"Travelin' Band" is very similar in style to the music of Little Richard, which Fogerty saw as a heartfelt tribute to the singer. Specialty Records, which owned Richard's catalog, saw things differently and sued the band, reaching a settlement to earn some royalties from the song.
The lawsuit claimed the Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly
" was being copied, but Creedence bass player Stu Cook said he thought it sounded more like "Long Tall Sally
." Cook described the song as a combination of '50s Rock classics, but not a ripoff of any one song.