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Old 09-17-2000, 09:48 AM   #1
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There isn't an artist anywhere like Gord!
But if you had to pick one,who was most like him in style.
Who would it be?

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Old 09-17-2000, 09:48 AM   #2
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There isn't an artist anywhere like Gord!
But if you had to pick one,who was most like him in style.
Who would it be?

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Old 09-17-2000, 12:13 PM   #3
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Frank,

I'm going with the first name that popped into my head as I read your post: Cat Stevens. He wrote very reflectively as Gord does. Actually going back to another topic, I can almost hear Gord singing "Wild World".
"Ooh baby, baby it's a wild world. It's hard to get by just upon a smile, girl"

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Old 09-17-2000, 04:00 PM   #4
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Moonshadow,Moonshadow...
Morning has broken like the...
Matthew and son (the works never done...bit like this site really...)!LoL.

Cat like Gord ? I don't know, Janice.
I'll have to think about one.

Maybe a touch...

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Old 09-17-2000, 04:00 PM   #5
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Moonshadow,Moonshadow...
Morning has broken like the...
Matthew and son (the works never done...bit like this site really...)!LoL.

Cat like Gord ? I don't know, Janice.
I'll have to think about one.

Maybe a touch...

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Old 09-17-2000, 10:40 PM   #6
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Kristofferson, Chapin
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Old 09-17-2000, 10:40 PM   #7
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Kristofferson, Chapin
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Old 09-17-2000, 10:47 PM   #8
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Agreeing with Char 100%+

(and Gord was so upset when Chapin died....)

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Old 09-17-2000, 10:47 PM   #9
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Agreeing with Char 100%+

(and Gord was so upset when Chapin died....)

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Old 09-17-2000, 11:43 PM   #10
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it really depend on what you mean? singing style? lyrics? or over all gord.......that's toughlyrics i would realte to him and stan rogers...just because they are all about life's hardships, singing style i couldn't say , there are a lot of fabulous people out there, it would be tough, there are TOO MANY!!!!!

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it really depend on what you mean? singing style? lyrics? or over all gord.......that's toughlyrics i would realte to him and stan rogers...just because they are all about life's hardships, singing style i couldn't say , there are a lot of fabulous people out there, it would be tough, there are TOO MANY!!!!!

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Old 09-18-2000, 07:58 AM   #12
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Kristofferson is cut from the same cloth (almost literally -- black jeans & t-shirts!)...I've always thought that Don Quixote sounded like a Cat Stevens song.

Both KK & CS have followed their heart where music & life is concerned...like Gord.
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Old 09-18-2000, 10:42 PM   #13
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I'd like to say that John Denver is close to an American Lightfoot. Jim Croce, had he lived, would also. I understand that Croce wanted to emulate Lightfoot, but in the sixties, during Vietnam, it was tough for him to write the kind of songs about America that Lightfoot was writing about Canada. I'll go further out on my limb here, and say that some of Denver's signature songs, like "Country Roads," would sound great with the Lightfoot touch.
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Old 09-18-2000, 10:42 PM   #14
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I'd like to say that John Denver is close to an American Lightfoot. Jim Croce, had he lived, would also. I understand that Croce wanted to emulate Lightfoot, but in the sixties, during Vietnam, it was tough for him to write the kind of songs about America that Lightfoot was writing about Canada. I'll go further out on my limb here, and say that some of Denver's signature songs, like "Country Roads," would sound great with the Lightfoot touch.
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Old 09-18-2000, 10:53 PM   #15
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Bob - Croce and Chapin - what could they have done if they had been able to!
Great lyrics and stories from Chapin and Croce with his humour. And John Denver! - how about Ricky Nelson - Garden Party?
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Old 09-18-2000, 10:53 PM   #16
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Bob - Croce and Chapin - what could they have done if they had been able to!
Great lyrics and stories from Chapin and Croce with his humour. And John Denver! - how about Ricky Nelson - Garden Party?
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Old 09-19-2000, 06:26 PM   #17
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Before I read the posts, only the topic, I immediately thought of Harry Chapin (God rest his soul).

The ability to bring a song into a story, to bring the characters to life, and to let the listerner feel as if he is involved somehow in the story being told...that's Harry and Gord.

I was fortunate enough to see Harry Chapin in Framingham, MA, just 3 months before he died, and he was so good, so into what he did...still miss him.
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Old 09-19-2000, 06:26 PM   #18
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Before I read the posts, only the topic, I immediately thought of Harry Chapin (God rest his soul).

The ability to bring a song into a story, to bring the characters to life, and to let the listerner feel as if he is involved somehow in the story being told...that's Harry and Gord.

I was fortunate enough to see Harry Chapin in Framingham, MA, just 3 months before he died, and he was so good, so into what he did...still miss him.
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Old 09-19-2000, 10:07 PM   #19
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Of coarse Gord is in a class by himself, but the only other people that remind my of his style is Bob Dylan. Not his protest or spiritual songs, but his albums like NEW MORNING(i.e. "Forever Young" etc.) or BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, however Gordon has much more romance in his writing. I also agree with Bob, that John Denver reminds me of Gordon too, not his voice, but his relationship with nature. (i.e. "Sunshine on my Shoulders" "Calypso")

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"...If YoU fEeL iT yOu BeTtEr BeLiEvE iT, yOu'Re GoNnA sEe It, YoU nEeD tO kNoW/iT iS rIsInG lIkE a FeAtHeR, dIpPiNg & DaNcInG fRoM bElOw/ThErE's A nEw WaVe ThAt Is BrEaKiNg In ThE wAkE oF a PaSsInG sHiP/eVeRy NaTiOn'S gOnNa Be ShAkEn, PuT iT tOgEtHeR, dOn'T lEt It SlIp..."

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Old 09-19-2000, 10:07 PM   #20
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Of coarse Gord is in a class by himself, but the only other people that remind my of his style is Bob Dylan. Not his protest or spiritual songs, but his albums like NEW MORNING(i.e. "Forever Young" etc.) or BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, however Gordon has much more romance in his writing. I also agree with Bob, that John Denver reminds me of Gordon too, not his voice, but his relationship with nature. (i.e. "Sunshine on my Shoulders" "Calypso")

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"...If YoU fEeL iT yOu BeTtEr BeLiEvE iT, yOu'Re GoNnA sEe It, YoU nEeD tO kNoW/iT iS rIsInG lIkE a FeAtHeR, dIpPiNg & DaNcInG fRoM bElOw/ThErE's A nEw WaVe ThAt Is BrEaKiNg In ThE wAkE oF a PaSsInG sHiP/eVeRy NaTiOn'S gOnNa Be ShAkEn, PuT iT tOgEtHeR, dOn'T lEt It SlIp..."

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Old 09-20-2000, 04:20 PM   #21
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I have to agree with Bob. John Denver comes the closest to Gord that I can imagine. I like the way he tagged him as being the American Lightfoot. I think John would have been proud of that title had he lived. Jim Croce would be right up there as well.

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Old 09-20-2000, 04:20 PM   #22
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I have to agree with Bob. John Denver comes the closest to Gord that I can imagine. I like the way he tagged him as being the American Lightfoot. I think John would have been proud of that title had he lived. Jim Croce would be right up there as well.

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Old 09-20-2000, 06:34 PM   #23
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How about Murray McGlaughlin?
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How about Murray McGlaughlin?
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Old 09-22-2000, 07:45 PM   #25
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Great question !!!!I don't think anyone is quite like Lightfoot. Cat Stevens is a good pick, but for me, I'd say Jackson Browne. I know that their music is nothing alike, but, for sheer poetry of lyrics. Kristofferson is aaalso an excellent choice.

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