A nice summer afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. Many thanks to the bakery staff and to the kind folks who patronize the musical acts. It’s all much appreciated.
Jimmy Carl continues to enjoy his summer solo residency, which offers the opportunity to work new material into the set lists.
On this afternoon that included adaptations of “Dear Prudence” (Beatles); Michael Martin Murphey’s “Geronimo’s Cadillac” (a song that JC hadn’t played since high school); and a cuatro-powered take on Dave Alvin’s “Fourth of July.”
Oh, yeah, there was an Elton John cover, too. Yes, a lot of fun.
Jimmy Carl returns to Yalaha on Saturday, July 20, when he will do his best to come up with a moon landing tribute.
Here’s the list:
Set 1. Maria Elena (instrumental, Lorenzo Barcelata cover); Help (Beatles cover); Bluegrass Canyon Full of Tears; Marlena*; You Better Move On* (Arthur Alexander cover); Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); The Midnight Special** (CCR cover); Gentle On My Mind** (John Hartford cover); Hula Hula Boys*** (Warren Zevon cover); Carmelita*** (Warren Zevon cover); (I’m Just a) Love Pinata; Border Song (Elton John cover).
Set 2. Let the Good Times Roll (Sam Cooke cover); Dear Prudence (Beatles cover); Walking Stick Blues; Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); Fourth of July* (Dave Alvin cover); Jackson County*; Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); For What It’s Worth** (Buffalo Springfield cover); For the Turnstiles** (Neil Young cover); Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who cover).
Set 3. Mercy Mercy (Rolling Stones/Don Covay cover); Howard Hughes; Wrong Way Bob; Come On, Come On; News to Me; No Expectations** (Rolling Stones cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); Tupelo Honey*** (Van Morrison cover); Isn’t It a Pity*** (George Harrison cover); I Won’t Back Down* (Tom Petty cover); Elias Mine*; Geronimo’s Cadillac (Michael Martin Murphey cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).
All songs accompanied by guitar, except: * = cuatro; ** = banjo; *** = ukulele.