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Old 10-22-2000, 10:11 PM   #176
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I would love to hear Gord do "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" from Jim Croce. I just think with his voice, and pickin Gord could play the H*** out of that song. I'd also like to hear him play the song "Waltzing Matilda". I've heard the Pogues version, and I think Gord could do alot with it.

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Old 10-22-2000, 10:11 PM   #177
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I would love to hear Gord do "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" from Jim Croce. I just think with his voice, and pickin Gord could play the H*** out of that song. I'd also like to hear him play the song "Waltzing Matilda". I've heard the Pogues version, and I think Gord could do alot with it.

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Old 10-24-2000, 10:12 PM   #178
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Roger Whittaker's (sp?) "Last Farewell". A love story of a man ready to set sail.

Thankyou SilverHeels...I may be slow but I do my best at correcting when possible.

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Old 10-24-2000, 10:12 PM   #179
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Roger Whittaker's (sp?) "Last Farewell". A love story of a man ready to set sail.

Thankyou SilverHeels...I may be slow but I do my best at correcting when possible.

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Old 10-25-2000, 10:15 AM   #180
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quote:Originally posted by classicmixdj:
Roger Whitaker's (sp?) "Last Farewell". A love story of a man ready to set sail.

Wow mdj - I'm surprised Roger Whittaker (you were almost correct. two 't's) made it this
far. 'Last Farewell' is a good song and
Gord would indeed make it a great one.
Very 'him' - you're right.

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Old 10-25-2000, 11:17 PM   #181
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Ya' know Silver Heels, now that I reflect on it, there are a lot of songs that Mr. Whittacre has recorded that Gord would do justice. How about "New World in The Morning."
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Old 10-25-2000, 11:17 PM   #182
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Ya' know Silver Heels, now that I reflect on it, there are a lot of songs that Mr. Whittacre has recorded that Gord would do justice. How about "New World in The Morning."
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Old 10-26-2000, 08:36 AM   #183
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Arlo Guthrie recorded "City of New Orleans"
and I can just hear Mr. Lightfoot singing;
"Good Morning America, how are ya' I say don't ya' know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans and I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done."
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Old 10-26-2000, 08:36 AM   #184
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Arlo Guthrie recorded "City of New Orleans"
and I can just hear Mr. Lightfoot singing;
"Good Morning America, how are ya' I say don't ya' know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans and I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done."
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Old 10-31-2000, 02:23 AM   #185
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How about a song by R.E.M. like "Half a World Away". The words sound like Lightfoot words, and the rhythm is a 3/4 time which Lightfoot uses a lot in songs like Edmund Fitzerald, Waiting For You, Triangle, A Tree To Weak To Stand, A Long Way Back Home, and so on. He could also do "Strange Currencies" another R.E.M. song in that same rhythm.
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Old 10-31-2000, 02:23 AM   #186
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How about a song by R.E.M. like "Half a World Away". The words sound like Lightfoot words, and the rhythm is a 3/4 time which Lightfoot uses a lot in songs like Edmund Fitzerald, Waiting For You, Triangle, A Tree To Weak To Stand, A Long Way Back Home, and so on. He could also do "Strange Currencies" another R.E.M. song in that same rhythm.
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Old 11-08-2000, 04:57 PM   #187
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I'd also love to hear Gord sing Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" & "Kentucky Woman".
I think he'd do a particularly great job with those two.

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Old 11-08-2000, 04:57 PM   #188
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I'd also love to hear Gord sing Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" & "Kentucky Woman".
I think he'd do a particularly great job with those two.

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Old 11-08-2000, 09:57 PM   #189
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After reading these, if I had one choice I'd go with classicmixdj's suggestion of City of New Orleans. Yes, I'd love to hear GL sing it!
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Old 11-08-2000, 09:57 PM   #190
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After reading these, if I had one choice I'd go with classicmixdj's suggestion of City of New Orleans. Yes, I'd love to hear GL sing it!
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Old 11-25-2000, 12:36 AM   #191
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Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. Harry's my other favorite singer/songwriter. I've heard other artist butcher this classic, but Lightfoot could pull it off.
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Old 11-25-2000, 12:36 AM   #192
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Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. Harry's my other favorite singer/songwriter. I've heard other artist butcher this classic, but Lightfoot could pull it off.
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Old 11-27-2000, 02:04 PM   #193
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It might be interesting to hear Gord do something by Joanie Mitchell, keeping it all in the Canadian fold. Her song "Amelia" (Amelia Earhart) has many of the metaphorical characteristics and the wanderlust of Gord's work. I don't know if that would be the best choice for Gord to cover, but my guess is that something by Mitchell would be great.

Another song I'd like to hear Gord perform is "Streets of London" (Ralph McTell, I think). It fits him for style and vocal range, if not for geography (although isn't Greater London a Canadian airport?).



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Old 11-27-2000, 02:04 PM   #194
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It might be interesting to hear Gord do something by Joanie Mitchell, keeping it all in the Canadian fold. Her song "Amelia" (Amelia Earhart) has many of the metaphorical characteristics and the wanderlust of Gord's work. I don't know if that would be the best choice for Gord to cover, but my guess is that something by Mitchell would be great.

Another song I'd like to hear Gord perform is "Streets of London" (Ralph McTell, I think). It fits him for style and vocal range, if not for geography (although isn't Greater London a Canadian airport?).



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Old 01-12-2001, 11:14 PM   #195
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My choice would be, of all things, a song from Sawyer Brown, "All These Years." It was a hit and awards nominee a few years back, and the group's arrangement reminds me a great deal of early 1970s Lightfoot. In fact, the first time I heard it, I had that very thought. And no sooner did it end, but the two radio announcers who played it remarked about how much it reminded them of Gordon Lightoot!
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My choice would be, of all things, a song from Sawyer Brown, "All These Years." It was a hit and awards nominee a few years back, and the group's arrangement reminds me a great deal of early 1970s Lightfoot. In fact, the first time I heard it, I had that very thought. And no sooner did it end, but the two radio announcers who played it remarked about how much it reminded them of Gordon Lightoot!
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Old 01-13-2001, 12:11 AM   #197
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quote:Originally posted by BlueHighways:
My choice would be, of all things, a song from Sawyer Brown, "All These Years." It was a hit and awards nominee a few years back, and the group's arrangement reminds me a great deal of early 1970s Lightfoot. In fact, the first time I heard it, I had that very thought. And no sooner did it end, but the two radio announcers who played it remarked about how much it reminded them of Gordon Lightoot!

I love this song. I thought the same thing when I first heard it - It reminded me of Gord, too!

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Old 01-13-2001, 06:38 PM   #198
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Me too!
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Old 01-19-2001, 07:04 PM   #199
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These two songs won't mean much if you're not
a fan of either of these two people, but
how about Neil Diamond's "Glory Road"
or Justin Hayward's "Tuesday Afternoon"
both songs have lot's of outdoors images,
just what I think of when I think of Gord.
By the way, being a fan of Gord's, and a
male, I'm curious as to what his wife,
Elizabeth is like, is she much younger,
how'd they meet, etc. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2001, 07:04 PM   #200
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These two songs won't mean much if you're not
a fan of either of these two people, but
how about Neil Diamond's "Glory Road"
or Justin Hayward's "Tuesday Afternoon"
both songs have lot's of outdoors images,
just what I think of when I think of Gord.
By the way, being a fan of Gord's, and a
male, I'm curious as to what his wife,
Elizabeth is like, is she much younger,
how'd they meet, etc. Thanks.
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