Easy Bar Songs to Stretch out a 4 hour night?

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  1. kidmandude

    kidmandude Supporting Member

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    My self i like doing original's but some of the "Bars" want that familiar tune, what songs are really simple but yet dance friendly? You know with out beating the song down to learn it. Crowd age is from 30's to 50's? I have a few in mind but would like opinions? We always would do Sugary? Angel From Montgomery, Burn One Down, etc...
     
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    whipping post goes on a while :D
     
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    Movin on Over by George Therogood (I'm sure my spelling is off), you could stretch that song on the entire set if the guitarist is good enough of an entertainer!
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, there are a whole lot more verses to that song than George did on his hit recording. Learning all of those would be one way to stretch it. So would making up a couple dozen more.

    One of the classic jam-it-out 3-chord rockers is "Cocaine" as popularized by EC. My blues/funk/jazz/jam band manages to get about 20 minutes out of "Take Me To the River." Speaking of rivers, NY's "Down By the River" is another traditional long jam song.

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    Thanks! Were doing NY's Helpless but its not on the up tempo variety!

    Thanks for the tips!!
     
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    Jailhouse Rock has a boatload of lyrics, so with a solo between every couple of verses...

    Feelin' Alright, 2 chords that can go on forever LOL
     
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    +1 That would have been one of my recommendations. Willie and the Hand Jive can be stretched like crazy too.
     
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    Metropolis: Scenes From a Memory by Dream Theater.

    Just a few chords and gets 'em dancin' everytime.:eek:
     
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    :roll I use to never do that song!!!
     
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    Awesome!!
    Thanks!
     
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    ARS's version of Spooky is long, with lots of room for improv.

    Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting ALWAYS gets the crowd rocking, and there is lot's of room for various solos on the outro chorus. You can stretch that one out forever and they'll keep dancing til you're done....

    Roadhouse Blues...... They'll dance and sing along with that one....

    Long Live Rock by The Who is easy to learn, and surprisingly, gets them going every time.

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself..... Easy and popular......

    Most any Stones song is not too difficult, and go over big.

    ANYTHING by Skynrd......





    There are a ton of them......
     
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    I've seen people make some long songs by doing medleys of songs w/ Bo-Diddley beats: Willie & the HJ, Who Do You Love, Not Fade Away...

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    Tommy and/or Quadrophenia in their entirety are crowd pleasers too.:)
     
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    If you're going there then any of the Beethoven symphonies can eat up a lot of time. And chicks love dancing to Mahler...:dude




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    LOL You win! :) It's like a collection of dance hits with a solid 4/4 beat.

     
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    inna godda da vida (again I don't trust my spelling)
     
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    My previous band played "Fly Away" - Lenny Kravitz for 11 minutes minimum, sometimes longer since it stretches out nicely.
     
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    LOL..... My keyboardist and myself are trying to talk the band into doing the overture or at least a medley from Tommy.....

    Quad, now that'd be a hoot.... Heck, even The Who couldn't pull that one off live!
     
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    Get down tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band

    The chicks will fall in love and you could easily play both of these for 30 minutes without fail.
     
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    This might seem dumb because the song is so short, but Honky Tonk Woman by the Stones. It's really simple, danceable, and allows the singer to basically do whatever he wants to do with the structure. When we do it I'll make up more versus about some girls in the audience, go out and dance with the crowd, have them sing along with me, trade solo's with our lead player, call for drum and clapping breaks, and put a good two minute ending on there. Add to that the ability switch easily from slide to normal playing due to the song being in G and you have yourself and good ol' fifteen minute jam on your hands! Just my .02 though, good luck!
     

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