Monday, June 01, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Race Among the Ruins' by Gordon Lightfoot

Watched a couple more "James at 15" episodes over the weekend, including the one where his best friend from Oregon visits Boston, having been diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. (Yes, I cried and cried and cried.) I'd forgotten how generous the show was with popular music from the era, a time when popular music was very good. In addition to some nice ones by James Taylor, the Steve Miller Band, Foreigner and Simon & Garfunkel, I was especially moved by the inclusion of "Summertime Dream" and "Race Among the Ruins" by the great Gordon Lightfoot.

From the album "Summertime Dream," which also included the epic hit "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

1 comment:

uptonking said...

I love Gordon. He is not given nearly enough credit. He knew his craft. He wrote some amazing songs. Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway... so many. And his voice. One of a kind. A great storytellers voice, comforthing and knowing. Thanks for remembering him.