Jimmy Carl set list: June 17, Yalaha Bakery

With thanks to the Simple Cavemen for the blog space, Jimmy Carl offers this quick report on the debut of his summer solo side project on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery.

Many thanks to the responsive crowd, especially Joe, who shared how much “Gentle On My Mind” meant to him and his father. Likewise, DanO, already Cavemen fan, was very encouraging about JC’s prospects as a solo act. All much appreciated.

Jimmy Carl’s next solo slot is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Yalaha Bakery.

The Simple Cavemen, meanwhile, are on the bill for a Gram Parsons Tribute Show and benefit from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Friendly Confines on South Orange Avenue in Orlando.

Here’s the set list:

Set 1. King of the Road (Roger Miller cover, Father’s Day dedication to Carl Abbott); Boomer’s Story (Ry Cooder cover); Back to the Chapel; Abraham, Martin & John (Dion cover, with 1968 recollections); Jackson County; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); Love Is a Rose** (Neil Young cover); Horizon Moon***; Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover).

Set 2. For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson cover, Father’s Day dedication to Carl Abbott); King’s Highway# (Tom Petty cover); The Only Boy at the Drive-In Alone; News to Me; Gentle On My Mind** (John Hartford cover);  It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry** (Bob Dylan cover); Isn’t It a Pity* (George Harrison cover); Canyon Full of Tears***; She’s Not That Way***.

Set 3. 55 (Father’s Day dedication); A Day in the Life (Beatles cover); Marlena*; If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); Elias Mine***; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow*** (Carole King cover, by request); The Okra Song (by request); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano; # = mandolin.





Simple Cavemen set list: May 26, Yalaha Bakery

Despite the predictions for heavy rain, the Cavemen enjoyed a cloudy, but otherwise pleasant, afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery.

Jimmy Carl used the occasion to add a few instruments to the mix, including mandolin on the opening “Friend of the Devil” and the electric “Carl” sitar on a cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity.” Roscoe tore up the band’s rocking take on Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” a chestnut from the early Cavemen days that has happily found its way back on the list.

The band is slated to return to Yalaha in September. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carl will test his wings in the spotlight alone with the first of three summer solo dates on Sunday, June 17.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; Disaster; Jukebox Serenade; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 2. Roll on, Lucy; Safe Inside the Mirror; I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); I Dream; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).