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What Song Have You Been Playing the Longest?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ddewerd, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Lowbassnotes

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    I don't know if it is the one I have done the longest, but I have sung The Fever (Bruce Springsteen) since 1975 and get requests for it all the time. It is one of my showcase type songs.
     
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    Walk Don't Run.

    Been playing it for now over fifty years. (And still love doing so!) :)




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    Julia Dream PF was the first song we figured out the chords for by listening to the LP...

    one of my classmates in highschool had an acoustic guitar, I used to go to his place after school to play records and try and learn guitar playing ...

    It was kind of amazing to play along to a PF song on the guitar and the chord changes matched up... and slow enough to play as a kid....

    it was a "their guitars are the same as ours" moment... "it's ALL on here"....

    yeh, Julia Dream is burnt into my music brain.... :)
     
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    Good question... for me its ZZ Top's Jesus Just Left Chicago. I remember my first guitar teach some 30 years ago showing me that climbing down lick during the turnaround. I still enjoy playing it.
     
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    Not any one that has been completely continuous, because of different band styles, but here's a few that come around frequently:
    You Ain't Goin Nowhere - done in the Byrds' style
    The Weight
    Stormy Monday
    Swingin' Doors
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    Dead Flowers
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
     
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    Probably the opening lick to Smoke on the Water. The first song I learned by ear was Gone Country, by Alan Jackson. The first song I learned the solo to was (I think) Take it Easy by the Eagles.
     
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    Great riff!
     
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    Gloria...first song I ever learned. Still play it.
     
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    Still play the first song I learned to play the chords from start to finish. But I've never played it with any band I've been in!
    5 long years by Colin James
     
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    Paranoid by Black Sabbath. First song I learned a solo to. I never get sick of playing that tune.
     
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    Played and sung live Bad Moon Risin' by CCR in1971 (I was 15).

    For Australians , and others in the know, Ëagle Rock by Daddy Cool, same year,
    my 50 something next door neighbour still likes me to turn that one up for her-a
    real piece of Australian heritage. "Check it out on youtube!!
     
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    Georgia Satellites - Hands to Yourself

    Our first band played it (was a new release), and my current band was playing it when I joined as a staple. Strangely despite being overplayed and overdone for years, I never have gotten as sick of it as you might think. And crowds usually dig it, so who am I to argue.
     
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