Some of the guys in the band met the other evening to decide on a few, new songs to learn.
We have been criticized, and rightly so, that we do not play enough songs that people (spelled women drinking alcohol) can dance to. Those of us there took turns making suggestions which we discussed and then voted on.
Taking a few baby steps, we are adding the following covers:
Shout by the Isley Brothers, but made famous by Otis Day & The Knights of Animal House fame
What A Wonderful World by Sam Cooke
Stand By Me, Ben E. King
Picking up the pace a lttle and adding Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd (which we played years ago)
My contribution to the list, although not necessarily a dance number, was suggested as a song to open a set. It goes back to 1993 and will be the second Counting Crows song we have played (first was Rain King). Jim “Mr. P” Paczynski will nail the vocals and you would think that Adam Duritz moved to Aiken and joined the Living Like Larry Band.