2019 (Bristol) South West Jam Song List Discussion

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FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
edited April 11 in Events
This is the Discussion where confirmed attendees can nominate the song(s) that they would like to play on the day at Factory Studios, Bristol. 

Please include;
  • The title of the song.
  • The artiste version or arrangement on which your performance will be based.
  • The instrument part(s) that you can play for that song.*
  • Whether you can sing that song.
  • The key in which you need that song to be performed.


I am toying with the idea of a transferrable voting system. Nominate one preferred song and a couple of alternatives. That way, it might be possible to reach wider agreement over what should be played on the day.

If, for example, there were ten requests for Status Quo cover songs, it should be possible to reach a compromise over which song(s) people prepare thoroughly for the session day. 

Take it as read that certain perennial favourite songs are likely to be nominated. The only decision to make will be the unruly bickering over who gets to play on them.




* Volunteers to play the bass guitar part will be especially welcome. This would give the 'house bassist du jour an occasional break for food, coffee, lav and smoking.










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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    edited April 22

    The Google Sheet song list suggestions are listed here.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hSy_Jj1QRBDN2J891bAiarYNVKkkcH7RhTGFzQMCnAI/edit?usp=sharing

    Your spreadsheet host is @markblagdon. Only he can grant editing permission. 



    The matching Spotify playlist of the song suggestions is here:-

    https://open.spotify.com/user/markblagdon/playlist/6kuy5a0gJWq4oVVX2BFgIk?si=5AM2BJKrTdi-6ww6AvBhDQhttp://

    Be seeing you.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    edited May 11

    CONFIRMED SONG LIST

    All Right Now 
    Born to Be Wild
    Comfortably Numb
    Ironman 
    Just Like Heaven
    Motorcycle Emptiness 
    My Hero 
    Rock And Roll 
    Rocks
    Sit Down   
    Teenage Kicks 
    You Really Got Me 

    ONE PERSON SHORT OF CONFIRMED SONG LIST

    Alive 
    Be Yourself 
    Girl From Mars
    Pump It Up



    If you have not already done so, please put your name down for any songs on which you wish to play. Where there is sufficient demand, there will be more than one opportunity to perform each song. :)

    If there is any song that you feel strongly should be reinstated to the lists above, use private messaging to assemble a line-up for that song, then, contact me or Brocco. 

    Ithenkew.
    Be seeing you.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4492
    edited March 14
    Rock n Roll
    Led Zeppelin (Album version, LZ IV)
    Rhythm / Lead Guitar
    Probably not but I'll try to growl it out if needed
    Key of E works fine or Eb if anyone can be arsed tuning down

    As alternatives:

    Bad Company
    Bad Company (Album Version)
    Rhythm / Lead Guitar
    Not a chance
    Key of Eb (This can be transposed quite easily to other keys which aren't so difficult to sing. If you can do Neil Young, you can probably do this but it's not exactly easy in Eb)


    If you want Blood (You got it)
    AC/DC (Highway to Hell)
    Rhythm / Lead Guitar
    Not a chance and it can't be transposed really. Needs a good singer to pull this off.
    Key of A.

    These are just suggestions to start with that are do-able.
    I have no real burning desire to play these or any songs for that matter, I want to be there to help on the day and back people up if needed so whatever songs I learn and prepare will only be for that and if I don't get to play any songs on the day that's perfectly cool. 
    I might be up to other stuff there on the day if I'm not needed to play and if that's possible.

    If I am then I'll be happy to step in and play/sing whatever I can. See how it goes.

    I can play bass but have no equipment here to practice with.
    If I can borrow a bass and a practice amp I can brush up enough to cover bass guitar on the day, again if needed.

    I can also bring a comprehensive tool kit and fix/set up whatever is needed on the day if anyone needs that.



    Learn the riff, but learn from the riff.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    Thank you @Alnico for getting the ball rolling.

    (Erm, Rock And Roll is actually on Zep IV.)  :3
    Be seeing you.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4492
    edited March 14
    Thank you @Alnico for getting the ball rolling.

    (Erm, Rock And Roll is actually on Zep IV.)  3
    HAHAHA

    There endeth my rough day.
    Edited but I'll hold my hands up to my Faux-Pas here.
    Nice one.

    (The bloody albums are right on front of me too !!!)
    LOL.
    Learn the riff, but learn from the riff.
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  • martmart Frets: 3331
    Comfortably numb
    Pink Floyd (The Wall album version)
    Lead or rhythm guitar
    Vocals if needed, although it’d be Gil-less rather than Gilmour.
    Bm

    or:
    All right now
    Free (Fire and Water album version)
    Lead guitar or bass
    No vocals, I cannot sing this
    A

    or:
    Motorcycle emptiness
    Manics (preferably the Forever Delayed version 5:06 edit)
    Lead guitar
    No vocals, can’t sing this either!
    E


    I can play bass on a couple of other songs too if that’d help, provided they’re not Jaco levels of difficulty.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    mart said:
    All right now - Free (Fire and Water album version) - Lead guitar or bass
    Tell ya what, let's split the bass guitar duties on that one between us. I'll play the verses if you take the choruses and solos. ;)
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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1288
    Hey I've got a bass and happy to spot where needed.  My main instrument is guitar so it'll be fun for me to play bass.  I can sing in a high rock voice and do lead guitar too.  Happy to help out wherever
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    Thank you. Your offer to spot for the song nominations of others is most welcome. Do not forget to nominate a song or three for yourself. 
    Be seeing you.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 6090
    I'm not too fussed what I get up too as I've done a fair few of these jams now. I'd like to do some bass, and sing some stuff or even hit the pots and pans if drummer needs a break (as long as you don't mind a four to the floor beat with a few fills)!

    I'll hit up a guitar if there's space on something I know, or bash out some rhythm while singing. Think of me as a shit version of @roberty and you'll be on the right track! I'll be lower in the vocal range I've no doubt.

    As for nominations; I'll chuck in a couple of jam classics / easy thrashes that have room for interesting stuff. I know I can sing these, and play if required: 

    Sit Down - James 
    I can sing this and play the little lead fills / mini solo, or bash out rhythm or bass 

    Teenage Kicks (duh) 
    Sing and either rhythm or bass

    Girl from Mars - Ash

    Sing and rhythm 

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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 869
    edited March 25


    Let me start with a couple of suggestions:


    Rocks - Primal Scream.

    Any, I like the Memphis tapes version

    Lead/rhythm

    I can’t sing

    The Key of A


    The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi.

    Are You Experienced Version

    Lead/rhythm

    I can’t sing

    The key of F Maj


    Other ideas include Ironman and Alive by Pearl Jam.

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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    Thanks, MPD.

    As always with Hendrix material, the vexed question is tuning. Everyone in Standard or everyone dropped to Eb?
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    The question of retuning seems to generate some strong views for/against - should we make a decision for the event as a whole or track-by-track?

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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 869
    edited March 25
    Thanks, MPD.

    As always with Hendrix material, the vexed question is tuning. Everyone in Standard or everyone dropped to Eb?

    I think TWCM Are You Experienced version is in standard. So I suggest standard tuning.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    edited March 25
    Brocco said:
    The question of retuning seems to generate some strong views for/against - should we make a decision for the event as a whole or track-by-track?
    Good question.

    A dedicated Hendrix/SRV fiend probably has a Stratocaster especially for playing "in position" in Eb. Keyboard players might be able to cheat by means of a Global Transpose button. A five string bass guitarist might get away with playing down one string and up four frets. (CUE: Bridgehouse quips about real bassists not requiring frets.) A four string bass guitarist will be seething. 


    I think TWCM Are You Experienced version is in standard. So I suggest standard tuning.
    Thank Clapton for that.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    In an attempt to encourage your song nominations, here is a list of suggestions from the organisers for you to improve upon. 

    Hands Open - Snow Patrol
    20th Century Boy - T. Rex
    Basket Case - Green Day

    Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
    Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Song 2 - Blur
    Your Touch - The Black Keys
    Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
    Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
    Boredom - Buzzcocks (or Magazine)
    The Cross - The Squiggle Formerly Known As Prince 
    Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
    Tusk - Fleetwood Mac

    As your friendly neighbourhood song list organiser, I am supposed to remain neutral. That said, I would be very pleased to receive nominations for some Sly Stone, Richard Thompson or Frank Zappa pieces.  :)


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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1288
    Just Like Heaven by the Cure?  Very simple chord structure.  I can play bass and sing this one :-)
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  • roberty said:
    Just Like Heaven by the Cure?  Very simple chord structure.  I can play bass and sing this one :-)

    I'd be up for that, great tune.
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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1288
    roberty said:
    Just Like Heaven by the Cure?  Very simple chord structure.  I can play bass and sing this one :-)

    I'd be up for that, great tune.
    Come unto ye with thy flangers
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1156
    Anyone fancy Foo Fighters Hero ?


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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1288
    spark240 said:
    Anyone fancy Foo Fighters Hero ?
    Up for anything mate gtr bass vocals
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    spark240 said:
    Anyone fancy Foo Fighters Hero?
    Oi! No representation without taxation. :o

    I cannot accept song nominations from anyone who has not paid the event fee.
    Be seeing you.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 6090
    At this stage, there are so few of us, we're getting a set each! 


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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1156
    edited April 1
    spark240 said:
    Anyone fancy Foo Fighters Hero?
    Oi! No representation without taxation. o

    I cannot accept song nominations from anyone who has not paid the event fee.
    Oops !....just remind me where / who we actually send payment to ? 

    Song suggestion not to be considered until payment has cleared , thank you.;-) 

    Oh....subject to payment being accepted....Im happy to do some Bass if required ....


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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    edited April 1

    At this stage, there are so few of us, we're getting a set each! 

    The performer running order could be determined by drawing lots. No list for me to organise.  3
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @spark240 - Paypal payment of £27 to jamsouthwest.tfb@musician.org (please be sure to include your tFB moniker and payment reference of "Bristol" in the notes)
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 1094
    +1 for Rocks - Primal Scream.

    im playing and singing that at the Woking jam in two weeks, happy to play on that again and just play the rhythm bits and might learn a few of the horns bits on guitar.

    will think of my suggestions, is there a list/google sheet of what’s proposed so far?
    Karma......
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4668
    edited April 1
    is there a list/google sheet of what’s proposed so far?
    There is a list. It resides in an Excel spreadsheet in my Mac. At present, to look at the spreadsheet for very long risks snow blindness.

    I do not subscribe to Google. Therefore, I cannot provide a Google sheet. 
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 6090
    @Funkfingers if you PM me I'll be happy to host it / provide screengrabs 

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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    Here's a thought - in addition to nominating songs that we would like to play on, how about we also suggest tracks we would like to hear performed by a 'house' band (in the hope that some make onto the final tracklist)?  

    My personal nominations would be:
    Janis Joplin - Move Over (Slade version)
    CSNY - Almost Cut My Hair
    Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver 
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