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 squarepeg 26 May 2022

Never heard of him till I heard the wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald on radio two. Wonderful. Played it through YouTube. What's his other stuff like? 

 JLS 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

"If You Could Read My Mind" was alright...

youtube.com/watch?v=v5tr_L31StI&

 Rob Exile Ward 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Good, but not as good as Tom Paxton

 Toccata 26 May 2022
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:

Magical song from Tom Paxton

youtube.com/watch?v=A9tIJEywB4g&

 John Ww 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Have a listen to

Sundown 

Early morning rain

Too late for praying

 JLS 26 May 2022
In reply to John Ww:

Peter Paul & Mary's version of Early Morning Rain is lovely...

youtube.com/watch?v=0OCnHNk2Hac&

 Postmanpat 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

"Alberta bound, Alberta bound, I long to be Alberta bound"

He's great if you like that sort of thing!

Sidenote on the Edmund Fitzgerald: I'd always assumed that the Edmund Fitzgerald referred to something that happened in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. It actually happened in 1975. The wreck has now been found and the explanation of the tragedy as described in the song has been pretty much corroborated.

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 OwenM 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

"Daylight Katie" is another of his songs, quite good.

 GravitySucks 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Fantastic singer/songwriter/guitar player many great songs to choose from although I do particularly enjoy 'The Canadian Railroad Trilogy' (dont be put off by the title )

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 dread-i 26 May 2022
In reply to Toccata:

The only Tom Paxton I know is:

youtube.com/watch?v=8gLAFbVJ0qs&

A modern interpretation of that first world war football match, perhaps.

In reply to dread-i:

And of course the Last Thing on My Mind : youtube.com/watch?v=7o146K6cGLk&

Saw him in 1980 in Newcastle.,,,ouch that's a long time ago

 Fraser 26 May 2022
In reply to JLS:

> Peter Paul & Mary's version of Early Morning Rain is lovely...

Always thought that version was way better than the original. Mary Travers looks like she's in a shampoo commercial!

 Rob Exile Ward 26 May 2022
In reply to Fraser:

Music for my funeral will be a toss-up between Sandy Denny or this:

youtube.com/watch?v=NvhhEQ7c2_M&

 TMM 26 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Thanks for starting this thread, not listened to GL for about ten years so enjoyed cooking dinner to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Sundown and If you could read my mind.

Out of interest what programme on R2 was playing GL?

OP squarepeg 27 May 2022
In reply to TMM:

Not sure, I didn't pay attention to that. But they were on about "epic" tracks if it helps. 

 DaveHK 27 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Stan Rogers is worth checking out too:  youtube.com/watch?v=TVY8LoM47xI&

A great voice and a gifted song writer.

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In reply to squarepeg:

Bob Dylan lists him among his 6 favourite singer-songwriters. Has covered at least one of his songs. His other favourites are John Prine, Guy Clark, Randy Newman, Warren Zevon [all great] and Jimmy Buffett. [Don't ask!]

OP squarepeg 27 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Digressing... Went ten pin bowling, got there early so went in hmv that was still open. Bought trick of the tail album by genesis. Nine quid. 

 aln 27 May 2022
In reply to squarepeg:

Thunderbolt was better.


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