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Would be nice to see whats on you guy's personal set list these days (that you dig on playing in public or at home).

Im always looking to be turned on to some new tunes cause the radio sure doesn't do it.

 

I was practicing with a couple of friends this past fall/winter who do a lot of playing out,and this was the list

which was my portion or that I was trying to do.

But Mom died, and Ive not sang a note in nearly 2 months).

I can talk,I can write,I can play..I just can not sing.

 

*Norwegian Wood

*The sun ain't gonna shine anymore (Walker Bros)

*Mrs.Brown You've got a lovely Daughter (H.Hermits/T.Courtenay)

*It Makes no difference (Band)

*James(Camera Obscura)

* Come Back Darling (Johnny Osbourne)

*It's Impossible (UB40)

*There She Goes (La's)

*Slow Down(Beatles)

*Don't Let the sun catch you crying) Pacemakers

*Just my Imagination(Cranberries)

*Ain't no sunshine(Withers)

*When you say nothing at all (R.Keating)

*Satisfaction Guaranteed (Firm)

*Little Bit Me,Little Bit You(Monkees)

*Traces(Classics IV)

*Written in Sand(Santana)

*My Baby Loves Lovin(White Plains)

*Bluebird (Rockshow)(McCartney)

*And I love her

*Im not the one(Cars)

*Boy with the thorn in his Side (Smiths)

*Till the next Goodbye(Stones)

*Ordinary Day (D. O'Riordan)

*Hang on to Yourself(Bowie)

*Where are we now(Bowie)

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It really depends on the gig and time of year.

 

Last two I cleaned up for performance were my old versions of "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Make Me Up a Pallet on Your Floor." Yup, pretty folkie. But prior, the fingerstyle jazz "Misty" and whatever you'd call "Last Steam Engine Train."

 

I like to do about anything I like, depending where I am... That's one advantage to doing mostly fingerpickin'.

 

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Funny you ask, MB. I just collated my stack of lyrics and key/chord notes to try and focus on fine tuning a grouping of songs I'd like to perform better from memory. Here's a few of the 150 or so songs I can fight my way through;

 

Paul Simon - The Boxer, Armistice Day, American Tune, America ( Kathy's Song )

Tom Petty - The Waiting, Here Comes My Girl, Listen To Her Heart, Breakdown

Hank Williams - I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You.

Lowell George - Willin'

Neil Young - The Loner, Losin' End, 4 And 20 (CSNY), Alabama, Mr. Soul, Cinnamon Girl, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why

Tom Waits - Jersey Girl, Ol' 55

Stones - I Got The Blues For You, Love In Vain, Moonlight Mile, Country Honk, Salt of the Earth

Beatles - In My Life, Mother Nature's Son, Things We Said Today, Don't Let Me Down, Every Night (Paul), Oo You, I'm So Tired, Cry Baby Cry

Kinks - Holiday, Sunny Afternoon

Calvin Carter - I Ain't Got You

Allmans - Come And Go Blues

Tull - Look Into The Sun

Pure Prarie League - Aimee

Radiohead - Creep

JTaylor - You Can Close Your Eyes

New Riders - Panama Red

Big Bill Broonzy - Key To The Highway

John Prine - Illegal Smile, Angel From Montgomery

The Band - Whispering Pines, Unfaithful Servant, Jemima Surrender, Evangeline

Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World

Beachboys - Do It Again

Dave Grohl - My Hero, Everlong

Hayes Carl - She left Me for Jesus.

PFloyd - Mother

 

 

So many songs...so little time.

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I don't really have a set list - depends on who I am playing with and our mood.

 

But here are some that tend to get played a whole lot:

 

Cigarette Blues - Bo Carter

Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell

Hesitation Blues - Rev. Gary Davis

Shining Moon - Lightnin' Hopkins

Water Song - Hot Tuna

Nobody Knows You When Your Down and Out - Bessie Smith version

Prodigal Son - Stones

Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson

Mann's Fate - Hot Tuna

Pig Meat Strut - Big Bill Broonzy

Me and the Devil Blues - Robert Johnson

Little Bit o' Soul - Music Explosion

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Ok, into the wayback machine we go. On a given afternoon, in no particular order...

 

Chump Man blues

PD Blues

Hesitation Blues

Cocaine Blues (Rev Davis)

Trying to Get Home

Light of the World

Cat Man Blues

Johnson City Blues

Milwaukee Blues

Canned Heat Blues

Peavine

Special Rider

Come on in My Kitchen

By Bye Baby Goodbye

Great Dream from Heaven

9 lb hammer

Deep RIver Blues

Southbound (Merle Watson)

It Takes a Train to Laff

Talco Girl

Payday (John Hurt)

Vestapol

God Dont Ever Change

Jesus on the Mainline

Skin Game Blues

Slidell Blues (P. Geremia

Leaving Shelby (original)

 

Soon to come: Twist it Babe (Bo Cater), I am a Pilgrim, T for Texas

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Here`s my set list from last weekends little campfire gig in Flintshire, ably aided by my mate Marcus.

 

1) Weather with you (Crowded House).

2) Oblivious (Aztec Camera).

3) Is that Love (Squeeze).

4) Wish you were here (Pink Floyd).

5) The Mountain (Own composition).

6) Lola (Kinks).

7) A day in the life (The Beatles).

8) True life stories (Own composition).

9) Hung Up (Paul Weller).

10) America (Simon & Garfunkel).

11) Up the Junction (Squeeze).

12) Four Seasons in one day (Crowded House).

13) Bad Moon rising (C.C.R.).

14) Sunny Afternoon (Kinks).

 

It went down pretty well apart from a couple of forgotten lines here and there!

With the pair of us playing Mahogany backed Gibson J-100 Xtra`s, we almost looked like the Everly Brothers. [biggrin]

 

Steve.

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I love that song and it is a hoot to play. We like to end the night with a bit of good old rock and roll. We have been talking about working out a version of Music Machine's "Talk Talk"

 

We used to do that one too.Never really got the words.

My brother did like Keith Moon on that one.

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Interesting split between sets consisteing of pop-rock stds and sets focusing on trad material (acoustic originals). Question--where are all the folkies? The open mikes in these parts are heavy on Robert Earle Keen, Ian Tyson, Nancy Griffith, Kate Wolf, and the like.

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Interesting split between sets consisteing of pop-rock stds and sets focusing on trad material (acoustic originals). Question--where are all the folkies? The open mikes in these parts are heavy on Robert Earle Keen, Ian Tyson, Nancy Griffith, Kate Wolf, and the like.

 

I've never heard of any of these people.I thought I got one when I got to Tyson I quickly realized it was not the musical variety.. : )

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I've never heard of any of these people.I thought I got one when I got to Tyson I quickly realized it was not the musical variety.. : )

Heh. Keen (Ride) and Griffith are from Deep in the Heart of Texas. Canadian Ian Tyson (of Ian & Sylvia fame) writes great Cowboy ballads (The Gift, Navaho Rung, Old Double Diamond, Summer Wages). WEll worth a look.
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... Mom died, and Ive not sang a note in nearly 2 months).

I can talk,I can write,I can play..I just can not sing.

 

Mersey,

 

I am sincerely sorry to hear you lost your Mom... we only get one Mom in this life. My mother died in December, and I still tear up when I think about her. The world was a better place with her in it.

 

Your voice will come back. Think of the good times with your Mom. Did she like it when you played and sang? If so, play for her and sing from your heart... you will find your voice. One song I added to my list just for Mom... "Will the Circle be Unbroken" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band... sing it down and dirty newgrass-blues style, it will make your heart feel lighter.

 

BD

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Mersey,

 

I am sincerely sorry to hear you lost your Mom... we only get one Mom in this life. My mother died in December, and I still tear up when I think about her. The world was a better place with her in it.

 

Your voice will come back. Think of the good times with your Mom. Did she like it when you played and sang? If so, play for her and sing from your heart... you will find your voice. One song I added to my list just for Mom... "Will the Circle be Unbroken" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band... sing it down and dirty newgrass-blues style, it will make your heart feel lighter.

 

BD

 

Thank You BD..(and Jeff )

What a loss a mom is.

God bless you and your mom

 

My mom had a powerfull voice. Till the end she sounded like a young girl and when she called out to us, the glasses in the room rang.

You know that Prince Spaghetti commercial in the old days..my mom was one of those yelling out of the apartment window ...n..i..k..o... my old friends still remember.

Though she had an incredible voice, she thought the whole music thing with us guys would not amount to anything and should only be a hobby, and like most Greek parents, real work or education,was what led to success.

 

An old friend of mine said you know the Greeks believe the spirit stays on the earth for 7 days afterwards..

Because of that, I decided to go on that last day before her departure from this earth, to all of the places we had lived & been together these last years, in case this was true.

 

On the fifth day sitting in the kitchen..I looked up at that sky and saw those really low to the ground fast moving dark clouds that you never really see around here,I have only seen these when I was in England..

I thought to myself, she must be in Germany today... (She was one of the first Greek women to be taken from Greece to a German Concentration Camp.)

On that last day we went to all of the places we lived together in Astoria & Jamica(QueensNY) and walked all of the streets where I did my cross,and thanked God for this mother & I love you mom.

That last hour till 8:45PM in front of the house where she was the most happiest.

 

Thanks for recommending this song.

I heard it in passing and mention about the coffin and I don't think I can sing that. But I will give it a good listen and the lyrics..

The one that stuck to me was "The Sun Aint gonna shine anymore" Walker Brothers.

For my poor mother who really had such a terribly hard life..

 

The sun isn't gonna shine anymore.

The moon isn't gonnna rise in the sky.

The tears were often clouding her eyes.

 

Emptiness is a place your in.

With nothing to lose.

And no more to win.

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore.

 

I've taken to doing it like this cover..

All the best and thanks again BD

 

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Well not some much a personal set, here's an entire song list from the working duo that I'm in with a long time comrade and partner in crime. We get out about once a month at local lounges and pubs. I've been working with this guy since 1977/78, after a long hiatus we decided to get it rolling again this past winter. I play piano as well so we've got about a half a set of piano based tunes in here, more to come as we move along. We have more songs than we need to cover a night.. (at least 2 extra sets. - our goal is to get enough material to cover 2 nights without repeating a song.)

 

 

 

1. Against The Wind

2. Aint No Sunshine

3. Allison

4. Before You Accuse me

5. Better Be Home Soon

6. Blackbird

7. Can’t You See

8. Crazy Love

9. Crying

10. Danny’s Song

11. Desperado

12. Dock Of The Bay

13. Don’t Be Cruel

14. Don’t Mess Around With Jim

15. Downstream

16. Dream

17. Dust In The Wind

18. Fire

19. For Your Time

20. For What It’s Worth

21. From the Beginning

22. Good Riddance

23. Gravity

24. Hallelujah

25. Have a Little Faith

26. Have You Ever Seen The Rain

27. Heart Break Hotel

28. Hold On

29. I Only Want To Be With You

30. If

31. Just Remember I Love You

32. I’ll Be

33. Imagine

34. In My Life

35. I Will

36. I’ve Got A Name

37. I’ve Just Seen A Face

38. Kansas City

39. Killin Time

40. Knockin on Heavens Door

41. Layla

42. Lay Lady Lay

43. Let It Be

44. Like A Rolling Stone

45. Pink Houses

46. Senior Moments

47. Seagull

48. Shaving Cream

49. She’s Got A Way

50. Small Town

51. Streets Of London

52. Tears In Heaven

53. Two Of Us

54. Who’ll Stop The Rain

55. Wild World

56. Wish You Were Here

57. Yesterday

58. Your Song

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Blue Wily Fox’s Play list

 

Dylan:

Girl from the North Country

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Lay Lady Lay

I’ll be your baby tonight

 

Beatles:

Yesterday

Here, There, and Everywhere

In My Life

No Reply

Still My Guitar Gently Weeps

Her Majesty

All You Need is Love

Let it Be.

My Sweet Lord

Oh Darling

Something

No Reply

Here Comes the Sun

 

James Taylor:

Wandering

Bartender Blues

Steamroller Blues

 

Elvis:

I can’t help falling in love with you

Are you lonesome tonight

 

Blues:

 

Love in Vain (Robert Johnson)

When did you Leave Heaven (Bill Broonzy)

Tabacco Rd. (J.D. Loudermilk)

Malted Milk (Robert Johnson)

San Francisco Bay Blues (jesse fuller)

Nobody Knows you when you're down and out (Bessie Smith version)

 

Msc.

Smuggler’s Waltz (Tom Waits)

Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)

Mercedes Benz (Janice Joplin)

Farmer Song (Murray Mclauchlan)

Someday Soon (Ian Tyson)

My Girl (Smokey Robinson)

Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Somewhere over the rainbow(Harold Arlen)

Back home again (John Denver)

Please don't talk about me when I'm gone (Leon Redbone version)

Ain't mis-behavin' (Leon Redbone version)

Good time Charlie's got the blues

Wasting away in Margarita Ville

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A few songs I used to really dig playing with the full band,that sounded good were,

 

Those were the days (Cream)

Deuce(Kiss)

Everybody wants to rule the world(Tears for fears)

Touch and go(Cars)

Little Red Rooster(Stones)

Light my fire(doors)

Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)

 

Really good drummer..difficult human being : )

 

Liked playing Time Waits for No one (R.Stones)

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