Gordon Lightfoot documentary

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    This Amazon documentary has been mentioned here before. Radwife and I just watched it, great show. We saw him in the late 60’s or very early 70’s, he was wonderful

    It is interesting how all the performers intersected back then. The documentary about the Laurel Canyon music scene back then and the book about Joni Mitchell and this documentary all make reference to the same people, same houses, parties etc, it is like
    you have been there before.

    Crazy fact....The Edmond Fitzgerald song was done not just in one take, but Lightfoot brought it into the studio when they were making an album and the recording is actually the very first time they ever played the song!

    Canada deserves to be very proud of Lightfoot


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  2. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    Big fan. Used to play a ton of his stuff in the 70's/80's
    Where is this Doc shown?
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "The Canadian Railroad Trilogy" is a favorite with me. Gordon Lightfoot is a true Canadian treasure. Hadn't heard that about the "Fitz" tune before.
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  4. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Didn't know that about the Wreck of Edumnd...that's really cool. Always loved his music.
  5. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    We certainly are. Saw him twice in my home province. Has some great songs!
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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
  7. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    My very first song book in the late 60’s. The very first song I ever learned, ***** Willows. Cat-tails. Apparently the forum software does not like the song title..:D

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  8. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    When we were children, Gordon Lightfoot performed at my sister's (5 pin) bowling banquet (an early gig, I believe). She got his autograph and said he was 'pretty good'.
  9. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Gretschie

    Aug 11, 2020
    His songs are some of the earliest I can remember hearing on the radio when I was little....
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  10. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Nice, I'll have to add that to the list of docos to check out when I have more time. I'm buried in projects right now.
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Talented musician
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