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Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite

21 Oct 98 - 10:59 PM (#42752)
Subject: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: gweibert@home.com

Musical Greetings, All -

There's a song with lyrics such as:

"Down in New Orleans, she was" (etc) "I just might pass back this way again..."

etc

male vocal or male duo and guitar. Almost sounds like Gordon Lightfoot's that's what you get for loving me, but not quite, don't see it on any of his albums I know of.

Probably early to mid 70's...

any clues?

Thanks Gary


23 Oct 98 - 12:12 AM (#42888)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: jan

not sure if this is any help.... i think i remember the song your talking about..

chours goes something like

like a picture, she was lying there, moonlight dancing in her hair, she woke up and took me by the hand, we made love in my chevy van and that's alright will me.


23 Oct 98 - 01:15 AM (#42894)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca

Isn't the song just called Chevy Van? Remember it being on the radio but can't remember who sang it.


23 Oct 98 - 01:41 AM (#42895)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca

The song mentioned by Gary is not Chevy Van, an early 70's chalkboard-scraper by Sammy Johns. Chevy Van doesn't contain the lyrics Gary mentioned, although this is the song to which Jan refers.

(Johns could not have been a proper hippy. Proper hippies drove VW Microbuses and made love by mountain streams. Disco guys after the chicks drove customized, full sized vans (no minivans in those days) equipped with beds, wet bars, large stereo systems, etc, and usually lined with plush purple shag carpeting. Often, a sign on the back door of the van announced "Don't Come A-Knockin' When The Van Is A-Rockin." God, the hideousness of those times never ceases to astound me.:))


24 Oct 98 - 02:30 PM (#43091)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: Jan

thanks Tim, i havent thought of that song in years.... it is amusing :)


17 Nov 08 - 10:33 PM (#2496350)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: Cluin

Been a lot of years since this request and I have no idea if Gary is still around, but....

"Toulouse Street" by the Doobie Brothers?

It was a fairly easy-rock acoustic number from `72.


17 Nov 08 - 10:35 PM (#2496352)
Subject: Lyr Add: TOULOUSE STREET (Patrick Simmons)
From: Cluin

Toulouse Street
Patrick Simmons, 1972(?)

I'm walkin' in shadows, I cannot see
Faces, they smile when I fall or flee
Doors without windows all shuttered tight again

I just might pass this way again
I just might pass this way again
I just might pass this way
I just might pass this way again

The night she is hot, Creole girls they sing
My heart, it is pounding, my ears they ring
The spell has been cast down in New Orleans again

I just might pass this way again
I just might pass this way again
I just might pass this way
I just might pass this way again

Locked in a room down in New Orleans
My blood is a flowin' fast
Locked in a room down in New Orleans
My blood is a flowin' fast

The night she is hot, Creole girls they sing
My heart, it is pounding, my ears they ring
The spell has been cast down in New Orleans
My blood is a flowin' fast


18 Nov 08 - 03:53 AM (#2496447)
Subject: RE: Sounds like Gordon Lightfoot, but not quite
From: VirginiaTam

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.