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Thread #127313   Message #2840055
Posted By: pdq
15-Feb-10 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Country Singer Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: Country Singer Gordon Lightfoot
"From 1965-1970 Red Shea was in the famed trio that cut several timeless albums for United Artists and went on to record with Lightfoot during his even more celebrated Reprise Records era. Shea left the touring band in 1970, but continued to record with Lightfoot until 1975. He hosted his own Canadian variety show, played with Ian Tyson, and became band leader for Tommy Hunter's TV show in the 1980s on CBC.

Lightfoot met Red Shea in 1960 while they both worked on the CBC country series, Country Hoedown, Lightfoot as a member of the Singin' Swingin' Eight and Shea as a member of the Red & Les Trio. The trio was made up of Red, his brother Les and bassist Bill Gibbs.

Album Discography credits with Lightfoot include: Did She Mention My Name, Sunday Concert, Sit Down Young Stranger, Summer Side of Life, Don Quixote, Old Dan's Records, Sundown and Harmony (released in 2004). He is also credited on albums by James & The Good Brothers, the Good Brothers (Live), (Ol' Eon) Ian Tyson, and (The Innocent Age) Dan Fogelberg."