“Could You Put Your Light On, Please” was the opening song to Harry’s first album, TAXI. This phrase best describes Harry. He was a light in the dark valley. He knew where we were coming from.
It’s unfortunate that I was born after Harry died (I was born in 1985). I first heard Harry Chapin when my dad played GREATEST STORIES LIVE on our loud stereo. My dad agreed to let me “own” the album. I listened to every song. Soon, I came to “own” another Chapin album – LAST PROTEST SINGER, an album of unreleased material released eight years after Harry’s death.
Finally, I begged my mom and dad to have VERITIES & BALDERDASH album, and I got it for Christmas. Every song on there had great meaning, especially “What Made America Famous?”
As of May 5, 2002, I have the privilege of owning the following albums –
VERITIES & BALDERDASH
GREATEST STORIES LIVE
GOLD MEDAL COLLECTION
LAST PROTEST SINGER
BOTTOM LINE ENCORE COLLECTION
I hope to have as many Harry Chapin albums as I can. This is a VERY slow process. Well, I think I’ve bored you enough.
In conclusion, I want to say that Harry was a light who could put his light on…..Thanks Marc
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