Simple Cavemen set list: Stardust Video & Coffee, Aug. 18

Humble apologies for taking so long to post this set list from the Simple Cavemen’s Aug. 18 show at Stardust Video & Coffee.

Many, many thanks go out to a lot of folks, including Brett Bennett and his terrific Stardust staff, as well as all the friends, family and Cavemen loyalists who made the night so special for the band with your presence.

Also, a big tip-of-the-hat to Cavemen alum Steve Jackson, who joined us on bass for the two-fer of “Like a Rolling Stone” and “American Girl.” Also, a big thanks to young Jack Bove for adding fine electric guitar to a handful of songs.

We heard from several folks that they’d like to see us at Stardust more often, so we’re going to try to plan another show before year’s end. Meantime, you can catch the Simple Cavemen on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Yalaha Bakery in lovely Lake County.

Thanks again!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1.  I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Compilation Blues; Texas Wind; Walking Stick Blues; Honey on My Biscuit; Who Do You Believe in Now;  Light in Your Window; T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, with guest Jack Bove); I Dream (with guest Jack Bove).

Set 2. Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); American Girl (Tom Petty cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover, with guest Jack Bove); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover, with Jack Bove); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Isn’t it a Pity (George Harrison cover); Jukebox Serenade; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); For What it’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover). ENCORE: Disaster.


Simple Cavemen set list: Feb. 12, Yalaha Bakery

A nice afternoon for the 4-piece lineup (Jimmy, Roscoe, D-Squared and Tie-Dye) on a rare Sunday booking at the lovely Yalaha Bakery.

Tossed a few new wrinkles into the sets, with mixed results. Added a few ballads that might qualify as love songs for Valentine’s Day, “for those who celebrate it,” as JC said from the bandstand.

Also offered a long-distance dedication of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” to retired scribe Bo Poertner, now the pride of Lompoc, Calif.  (JC and Bo used to do a version of that one long ago.)

We return to the bakery on March 18.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1: Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); Marlena; One Less Gamblin’ Man; The Samosa Girls; Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover);  Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Two More Bottles of Wine (Delbert McClinton cover); She’s Gone; When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2: Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Deep Elem Blues (traditional cover); Games People Play (Joe South cover); Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; Compilation Blues; Lovin’ Arms (Tom Jans cover); Broken; Tore Up (Hank Ballard cover).

Set 3: You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Come On, Come On; I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover); Hold Me Tight; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover).