About 6 months ago I purchased my first double bass (I had played electric bass some 30 years ago). I always wanted to learn to play the acoustic bass after years of listening to straight ahead and swing Jazz. I am finally getting comfortable around the fingerboard where I can find the notes. (I can go from low E and up two octaves.) I havent tried the thumb position as of yet. I have been working with the Simandl book to get started. I am finishing up my last MBA class next month, so I hoping to use my spare time after that to develop my bass playing. My hope is to be able to play some songs by summer and try to meet up with other newbies to play some music. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a list of about 10 songs that would be good to learn? This would be both to develop my bass playing and to be able to have a foundation of songs that other musicians would most likely know a few of as a common starting point. The first song I have been working on is Satin Doll. Any advice or information would be appreciated.