Ten Favorite Bodies of Water Songs: Up on Cripple Creek (#5)

@FourWalls (9522)
United States
October 6, 2017 7:22pm CST
If there’s a series just for rivers then there has to be a series for those other poor, neglected bodies of water! That’s what this one is all about. Here’s the next song on the list of my favorites with a body of water mentioned in the title. #5: Up on Cripple Creek - The Band As they used to sing on Hee Haw, “Goin’ up to Cripple Creek, goin’ in a run, goin’ up to Cripple Creek to have a little fun.” No, that’s not this song. Instead, this is one of the classic songs by The Band. The Band started off as Bob Dylan’s backing band when he “went electric.” He had a motorcycle accident, laying him up, and allowing The Band to strike out on their own. As they did, this group comprised of four Canadians and one guy from Arkansas did a masterful job of blending rock, country, folk, and blues into a distinct form of music that we now call Americana. And this song gets extra credit for mentioning Spike Jones! Nah, it’s a great song, even if it hadn’t mentioned Spike. Up on Cripple Creek Written by Robbie Robertson Recorded by The Band From The Band, 1969 I can’t take the way he sings but I love to hear him talk:
UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK The Band The Band (1970) When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go? Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf o...
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@JohnRoberts (38984)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Oct
I should have seen this one coming. Not one I care for,
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@FourWalls (9522)
• United States
7 Oct
I’m sorry. I promise you’ll love one of the forthcoming songs....and it’s one you probably see coming, too.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Oct
Boy you are on my wavelength tonite Four Walls. This is in my youth and my dreams back then..takes me right back to the better days. Thanks
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@spiderdust (2710)
• San Jose, California
7 Oct
I only knew the version they sang on Hee Haw (although I saw it on Sesame Street).
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@kobesbuddy (16891)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Oct
I've heard this group, they're pretty good.
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@LoriAMoore (9692)
• United States
12 Oct
I even like this one - good harmonies!
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@teamfreak16 (35261)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Oct
Used to play it on the radio every once in awhile. By the way, we live about a half hour or 45 minutes or so from Cripple Creek.
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