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I would say, John Denver would be preferred over them two, if it's like heart and Americana soft rock. Not sure if that's a genre, but I would stick all them in there, if it was.




Apples and airplanes…. I like John Denver, but he would definitely be lumped in with the ’sensitive singer/songwriter’ types that were especially popular in the 70s and early 80s, like Fogelberg and James Taylor, both of whom, IMO, would get the edge over John Denver in that genre.


ETA Kenny Loggins would also be in that genre, and he also did it better than John Denver
 

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Apples and airplanes…. I like John Denver, but he would definitely be lumped in with the ’sensitive singer/songwriter’ types that were especially popular in the 70s and early 80s, like Fogelberg and James Taylor, both of whom, IMO, would get the edge over John Denver in that genre.


ETA Kenny Loggins would also be in that genre, and he also did it better than John Denver
How can you be so correct here and so wrong in the OP?
 
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Apples and airplanes…. I like John Denver, but he would definitely be lumped in with the ’sensitive singer/songwriter’ types that were especially popular in the 70s and early 80s, like Fogelberg and James Taylor, both of whom, IMO, would get the edge over John Denver in that genre.


ETA Kenny Loggins would also be in that genre, and he also did it better than John Denver

As soon as a find out who Fogelberg and James Taylor is I will have a point of reference.

Kenny Loggins? That is commercial rock, Denver shouldn't be insulted this way.



This is classic, does that make Springsteen the winner




This one has a good beat, but which song is better? Maybe this will settle the debate?!?!
 

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As soon as a find out who Fogelberg and James Taylor is I will have a point of reference.

Kenny Loggins? That is commercial rock, Denver shouldn't be insulted this way.



This is classic, does that make Springsteen the winner




This one has a good beat, but which song is better? Maybe this will settle the debate?!?!
You’ve intimated that your preferred style is 3 chords and yelling into a mike (which is fine)
I don’t think you’ll pick up what James Taylor is putting down
 
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You’ve intimated that your preferred style is 3 chords and yelling into a mike (which is fine).....Exceptionally fine!
I don’t think you’ll pick up what James Taylor is putting down

Taylor kinda reminds me of Eric Clapton. Yeah, probably not my cup of tea, but at least putting effort in trying to hear what people listen to.



Quick add...

Just looked at guitar tab of Born in the USA, that is a two chord song, yelling in the mic. Why the animosity to three chord rock?!?! Seems so, On n’est pas sorti de l’auberge ! lol
 
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As soon as a find out who Fogelberg and James Taylor is I will have a point of reference.

Kenny Loggins? That is commercial rock, Denver shouldn't be insulted this way.



Being 100% serious , if you honestly dont know who Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor even are.. then you should probably sit out any thread even remotely connected to anything musical… unless you’re under like 25 yrs old i guess, but even then…



Also, yes , KL did have some mega hits from movies- Top Gun, Footloose, Caddyshack… but the first thing I think of when i think of him, and im guessing most folks who know a thing about music think of- are his singer/songwriter classics, both with Loggins & Messina, and solo: Danny’s Song, House at Pooh Corner, This Is It, Whenever i Call You Friend, Heart to Heart, and on and on and on…. If anything, KL definitely bleeds over into the Yacht Rock genre.. but he is primarily a singer/songwriter, then YR/soundtrack god….
 

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Taylor kinda reminds me of Eric Clapton. Yeah, probably not my cup of tea, but at least putting effort in trying to hear what people listen to.



Quick add...

Just looked at guitar tab of Born in the USA, that is a two chord song, yelling in the mic. Why the animosity to three chord rock?!?! Seems so, On n’est pas sorti de l’auberge ! lol
What animosity? I said there wasn’t anything wrong with it

anyway, lighting a candle instead of cursing your lack of candle


while I can’t say I’m the biggest fan folgeberg fan, I am a sucker for father/son songs and this is a good one

 
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anyway, lighting a candle instead of cursing your lack of candle


while I can’t say I’m the biggest fan folgeberg fan, I am a sucker for father/son songs and this is a good one





For anyone unfamiliar with Fogelberg, the best move would be to click off of this thread, click onto the youtubes and type in Run for the Roses and Same Auld Lang Zyne (sp?).. May not be everyone ‘s cup of tea, but will definitely give you an idea of what this guy (RIP) was all about.

As for JT- i mean, Fire & Rain, Carolina in my Mind, the aforementioned Sweet Baby James- all would be a good start.
 

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For anyone unfamiliar with Fogelberg, the best move would be to click off of this thread, click onto the youtubes and type in Run for the Roses and Same Auld Lang Zyne (sp?).. May not be everyone ‘s cup of tea, but will definitely give you an idea of what this guy (RIP) was all about.

As for JT- i mean, Fire & Rain, Carolina in my Mind, the aforementioned Sweet Baby James- all would be a good start.
But if we were making recommendations, I’d offer Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and Don McClean before Dan Fogelberg
 
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But if we were making recommendations, I’d offer Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and Don McClean before Dan Fogelberg




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Ok…. On this, i guess we can agree to disagree… i guess.


McLean only had two or three great songs, one of which falls into the ‘can never to listen to it again ‘ category we were talking about earlier.. I never ‘got’ Chapin- the taxi cab song, and the radio station song- though Cats in the Cradle is obviously a classic…. Lightfoot is exceptional, matter of fact watched a new documentary about him a few months ago that yall should check out if you haven’t…. Cat Stevens was one of the greatest ever, but i just dont think he was ‘Fogelberg-esque’ really.. not sure what category I’d put him in…. Jim Croce, well- i have a connection with him and his music that would require an entirely separate thread to get into…. My dinner’s almost ready, but maybe later…. But none of the above guys mentioned were *better* than Fogelberg.. Though some were just as good.
 

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Ok…. On this, i guess we can agree to disagree… i guess.


McLean only had two or three great songs, one of which falls into the ‘can never to listen to it again ‘ category we were talking about earlier.. I never ‘got’ Chapin- the taxi cab song, and the radio station song- though Cats in the Cradle is obviously a classic…. Lightfoot is exceptional, matter of fact watched a new documentary about him a few months ago that yall should check out if you haven’t…. Cat Stevens was one of the greatest ever, but i just dont think he was ‘Fogelberg-esque’ really.. not sure what category I’d put him in…. Jim Croce, well- i have a connection with him and his music that would require an entirely separate thread to get into…. My dinner’s almost ready, but maybe later…. But none of the above guys mentioned were *better* than Fogelberg.. Though some were just as good.
agree to disagree is fine - with James Taylor, i'd have the ones i mentioned in the A list and Dan F as a solid B
i'm curious to hear how you'd tease apart Cat Stevens and DF
and of course we need to hear the Jim Croce story
 

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I wonder how many lawyers, guns, and money could be successfully withdrawn to effectively-and-efficiently silence and quiet this nonsensical, odd and bizarre musical artist "compare and contrast" online SSR EE board discussion.
 

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