck Owens' "I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)" and Ray Price's "I'll Be There," and even on his revamp of his own neglected swamp rocker "Change in the Weather." He can still raise an unholy ruckus, wailing his way through Gene Simmons' rockabilly classic "Haunted House" and joyously duetting with Bruce Springsteen on the Everlys' "When Will I Be Loved," but Ride Again isn't a raucous rock & roll album, it's a relaxed good time, a little bit of cheerful nostalgia that's pretty charming.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
Label:
Verve Forecast
UPC:
0602527143224
catalogNumber:
001328601

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Fogerty   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Don Henley   Vocals
Bruce Springsteen   Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Greg Leisz   Dobro,Mandolin,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Buddy Miller   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Chris Chaney   Bass
Hunter Perrin   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jason Mowery   Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Jodie Kennedy   Background Vocals
Denise Crouch   Bass

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Ray Price   Composer
John Denver   Composer
John Fogerty   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Prine   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Gary D. Bruce   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Jerry Gillespie   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Rick Nelson   Composer
Toby Scott   Engineer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Rusty Gabbard   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Kevin Harp   Engineer
Brandon Duncan   Engineer
Julie Fogerty   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Dave Colvin   Engineer
J. Guillot   Composer
Gary Bruce   Composer
D. Deckleman   Composer

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The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LarsandSyd More than 1 year ago
Not CCR, not the latest tunes. Pure orginality!
rosalita68 More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, rhythmical album with songs familiar to a person of my generation. It rocks. I didn't expect the songs to sound like they were coming from a 25-year-old entertainer and in that respect was not disappointed. The music is well done. Unfortunately, the CD is only a little over 30 minutes in length. I could listen to this all day.
KarmaTraveler More than 1 year ago
Sunshine on a rainy day. I heard part of an interview last fall on NPR. I always appreciated John Fogerty's originality so I thought I'd see what he was up to now. Love it! Love It! Thank You, John It's playing now so I got to get up and move.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago