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A compilation that collects together all seven singles released by The Golliwogs between 1964 and 1967.
* Don't Tell Me No Lies
* Little Girl (Does Your Mama Know?)
* Where You Been
* You Came Walking
* You Can't Be True
* You Got Nothin' On Me
* Brown-Eyed Girl
* You Better Be Careful
* Fight Fire
* Fragile Child
* Walking On The Water
* You Better Get It Before It Get's You
* Call It Pretending
Playing Time.........: 00:33:42
Total Size...........: 30.97 MB
* Doug Clifford - drums
* Stu Cook - bass
* John Fogerty - guitar, vocals
* Tom Fogerty - guitar, vocals
The tracks on this LP were originally released on singles;
* Don't Tell Me No Lies / Little Girl (Does Your Mama Know), The Golliwogs, 1964, Fantasy 590
* You Came Walking / Where You Been, The Golliwogs, 1965, Fantasy 597
* You Can't Be True / You Got Nothin' on Me, The Golliwogs, 1965, Fantasy 599
* Brown Eyed Girl / You Better Be Careful, The Golliwogs, 1965, Scorpio 404
* Fight Fire / Fragile Child, The Golliwogs, 1966, Scorpio 405
* Walking On Water / You Better Get It Before It Gets You, The Golliwogs, 1966, Scorpio 408
* Porterville / Call It Pretending, The Golliwogs, 1967, Scorpio 412
he Golliwogs was an American rock band which eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The band started out, in 1959, as an instrumental trio called The Blue Velvets. The original line up was John Fogerty
(guitar), Stu Cook (piano), and Doug Clifford (drums). In 1960, John's older brother Tom, who had been in local bands since
1958, began singing with the group.
The Blue Velvets released three singles in the San Francisco Bay area, during 1961 and 1962, on Oakland's Orchestra Records.
These recordings received only minimal sales although the second Blue Velvets single was added to Oakland's KEWB top 40
playlist by famed disc jockey Casey Kasem, who was employed at the station.
Following the Orchestra singles, Tom began playing rhythm guitar in addition to remaining the lead vocalist and front man
while John continued as the lead guitarist. Meanwhile, Stu Cook switched from piano to bass guitar.
In the middle of 1964, the band recorded two songs for Fantasy Records, a local label based in San Francisco. The band was
attracted to Fantasy because, in 1963, it had released a national hit by Vince Guaraldi, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". Max
Weiss, one of Fantasy's co-owners initially changed the group's name to The Visions, but when their songs were released as a
single, in November 1964, Weiss re-named them The Golliwogs, an apparent reference to a once-popular minstrel doll called a
Golliwogg. Seven singles were released in the San Francisco Bay area. While none of these broke out nationally, one, "Brown
Eyed Girl," was a near break out in Miami, Fla., for four weeks beginning on February 26, 1966, when it reached #10 on
Billboard's "Regional Breakout" chart for Miami (a chart one level below their Bubbling Under charts).
Eventually John Fogerty took control of the group, writing all of their material, singing lead vocals, and blossoming into a
multi-instrumentalist who played bass, keyboards, and harmonica in addition to lead guitar. By 1967, he was producing the
In December 1967, the band changed its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band's first album as Creedence Clearwater
Revival was released in 1968.
In 1975 Fantasy released Pre-Creedence, a compilation album of recordings by The Golliwogs. Fantasy also included an
extensive collection of Blue Velvets and Golliwogs recordings in their 2001 CCR box set.