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Well Lindsey's not on a song by himself (at least he's not on the soundtrack album), but is one of the background vocalists on the song "We Are the World." I remember when the video first came out and I was trying to pick out all the singers in the ensemble. I thought, "hmm..that looks a lot like Lindsey Buckingham standing next to Dan Ackroyd..wait a second, what the heck is Dan Ackroyd doing there?!!"

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Maybe I should explain my listing of Fogelberg and Gordon Lightfoot. a lot of music I like has a folk/acoustical origin. Gordon Lightfoot is the king of this type of music as far as I am concerned. I listen to all of his material, not just the stuff that received radio airplay. In fact "Sundown" is far from one of my favorites from him.

Same with Dan Fogelberg, most people recognize him as Run for the roses, etc., all stuff that got major airplay, but his roots are really with the Eagles, Joe Walsh, etc. as Marvin also mentions. Dan Fogelberg has also gone on record that Gordon Lightfoot is a major influence in his style.

I think of Dan Fogelberg and Gordon Lightfoot as "Composers", geniuses actually. I also consider Eric Carmen a composer. I guess I expect more from artists than just bubble gum rifts and lyrics or worse yet, making a career from covering others......

I see a lot of the same style in Ari Hest, Howie Day, Matt Nathanson, and Glen Phillips also.

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Right on guys.....excellent choices of tunes Gordon.

I especially enjoyed the little mid-life crisis that Gordon L went through about 18 years ago when he did the "Salute" album and decided he was going to tour with electric guitar, I believe "In my fashion" as on that album....or was it "Shadows....either way Gord rocked the venue where I went and saw the Salute tour.

And Marvin, agreed on Dan F, his Netherlands album has the same effect on me as Vivaldi's Four Seasons....goosebumps everytime I listen. his albums were "works" and "movements", not just music.

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I've enjoyed Dan Fogelberg since I heard his "Souvenirs" album, it was one of his first albums out. The artist who I think had the most potential before he was taken too soon was Jim Croce. That man could rock or sing the most heartbreaking ballads. He was taken way too soon crying , if he had lived he probably would have continued that way. I still enjoy listening to both of them. smile

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Laura I totally agree with your comments on Jim Croce. His output the short time he was around was phenomenal. Have you ever heard his son

AJ Croce? I've seen him live a couple of times, and have all 4 of his cd's. He is an incredible pianoist, with a voice right out of a smoke-filled bar. His music is worth a listen for those of you who are unaware, and I am sure that Jim smiles down everyday on his prodigy. If anyone is interested in hearing AJ's stuff, let me know, but be forewarned: He's nothing like his dad.

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Jennifer I love turning people on to new or unknown artists that I believe deserve recognition. AJ Croce is one of these artists. A few years ago in Montreal,AJ played the jazz festival there. A friend of mine went to see the first of AJ's two shows and raved about the performance. I went the next night and was totally blown away. AJ played a jazz/New Orelans styled music, with two other musicians: a stand-up bassist and a drummer. In this type of setting, his musicianship really stood out. The next day I picked up AJ's first self-titled cd.

The following year he played the festival again, touring on the strength of his 2nd disc, "That's Me In the Bar." Once again his performance blew me away. Since then, he's released two more discs, "Fit to Serve" and "Transit." His music ranges from soulful Pop,to Jazz, to Rock. His latest disc "Transit" is my favourite. AJ looks exactly like his dad (without the moustache), but sounds nothing like him. Check out his website if you want more info(www.ajcroce.com) or if you want to hear clips.

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Marvin, I went to the AJ Croce web page, and read his bio. He was only two years old when his father died, and apparently, he has only partial vision. It's nice to see that he's overcome those setbacks and seems to be thriving with four albums. Unfortunately, I was unable to listen to the clips ... have to keep trying.

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AJ Croce is well known here in San Diego because he and his mom have had the popular Croce's club in Downtown San Diego for years. AJ performs there often, although I have never seen him live.

I still think San Diego is his home base. I know his mom (Jim's wife) is well known for organizing fundraisers and keeping Jim and AJ's music and memories alive. They moved here just a few months before Jim's last tour, and the family never left. I wish Jim would have made different travel plans...He had just hit the big time.

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As for Dan Fogelberg, His double album, "The Innocent Age" is still one of my favorite CDs of all time. Dan was at his creative peak on that album. He had to take some time off during the recording because he hurt his vocal chords. But it gave him time to remix and polish each song to near perfection. Even though he had several hits from that double CD, my two favorite songs of Dan's were non-hits from that creation. "The Reach" and "In The Passage" are two songs I never get tired of. Pure Pop Heaven!

Go get "The Innocent Age" double CD if you don't have it already...NOW!

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Marvin and Tony,

I don't see any mention of Dan Fogelberg's "Netherlands" album in your comments. Tony, given the songs you like on The Innocent Age , which incidently I agree is a masterpiece in it's own right, a lot of the style for songs like In the Passage and Sand and Foam, started with Netherlands.

His first two works, Home free and Souvenirs, were great however they reflected his Jackson Browne.....Eagles, Joe Walsh, Electra Asylum connections and style, in fact I believe that Joe Walsh played and produced on Souvenirs, but Netherlands was the next album and it marked the first time that his creative side really started to show. You guys really need to take a moment and check out Netherlands....turn the lights out, crank it up and relax, it is classic.

Warning..you either like it or you don't...it's that kind of stuff....the good part is that means you can grab a copy at most any used CD shop for next to nothing....Given your previous comments I'm banking on the fact that you will play it and often....

Kevin

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Still getting used to the Trash Can Sinatras CD I originally bought for one song, "Hayfever," and am liking the whole album, I've Seen Everything, more and more all the time. Anybody else familiar with this group?

YES.... CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE: TRASHCANSINATRAS.COM

THERE'S LOTSA COOL DOWNLOADS AND NEWS ABOUT THEIR NEW (AND LONG OVERDUE) 4TH ALBUM, "WEIGHTLIFTING"--

THEY'RE PLAYING THE TROUBADOUR IN LA IN MARCH (IT'S ALREADY SOLD-OUT VIA WORD OF MOUTH) THEY ARE A GREAT BAND AND THEIR NEW STUFF IS AMAZING

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