Lesser known SRV songs for cover?

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  1. JRC4558Dude

    JRC4558Dude Member

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    He didn't play that at El Mocambo.
    I think you're thinking of Live at Carnegie Hall.

    Great tune!
     
  2. Lightningrt

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    Weve been doing Crossfire for a few months and that song really rocks, and goes down well. It's quite well known in the US but not here in the UK - and possibly not in Sweden.
     
  3. kokohi5

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    Unfortunately he only made a handful of albums so it shouldn't take too long to go through everything and find some semi obscure tunes to do. That said, I always thought Wall Of Denial would be a good, not obvious song to cover. The two that I'm really sick of hearing too many bands cover (usually badly) are Pride And Joy & Cold Shot. Just about anything else by SRV is cool, but those two songs (especially the former) are almost approaching Mustang Sally status.
     
  4. StompBoxBlues

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    Good advice, thanks. I'm totally in agreement on those two songs too. They are great, but just been done too much, not quite as bad as mustang Sally, but yeah..
     
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    Like a few others mentioned, I was always a fan of Honey Bee, off the second album. No one does it, and it's a great song that might get some people dancing. Good luck.
     
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    Yessirrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeee. That song is all kind of awesome. :aok

    This is where SRV really shined I believe. I hadn't heard any other song (blues or otherwise) that really released the energy like that song. It was like a freight train; just a brutal, relentless progression moving right towards you.

    I can remember buying the 'In Step' album for Crossfire and Tightrope but when I first heard 'Wall of Denial' I knew this album was something special. 'Riviera Paradise' just sealed the deal for me. At that point I knew SRV was something very special. He died shortly thereafter and took a piece of me with him.
     
  8. kokohi5

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    How lucky are all of us that he was able to make one more SRV & Double Trouple album after getting sober? I was really bummed when he died, but at least he had that almost rebirth for In Step and was also able to make the album with his brother.
     
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    Me too. If I ever find a magic lamp, I'll use one of my three wishes to bring him back. :JAM
     
  10. Dumb Bell

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    This, Wall Of Denial is great, don't wanna play Pride And Joy.
     
  11. Old Guy

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    Damn!!

    Taxman on the Greatest Hits!!!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. Zexcoil

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    My cover band in PHX used to do Wall of Denial.
     
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    This isn't a song per se, but it is a good jam with some tasty licks -

     
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    Another vote for... Tightrope and Willie the Wimp

    Crossfire is fun too.

    I can't imagine too many people cover Texas Flood
     
  15. Vic Interceptor

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    He's STEVIE RAY freekin VAUGHAN. Nothing is "Lesser" known LOL. You're talking about one of the most studied and widely loved guitarists in history.

    With that said, just do the family style album, nobody ever gave it a second listen. It was so 'pop', I hate what that guy from Chic did to the Texas sound. But, the bar patrons seem to love that stuff.
     
  16. Pedro58

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    Get the live album "In The Beginning." I like "Shake For Me." It's a blues staple/classic and his version kills.
     
  17. Polynitro

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    seems lesser known means his most popular hits. :jo

    tight rope , crossfire, might as well include pride and joy
     
  18. ZeyerGTR

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    +1 for "Wall of Denial"

    I haven't heard anyone (other than Clapton on the SRV Tribute) cover my favorite SRV Tune, "Ain't Gone N Give Up On Love." Not sure if your set needs a slow blues...

    I always thought "Change It" and "Dirty Pool" would be a fun covers, too, but none of my bands ever did those.
     
  19. 55hz

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    I meant: "Hug You, Squeeze You"

     
  20. Sweetfinger

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    And do it well? No. Tenderize it with a sock full of batteries, yes. I've heard it many times, right here in town.
     

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