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.

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 3

Another terrific fall afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. It was the full lineup on Saturday, although MacGyver was unable to sing because he was fighting a bad cold.

(We were very happy to have his time-keeping in the mix, at least!)

A few old favorites on the list including the Know You Rider/Big River combo and “Bertha,” a song that is really firing on all cylinders lately. Tie-Dye and his wah-wah pedal continued to be an inspired combination.

The band returns to the bakery on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Also, a late calendar addition: Jimmy Carl will be playing solo at the bakery from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Safe Inside the Mirror; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Compilation Blues; Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover).

Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Samosa Girls; You Got Me Running (Jimmy Reed cover); I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover); Who Do You Believe in Now?; Canyon Full of Tears; Disaster.

Set 3. The Weight (The Band cover);  For What It’s Worth, (Buffalo Springfield cover); Come On, Come On; You Ain’t Going Nowhere, (Bob Dylan cover); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Isn’t It a Pity? (George Harrison cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).