Repertoire

I am a fan of the radio and vinyl days of the  60’s and 70’s.      My choice of songs are one’s I can sing along with to the best of my limited vocal abilities.    Of course I also favor songs that have electronic keyboard and piano tones in them.     I  found I only have time to practice a set list of about 50 songs.    I hope to start a little duet called “Being Classic”  which would be myself and a guitarist.

I set the songs up in my Yamaha S90XS keyboard as Performances. In each Performance drum, bass and backing guitar beats along with lead keyboard sounds are registered. Thus I have a magical backing band that plays along with me! I also use a harmony effects module that gives me a backing vocal group.

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Bill Withers – 1971
Bring It On Home – Sam Cooke – 1962
Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band – 1973
DixieLand Delight   – Alabama – 1982
Do It Again –  Steely Dan – 1974
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin –  Gerry and the Pacemakers –  1964
Dream –  Everly Brothers – 1958
Evil Ways – Santana – 1969
Get Your Shine On –  Florida Georgia Line – 2012
Gimme Some Lovin – Spencer Davis Group – 1966
Gloria – Them – 1964
Go To Pieces –  Del Shannon – 1965
Good Time Charlie – Leon Russel – 1972
Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys – 1965
Happy Birthday
Head Over Boots –  John Pardi – 2015
Heard It Through The Grapevine –  CCR – 1970   – 1968 M Gaye
Here Comes The Rain – Eurythmics – 1984
Hey Baby –  Bruce Channel – 1962
Hokey Pokey
I Can Help –  Billy Swan – 1974
Kansas City – Willbert Harrsion – 1959
Knockin’On Heavens Door –  Eric Clapton – 1973>
Last Kiss –  Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers – 1964
Last Song – Edward Bear – 1972
Louie Louie – The Kingsmen – 1963
Love Potion #9 – Neil Diamond – 1993
Loved Em Every One   – T.G. Sheppard  – 1981
Margarittaville – Jimmy Buffet 1977
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickeet – 1965
My Girl – Smokey Robinson – 1965
Old Time Rockn’ Roll – Bob Segur – 1978
Palisades Park – Freddie Cannon –  1962
Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White – 1968
Rockin’ Pneumonia – Johnny Rivers – 1973
Run Away  – Del Shannon – 1961
Same Thing Happened To Me –  John Prine  – 1995
Spooky – Classics IV  – 1968
Stand By Me – Ben E. King – 1961
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie – 1984
Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot – 1974
Susie Q – CCR – 1968   Dale Hawkins 1957
Time Is On My Side – The Rolling Stones – 1965
Tulsa Time –  Don Williams – 1978
Unchained Melody –  Righteous Brothers – 1965
Use Me Up – Bill Withers – 1972
Walking The Dog  – Rufus Thomas – 1963
Where Did Our Love Go –  Supremes – 1964
Wicked Game  – Chris Isaak – 1990
Wild Nights – Van Morrison  -1971
Won’t Back Down –  Tom Petty –  1989
Wooly Bully – Sam The Sham and The Pharohs – 1965
You Got Lucky –  Tom Petty – 1982
You Know What I Mean – Lee Michaels 1971

By year:   1950s=2    1960s=20    1970s=15    1980s=3    1990s=2   2000s=0   2010s=2
Keys used:   C=9 D=6 Dm=1  Em=5 F=2 F#=1 G=9 Gm=1 A=4 Am=4 Bm=1

 

Originals from my 4th and 15 Album
El Paso
Be My Victim
Smart Phone Baby
One Night Stand
Take Me With You
Girl Shake It
Roy’s Song
Half Way Home

Also I have a list simple Boogie Woogie Blues exercises
which are good for warming up on.
New Orleans  Jam
Scott’s C Boogie
Blues For Sal
Blues In Thirds
Got Those Blues
On Off Boogie
Jump Shuffle
Why Am I Blues
Blue Third Blues
Blues With Pickup

 

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