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easy jazz/blues standards?
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need some suggestions for fairly uncomplicated but nice sounding songs to add to the new band's setlist. It's gonna be a mix of covers and originals.

Right now we've got:

Feeling Good (going somewhere between the Nina Simone version and the Joe Bonamassa version)
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Ella Fitzgerald - Cry Me a River
Etta James - At Last
Beatles - Oh Darling
George Benson - Summertime
Jeff Beck/Imelda May - Remember walking in the sand, and Mr. Jailer
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Allman Bros - Stormy Monday
Clapton - Layla (a jazzified version of the Unplugged version)

Kinda looking for something that can go nicely in a smokey jazz lounge but with a bit more attitude.
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#2
I'll toss some ideas your way:

B.B. King - Thrill is Gone
Jonny Lang - Darker Side
Dead Weather - I Can't Hear You
Black Keys - These Days
Any song by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
Mike Ness - No Man's Friend
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking
Santana - Black Magic Woman
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Rolling Stones - I Got the Blues
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits - Virginia Avenue
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#3
Kansas City works most anywhere,Blues 101.
Do as thou wilt . Aleister Crowley
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#4
ehhh. I don't wanna do blues 101. It's boring and predictable.

4th year seminar in blues.... that I could definitely go for.
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(06-23-2015, 06:50 PM)Snake Aces Wrote: I'll toss some ideas your way:

B.B. King - Thrill is Gone
Jonny Lang - Darker Side
Dead Weather - I Can't Hear You
Black Keys - These Days
Any song by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
Mike Ness - No Man's Friend
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking
Santana - Black Magic Woman
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Rolling Stones - I Got the Blues
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits - Virginia Avenue

Nice stuff! thanks man. Some of those are gems. I forgot, but I wanted to do SIBLY and discussed it with my singer a few weeks ago. I have to work up the courage to not screw it up horribly.
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#6
I know a few licks from SIBLY but I've never really sat down and learned the whole thing. That solo is insane as fuck though. Not impossible but it would take me some time for sure.
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#7
I'd probably use a few cues to hit the familiar/awesome peaks, and fill in the spaces with my own improvisation.

Wouldn't want to play it note for note anyway

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(06-24-2015, 04:41 PM)CTN Wrote: I'd probably use a few cues to hit the familiar/awesome peaks, and fill in the spaces with my own improvisation.

Wouldn't want to play it note for note anyway

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That's how I'd tackle that song too for sure. The only Zeppelin song I've ever played note for note including the solo is Whole Lotta Love. Much easier to learn than most of their songs. 
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#9
Dont do Black Velvet, that song is a punchline for cover bands with female leads.
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#10
it's so good though!
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