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Saturday night I had about 20 people pogo-ing along with me every time we came out of the chorus and back into the riff of Smoke On The Water. Last chorus and into the 4 times through the riff the entire bar was pogo-ing along with me. Has to be that one for me, but I should not watch too much Edward V before a gig because I start jumping up and down and running in place. It was a hoot. Some kid told me he would never expect a gentleman of my age to not only pogo around but to not miss a lick doing it. Satisfying!

 

Then Freebird. Poge-d them out of that one too. That would be a favorite jam too.

 

I think Rocky Mountain Way too. Sweet Emotion when we get that one out once in a while. Day of the Eagle, that one is exhausting but a whoot to slow jam out the end. And sometimes when we close with I'm Yer Captain Closer to Home I cut loose at the end, that's a favorite song all around.

 

I'm sure there's a bunch more others already mentioned. Green Grass High Tides but I don't get to do that much any more. La Grange.

 

Better stop now.

 

rct

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Some of our band's favorite jams are:

 

Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band - my wife plays the flute parts on that song and me and the other guitarist take turns playing lead. This is probably our longest jam song.

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd - always a fun jam tune.

Zombie - Cranberries - played this with another band last Wednesday and it's a fun progression to jam on and solo over. Worked well with two guitars.

Whipping Post - Allman Brothers - very fun song to play live. A little bit for everyone.

Crossroad Blues - Cream - great jam tune.

Already Gone - Eagles - another fun one.

Waitin' for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top - back to back jams.

 

There's probably a few others that I'm not thinking of but those are some songs that we play that occasionally turn into jams and last much longer than the recorded versions.

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...La Grange...

So VERY many but it's hard to beat that old chestnut in the 'pure-fun' stakes.

 

'Honky Tonk Women' is always pretty good for a laugh.

'Black Magic Woman'...

Clapton's reggae-esque version of 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' has been a favourite of mine since the '70s and I still get a kick out of it.

 

Pip.

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So VERY many but it's hard to beat that old chestnut in the 'pure-fun' stakes.

 

'Honky Tonk Women' is always pretty good for a laugh.

'Black Magic Woman'...

Clapton's reggae-esque version of 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' has been a favourite of mine since the '70s and I still get a kick out of it.

 

Pip.

 

Yeah I brought the band his reggae Heavens Door and we did it like that for a long time. Recently we changed it up to more rock-ish, but no GnR references if you know what I mean.

 

And a glass to go along with it, of course:

 

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rct

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