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Suggest Some Groove-Rock

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Smallmouth_Bass, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I am looking to pitch some groove-rock material to one of the bands I am playing with. Do you have any suggestions? Either stuff your band plays that goes over well or songs you enjoy listening to and stuff that is danceable.

    The type of stuff I am thinking about is:
    High Road Easy - Sass Jordan
    Jealous Again - The Black Crowes
    Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
    Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
  2. For some Canadian content how about "Oh What a Feeling" by Crowbar?
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  3. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    That sounds pretty good, although it might be too ambitious on vocals and with no keyboards!
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I'm not sure how you're defining groove rock, not sure what you're really looking for, and I'm not sure how well this will go over in your area. Or any area :).

    I AM sure that this is one of the most fun, grooving songs I've had to learn in the past 2 years, so I'm posting anyway.

  5. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    That would qualify, although I would like to stick to mainstream hits. I am not familiar with the song, but it sounds good.
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  6. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    That song was a hit. It reached about number 20. Any classic rock fan will recognize it.
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  7. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Early Chicago
  8. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Then it's just me. Maybe I am not old enough or doesn't get enough air time in my area.
  9. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    We all miss 1 once in awhile. If someone suggests a song I don't recognize I hit wikipedia to see where it charted.
  10. Corbusier


    Feb 21, 2018
    Alright Now by Free.
    The album version rocks, grooves, then rocks again.
    It was written by the bass player.

    I Got a Line On You by Spirit.
    Song came out in the 60s, but the 1984 YouTube video is amazing.

    Already Gone by The Eagles.
    Im not sure it grooves, but it does rock and is the only Eagles song I can still listen to.

    Never Been Any Reason by Head East.
    Great bass with drums solo.

    LA Woman
    Not main stream, but a great song that grooves. The bass on the song was played by Elvis' Bass player.

    My opinion.
    I hope this helps.
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  11. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Played this one for over 20 years and it filled the dance floor everytime!

    but you need a good singer!


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  12. Deak


    Feb 28, 2016
    Low Rider by War comes to mind. Nice smooth groove.
  13. "Rock Candy" by Montrose. A singer I played with for a while said you needed at least one song per set where a girl could grind her hips...

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  14. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A few that might fit:

    "The Mexican" by Babe Ruth
    "Freedom" by Hendrix
    "Proud Mary" by CCR
    "Take Me To The River" by Al Green
    "Come on dudes, let's get it on"
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  16. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    We already do two of those, although our version of "Take Me To The River" leans more towards The Commitments version and "Proud Mary" is a bit of a hybrid of CCR and Tina Turner.
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  17. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
    I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty
    Stealin’ - Uriah Heep

    These songs are “money” 99% of the time.
  18. Awesome bass lines in that tune, OMG
  19. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Not sure if it's your thing, but we do a grooved out version of Gin and Juice- (the Gourds version) that seriously kicks. Also Quinn the Eskimo- keep the line deep and groovy on the e string and it moves some serious rumps and people sing along too.

    Feelin allright is really good too. We rarely put it in the actual setlist, but makes for a great impromptu encore when you need to pull one out of the back pocket. Often times will start it with walk on the wild side and mash into it.
  20. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    My band plays "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone and people love it. It has had a resurgence lately being in the Guardians of The Galaxy movie and on a TV commercial. The bass parts groove and are fun to play.

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