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    List'em. I'm doing some old classic "rock" stuff, like Beatles, CSN, some more soulful older stuff, some stuff done as recently as the end of the last century (doing "Better Man" by Pearl Jam, Creep by Radiohead, etc) Finally a couple things covered by and from Tony Bennet, Harry Belafonte,Ray Charles, Steve Goodman, willie Nelson, etc...



    Almost anything will work. We have 2 guitars, vocals and harmonies, and my partner has all kinds of magical boxes to add synth sounds like strings, etc Somehow he plays guitar and bass at the same time through one of those things... Also have a drum machine, don't know if we'll use it or not. I also play a digital acoustic or electric piano occasionally.



    looking to do a 3 hour setlist that I can do for the wine crowd and be home by 9:30!



    What songs are you guys doing that I can steal?
    <div class="signaturecontainer">The &quot;artist&quot; formerly known as RKO</div>

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    Some songs that I feel are better with two guitars:



    Wish You Were Here

    Ventura Highway

    For What It's Worth



    Also I have found that Mellencamp and Petty songs seem to bridge generations. You just can't go wrong with songs like Mary Janes Last Dance, Freefallin', Pink Houses, and Jack and Diane.
    Bob.
    Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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    • #3
      Blue Bayou

      I Believe In Music

      Me and Bobby McGee

      Leroy Brown

      Song Sung Blue

      Margaritaville (and/or as a medley with) Changes In Latitude

      Your Momma Don't Dance

      Listen To The Music

      Bye Bye Love

      almost any Simon and Garfunkel



      All work well in a duo setup with good harmonies ....



      almost forgot ..... Jamaica Farewell for the Belafonte piece



      Paul

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by OldTwelver
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        Blue Bayou

        I Believe In Music

        Me and Bobby McGee

        Leroy Brown

        Song Sung Blue

        Margaritaville (and/or as a medley with) Changes In Latitude

        Your Momma Don't Dance

        Listen To The Music

        Bye Bye Love

        almost any Simon and Garfunkel



        All work well in a duo setup with good harmonies ....



        almost forgot ..... Jamaica Farewell for the Belafonte piece



        Paul




        I'm doing or have done a LOT of these. Including Jsamaica Farewell, but that's way to easy for Belafonte. Try Jump in the Line...
        <div class="signaturecontainer">The &quot;artist&quot; formerly known as RKO</div>

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by wkendhacker
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          I'm doing or have done a LOT of these. Including Jsamaica Farewell, but that's way to easy for Belafonte. Try Jump in the Line...




          Yeh, that'll work, if one of you wears a plaid dress and floats above the stage



          Paul

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by OldTwelver
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            Yeh, that'll work, if one of you wears a plaid dress and floats above the stage



            Paul




            I just go up in the air, come down in slow motion...
            <div class="signaturecontainer">The &quot;artist&quot; formerly known as RKO</div>

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            • #7
              These are some of the ones I used to do routinely in a duo. There were many more but memory is what it is. I think we had on averages 3-4 songs per artist. No Dylan. My partner did not appreciate the man for some odd reason. Never told me why, I never asked, either.



              Lucky Man - ELP

              Norwegian Wood - Beatles

              Old Man - N. Young

              After The Gold Rush - N. Young

              Needle And The Damage Done - N. Young

              Leader Of The Band - D. Fogelberg

              4 & 20 - S. Stills

              Change Partners - S. Stills

              Helplessly Hoping - S. Stills

              While My Guitar Gently Weeps - G. Harrison

              Here Comes The Sun - G. Harrison

              Yesterday - P. McCartney

              I'm Sorry - J. Denver

              Country Roads - J. Denver

              Wedding Song (There Is Love) - N. Stookey

              John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic

              Sad Lisa - C. Stevens

              The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head - C. Stevens

              This Song Has No Title - E. John

              Your Song - E. John

              Madman Across The Water - E. John

              Yellow Brick Road - E. John

              The Boxer - P. Simon

              America - P. Simon

              Cathy's Song - P. Simon

              Two Hangmen - M. Proffit

              Buffalo - M. Proffit

              Vincent - D. McLean

              Wounded Bird - G. Nash
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Be back when I get back. TTFN.</div>

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              • #8
                List of songs from my duo, which has now evolved into a 4 piece



                Amie

                And I Love Her

                And Then She Kissed Me

                As Tears Go By

                Ballad of Thunder Road

                Blackbird

                Candyman

                Coming Into Los Angeles

                Dead Flowers

                What a Day for a Daydream

                Donna

                Double Shot of My Babys Love

                Don't Think Twice Its Alright

                Dream

                Dream Lover

                Drift Away

                End of the World

                Garden Party

                Have You Ever Seen the Rain

                Happy Together

                Heart of Gold

                Heart Full of Soul

                Help

                Hey Jude

                House of the Rising Sun

                I Fought the Law

                Imagine

                I've Just Seen a Face

                Kicks

                Last Kiss

                Let It Be Me

                Lodi

                Love Potion #9

                Me & Bobby McGee

                Michelle

                Mountain of Love

                Mr. Spaceman

                Norwegian Wood

                One Tin Soldier

                Pictures of Matchstick Men

                Poke Salad Annie

                Poison Ivy

                Poor Side of Town

                Put a Little Love in Your Heart

                Red Rubber Ball

                Ripple

                Runaway

                Secret Agent Man

                Sloop John B

                To Love Somebody

                The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

                The Weight

                The Letter

                Time Won't Let Me

                Tobacco Road

                Traveling Man

                Wake Up Little Susie

                Walk Away Renee

                Walking the Dog

                What a Wonderful World

                When You Walk in the Room

                Whiskey in the Jar

                With a Little Help From My Friends

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                • #9
                  Thanks fellas. That's exactly what I wanted. Later I'll dig up some of my lists and share them on this thread in case anybody else is looking for material.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">The &quot;artist&quot; formerly known as RKO</div>

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                  • #10
                    Wild Horses

                    Stand by Me

                    Bringing It On Home to Me

                    Shake Rattle and Roll

                    Nowhere Man

                    Ticket to Ride

                    Hello Mary Lou

                    Everybody's Talking at Me

                    Im A Believer

                    Joy to the World
                    If you find your self alone riding in green fields with the sun in your face... do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium. And you are already dead! Brothers... what we do in life... echoes in eternity! (Gladiator)

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Pine Apple Slim
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                      List of songs from my duo, which has now evolved into a 4 piece



                      Amie

                      And I Love Her

                      And Then She Kissed Me

                      As Tears Go By

                      Ballad of Thunder Road

                      Blackbird

                      Candyman

                      Coming Into Los Angeles

                      Dead Flowers

                      What a Day for a Daydream

                      Donna

                      Double Shot of My Babys Love

                      Don't Think Twice Its Alright

                      Dream

                      Dream Lover

                      Drift Away

                      End of the World

                      Garden Party

                      Have You Ever Seen the Rain

                      Happy Together

                      Heart of Gold

                      Heart Full of Soul

                      Help

                      Hey Jude

                      House of the Rising Sun

                      I Fought the Law

                      Imagine

                      I've Just Seen a Face

                      Kicks

                      Last Kiss

                      Let It Be Me

                      Lodi

                      Love Potion #9

                      Me & Bobby McGee

                      Michelle

                      Mountain of Love

                      Mr. Spaceman

                      Norwegian Wood

                      One Tin Soldier

                      Pictures of Matchstick Men

                      Poke Salad Annie

                      Poison Ivy

                      Poor Side of Town

                      Put a Little Love in Your Heart

                      Red Rubber Ball

                      Ripple

                      Runaway

                      Secret Agent Man

                      Sloop John B

                      To Love Somebody

                      The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

                      The Weight

                      The Letter

                      Time Won't Let Me

                      Tobacco Road

                      Traveling Man

                      Wake Up Little Susie

                      Walk Away Renee

                      Walking the Dog

                      What a Wonderful World

                      When You Walk in the Room

                      Whiskey in the Jar

                      With a Little Help From My Friends




                      That is awesome that you do Mr. Spaceman. There are not a whole lot of set lists with that song. "My tooth paste was smeared, I had flies in my beer." ... classic.
                      Bob.
                      Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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                      • #12


                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy2w0GJDfLs
                        If you find your self alone riding in green fields with the sun in your face... do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium. And you are already dead! Brothers... what we do in life... echoes in eternity! (Gladiator)

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by acousticdepot
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                          That is awesome that you do Mr. Spaceman. There are not a whole lot of set lists with that song. "My tooth paste was smeared, I had flies in my beer." ... classic.




                          Thanks. When we we just 2 piece, that was one of the tunes I played upright on.

                          We go straight into it from I've Just Seen a Face. He sings that one and plays the guitar parts. I sing Spaceman and insert and upright solo.

                          Since we got another bassist/guitarist and a drummer I've been trying to work banjo in on those 2 tunes.

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