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December 16, 2013 / thackersam

December 15 – Sunday – Gordon Lightfoot – The Very Best of Gordon Lightfoot

LightfootAnd Gordon Lightfoot was the very best of folk music out of Canada. I had bought this compilation thinking that the song “If I Could” was “If You Could Read My Mind,” which unfortunately is not on this album. It’s a really good song, and so heartfelt. There’s other good stuff on the record though, including “The Last Time I Saw Her.”

I remember Gordon Lightfoot fondly, and I wish to do so based on the cover of this album. Just last week, he was one of the features on the CBS Sunday Morning program, and at 75 is still active and performing, but looking every bit of his 75 years. (Not as old looking as the Rolling Stones who are younger than him. But we will discuss them when we get there. Yes, of course I have Rolling Stones records!)

I knew the Lightfoot album would be slow for a good workout. A burst of energy prompted me to turn on the radio beforehand and I found myself silly-dancing around to various songs. Now, I never liked disco and that whole era, but a couple of songs… Like the one that encouraged the most energetic and silliest dancing – K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s the Way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I Like It (uh-huh, uh-huh).” Classic.

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