Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Feb. 16

Yes, it was one for the books on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery!

A big crowd, thanks in part to a very groovy craft show out on the lawn. Special guests in the audience included a relatively rare appearance by two (!) Cavemen wives as well as the one-and-only Commander Coconut, accompanied by former Sentinel colleague Terry Irwin.

Terry, if memory serves, was actually one of the famed Samosa Girls. Alas, she arrived too late to hear the band sing about that charming group. Next time, Terry!

Many thanks to the fine folks at Yalaha and the attentive listeners. The band returns to the bakery on Saturday, March 9. In the meantime, Jimmy Carl will take to the bandstand for a solo performance on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover);  Samosa Girls; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Compilation Blues; She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover).

Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Elias Mine.

Set 3. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Jimmy Carl set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 25

Jimmy Carl offers many thanks to the fine folks at Yalaha Bakery for the hospitality on another lovely fall afternoon. Tried a lot of new ones today, including “Wrong Way Bob,” a song written in the woods during last weekend’s camping trip.

At least one of Jimmy’s camping buddies thinks “Wrong Way Bob” has “a happy ending,” although the hero walks out on his life responsibilities with a pretty barmaid in the end. Jimmy still can’t decide if that’s exactly happy.

In a nod to a nice Sunday afternoon, JC paired the Rascals’ “Groovin'” with his own, “My Favorite Song,” a love song written for his record player. The songwriter cautions that the latter song shouldn’t be taken as an indication of the quality of his romantic life.

Also note the presence of a rare Eagles cover, done by request.

The band returns to the bakery on Dec. 15.

Here’s the list:

Set 1. Boomer’s Story (Ry Cooder cover); Groovin’ (Rascals cover); My Favorite Song; Wrong Way Bob; Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); Love Is a Rose** (Neil Young cover); Marlena*; If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); She’s Not That Way***; Hold Me Tight***.

Set 2. Let It Be*** (Beatles cover by guest Alexandria); You Won’t See Me* (Beatles cover);  I’ve Just Seen a Face* (Beatles cover); King’s Highway (Tom Petty cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover); Lyin’ Eyes (Eagles cover, by request); Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); Isn’t It a Pity* (George Harrison cover); No Expectations** (Rolling Stones cover); Come On. Come On; Horizon Moon***.

Set 3. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Aretha Franklin cover); Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover); How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? (Al Green cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); (I’m Just a) Love Pinata; Canyon Full of Tears***; Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.