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Sep 16, 2023 - 11:16:20 AM
79434 posts since 5/9/2007

I'm not so good at remembering words,but have a small list of ones I sing that go well at jams or gigs.
White Freightliner Blues
Columbus Stockade
Sleep With One Eye Open
Fox on the Run
Don't Have to be a Baby to Cry
Sawin' on the Strings
New River Train
Monhegan Blues (goes like Deep Elem)
On and On
Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown (Dillard Hartford and Dillard)
Shortnin' Bread

I do want to add Gospel Ship and Jimmy Brown,but that's enough for now,
I like ones that are "jam friendly".

Sep 16, 2023 - 5:24:36 PM
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4486 posts since 6/15/2005

The only song that I've been known to sing at jams is "No Curb Service," recorded by the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers in 1954 and later performed by the Goins Brothers, who had been members of the LPF. It has what may be my favorite bluegrass chorus:

There's no curb service anymore
No curb service anymore
Don't blink your lights, don't blow your horn
I hate the day that you were born
There's no curb service anymore.

Sep 17, 2023 - 7:51:07 AM
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71560 posts since 10/5/2013

I'm no singer but I croak out a few just for the halibut....
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Nine Pound Hammer
Mama Tried
Blue Night
Rebels Ye Rest
Did She Mention My Name
My Nova Scotia Home
Are You Missing Me
Wreck of the Old 97

Edited by - chuckv97 on 09/17/2023 07:54:10

Sep 17, 2023 - 11:07:55 AM
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79434 posts since 5/9/2007

I love to sing.I don't worry if I'm good enough or not.
Me and my brother and sister started singing as a little trio in church when we were 5-8 years old with Mom playing the piano and us standing in front of the congregation.Lost my stage fright in that little church and we did a lot of singing at home.
Dad had a great ear for playing a few instruments and was a good,natural tenor as was his mother who passed down her musicality to all her children.
My cousins are all good musicians and singers.
It's just everyday "normal" for us.

I don't have an opinion about my own talents...I just love music that sounds good.

Sep 18, 2023 - 11:41:29 AM
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4486 posts since 6/15/2005

In the late 1970s my band had a monthly Saturday night gig at a bar in Brooklyn Heights. I sang lead on a couple of songs, one of which was "Cool Water."

The bartender told me that whenever I sang that song his sales increased dramatically because I sounded so dry and thirsty.

Sep 24, 2023 - 9:32:50 AM
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79434 posts since 5/9/2007

I like singing with a guitar because I can more easily tape cheat sheets (first couple of words for each verse) on the upper bout if needed.

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