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    The Mama's & Papa's, Loving Spoonful, Beach Boys, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Bob Dylan, Poco, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Jessie Colin Young etc and then you have all the great blues, folk, british invasion on and on

    There's a ton of great songs of that ere that the mandolin can bring a new life to...All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey. I've been for a walk on a winters day...cool tune with an acoustic to accompany

    Am G F G Esus4 E
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    Yes, great songs from that era. How about you posting a video of you playing one, CB?

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    I really enjoy the 60's music you mention. I especially gravitate to the Byrds, Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman's own application of the mandolin, and the many others that moved their Country music closer to rock or rock closer to country depending on your perspective. A few years back I was invited by friends to participate in a Gram Parsons tribute in Gainesville, Florida. The timing worked out for me as the tribute coincided with our Snow Bird travels to Florida digs.
    It was a lot of fun and now has me planning a post pandemic 3 set gig. Each set a tribute starting with Gram Parsons, 2nd set undecided but perhaps the Everly Brothers, and the third set Hank Sr.

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    I like to play Little Deuce Coup by the Beach Boys like a folk old timey song. It works really well. I use the Dm A7 Dm A7 G as the intro and turn around.

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    One of the first songs I did on mandolin was A Whiter Shade of Pale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittsburgh Bill View Post
    It was a lot of fun and now has me planning a post pandemic 3 set gig. Each set a tribute starting with Gram Parsons, 2nd set undecided but perhaps the Everly Brothers, and the third set Hank Sr.

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    The reason for the uncertainty with an Everly Brothers set comes down to our inability to do the harmonies justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittsburgh Bill View Post
    I really enjoy the 60's music you mention. I especially gravitate to the Byrds, Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman's own application of the mandolin, and the many others that moved their Country music closer to rock or rock closer to country depending on your perspective. A few years back I was invited by friends to participate in a Gram Parsons tribute in Gainesville, Florida. The timing worked out for me as the tribute coincided with our Snow Bird travels to Florida digs.
    It was a lot of fun and now has me planning a post pandemic 3 set gig. Each set a tribute starting with Gram Parsons, 2nd set undecided but perhaps the Everly Brothers, and the third set Hank Sr.

    SUGGESTIONS APPRECIATED
    I should mention that this endeavor is a new type of experience for me. My musician friends are encouraging me.
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    there's a ton of great dylan tunes to do, byrd's sweetheart of the rodeo have some great takes on old tunes, buffalo springfield has a number of tunes and I always loved kind woman, john sebastian wrote some great tunes, yes parsons did some great stuff, when he was on he was on! joni mitchell oh yes, on and on and on...so i'll break the rules now maybe...just play along in a Cmin, i really like her guitar work here...


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    Y'all heard Spruce's (Bruce Harvie) emando surf music?

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    I play "The Letter" with a bunch of sus-2s thrown in. Rocks awesome. And speaking of M&P's John Philips, the Dead's version of his "Me and My Uncle" is a hoot, to boot.

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    We use to do a slow to moderate tempo of The Letter in a reggae style, try it sometimes, it's super cOoL

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    Tim O'Brien did an entire album, Red on Blonde of Bob Dylan's songs.

    Sam Bush often plays "Girl from the North Country" either solo or with Jerry Douglas.


    Further out, there's Psychograss's version of Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun," with Mike Marshall on mando,Tony Trischka on bowed banjo, and Darol Anger notechecking various pieces.


    Yup, lots of musical territory to mandoexplore!
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