Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

Wifie and I rang in the new year in style.

My classic rock band, "Two-Bit Eddie," played the VFW, and we kicked butt! I'm in the process of downloading the video; what little I heard through the headphones sounded really good.

About 15 of our friends joined us, pulling tables together until we had one really long table.
The band had worked long and hard, practicing 10 hours per week most weeks during the three months I've been with them. Our hard work paid off with tight arrangements and crowd-pleasing medleys.
Here are the songs we played:
Set 1
I Can't Turn You Loose (Otis Redding)
Let the Good Times Roll (Muddy Waters/traditional)
Can I Change my Mind (Tyrone Davis)
Devil with a Blue Dress (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Raise your Hand (Eddie Floyd / Bruce Springsteen)
Sittin' on The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Daydream (Lovin' Spoonful)
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
Mellow Yellow (Donovan)
Hold on I'm Coming (Sam & Dave)
Don't Worry Baby (Beach Boys)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Set 2
Wooly Bully (Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs)
I'm Ready (Muddy Waters)
Peter Gunn Theme/Pink Cadillac (Henry Mancini/Bruce Springsteen)
California Sun (The Riverias)
Love Potion No. 9 (The Clovers)
Ain't no Sunshine (Bill Withers)
96 Tears (? & The Mysterians)
Hanky Panky (Tommy James & The Shondells)
Doo-Wah-Diddy (Manfred Mann)
Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd)
I've Been Loving you too Long (Otis Redding)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
But it's Alright (J.J. Jackson)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
What'd I Say (Ray Charles)
Set 3
Feelin' Alright (Joe Cocker)
Auld Lang Syne (traditional)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Caldonia (Muddy Waters)
Let's Get Stoned (Joe Cocker)
Revolution (Beatles)
When a Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
The Weight (The Band)
Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
Surfin' U.S.A. (Beach Boys)
Louie, Louie (Kingsmen)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
That's Life (Frank Sinatra)
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1 comment:

Genevieve said...

I enjoyed the list. :) I'm glad that the night went well.