Monday, April 11, 2011

Gordon Lightfoot - Voice Your Choice

Gordon Lightfoot was born on November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario and became one of the most respected songwriters of the folk music era. Many of his songs have been recorded by other artists, one example being Peter, Paul & Mary, who had a big hit with Early Mornin' Rain. Early in his career, having honed his writing and singing in Toronto's Yorkville district in the '60s, he recorded for Chateau Records and later with United Artists. For a long time he was managed by a music industry colleague of mine, Al Mair.

This week on Voice Your Choice we focus on two of his later recordings for Reprise Records:  If You Could Read My Mind (Top 5 hit)and Sundown ( #1 Gold record). Which song do you prefer? Come to the Treasure Island Oldies Voice Your Choice page and make your selection. The song with the most votes will be played during Hour 3 of next week's show.