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Old 03-23-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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OH wow, rock and roll and country. I must say that Gord's lyric style did go through and evolution process from Daisy DOO onward. Remember Me reminds me of Jim Reeves.
What a voice Gordon had on it.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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Even more like Marty Robbins.

Man, it's probably a good thing Daisy Doo didn't hit - we'd probably have a whole different Gord!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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Are these releases before or after the Two Tones? Both are listed as 1962.

Many thanks to whoever uploaded these gems to YouTube, and to T.G. for posting here. I must say that I'm impressed with the audio quality... not bad!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Even more like Marty Robbins.

Man, it's probably a good thing Daisy Doo didn't hit - we'd probably have a whole different Gord!
But a heck of a lot more fodder for the "Least Liked Lightfoot Song Tournament".

'Canary Yellow Canoe' breathes a little easier knowing this one was overlooked.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
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quite interesting.

It's amazing how you know certain stuff by a certain artist or group and then you learn other material recorded by them years earlier and in many cases may not be aware of their more earlier stuff.

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:33 PM   #7
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But a heck of a lot more fodder for the "Least Liked Lightfoot Song Tournament".

'Canary Yellow Canoe' breathes a little easier knowing this one was overlooked.
oh you're a mean one...

I love "Remember Me".. pick on Daisy Dooooooooo
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #8
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And Canary Yellow Canoe is a GREAT tune!!!
I've actually requested it in the past... but it wasn't "granted". Now I know why!
Not to worry though, I'm not personally offended if someone doesn't like one of my favorites...
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #9
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And Canary Yellow Canoe is a GREAT tune!!!
Madam Moderator,

I'm dismayed to report that there are 'sick puppies' aboard this ship (see above).

Just kidding Peter Bro10........I really enjoyed your enthusiastic review of your latest Lightfoot concert. The Man continues to defy gravity.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:30 PM   #10
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Madam Moderator,

I'm dismayed to report that there are 'sick puppies' aboard this ship (see above).
Contrary to popular opinion... I stand by my previous statement!!! (ha ha)

You just can't beat great lines like this:

In my canary yellow canoe, yellow canoe
I want to run rivers in my canary yellow canoe
The Dumoine River, Rupert River, George River too
In my canary yellow canoe


call me nuts, but I love it!!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #11
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I do have to admit, you almost have to do a double take. after listening to Canary Yellow Canoe. Kind of like are you sure the right label is on the record? It's one song, I'm sure the band had a lot of fun recording.

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I do have to admit, you almost have to do a double take. after listening to Canary Yellow Canoe. Kind of like are you sure the right label is on the record? It's one song, I'm sure the band had a lot of fun recording.
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Ya know, beforehand I would have wagered $20 that song was an out take from the "Salute" sessions. Wayne Francis' site states it was a reject from the "Shadows" sessions. It doesn't matter....at least it was rejected.......until "Songbook" came along. Just think of all the other songs that could have taken it's place.
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Are these releases before or after the Two Tones? Both are listed as 1962.
I'll take the liberty of answering my own question, and it's interesting that Gord mentioned this time frame in the recent radio (podcast) interview...
It seems he broke off with Terry Whelan (The Two Tones) and ventured forth "on his own" with much encouragement and support from his first wife Brita. Indeed, it would be about 4 years before he released another album.
I thoroughly enjoy the album "The Two Tones at The Village Corner"... listen to it quite often.
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I'll take the liberty of answering my own question, and it's interesting that Gord mentioned this time frame in the recent radio (podcast) interview...
It seems he broke off with Terry Whelan (The Two Tones) and ventured forth "on his own" with much encouragement and support from his first wife Brita. Indeed, it would be about 4 years before he released another album.
I thoroughly enjoy the album "The Two Tones at The Village Corner"... listen to it quite often.
I occasionally relax to Copper Kettle and Dark as a Dungeon...same true for Remember Me and It's Too Late but the backup vox make me cringe, the same way Orbison arrangements would back around the same era...I wonder when producers finally realized that stuff was kinda goofy

http://www.lightfoot.ca/earllist.htm

PBro, looks like those tracks gathered dust for a while before release

there is a live (but it could be memorex?) video of GL singing Remember Me at the start of the Live Radio TV thread
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:15 PM   #15
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Omg-Frankly I hate it(the whole 45)! I'd have to agree with RM.Thank
god Gordon changed his vocal style! Daisy Doo is just plain bad-even as a novelty song.Remember Me(in my humble opiniom)sounds too
much like Jim Reeves/Patsy Cline.I've never cared for either of those
artists. We all have to start somewhere,but I think RM is right.These
2 are probably best FORGOTTEN!
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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fun to shootdown Daisey Doo but it's also fun to listen to Gord experimenting and trying to 'fit in' and write something that had that 'success formula factor' before he finally just started writing naturally

as far as Remember Me, I can't believe how many folks here haven't heard that...after all, it's the very first song on his Songbook, his first and only collection other than the UA set...is this not yet widely available in the US?

I sure wish i sounded like Jim Reeves....anyhow, for those without Songbook or who haven't bookmarked the Liner notes section from the lightfoot site, here's Gord's notes:


"This was part of the American Metropolitan Enterprises catalog. A gentleman named Art Snider was trying to get a record company going, and he set up the sessions. It's maybe the third song I ever wrote. I think the first song I wrote was done at the age of about 17--a topical song about the hula hoop craze that was sweeping the nation. I took it down to BMI Canada to Harold Moon and he encouraged me to continue writing. So I did. By the time I was about 19 or 20, I got a job as a backup singer on a television show, and four of us drove to Nashville to cut some material. Chet Atkins put together a great backup band on those recordings that included Floyd Cramer and Grady Martin. The general feeling was that the songs sounded too much like Jim Reeves or Pat Boone."
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