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i need help! no, seriously

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by basswilli, Oct 28, 2001.


  1. ok, here's the situation
    a few friends and i want to play at an upcoming school event.
    i play bass (quite well), jess drums (quite well), corey plays guitar (not too good), another guy plays guitar quite well, and joe and chris each play saxophone excellently.
    we are thinking about doing green onions by booker t and whoever else does the song
    i wanna know if there are any other songs that are sorta jazzy that utilizes the instruments i have mentioned, because we have the opportunity to do more than one song. it would also help if the songs are recognizable, because it is my theory that if we play recognizable songs, we as a group will be recognizable. Also, it would be helpful if the songs were not overly long and sorta easy for everyone, seeing as we don't have much time left to prepare for the gig. if you can make out what i said, all suggestions would be appreciated:D
     
  2. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I think a sax version of Moondance by Van Morrison would sound pretty good.
     
  3. Great choice, also "What you won't do for love" by Go West...
     
  4. you guys should play The Chicken !!!
     
  5. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    i second this motion! :D we played this live at a jazz night, and it rocks - very easy keys for the saxophonists to play in, and the rhythm section can get up to some pretty funky stuff too (i played a nice little slapped intro when we did it).
     
  6. Well, the song that we play ith 2 guitars, bass, drums and sax (ans trumpet) is Soulman by Sam and Dave. Very easy but also very cool to play. And everybody knows that song so the crowd will go bananas (no, seriously).
     
  7. good work guys, keep those songs comin, i am looking for more songs that don't have any singing in them, because no one sings, and i want songs that have a good tempo, not extremely fast, but not slow.
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    "Stand" by Sly and the Family Stone. Not exactly Jazzy, but a great feel good tune.