04-13-2013 11:00 AM
La Bamba/Twist and Shout (really the same song) just did this last week backing someone else
Me and Julio/the Authority Song (did this in a duo a while back)
04-13-2013 02:09 PM
I do a whole lot of segues in my Classic Top 40 band but usually not when I'm playing solo. There's hardly ever anyone dancing when I play solo.
But yeah, in the band we hardly ever do one tune by itself. And I often just call the next tune based on BPM, type of beat, how long folks have been dancing, and so on. A couple of segues that I can recall: Soul Man into Signed Sealed Delivered (both in E). Down On The Corner into Rock Your Baby (George McCrae) - they are actually similar feels and tempo. Brick House into Evil Ways. I Saw Her Standing There into Johnny B. Goode.
I also like to have a few guitar tunes I can start by myself so I can keep the dance floor going - things like Honky Tonk Woman....
But as I say, when I'm doing a solo lounge gig, I just noodle around after a song ends until I fell like starting the next one. Sometimes that's right away but not always.
04-13-2013 04:58 PM
04-14-2013 09:20 AM
I think it's just about finding songs in the same key isn't it? And like Darrell said, I could do something similar in G (eg. 3AM, Brown Eyed Girl, I'm A Believer etc).
Don't have to be in the same key. Louis Prima did a lot of medleys--knew how to pace them to build excitement. Modulated as appropriate.
04-14-2013 07:35 PM
I think the most we've ever put together would be..
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
What I Got
Play That Funky Music
Werewolves Of London
All Summer Long/end
04-15-2013 06:53 AM
04-15-2013 04:13 PM
Rt 66, (Asleep at the Wheelish)
Let Me Go Home Whiskey, Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys
Too Much Fun, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen
I Know a Little, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Boom Boom! Out Go the Lights, Margaret Lewis ( pat traversish)
back into RT 66...
additions or edits as the mood may strike...
04-16-2013 12:22 PM - edited 04-16-2013 12:23 PM
Black Water --->Love the One Your With---->Norweigan Wood
3AM----> the Joker----> Hungry Heart
Slide---> What I Got
That's Alright Mamma---->Blue Moon---->The Jeffersons
For What its Worth--->Ramble On
I dunno...there's a lot. I'll go 5 or 6 tunes at a time that flow nicely. I have an issue with those gigs when there's no crowd response so I alleviate that odd feeling by stringing 20 minutes at a time together.
04-22-2013 10:21 AM
If you're looking for songs with the same progression/beat, these work together interchangebly. E A D A
What I like about you - The Romantics
R.O.C.K. in the USA - John Melloncamp
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
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