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The Endless Note

Long As I Can See The Light

“Long As I Can See The Light” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Put a candle in the window, but I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let’s get movin’, ’cause I’m bound to drift a while.
Well I’m gone, gone, you don’t have to worry no,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Guess I’ve got that old trav’lin’ bone,
’cause this feelin’ won’t leave me alone.
But I won’t, won’t be losin’ my way, no, no
‘Long as I can see the light.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

Put a candle in the window, ’cause I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.

To buy the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival click HERE

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October 28, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music, Photography | , | Leave a comment

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

New Specialist Wine For Old Folk

South Australian vintners in the Barossa Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic!

It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the toilet during the night. 

The new wine will be marketed as ……

PINO MORE 

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

To buy the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival click HERE

January 25, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

Nuggets #4 – From Small Acorns…..

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The original double album featured some artists who would go on to revel in the 70’s and beyond if in a somewhat different guise.

First up is a version of the Big Joe Williams song “Baby Please Don’t Go” released by Them with Van Morrison in 1964 this version is by The Amboy Dukes and was their debut single released in 1967.

“Baby Please Don’t Go” – The Amboy Dukes

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The Amboy Dukes of course numbered Ted Nugent amongst their membership, Nugent dropped the”Amboy Dukes” moniker in 1975 and established himself as a role model for the typical “heavy metal” guitarist………doubt though if he bettered this debut single.

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Next up is Nazz 

Nazz was marketed by their manager, Michael Friedman, as a teenybopper band along the lines of The Beatles or The Monkees. The group signed with SGC Records, releasing Nazzin October 1968. The album was not commercially successful and neither was the first single, “Open My Eyes” of which the flip side was “Hello It’s Me” (#41 Canada) except in Boston. “Open My Eyes” was the side SGC Records was promoting, but accidentally the flip side was played at the home of Boston”s WMEX Music Director and DJ Ron Robin. He was impressed and added it to the station’s playlist. Reaction was strong and “Hello It’s Me” became a number one hit at WMEX in 1968. Several weeks later it was on the playlist of Boston’s other Top 40 radio station WRKO and eventually at other stations across the country. SGC Records presented Ron Robin with a Silver Record which reads “WMEX, Where it All Began. Thanks!”.

Here is “Open My Eyes” which appeared on Nuggets.

The driving force of Nazz was of course Todd Rundgren who went on to achieve worldwide success as a songwriter, performer and producer, we will even forgive him for producing “Bat Out Of Hell”

The expanded box set adds more rags to riches stories courtesy of the now very non “PC” The Golliwogs

“Fight Fire” – The Golliwogs

Now if you listen carefully you will hear the early development of a unique sound which would rise to great things in the hands of Tom and John Fogerty’s next band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Warren Zevon

last but by no means least is the late great Warren Zevon who back in 1966 was the Lyme in Lyme & Cybelle who although short lived stayed around long enough to have this minor hit

“Follow Me” – Lyme & Sybelle

 

To buy Nuggets click HERE

To buy the music of Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes click HERE

To buy the music of Todd Rundgren and Nazz click HERE

To buy the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival click HERE

To buy the music of Warren Zevon click HERE

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Old Music, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

I stumbled across CCR by accident in the early 70’s when their album “Cosmo’s Factory” came my way as part of a record swap deal in the school playing field.

At that time I regret to say I was a bit of a “trad rock” listener with Rory Gallagher, Wishbone Ash and Uriah Heep being in heavy rotation on the turntable.

CCR was a breath of fresh air, something totally different and an eye opener to american rock. John Fogerty may have been born in California but his heart and soul was without doubt deep in the roots of Louisiana swamp music.

Their albums have all just been re-released with additional tracks and are all well worth a listen and purchase.

Their self titled debut album was released in 1968 and included many cover versions including the classic below.

 

“I Put A Spell On You” – CCR [MP3}

Bayou Country followed in 1969

 

“Proud Mary” – CCR [MP3)

1969 was a busy year with two other album releases Green River and Willy And The Poor Boys

 

“Bad Moon Rising” – CCR [MP3]

 

“Fortunate Son” – CCR [MP3]

1970 saw the release of the great Cosmo’s Factory, now I was tempted to post more than one track as there are so many great songs but decided to plump for just one.

 

“Long As I Can See The Light” – CCR [MP3]

Also released in 1970 was Pendulum

 

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” – CCR [MP3]

I don;t have their final album Mardi Gras but the above is more than enough to be getting on with….enjoy and buy the CD’s

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Old Music | | Leave a comment

   

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