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Old 03-02-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Ok, am I the only one? Whenever I watch a Gunsmoke rerun and listen to James Arness talk, it sounds like Lightfoot to me.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Never thought of that, but now that you mention it -- I hear it! Arness and his brother Peter Graves are from Minnesota I think.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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I was going to bring this up once. I have the first three seasons on DVD and have always thought Arness and Gord sounded very similar.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Ok, am I the only one? Whenever I watch a Gunsmoke rerun and listen to James Arness talk, it sounds like Lightfoot to me.
I think Gord (these days anyway) sounds a little higher than Jim Arness. But in terms of "hearing" Gord elsewhere, I have ALWAYS heard Gord's voice in the last refrain of Bob Seger's "Against the Wind" - the upper "gainst" part. Honest to God I even checked the album credits to see if he wasn't on vocals on that one track. It does NOT sound like Glenn Frey to me and I will go to my grave in the firm belief that it is Gord, unless the man himself says otherwise.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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This would be a great question to ask him Annie.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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When I listen to interviews with Lightfoot, such as Alan Thicke's regarding "Harry Tracy," or such things, and then I hear James Arness on "Gunsmoke," they sound very much alike to me. Probably not these days, however.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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Auburn Annie,

I just played my cassette of Bob Seger's "Against The Wind" and I agree that the harmonising voice at the end sounds uncannily like our Gord. I was heavily into Seger in the 1970s-80s. I later thought he must have retired quietly, but I recently discovered he recorded an album of new songs (and then did a concert tour) a couple of years ago. Apparently he had spent the intervening 11 years as a hands-on family man after becoming a parent late in life. He never toured Australia, but I understand he suffered from the fear-of-flying phobia. That's a pity, because his Silver Bullet Band was brilliant in concert and "Live Bullet" and "Nine Tonight" were as good as any live album I've heard.
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