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gatturaje 06-25-2004 06:54 PM

While on a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine, I did a side trip to see the Bangor Lumberjacks Baseball team in Bangor, Maine.

And of course, like in all baseball games, there is music between the innings. One inning they started to play "sundown" as it is unusal to hear a Gordon Lightfoot song at a baseball game today. As the song started out, it has that guitar beginning, but then, the vocal was someone doing the words in "spoken" rap and very clearly. And the chorus was the normal chorus from the song. It was interesting to hear, as I have no idea who did that version of Sundown, as I don't follow rap nor do I plan to buy that recording.

I did email the baseball team to see if they could help me in who this singer is.

If I hear from them, which I don't think I will, I will let all know about it.

Mike Marmer
Germantown, Maryland

Mike M 06-25-2004 06:54 PM

While on a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine, I did a side trip to see the Bangor Lumberjacks Baseball team in Bangor, Maine.

And of course, like in all baseball games, there is music between the innings. One inning they started to play "sundown" as it is unusal to hear a Gordon Lightfoot song at a baseball game today. As the song started out, it has that guitar beginning, but then, the vocal was someone doing the words in "spoken" rap and very clearly. And the chorus was the normal chorus from the song. It was interesting to hear, as I have no idea who did that version of Sundown, as I don't follow rap nor do I plan to buy that recording.

I did email the baseball team to see if they could help me in who this singer is.

If I hear from them, which I don't think I will, I will let all know about it.

Mike Marmer
Germantown, Maryland

Auburn Annie 06-25-2004 07:31 PM

That's Elwood's rap version of SUNDOWN. See http://www.blastro.com/artists/artistpage/Elwood.html

Auburn Annie 06-25-2004 07:31 PM

That's Elwood's rap version of SUNDOWN. See http://www.blastro.com/artists/artistpage/Elwood.html

BILLW 06-25-2004 08:54 PM

Mike,

I'm not a rap fan but that Elwood (that's the group name) version is very good, for what it is. A very respectful cover version.

Bill http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif

stationmaster 06-25-2004 10:49 PM

Well that was very interesting. Not exactly my kind of "Sundown" but it was well done. Would have been nice to see Gord in there somewhere!

[This message has been edited by stationmaster (edited June 25, 2004).]

Jim Dundee 06-26-2004 12:56 PM

That's a real treat. What a great rendition of the song. It captures the feeling of it really well.

I also love that disco version of If You Could Read My Mind that was done for that movie "Club 54" or whatever it was called.

John

donquixote 06-26-2004 12:56 PM

That's a real treat. What a great rendition of the song. It captures the feeling of it really well.

I also love that disco version of If You Could Read My Mind that was done for that movie "Club 54" or whatever it was called.

John

gatturaje 06-26-2004 01:18 PM

Thanks Annie for the link to the song, including the video part. Again, interesting and well done, but I will stick to the original version. Something for me to pass along to my folk friends not on this format! LOL!

Mike Marmer
Germantown, MD

Mike M 06-26-2004 01:18 PM

Thanks Annie for the link to the song, including the video part. Again, interesting and well done, but I will stick to the original version. Something for me to pass along to my folk friends not on this format! LOL!

Mike Marmer
Germantown, MD

vlmagee 06-26-2004 01:33 PM

Well, Stationmaster, Gordon is in there. That's his 12 string in the intro. Elwood sampled it. Surely you don't think anyone else could play it quite like that, do you?

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Tyler 06-26-2004 02:23 PM

Thanks Annie, not too bad, my computer kept buffering and it ws sort of choppy. But I can't imagine Gord "rapping it" the original is still the best.

brink 06-26-2004 02:23 PM

Thanks Annie, not too bad, my computer kept buffering and it ws sort of choppy. But I can't imagine Gord "rapping it" the original is still the best.

stationmaster 06-26-2004 05:50 PM

Thanks Val, I kind of thought that was Gord but I thought it was recorded!


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