Born On The Bayou
Label: Vanguard Records
As if to prove the maxim "Everybody loves Creedence," John Fogerty put together an album that finds him revisiting some of his most cherished tunes with help from a star-studded cast of rockers, country singers and soulsters. There's a lot of fun stuff here, but two moments really stand out. The first comes early on, with Keith Urban and Fogerty tearing into the weekend anthem "Almost Saturday Night." The other closes the record: a take on "Proud Mary" featuring the classic rock icon, along with Jennifer Hudson and Allen Toussaint, pouring every American genre imaginable into a single tune.