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It's a Gordon Lightfoot kind of day, well week actually

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by CJM3309, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. CJM3309

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    I have had these two songs just burned into my head as of late, especially the first one, "Steel Rail Blues". Singing it at home, at work and all over. Can't knock it out of there for now and figured I would share. Anyone else a fan of these? I need to sit down and work out "Steel Rail Blues".


     
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    Always been one of my favorites. I have heard that playing backup for him wasn’t always easy or fun. Kind of had to play exactly as he wanted the part played.
     
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    You read my mind
     
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    I like This and the songs not bad either !

     
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    Thats a great song. I would love to play that Gibson 12 string behind him also
     
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    I like this one also. I heard it by Jonathan Wilson covering it first. Both are good versions. Wilson's version has the bonus of some nice gear all over the video.

     
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    My parents had a Lightfoot LP in their stack although my mom and dad never listened to popular music while I grew up. Ever. Well, maybe Boney M, Nana Mouskouri, Anne Murray, etc.

    Once, in college, I saw GL was coming to do a show at Hamilton Place (Hamilton, ON, Canada). I asked my mom if she'd like to go. She could not and then said "I saw him once in concert back then (like, late 60s!). Turns out it was a date. That was the first time I realized my parents had seen other people. :)

    The LP was called Lightfoot! and was his first. 1966.

    These are my favorite songs:

    • That's What You Get for Loving Me
    • Home From the Forest
    • Early Morning Rain
    • Ribbon of Darkness
    • Did She Mention My Name

    I like Canadian Railroad Trilogy b/c it's quite a story.
     
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    Beautiful
    A Painter Passing Through
    Song for a Winter’s Night
    Actually every Gordon Lightfoot song is phenomenal...
     
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    There was a good biography written about him, I enjoyed it.
     
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    there is a documentary on him on netlfix or maybe amazon - my wife and I watched it a week ago and enjoyed it
     
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    One of the great singer-songwriters of his time and more influential than given credit for IMO. I have most of his albums and they get regular play by myself and my 20 year old son. They have led us to discover other greats that we'd have otherwise missed....check out Billy Lee Riley's cover of The Way I Feel.

     
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    Made me think of Jim Croce
     
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    I like most of his stuff a lot. I particularly like ‘On The High Seas’.
     
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    He's an original.

    I have most of his recorded material and have seen him 3 X's.

    He's old now and, though he tries hard, is way past his prime.

    But, the songs will live on...
     
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    in the early morning rain is one of my favorite songs BECAUSE of GL's voice. So many great songs and such a nice delivery. I saw him in concert when I was 15 with my cousins... they smoked pot the entire show and I was transfixed by Gord. We went to see Kenny Rankin the next night in a tiny club and the cousins couldn't smoke... they said how pure his voice was... okay dokay!
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. I really liked that version. I've never heard of Billy Lee Riley
     
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    Just replaced my copy of Endless Wire; 'nuff said.
     
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    He's one of those guys that I just need to take about a week with and catch up on all his stuff.
    Same with Jim Croce, same with a lot of others. There was just so much great music coming along at that time that it was hard to concentrate on much more than AM radio hits. -of course AM radio was a lot cooler back then.
     
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