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It was released by Fantasy Records as a single from the band's second studio album, Bayou Countrywhich was issued by the same record company in January The single is generally considered to have been released in early January  although at least one source  states that it came out just before Christmas The song became a major hit in the United States, peaking at No.
In a interview, Fogerty said that he wrote it in the two days after he was discharged from the National Guard. He decides to follow his impulse and imagination and hitches a ride on a riverboat queen, bidding farewell to the city.
Only when the boat pulls out does he see the "good side of the city"—which, for him, is one in the distance, far removed from his life. Down by the river and on the boat, the singer finds protection from "the man" and salvation from his working-class pains in the nurturing spirit and generosity of simple people who "are happy to give" even "if you have no money.
Indeed, the river in "Proud Mary" offers not only escape but also rebirth to the singer. The song is a seamless mix of black and white roots music Fogerty's lyric sketches out a vivid picture of the protagonist finding a comfortable niche in a community of outsiders The story connects back to Mark Twain ; it brings the myth [of "the rambling man and life along the Mississippi "] into the sixties. In the Macintosh program " Garage Band ", Fogerty explained that he liked Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and wanted to open a song with a similar intro descending by a thirdimplying the way "Proud Mary" opens with the repeated C Repentance - Endless Agony - Killing Machine to A chord.
Fogerty wanted to evoke male gospel harmonies, as exemplified by groups he was familiar with such as the Swan Silvertonesthe Sensational Nightingalesand the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi ; especially on the line, "Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river"; and in the guitar solo he did his, "best [imitation of] Steve Cropper.
I know a lot of you folks would like Proud Mary ( Live ) - Ike & Tina Turner - Triple Treasures know what the old Without Love - Writers Block - Next Stop Mary is all about.
Well, I'd like to tell you about her. She's nothing but a big old boat. You see, my forefathers used to ride the bottoms of her as stokers, cooks, and waiters, and I made a vow that when I grew up I'd take a ride on the old Proud Mary They thought it was stupid to record a song Proud Mary, which was already on the charts.
I was explaining to them that it was a very big record, but it's a very white La Golondrina - Lars Tiselius Und Seine Rhythmusgruppe - Hammond À Gogo (38 Hits Zum Tanzen), a pop record.
It was a Solomon Burke record made in Muscle Shoals. We proved that we can make a hit record without Jerry Wexler eating sandwiches with us. This record was a hit without anybody's help. Proud Mary was only promoted by Tamiko Jones and myself. John Fogertythe song's composer, was impressed by Burke's version of his song: "Two thousand miles away this man had crawled right up inside my head to learn what Proud Mary was all about.
Sure, it's great when someone sings your song, but when he understands it, you listen like it was the first time. I missed this record Brutta - Various - Boulevard Des Italiens a hit, because we weren't there to promote the record, we had no backing. The greatest thing I ever did was tell Ike Turner"Hey man, you should get on this record I think you and Tina could tear this thing up.
Checkmates, Ltd. The song peaked at No. Ike wasn't keen on the original version, but the cover of "Proud Mary" by the Checkmates, Ltd. After the lyrics are first sung softly by the Turners, the song is then turned into a funk rock vamp with Tina and the Ikettes delivering gospel-influenced vocals.
The single peaked Proud Mary ( Live ) - Ike & Tina Turner - Triple Treasures No. It also reached No. Ike and Tina first performed a version of the song on Playboy After Dark on December 3, ; episode aired on February 3, In the Tina Turner biopic, What's Love Got to Do with Itthe song is performed in a timeline of events in Ike and Tina's career in which the couple are transformed from an opening act to The Rolling Stones to a major headlining act in the s.
The song continued to be an essential part of Tina's solo performances. Ina live version was included on the album Tina Live in Europe. Tina later re-recorded the song in the studio for the biopic's soundtrack album of the same name. This track was released as a promotional single issued to radio stations and DJs. Tina's solo performance was later included on her greatest hits album All the Best.
Another live version was released in on the Tina Live album. Anthony Armstrong Jones ' version reached number 22 on the U.
Also ina version recorded by the Checkmates, Ltd. Singles Chart and number 69 on the Billboard I Shall Not Be Moved - Various - Legends Of Soul Elvis Presley began incorporating "Proud Mary" into his live shows in Presley's version is a full-out rocker and is featured in his concert film Elvis on Tourand on his live albums On Stage and As Recorded at Madison Square Garden From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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