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.
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.
Another very nice afternoon at Yalaha Bakery! Thanks much to Anne Marie Klumb and the staff for always making all the Cavemen feel so welcome. Thanks also to the band for use of the blog space to record Jimmy Carl’s solo sets for posterity.
A wide range of covers today in three sets that also marked a return to old favorites by Bob Dylan and the Fab Four. For that influence, a big thanks to Jimmy Carl’s former Sentinel colleague and podmate Betsey Maupin and her husband, Jay Yellen, big fans of Bob and the Beatles. It was a delightful surprise to see you all!
The Cavemen will return to the bakery in the fall.
Here’s today’s set list:
Set 1. Get Together (Youngbloods cover); Something In the Air (Thunderclap Newman cover); Put a Little Love in Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon cover); Carmelita* (Warren Zevon cover); Marlena*; No Expectations** (Rolling Stones cover); Tumblin’ Dice** (Rolling Stones cover); She’s Not That Way***; Horizon Moon***.
Set 2. American Girl (Tom Petty cover); You Won’t See Me (Beatles cover); Powderfinger (Neil Young cover); Learn to Love Again; Back to the Chapel; Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover); Isn’t It a Pity?* (George Harrison cover); If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); Gentle On My Mind** (John Hartford cover).
Set 3. Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover); Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover); A Day In the Life (Beatles cover); Everybody Loves a Winner (William Bell cover); How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (Bee Gees cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry** (Bob Dylan cover); Canyon Full of Tears***; Elias Mine***; You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).
All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.