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Lesser Known Standards

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Tom Baldwin, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. What are some more obscure standards you guys like to play? Here are some of mine, in no particular order:

    Everything I Loathe
    A Pretty Girl Is Like a Malady
    I've Grown a Culture on her Face
    I Dismember You
    Sweet Lo Mein
    I'm Getting Semi Mental Over You
    Love For Scale
    Lover, Back Up To Me
    What Is This Thing Called Lunch
    The Girl with Emphasema
    Thou Smell

    Bring 'em on!
  2. When your liver has gone
    If I were a bull
    Chick to chick
    I let a song go out of my fart
  3. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    I Can't Give You Anything But Gloves
    You Nork, You Nork
    Green Coughin' Street
  4. What is this thing called? love.
    There will never be another ewe.
  5. Beautiful But(t)

    The Days of Swine and Noses

    Black Orifice (or, A Way, Has His Wife, With A Tool)

    Chartreuse Porpoise Boulevard

    In a Sorta Mental Mood

    Bela by Barlight
  6. I'm In the Nude For Love
    Green Endorphin Street
    Lullaby Of The Loaves
    Kissed A Sadist
    Satan Doll
    Silver's Gatorade
    Angel Thighs
    Lullaby of Turdland
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    You're leaving out the Irish tunes


    or how about
    I'M AN OLD FASCIST (I love the moonlight...marches that is!)
    AUTUMN LEAVES (so why won't you)

    and that perennial rhythm section favorite

  8. Butt Beautiful (check out the centerfold)
    Maid in Porridge
    All Snooze
    Alice's Underband
    A Bone Together
    A Froggy Day
    Black Bile
    Constipation (how'd ja miss that one?)
    Cork and Bottle (just going down the table of contents here)
    Dear Old Stockboy
    Don't Frame Me
    Easy to Loathe
    How Intransitive
  9. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    • (Sh)it Could Happen to You
    • Getting Semen All Over You
    • I Remember You (And All the ****ed Up **** You Used to Do)
    • Alice, Your Pants Are Down
    • You Stepped Out the Latrine
  10. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    OK, now this has fallen over into the gutter (from a recent set list):

    • Sweet Sue, F**k You
    • A Smooth Bum
    • InnaMelloTonaDaVida
    • Honey, suckle Rose
    • I Loved Paris
    • Killer Fred
    • Small, the Things You Are
  11. Musty
    Orange Coloured Guy
    Days of Swine and Roaches
    Enema Solitude (In my Servitude)
    Dude, in ya go.
  12. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    From Whitney Houston;

    "I'm Shaving Off My Muff For You"
  13. Rock 'n' roll too?

    Schmuck on the Water
  14. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio

  15. Ed,

    How about posting those lyrics again?
  16. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I thought you'd never ask....

    With thanks to John Ray and apologies to countless clueless tenor players everywhere

    You don't know
    where one is,
    you never know the changes or the form.
    Your playing is so far below the norm
    And you don't know
    where one is.

    You don't know
    what beats are,
    you cannot tell beat one from and of 3.
    Just how lame can one poor fella be?
    And you don't know
    where one is.

    Don't you know
    the key or chords
    for tunes you claim you're knowin'?
    No wonder
    you sound so lost
    once you've started blowin'.

    I can't tell
    from your line
    whether you're in 3 or in 5/4.
    I tell you this and tell you one thing more,
    you don't know
    where one is.
  17. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    What I did Today
    Fat and Lonely

    Not to mention my favorite Hal Galper Standard:

    The Night has 500 Eyes.
  18. Czars Fell on Ali Baba
    You Bite Up my Wife
    Goon Fight in Vermont
    One Note Santa
    Thanks for the Mammaries
    Smog Gets In Your Eyes
    Car Rust
    My Heart Belongs to Flabby
    Don't Got a Round Gut Any More
  19. My One and Only Glove (I think that came from Chick Corea's collaboration with Michael Jackson)
  20. My Stoolish Fart
    (I don't stand) in Most of my Pants with Poo
    In The Nude