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Thread #7134   Message #2496447
Posted By: VirginiaTam
18-Nov-08 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
Ha! In 1973 or 74 my cousin had one of those vans. "Love Shack" painted (or detailed?) on the outside of his baby blue chevy van. We are talking about more than a decade before the song by the B52s single.

Van completely lined internally with blue shag carpeting, even the ceiling. And had the compulsory 8 track tape deck. Snerk. Years later my baby brother bought it off a used car lot to use as a work van.

It is a sacrilege to compare(even erroneously)Gordon Lightfoot with Sammy Johns. Just don't mention them in the same thread please. Gordon is a god. Need I say more?

I would like to hear a recording of the Patrick Simmons song above. Is that the Patrick Simmons from the Doobie Brothers? Seems Like it is with title like Toulouse Street. Will youtube search it later.

Now for something haunting and lovely almost on a par with Edmund Fitzgerald what about Song of the Siren by Tim Buckley? Think I will search for Mudcat threads on Tim now.

God I love this place.