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).

Simple Cavemen set list: Jan. 28, Yalaha Bakery

A chilly day today at the bakery: Fingerless mittens and the layered look for the guys on the bandstand.

Still plenty of fun. “Wipe Out,” by request. And very nearly the epic hippie sing-along of our psychedelic dreams on the Youngbloods’ “Get Together,” thanks to the enthusiasm of the wonderful Tom and Debra Wynn.

Time-travel memories for Jimmy Carl, courtesy of the loyal Walt Disney alums (Jim Beekman, David Kranz and Sanford Mace). The band sent out “Elias Mine” in their honor.

Oh, yeah: Roscoe Gray’s birthday cake.

Here’s what else we played:

Set 1: I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Marlena; One Less Gamblin’ Man; The Samosa Girls; Who Do You Believe In Now?; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Texas Wind; Watchin’ the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2: Wipe Out (Surfaris cover, by request); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Elias Mine; Safe Inside the Mirror; Jukebox Serenade; Compilation Blues; Lovin’ Arms (Tom Jans cover); Broken; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Set 3: Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); White Freightliner (Townes Van Zandt cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Come On, Come On; Walls (Tom Petty cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); I Dream; Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover).

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