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What's your Top 10 acoustic singer/songwriter songs?
This one's nipping at its heels if it hasn't already surpassed it:
(takes a while for the song to get going in the video; definitely worth it)
Other acoustic classics of mine:
* Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
* Volcano - Damien Rice
* Ritual Dance - Michael Hedges (original and as remade by Kaki King)
* She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes
* Over the Hills - Led Zeppelin
* Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
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Monte Montgomery- Six String Wooden Friend & his version of "Sara Smile" Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lonnie Mack - Oreo Cookie Blues Eagles - Seven Bridges Road Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle Don Maclean - American Pie Jim Croce - pretty much the entire album with Operator, Time in a Bottle, etc Joni Mitchell - Big yellow Taxi. Tom Prasada-Rao - Sleeping Beauty. Noting like a great story set to music.
I imagine that you mean songs originally done as essentially solo performances, as opposed to songs by an ensemble. So James Taylor (for example) could belong on this list, but not Led Zeppelin. Even though one of us could do a great solo rendition of a Zep tune (like maybe "Tangerine"). I also assume it's fair game to list a song made famous by a band but also noteworthy as a song done solo by the song's composer (such as Townshend's later solo versions of songs he wrote for The Who)
In that case, these are my 10 favorite ones to do in no particular order (which is different from the s/s songs I admire most, since there's many I can't do well enough for public consumption .png" alt=":smileyhappy:" title="Smiley Happy" />)
The Wild One, Forever (Tom Petty)
Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
Tuesday's Dead (Cat Stevens)
Folsom Pinball Blues (Cash/Townshend)
Behind Blue Eyes (Townshend)
If You See Her Say Hello (Dylan)
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)
River (Joni Mitchell)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (as done by Willie Nelson)
She's the lady of the light
Yellow incandescent night
Tiger eyes burning bright
In the understory
I can't see the forest
For the branches and the leaves
But I believe
I do believe
"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."