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Old 03-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Favorite Red Shea Licks?

I'm a big fan of Red Shea's guitar licks on the early GL albums. I think the ones I could listen to anytime are:

"Did She Mention My Name"
"On Susan's Floor"
"Leaves of Grass"

Anyone else have some favorites?

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Old 03-12-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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Those are all great ones. In my opinion, it doesn't get any better than the last part of the Canadian Railroad Trilogy.
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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this is a lovely sampling of the Lightfoot trio-Gord with the big hair/little mustache. LOVE the "2,3,4," as he strums, and the recognition of his mates..one of my fave clips and songs..hmmm..perhaps another song 'suggestion' for upcoming concerts??

http://archives.cbc.ca/dossier.asp?p...91&IDCatPa=254
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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I agree totally about Red Shea....as tasteful as any guitarist I've ever heard. The two favorites that come to mind are 'Miguel' and 'If You Could Read My Mind'.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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There are so many, "Rosanna" comes to mind right now.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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Red and Terry were actually both playing on On Susan's Floor. It is a wonderful solo that Terry duplicated with sublty on a couple of shows back in 98. My favorite Red licks are in the category of accents, not necessarily solos. The playing on If I Could really adds flavor to the song. Also, Red plays IYCRMM a bit of a different manner than Terry. The licks are subtle in places but a little louder and more numerous in the choruses. And of course, you can't beat the octave playing on Apology (at the end).
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:41 AM   #8
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I'll put out a shoutout for "Saturday Clothes"
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:18 AM   #9
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Definitely...Red Shea on "Canadian RR Trilogy'. Love the RR licks.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:02 AM   #10
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I'll put out a shoutout for "Saturday Clothes"
Did you see the video at the CBC site that I linked in my post above..the song is so fabulous..just guitars and voice..wow..
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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That's the way I dicovered Lightfoot just guitars and voice. Still prefer it today.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:25 PM   #12
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A favorite of mine that no one has mentioned yet is the beautiful runs on Your Love's Return.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:45 PM   #13
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Now that's a really good one Mike.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:22 AM   #14
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Susan's floor is a favourtite of mine.

also, doest Red play the electric solo on A tree too weak to stand? - i love that one too
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:24 AM   #15
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Red Shea plays the lead acoustic, classical & Telecaster (Fender Electric) guitars, on the "Cold On The Shoulder" Album.

Meanwhile Terry plays lead acoustic guitar, while Gord plays the 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars...
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Did you see the video at the CBC site that I linked in my post above..the song is so fabulous..just guitars and voice..wow..
Yes, Char, I've seen that video. Terrific performance indeed (although the 70's era TV studio backdrop gives me a bit of a headache (-: ).
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #17
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I agree with halocat, Miguel has some wonderful work in it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:38 PM   #18
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New to forums here, and my favourite licks are from Your Loves Return, I play guitar and am attempting to learn them. Nothing on the internet to give me any ideas though.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:18 PM   #19
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canadian railroad trilogy on the Sunday concert album

also For loving me
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:33 PM   #20
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I have just about every GL album ever released--ALL the United Artists stuff---I think the best Red Shea virtuoisty--or at least my favorite---is "Long Thin Dawn" on the "Back Here on Earth" album---turn down the base line (they're separated--sorry John Stockfish--it's great and all, but...) and turnup Red's lead...He simply goes beserk with delicate riffs, hammers---simply unmatched genius. I've been listening to it for about 40 years and I'm still blown away...

Red apparently was even a better human being and father...Absolutely no one has anything even slightly negative to say about him...How often does that happen in show biz?

Sleep well Red.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:29 AM   #21
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Welcome to CORFID {The Gord Board} Lonesometroubadour & Ol' Pharte.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #22
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Welcome to the two new folks!

from what I've heard from several people who knew Red quite well he was a gentle man and very down to earth, a devoted family man and a spiritual man. He was humble and had a sense of humour as well.
He sounds like a fine sort of fellow to have known..
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:11 PM   #23
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The high string (Nashville Tuning) guitar on "Ode to Big Blue" is pretty amazing stuff.
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