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On September 23, 2016.

On September 23, 2016, “Cooking Viny;” label released “Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad”, an album of field recordings made by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, as they performed in waiting rooms and trackside at railway stations on a journey between Chicago and Los Angeles in March 2016. The album was produced by Billy Brag and Joe Henry.

Personnel:

  • Billy Bragg – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Henry – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
  • Ryan Freeland – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  2. The L&N Don’t Stop Here Any More – Jean Ritchie
  3. Midnight Special – Huddie Ledbetter
  4. Railroad Bill – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  5. Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams; Jimmie Davis
  6. KC Moan – Tewee Blackman
  7. Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
  8. In the Pines – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. Hobo’s Lullaby – Goebel Reeves
  11. Railroading on the Great Divide – Sara Carter
  12. John Henry – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  13. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

On March 20, 2020.

On March 20, 2020, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Solo”, the 22nd Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Grant Avenue Studio” in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Doidge – recording, mixing
  • Amy King – mastering
  • Patrick Duffy – design
  • Carl Dunn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Oh So Sweet
  2. E-Motion
  3. Better Off
  4. Return Into Dust
  5. Do You Walk, Do You Talk
  6. Just A Little Bit
  7. Easy Flo
  8. Dreamdrift
  9. The Laughter We Seek
  10. Why Not Give It a Try

In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “East of Midnight”, the 17th Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded January 1985 – March 1986, at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot and David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – main vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Vern Dorge – alto and tenor saxophone
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mike Heffernan – keyboards
  • James Newton Howard- synthesizer, percussion, keyboards
  • Sheree Jeacocke – harmony vocals
  • Barry Keane – percussion, drums
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Bob Mann – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Marx- harmony vocals
  • Lou Pomanti – Hammond organ
  • Tom Szczesniak – synthesizer, bass, keyboards
  • Vesta Williams- harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Stay Loose
  2. Morning Glory
  3. East of Midnight
  4. A Lesson in Love
  5. Anything for Love – Gordon Lightfoot, David Foster
  6. Let it Ride
  7. Ecstasy Made Easy
  8. You Just Gotta Be
  9. A Passing Ship
  10. I’ll Tag Along

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “Endless Wire” the thirteenth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in November 1978, at “Eastern Sound Studios” in Toronto, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot- vocals, six and twelve-string guitar, high-string guitar, electric guitar
  • Terry Clements – lead guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Tom Szczesniak – bass guitar
  • Pee Wee Charles – steel guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Doug Riley- orchestration, piano
  • Jack Zaza – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Daylight Katy
  2. Sweet Guinevere
  3. Hangdog Hotel Room
  4. If There’s a Reason
  5. Endless Wire
  6. Dreamland
  7. Songs the Minstrel Sang
  8. Sometimes I Don’t Mind
  9. If Children Had Wings
  10. The Circle Is Small

 

On January 25, 1996.

On January 25, 1996, Albert Bernard Grossman died aged 58. He was entrepreneur and manager, best known as manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Todd Rundgren, Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian & Sylvia. In 1969 he built the “Bearsville Recording Studio” near Woodstock, and in 1970 he founded “Bearsville Records”.

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Old Dan’s Records”, the ninth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lenny Waronker. The album won the 1974 “Juno Award” for “Folk Album of the Year”, and Gordon Lightfoot won the same award as “Folk Singer of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – guitar, vibes
  • Rick Haynes – bass
  • Terry Clements – guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar, classical guitar, dobro
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Dave Brown – percussion
  • Bruce Good – autoharp
  • Larry Good – 5-string banjo
  • David Bromberg- slide dobro
  • Nick De Caro – piano, orchestral arrangements
  • Ollie Strong – steel

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Farewell to Annabel
  2. That Same Old Obsession
  3. Old Dan’s Records
  4. Lazy Mornin’
  5. You Are What I Am
  6. Can’t Depend on Love
  7. My Pony Won’t Go
  8. It’s Worth Believin’
  9. Mother of a Miner’s Child
  10. Hi’way Songs

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “United Artists” label released “Back Here On Earth”, the fourth Gordon Lightfoot studio album. It was recorded in September 1968, at “Bradley’s Barn” in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Elliot Mazer.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Red Shea – lead acoustic guitar
  • John Stockfish – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Long Way Back Home
  2. Unsettled Ways
  3. Long Thin Dawn
  4. Bitter Green
  5. The Circle Is Small (I Can See It in Your Eyes)
  6. Marie Christine
  7. Cold Hands from New York
  8. Affair on 8th Avenue
  9. Don’t Beat Me Down
  10. The Gypsy
  11. If I Could

In September 1965.

In September 1965, “Elektra” label released “Fifth Album”, the fourth Judy Collins album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Mark Abramson.

Personnel:

  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Danny Kalb – guitar
  • Eric Weissberg– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Takas – bass
  • Bill Lee– bass
  • Chuck Israels– bass, cello
  • John Sebastian– harmonica
  • Jerry Dodgion – flute
  • Richard Fariña– dulcimer
  • Robert Sylvester – cello
  • William S. Harvey – design
  • Jim Frawley – photography
  • Jac Holzman- production supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Pack Up Your Sorrows – Richard Fariña
  2. The Coming of the Roads -Billy Edd Wheeler
  3. So Early, Early in the Spring – traditional
  4. Tomorrow is a Long Time -Bob Dylan
  5. Daddy You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  6. Thirsty Boots -Eric Andersen
  7. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  8. Lord Gregory – traditional
  9. In the Heat of the Summer – Phil Ochs
  10. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
  11. Carry It On – Gil Turner
  12. It Isn’t Nice  (live) – Malvina Reynolds

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Columbia” label released “We Had It All”, the tenth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “Nova Studios” in Marble Arch, and was produced by Del Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocals
  • Del Newman – arrangements
  • Roslav Szaybo – artwork
  • Joseph – photography

Track listing:

  1. Low Down Freedom – Billy Joe Shaver
  2. We Had It All – Donnie Frits, Troy Seals
  3. Black Rose – Billy Joe Shaver
  4. Ride Me Down Easy – Billy Joe Shaver
  5. You’re Young and You’ll Forget – Jerry Reed
  6. The House Song – Robert H. Bannard, Paul Stookey
  7. What Ever Happened to Saturday Night – Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon
  8. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
  9. Old Five and Dimers Like Me – Billy Joe Shaver
  10. Delta Dawn – Alex Harvey