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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 12:25 PM
Looking for some advice. If you had a band and wanted to cover some Allman Brothers tunes, which two or three would you start off with? I've got a band and, as big fans of the ABB, we're struggling a bit to select songs we want to cover. The issue is whether or not to select songs WE like that may be a tad obscure to the general audience but more desirable for big ABB fans to listen to OR to play the stuff that everyone knows from the radio, knowing it may get a better response. What do you think?
 
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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 12:32 PM
I think you should play the songs that portray the most passion. If YOU GUYS love the music and play it with fire, the crowd will pick up on that....

and away you go...

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 12:38 PM
play what you play best........then progress.

you may love E-Reed or BH Woman > but playing them might not be within your reach?

depends on general band skill level to a large extent.......Melissa not too tough.......Les Brers > good luck.

either way play some without fear or care........!!

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 01:49 PM
Play Jessica!

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 02:46 PM
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play what you play best........then progress.

you may love E-Reed or BH Woman > but playing them might not be within your reach?

depends on general band skill level to a large extent.......Melissa not too tough.......Les Brers > good luck.



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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 03:56 PM
Hey thanks for the advice. We pretty much already adhere to that philosophy (do what you do best and people will dig it) but we're really just trying to find the right mix. At the moment, we have about three in our rotation including Whipping Post, Southbound and Soulshine and get pretty good feedback on them. Whether we not we're worthy...that's to be decided by the masses but we love the band and do our best.

You can have a look if like. Just a note...this is a link to our site so if you don't want to see a sample of the aforementioned tunes, don't click the link!

http://www.rockinwithremedy.com/gallery/video-gallery

What I'm really trying to ascertain is whether or not YOU, as fans of the band, would appreciate a local band trying to play those tunes if you were out chillin' at a bar, because YOU are the people we want to come listen!

Thanks for the feedback!

[Edited on 4/13/2009 by theremedyband]

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 05:20 PM
Remedy........are you the singer? > you sound strong willing to let it fly......stay with that.

lead guitar is solid with nice tone.

keep it up man.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 09:35 PM
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Remedy........are you the singer? > you sound strong willing to let it fly......stay with that.

lead guitar is solid with nice tone.

keep it up man.


Indeed...that's me with with the vocals and thanks for the props and the advice. Appreciate all the help we can get. It's really just a nice outlet for a bunch of guys with more important day jobs but it doesn't keep us from trying to put forth our best effort. Plus, we genuinely LOVE the music...and hope that shows.

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 11:00 AM
more details.........

tell your drummer to schitt can the high hat when he plays ABB........especially W-Post.

playing light or full out on the ride cymbal is the sound you want........if he is nutts for this stuff like I am > have him buy a 22 inch Zildjian Med Ride.

no electric drums neither.

 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 11:03 AM
Make sure your bass player is up to it if you suggest Hot 'Lanta...

 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 12:00 PM
I'd just say........................"Play all night"

 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 01:38 PM
The Bands skill level has a lot to do with it...but it's probably best to start off
with something uptempo and fairly simple. Gives everyone a check of volume and
sound.

 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 01:53 PM
Well, it wasn't actually a "band", but a group of guys that set foot on stage at a blues jam for the first time together...we actually pulled off "Liz Reed" without a hitch...followed by a killer "Whippin' Post". For that one night only, we got really lucky. At the rare subsequent jams that the 5 of us got together again, neither song has come off with the intensity (or tightness) of those original performances.

In my current band, we do "One Way Out", "Melissa" & "Whippin' Post" (along with the plethora of usual Skynyrd tunes and MTB's "24 Hrs At A Time" and "Can't You See")...even after a few years of playing them regularly, they're not nearly as good as those blues jam versions with the thrown together group.

 
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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 02:03 PM
"Midnight Rider", "Melissa", "Don't Keep Me Wonderin" are somewhat straightforward, at least in structure. Wait a while before "Leave My Blues at Home", though...

 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 03:20 PM
That's awesome! Great advice from all and much appreciated. Just the kind of reinforcement I was craving!
 

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  posted on 4/13/2009 at 04:03 PM
I'd go with a tune that is not as commonly known such as

Leave My Blues at Home

 

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  posted on 4/14/2009 at 05:54 PM
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I'd go with a tune that is not as commonly known such as

Leave My Blues at Home


Now see that's the issue. No doubt I dig that tune and the band does too...no question. But the issue is whether or not the rest of the audience will tune out when we start playing it cause they don't know it. It's a tough position to be in, yes? Do you play music for self fulfillment and personal satisfaction or do you allow the masses to dictate what you play because they fill up the bar that the owner pays you for playing and filling seats in?

The cool thing is that we've had people come out to many of our gigs who never knew the song, "Soulshine." Many of them now know it though because we play it and that's a pretty damn cool feeling. To know that you've turned some people on to some great music they never knew existed...a very powerful feeling!

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  posted on 4/14/2009 at 07:33 PM
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I'd go with a tune that is not as commonly known such as

Leave My Blues at Home


Now see that's the issue. No doubt I dig that tune and the band does too...no question. But the issue is whether or not the rest of the audience will tune out when we start playing it cause they don't know it. It's a tough position to be in, yes? Do you play music for self fulfillment and personal satisfaction or do you allow the masses to dictate what you play because they fill up the bar that the owner pays you for playing and filling seats in?

The cool thing is that we've had people come out to many of our gigs who never knew the song, "Soulshine." Many of them now know it though because we play it and that's a pretty damn cool feeling. To know that you've turned some people on to some great music they never knew existed...a very powerful feeling!

Thanks for your reply!


If you play it well and with heart the audience will love it....you have to remember that you can't please everyone so no matter what song you pick there are going to those that like it and those that don't. If you pick a song that you think the crowd will like but the band can't get behind the tune how well do you think it will come off......probably not to well....play what you like play it from your heart...find those in the audience that are grooving to and play it for them....and F#$%^&K those that don't...if they aren't having a good time it's their fault...not yours

 

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