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  • Up On Cripple Creek - The Band

    4:36

    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 of Mexico
    To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew
    She told me just to come on by, if there's anything she could do

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go
    She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show
    The odds were in my favor, I had 'em five to one
    When that nag to win came around the track, sure enough she had won

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half
    And she tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh
    Now there's one thing in the whole wide world, I sure would like to see
    That's when that little love of mine, dips her doughnut in my tea

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    Now me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box
    She said, I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk
    Now that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet
    And I swore and I took another pull, my Bessie can't be beat

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    Now there's a flood out in California and up north it's freezing cold
    And this living on the road is getting pretty old
    So I guess I'll call up my big mama, tell her I'll be rolling in
    But you know, deep down, I'm kind of tempted
    To go and see my Bessie again.

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:31

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    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    The Band

    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 1976 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1969-09-22

    Producer: The Band
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Rick Danko
    Associated Performer, Drums: Levon Helm
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Levon Helm
    Associated Performer, Keyboards: Garth Hudson
    Associated Performer, Piano: Richard Manuel
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Robbie Robertson
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:42

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Remix / 2019) · The Band

    The Band

    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-09-22

    Producer: The Band
    Producer, Co- Producer: John Simon
    Studio Personnel, Re- Mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Bob Ludwig
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek

    4:00

    Rehearsing up at Woodstock

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    2:51

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    Up On Cripple Creek · Bob Dylan, The Band

    The Complete Concert, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, February 11th, 1974 (Hd Remastered Edition)

    ℗ RR Live Recordings

    Released on: 2018-02-09

    Author: Bob Dylan
    Composer: Bob Dylan

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:56

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    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour, Washington DC., July 17th, 1976 (Hd Remastered Edition)

    ℗ RR Live Recordings

    Released on: 2018-01-25

    Author: The Band
    Composer: The Band

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:50

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    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    Barron Anphitheater, Washington DC., 1976 (Hd Remastered Edition)

    ℗ RR Live Recordings

    Released on: 2018-01-25

    Author: The Band
    Composer: The Band

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    6:30

    Provided to YouTube by Ditto Music

    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    Live at the Palladium NY 18 SEP ‘76 - Remastered

    ℗ CC

    Released on: 1976-09-18

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:39

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek (Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, U.S.A./1971; 2001 Remaster) · The Band

    Rock Of Ages

    ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2009-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Mark Harman
    Studio Personnel, Mixer, Mastering Engineer: Andrew Sandoval
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Ron McMaster
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Phil Ramone
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek

    4:32

    This is just a homemade lyric video in HD.

  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek

    3:36

    from The Last Waltz

  • The Band - The Making of Up On Cripple Creek

    5:33

    Great little clip picking apart of one of The Band's biggest hits, Up On Cripple Creek.

    Featuring Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson & Levon Helm, flanked by two of their peers: producer Don Was & career session drummer Jim Keltner.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:37

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    To Kingdom Come (The Definitive Collection)

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Producer: The Band
    Producer, Co- Producer: John Simon
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:32

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    Best Of The Band

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Producer: The Band
    Producer, Co- Producer: John Simon
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:06

    We almost had too much fun with this late-night jam – can you tell? Dedicated to Levon.

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    Guitars: 1975 Martin D18 & Journey Instruments Overhead FirstClass FP412
    Recorder: Zoom H2
    Camera: Canon SL2 w/ 50mm f/1.8 lens
    Shot in Cinestyle by Technicolor and corrected in Adobe Premiere Pro
    Set decoration/general production and motivation: Cathy McKee

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    1:56

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Up On Cripple Creek · The Band

    Eric Clapton's Jukebox

    ℗ 2011 Chrome Dreams

    Released on: 2011-01-10

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  • Levon Helm, Ringo Starr and the 1989 All Starr Band Up On Cripple Creek

    5:41

    A clip from the first All Starr Tour, with Levon Helm performing Up On Cripple Creek with Ringo Starr, Clarence Clemons, Rick Danko, Dr. John, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Bill Preston and Joe Walsh at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Of that first All Starr Band Ringo said it was more of an orchestra than a band and the first time I would tour on my own. I called everyone I knew and they all said yes!

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  • Up On Cripple Creek | The Band | Lyrics ☾☀

    4:31

    Released | September 22nd, 1969
    Disclaimer | This video is for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended.

  • Up on Cripple Creek

    4:35

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Up on Cripple Creek · Jason Manns · Jensen Ackles · Mark Pellegrino · Rob Benedict · Richard Speight, Jr.

    Recovering with Friends

    ℗ 2018 Jason Manns

    Released on: 2018-01-19

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  • Up On Cripple Creek - The Band

    5:04

    From the 1992 version of The Band, Up On Cripple Creek is performed on Levon Helm's instructional drumming video: On Drums and Drumming.

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  • The Band - Up on Cripple Creek

    4:39

    According to Wikipedia:

    Up on Cripple Creek is the fifth song on The Band's eponymous second album, The Band. It was released as a (edited) single on Capitol 2635 in November 1969 and reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Up on Cripple Creek was written by Band guitarist and principal songwriter Robbie Robertson, with drummer Levon Helm singing lead vocal.

    A live performance of Up on Cripple Creek appears in The Band's live concert film The Last Waltz, as well as on the accompanying soundtrack album. In addition, a live version of the song appears on Before the Flood; a live album of The Band's various concerts and shows with Bob Dylan while touring together in 1974.

    Up on Cripple Creek is notable as it is one of the first accounts of a Hohner Clavinet being played with a wah-wah pedal. The riff can be heard after the chorus of the song. The Clavinet, especially in tandem with a wah pedal was a sound that became famous in the early to mid '70s especially in funk music, and continues to be popular to this day.


    Lyrics:

    When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
    Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico
    To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie-girl I once knew
    She told me just to come on by, if there's anything that she could do

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go
    She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show
    The odds were in my favor, I had 'em five to one
    When that nag to win came around the track, sure enough we had won

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half
    She tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh
    Now there's one thing in the whole wide world, I sure would like to see
    That's when that little love of mine dips her doughnut in my tea

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    Now me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box
    She said, I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk
    Now that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet
    And I swore as I took another pull, my Bessie can't be beat

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

    There's a flood out in California and up north it's freezing cold
    And this living off the road is gettin' pretty old
    So I guess I'll call up my big mama, tell her I'll be rolling in
    But you know, deep down, I'm kind of tempted
    To go and see my Bessie again

    Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, she defends me
    A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:56

    Provided to YouTube by Routenote

    Up On Cripple Creek (Live 1976) · The Band

    Rock Creek Revival

    ℗ Shockwaves

    Released on: 2019-04-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Up on Cripple Creek

    4:55

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    Up on Cripple Creek (Live) · The Band

    Live at the Palladium NY 1976

    ℗ BBM

    Released on: 2019-11-11

    Music Publisher: Copyright Control

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:32

    Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek (Live) · The Band

    Swamp Rock and Pop

    ℗ 2020 Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

    Released on: 2020-02-28

    Main Artist: The Band
    Composer: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:46

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Live Broadcast 1983) · The Band

    Live Broadcast - 1st July 1983 Mandel Hall

    ℗ Broadcast City

    Released on: 2018-09-06

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:55

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take) · The Band

    The Band

    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 2000 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1969-09-22

    Producer: The Band
    Producer, Co- Producer: John Simon
    Studio Personnel, Mixer, Mastering Engineer: Andrew Sandoval
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Dan Hersch
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    3:19

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Earlier Version) · The Band

    The Band

    ℗ A Capitol Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-09-22

    Producer: The Band
    Studio Personnel, Remix Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek - 7/20/1976 - Casino Arena

    5:39

    The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
    Recorded Live: 7/20/1976 - Casino Arena - ,
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  • Jamey Johnson - Up on Cripple Creek

    4:48

    Jamey Johnson performs The Band's Up on Cripple Creek at Farm Aid 2017 at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, on September 16.

    Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:11

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Live At The Academy Of Music / 1971 / Soundboard Mix) · The Band

    Live At The Academy Of Music 1971

    ℗ 2013 Capitol Records LLC

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer: Robbie Robertson
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Phil Ramone
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Mark Harman
    Studio Personnel, Mixer: Sebastian Robertson
    Studio Personnel, Mixer: Jonathan Castelli
    Studio Personnel, Assistant Mixer: Ryan Nasci
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Patricia Sullivan
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • How to Play Up On Cripple Creek - The Band - Easy 5 Chord Tune

    7:33

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  • Going Up Cripple Creek

    2:20

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    Going Up Cripple Creek · Flatt & Scruggs

    Recorded Live at Vanderbilt University

    ℗ Originally released 1964. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Composer, Lyricist: Lester Flatt
    Composer, Lyricist: Earl Scruggs

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  • Nashville Jam Up On Cripple Creek

    5:00

    Nashville Jam Up On Cripple Creek at Music City Roots Live From the Factory on 4.26.2017. Take a look at for a list of products and recipes!

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:51

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Instrumental Mix) · The Band

    The Band

    ℗ A Capitol Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-09-22

    Producer: The Band
    Studio Personnel, Remix Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • RARE FOOTAGE of The Band Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson - Up On Cripple Creek

    5:05

    Featuring Randy Ciarlante & Jim Weider

    Just for love... I dont own this material. I thank the Traums for making this happen.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:49

    Live performance at Syria Mosque.

  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek

    3:36

    The Band was a rock music group active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. The original group (19671976) consisted of four Canadians: Robbie Robertson (guitar, piano, vocals); Richard Manuel (piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, organ, vocals); Garth Hudson (organ, piano, clavinet, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone); and Rick Danko (bass guitar, violin, trombone, vocals), and one American, Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, vocals).

    The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, The Hawks, one by one between 1958 and 1963. Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964, they were known as The Levon Helm Sextet (the sixth member being sax player Jerry Penfound), then Levon and the Hawks (without Penfound). In 1965, they released a single on Ware Records under the name Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for a recording session for Atco later in 1965. At about the same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two concerts, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. They also joined him on the informal recordings that later became The Basement Tapes.

    Because they were always the band to various frontmen, Helm said the name The Band worked well when the group came into its own and left Saugerties, New York, to begin recording their own material. They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s: their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single The Weight) and 1969's The Band. They broke up in 1976, but reformed in 1983 without founding guitarist Robbie Robertson.

    Although the Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group. The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them #50 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and in 2008, they received the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award. ~SOURCE: Wikipedia

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  • Levon Helm - Up On Cripple Creek - Circa 1969

    5:08

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    In Memoriam Levon Helm May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012
    The Band perform LIVE in rehearsal Up On Cripple Creek circa 1969.

  • The Wild Feathers - Up On Cripple Creek

    4:40

    The Wild Feathers - Up On Cripple Creek (Truck Stop Series)

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  • THE BAND live at Big Pink 1969 Up On Cripple Creek beyond rare

    2:37

    Incredible footage of The Band (said to be) from the house they called Big Pink (Bob Dylan's club house). Up On Cripple Creek - Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth... everyone sweet and young and rockin'.
    Although this turns out to not be Pig Pink, the footage is equal to the time frame and area.
    Awesome stuff this one, big time rare and early.
    ** Introduction by Robbie + Grace Slick speaks for a few seconds part way through).**

    Regardless of location, it is excellent footage...

  • Cripple Creek on the banjo, by Tracy Newman

    2:24

    In 1965, I did 6 episodes of a public TV series for children called What's New. I presented folk songs from all over the world, and many instruments, to the best of my ability at the time. We shot these episodes at Brooklyn College and Joan Sheppard was the director.

    If you're interested in what I'm doing now - go to either or You might see something you like!

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:50

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    Up On Cripple Creek (Live) · The Band

    Live At Watkins Glen

    ℗ 1995 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Producer: The Band
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Sweet
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Band - Up on Cripple Creek

    4:39

    The Band track from the Rock of Ages live album

  • Up on Cripple Creek

    5:50

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    Up on Cripple Creek · The Band

    Carter Barron Amphitheater Washington DC, July 17th 1976 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live)

    ℗ Doxy Records

    Released on: 2015-07-08

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Danko
    Composer: Danko
    Author: Helm
    Composer: Helm
    Author: Hudson
    Composer: Hudson
    Author: Manuel
    Composer: Manuel
    Author: Robertson
    Composer: Robertson

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Up On Cripple Creek _ THE BAND

    3:31

    The Last Waltz (1978)
    Lyrics in video.

  • Up On Cripple Creek - The Band

    4:36

    Remix / remaster of this popular song from The Band. Released as a single in Nov. 1969, it made top 10 Canada & No. 25 in the US. Most notable for one of the first uses of the Hohner Clavinet - in fact probably the first use of this instrument with the wah-wah pedal. All credit goes to The Band.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    6:11

    The Bar Tones play a rollicking version of the Band's Up On Cripple Creek. Information about the band and our email address are on the About page.

  • Up On Cripple Creek

    4:40

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Up On Cripple Creek (Live At The Academy Of Music / 1971) · The Band

    Live At The Academy Of Music 1971

    ℗ 2013 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer: Robbie Robertson
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Phil Ramone
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Mark Harman
    Studio Personnel, Mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Patricia Sullivan
    Composer Lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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  • Up On Cripple Creek

    5:18

    02.05.06 Nassau, Bahamas
    Majesty of the Seas

    Dave and Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway

  • Blackberry Smoke & JJ Grey - Up On Cripple Creek - Chesterfield Amphitheater - 18-08-18

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