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Old 11-30-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Sitting here wondering if you could listen to all the lightfoot ballads in one go. ..or would you go crazy by the 20th tune. They are all great.

I'll try and list them.
Maybe I don't know what a ballad is either...but here is what I think.
44 of them ..out of his 200 of so.
Do you think i missed one or do some need to come out.

Long River
Peaceful Waters
Softly
A Minor Ballad
Home From THe Forest
Song For A WInters Night
Does Your Mother Know
Pussy Willows Cattails
Bitter Green
Affair On Eighth Avenue
The Gypsy
Saturday Clothes
Sit Down Young Stranger
If you Could Read My Mind
Your Loves Return
Pony Man
Talking In Your Sleep
Miguel
Christian Island
Looking At the Rain
Beautiful
Lazy Morning
Mother Of A Miner Child
Too Late For Prayin
Bells Of The Evening
All the Lovely Ladies
Fine As Fine Can Be
Im Not Supposed To Care
Spanish Moss
If Children Had Wings
On THe High Seas
If You Need Me
Make Way For the Lady
Shadows
Thank You FOr The Promises
Tatoo
A Passing Ship
I'll tag Along
Restless
I'll Prove My Love To You
Drifters
Much To My Surprise
Harmony
Inspiration Lady
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:14 AM   #2
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Great list. All great songs. I especially like "Beautiful," "If Children Had Wings," and "Saturday Clothes." I am not really sure what a ballad is either, but I would add "The Last Time I Saw Her" to this list. It was the first Lightfoot song I ever heard and from that there was no turning back. I was hooked for life!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:01 AM   #3
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Do you think i missed one or do some need to come out.

If You Need Me
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:11 AM   #4
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fine line in the categorization. imo....years aback i made comp CDs of Lightfoot tunes ranking them by bpm (beats per minute), not that that's a sole determining factor...some for relax. some for driving. none for exercising to

i tried to make a CD for my teen nephew of Gord's 'coolest' groovin stuff...stuff he could find a groove to amd hippity hop walk with the ipod

part b)
what would be 20 'cool' tunes members recommend to win over an urban teen?


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We've Gotta Stay Together very balladish...depends on stufio production too, imo
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:55 AM   #5
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that's quite a ballad salad...love it..I could listen all day!
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:08 PM   #6
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i tried to make a CD for my teen nephew of Gord's 'coolest' groovin stuff...stuff he could find a groove to amd hippity hop walk with the ipod

Good luck with that!
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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The Last Time I Saw Her Face...yes I think thats in
Did he write that?

If You Need Me... yes ..in

Sorry for the omissions.

Flip side 20 tunes at: (good thought jj)
- a faster than ballad rate.
- you haven' heard 1000 times in the last 10 years
- might appeal to someone under 35

For me..
Black Day In July
I'm Not Sayin
For lov'in Me
Steel Rail Blues
Sundown (its out..overplayed)
The Way I Feel (drums version)
Don't Beat Me Down
Early Morning Rain ( might be over played)

back to work ..i'll think of some more later
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:09 PM   #8
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Good luck with that!
lol, well he lit up (well his hoodie was movin to the groove anyhow)) when he heard Marie Christine and Don't Beat Me Down so I thought I could try expand and get a full CD together...a teen female might call for a different mix, I really have no clue what goes on inside those minds)

well, I've got some here:

Cobwebs & Dust
That Same Old Obsession
Ode To Big Blue
Clouds Of Loneliness
Leaves of Grass
Stone Cold Sober
Sometimes I Wish
Poor Little Allison...borderline
Cabaret...iffy...and if CRT is a Trilogy, i guess this is a Duology
The Way I Feel
Protocol
Never Say Trust Me
You'll Still Be Needing Me

and BALLAD of Yarmouth Castle probably makes the cut, lol

i don't think of Miguel as a ballad but as I wiki-google around for the 'ballad' definition, I am just getting more confused...pretty wishy washy guideline

lastly, I was gonna say Ode to Big Blue, but I suppose that's an "ode", eh?

good luck
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:13 PM   #9
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The Way I Feel (drums version)
yes! thx...and i think today's youth need to hear Gord's 'original' EMR + SRB
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:17 PM   #10
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The Last Time I Saw Her Face...yes I think thats in
Did he write that?
yes, he did... you're perhaps thinking of The LAST Time...
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:39 PM   #11
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yes, he did... you're perhaps thinking of The LAST Time...
Err Umm

James
... you're perhaps thinking of The FIRST Time...
P.S Why is Senor Stinson now a hangdog?? Did he forget his member name or password perchance???

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Old 11-30-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
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the teens on my swim team love canary yellow canoe. Not a ballad, for sure, but likeable to the teens. I played it really loudly at a swim meet and it ended up on some of their Ipods!
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:50 PM   #13
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the teens on my swim team love canary yellow canoe. Not a ballad, for sure, but likeable to the teens.
Are those 'special needs' kids per chance ?

j/k...sorta
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:02 PM   #14
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For the 'faster than love ballad'/younger than 35 list...

yes sir on ...Don't Beat Me Down

I was going to say....Marie Christine..
yes thats very good
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Are those 'special needs' kids per chance ?

j/k...sorta

haha, no, not special needs, but hyperactive for sure!
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:40 AM   #16
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If You Need Me... yes
if yes (and Drifters too, eh?) then Rainy Day People... same kinda shuffle


yes, Sir J...i really messed up, a major Fowl

...wow, CYC? i want the nephew to embrace Gord...not run for the hills, lol
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only love wood, no?
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:50 AM   #18
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what would be 20 'cool' tunes members recommend to win over an urban teen?
ok, i couldn't narrow it down to any less than about 2 cd's worth...lucky dude

(alpha):
black day in july
borderstone
cabaret
crossroads
crt
don't beat me down
early morning rain
for lovin me
ghosts of cape horn
the gypsy
high and dry
highway songs
home from the forest
if you got it
ill be alright
im not sayin
it's worth believin
its a longway back home
marie christine
me and bobby mcgee
ordinary man
restless
rosanna
second cup of coffee
seven island suite
song for winters night
steel rail blues
stone cold sober
sundown
susans floor
talking in your sleep
the way i feel
too much to lose
unsettled ways
walls
you'll be needing me
(and if he requests more, give him that canary song...and a 6 pack, lol)

...have to think about the sequencing a bit

ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming (ie. topic) ....thanks
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Are those 'special needs' kids per chance ?

j/k...sorta
RM, you are too much!

Seriously though, jj, two favorites of my teenage boys are Drifters and Is There Anyone Home. I was surprised at the latter - that he picked it out of so many great ones on Sundown. My kids are familiar with all the songs and are fans whether they admit it to their friends or not.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #20
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Woah-oh!

Looks like Hangdog's takin' over my list making duties! LOL! :>D

Actually,I could sit through all of Gord's ballads as easy as the fast ones.

I think a Box set of those ballads would be awesome also,butit would "have to"
include "My Love For You" from Harry Tracy.
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