The Last New Tunes You Rehearsed.

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  1. Roger Tessier

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    Jeez, we have been so busy we haven't had a chance to get together but a 2 week break and we learned 6 new songs for our set list. We do songs pretty much note for note so I have to give it to my guys for being spot on.

    Tell me about you latest add-ons. Here are ours.

    DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley
    BABY BLUE Badfinger
    YOU MAY BE RIGHT Billy Joel
    PANAMA Van Halen
    I RAN Flock of Seagulls
    KYRIE Mr. Mister
     
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    A funked up version of Teddy Bear (same song as Elvis did, but ours is nothing like it)
    Tightrope - SRV

    I've also learned several Bob Seger tunes, but we never can seem to get them quite right, so we dropped them (mainly because Bob sings a lot higher than you would think, and transposing just didn't do it)

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    Water of Love - Dire Straits
    Playing it in a 3-piece on my Electric Nylon-string.
    Works pretty good.
     
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    Doc Watson's early version of "Deep River Blues"
    Bert Jansch's "The first time ever...."
    Trying to emulate Tony Rice flaticking in a fingerpicking styel, eg his version of "Last thing on my mind"

    This is all about technical challenges rather than learning tunes.
     
  5. drmcclainphd

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    Putting together a set with some very oldies, I picked up:

    Good Rockin' Tonight, Roy Brown
    Straighten Up And Fly Right, Nat King Cole
    Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar, Don Raye,
    Good Rockin' At Midnight, Roy Brown

    Not a one newer than 1950. I'm not using yet, but will, the oldest Rock and Roll song, recorded in 1929, written in 1904, by Charley Patton:



    I was also looking for the oldest boogie woogie, but was dismayed to find it is the third variation of the second section of Beethoven's 32nd (and last) sonata: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4a5_1384908010&comments=1
     
  6. trev333

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    My school band needed a new song for their set.. they chose Riptide....
    we sorted out the chords for the guitars Am G C and a beat for the drummer... the vocalists knew the words.... we were playing it through by the end of the session....and we're playing it at the school fair on saturday for the first time after 2 practices....:cool:

     
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    Our group just added a few newer country songs to the set list:

    Somethin' 'Bout A Truck- Kip Moore
    Good Corn Liquor- Steeldrivers
    Buy Me A Boat- Chris Janson
    How 'Bout You- Eric Church

    All of them are fun to play and get the crowd moving.
     
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    We're working on a stripped down arrangement of the Allman Brother's "Blue Sky" for the trio. We're also working up an obscure Norman Greenbaum song called, "The Day They Started Selling Beer in Church." Fort Collins is a beer town, so I thought it was appropriate. We're playing on the 19th, so hopefully we'll have them down by then.

    A couple of others that we're thinking of are "Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn and "Good Shepherd" by Jefferson Airplane. Got to keep it interesting.
     
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    High Rolling Train - Wayne Hancock
    That's All - Genesis

    That's an odd pair right there.
     
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    We are working on an arrangement of Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back, with steel guitar and myself doing the harmony leads. We are also working up a version of Rodney Crowell's Ashes By Now, and just added Scuttlebuttin from SRV.
     
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    Got 'acousticy' recently as my wife has a new one and wants to learn some too.

    May you never - John Martyn
    Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard from the film cool Irish music film 'Once'

    and some predictable Simon and Garfunkel that I'll remember the name and first chord of when the drummer gets to ...4! Hopefully.
     
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    Uptown Funk , did it at the last couple gigs. That song is MONEY with the red wine soccer mom crowd.
     
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    Crocodile Rock-don't know how we are going to pull it off, without a piano or keyboard player. But the singer still wants to sing it.
    Say It Ain't So-not a big Weezer fan. I just remember the band doing a video, using "Happy Days" scenes in their video.
    Something-like the song, just never have had to play it before.
    Santeria-again, don't know that much about Sublime but the reggae groove is cool and the singer does a good job on this number.
     
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    The most recent songs we've added to our set lists include -

    That's Alright Mama
    You Never Can Tell (Teenage Wedding)
    King of the Road

    I next wana add the Jungle Book song (I wana be like you)... should be fun. :D
     
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    Just tonight we started brown sugar and rock and roll hoochie koo.
     
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    Life of Sin--------------------- Sturgill Simpson

    Whiskey River-----------------Willie Nelson

    Sad House, Big Party---------Marty Stuart

    Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye---Charlie Daniels

    Waitin’ For a Long Time------The Highwaymen

    Take Me Back To Tulsa-------Bob Wills
     
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    I am the Walrus-Beatles

    Rain Song-Led Zepplin

    Take Me Out-Franz Ferdinand

    Are you Gonna Be My Girl-Jet
     
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