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TN_Cracka
24 posts
Oct 15, 2008
12:27 PM
Hey board,

First off, I am kicking myself for not driving down to Hot 'Lanta for the show at the Variety. Nothing like an awesome review to rub a little salt in the wound. I will still catch the boys in Nashville in November. That will be 4 shows for me in '08.

Now, I wanted to ask all my fellow Mofro fans a question. What would be your idea of a perfect 3 song encore? Don't get me wrong, I have never been disappointed with a single encore....ever. I don't think that is even humanly possible. Let's take it one step further. Assuming the boys have already played Lochloosa, what would you want them to end the first set with? I will start this thing off.

Florida
**Encore**
Stagger Lee
Junior
I believe - still haven't heard it live.

Last Edited by on Oct 15, 2008 12:29 PM
dirtcracker
56 posts
Oct 15, 2008
1:09 PM
good thread


Brighter Days
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Sun is Shining Down
Jookhouse
Harps & Drums



i think solely for the emotion JJ puts into, and shows, in SISD would provoke an ungodly Jook and Harps...
UHollis
75 posts
Oct 15, 2008
1:22 PM
Gotta Know

whole buncha songs in b/w

Long Time Man
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Gospel
Hoe Cake
How Junior Got His Head Put Out
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Florida

ok i changed the rules a bit, whatever.
TN_Cracka
25 posts
Oct 15, 2008
1:26 PM
Damn, Brighter Days. That was the first song I heard them play live and I haven't heard it since. Now I am trying to substitue. To hell with it, UHollis broke the rules, so will I. Put it at the beginning of my encore.
Delerious Tyme
93 posts
Oct 15, 2008
4:52 PM
That's a tough question but I would have to go with this to end it.

Junior
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Dew Drops
I Believe
Brighter Days

If they came back for a second encore, would have to go like this

Junior
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Dew Drops
I Believe
Everybody's
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Brighter Days

I've only heard I Believe and Junior Live out of all of those. Can't wait to hear Brighter Days live. Still waiting after 6 concerts. They haven't pulled out Everybody's in ages, but that would be for my girlfriend, that's her favorite.

There's my 2 cents..


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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
94 posts
Oct 15, 2008
4:57 PM
And one song I am really interested in and that they have only played once that I know of, which was in Oregon, is Goodbye.

But then again, there are alot of them that they don't play hardly at all that I think are great songs along with Goodbye, hence, Pray for Rain, Wrong Side, Long Way Home, On Palastine, Tragic, Free, Whitehouse, Everybody's and Gal Youngin'. I've only heard one of those in 6 concerts. Kudos to anyone who would know which one.



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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
antsyashley
221 posts
Oct 15, 2008
5:19 PM
Mississippi w/ Jam Session
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Santa Claus
Brighter Days
Florida w/ hard core jam session

It's nearly impossible to list so few of my Mofro desires!!

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No words can say....
dirtcracker
57 posts
Oct 15, 2008
5:21 PM
big on jams huh Ashley?
FireFly
42 posts
Oct 15, 2008
5:42 PM
the perfect encore in my opinion is a different one every show. if you make the same song part of the encore, people are going to expect it every time.
I guess I don't have any expectations or thoughts, just GIVE IT TO ME ! how ever and in any order!
antsyashley
223 posts
Oct 15, 2008
6:15 PM
Oh yeah, dirty-cracker! I love the jammin' when the guys are all getting down and blowin' our minds! I figure we really need to go out with a bang at the end of the show!!

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No words can say....
Skam
12 posts
Oct 15, 2008
6:42 PM
I was going to add my 2 cents, but then I realized that dirtcracker got it perfect with the harp'n'drums closer. although i might've thrown in a footsteps->turpentine as well...


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"You know, you know, you know, what I'm talkin' about!"
KimberlyLeath
57 posts
Oct 15, 2008
6:48 PM
Nice thought provoking question....I wanna play


Gal Youngin- great slow into way jammin’ build up
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Junior- such a great fun song
Nare Sugar-nare sugar is just sick
Stagger Lee-cause god damn I have finally learned most of the lyrics and I wanna sing them!



* and god yes…..Everybody’s is a beautiful song- gives me goosebumps

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~Peace, Love & Mofro

Last Edited by on Oct 15, 2008 6:48 PM
dirtcracker
58 posts
Oct 15, 2008
7:02 PM
ha, dirty-cracker. i like it.
mofrofans1
Admin
505 posts
Oct 15, 2008
10:17 PM
Whoa, TN_Cracka...good one! This is really hard. I have to think more on it. I can say for sure that Harp and Drums is on the list. That is such a killer jam--you KNOW what I'm talkin about. Well, at least dirtcracker does for sure, and SKAM. I'd have to give strong consideration to Gotta Know. Man, it's hard to top Junior as an encore. Did I mention Harp and Drums. Man do I love that as an encore (I'm just pluggin it again by the way-off chance that JJ reads this and puts it back in rotation.) Oh, and I like the Gal Youngin' suggestion. That's good too. But it's hard to argue with all yours dirtcracker. Damn. I'm so confused. I can't pick any! My brain hurts.

DT, I'm gonna go with Wrong Side as a guess.

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MofroFan1

Did I mention Harp and Drums?

Last Edited by on Oct 15, 2008 10:22 PM
Juniorfoundhishead
44 posts
Oct 16, 2008
5:52 AM
I gotta go with...

Sun is shining
Harp and Drums
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Six Ways
Junior




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and thats how junior got his head put out
UHollis
76 posts
Oct 16, 2008
5:58 AM
GoodBye was played at the Bamboo Room in Jan 08
not sure of any other times
dirtcracker
65 posts
Oct 16, 2008
6:46 AM
yeah, me and the group of friends i travel with every summer for DMB we usually play a setlist game before each show we go to. $5 entry and winner gets the pot. so i'm used to picking stuff like this. of course with DMB it got pretty predictable. one of the MAIN differeneces i like Mofro - their ability to mix it up every night.

i've yet to hear Junior now that i think about it. at least i don't remember it. they may have played it first time i saw them open for Ben Harper and i didn't know ANY of their songs.
swkelley
8 posts
Oct 16, 2008
9:51 AM
I'd have to go with

Encore:

Sad Days & Lonely Nights
Footsteps > Turpentine
Harp & Drums


(replacing either with 10,000 Islands)


swkelley
briggzz
33 posts
Oct 16, 2008
10:20 AM
Awesome thread!!

If you asked me this tomorrow my answer would probably change, but for today:

1) Stagger Lee - Cuz yes I finally know all the words too Kimberly and I wanna sing it!
2) Jamaican Jookhouse / Nare Sugar - I hope to hear JJ go Jamaican at least once!
3) Harp and Drums

These 3 songs would ensure that I had to get carried out of the joint at the end of the night due to complete exhaustion hahahaha
mofrofans1
Admin
508 posts
Oct 16, 2008
6:00 PM
Man! This is hucking fard.

Tupelo Honey (JJ Acoustic)
Gotta Know
Nare Sugar
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Jookhouse
Harp and Drums

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MofroFan1
antsyashley
233 posts
Oct 16, 2008
10:51 PM
Yes, it is hard! Tupelo Honey would be beautiful. I, too, am dying to hear it. I want to hear Santa Claus because I find it surprisingly sweet. Also never heard my favorite -- Brighter Days -- another fan favorite. I want to hear Florida with hard core jam session because of the last show I saw in Fayetteville. Their Florida jam was unbelievable and I don't think I was quite prepared. I must have that again. And Mississippi is a fun fun state to see these dudes! JJ Grey recognizes some special funk when he plays Jackson! Who wants to meet me there?!?!

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No words can say....

Last Edited by on Oct 19, 2008 6:56 PM
FireFly
56 posts
Oct 18, 2008
9:35 AM
I haven't heard tupelo honey live either, and that's one of my favorites, that and into the mystic.
Delerious Tyme
95 posts
Oct 19, 2008
9:24 AM
UHollis,

I didn't know that he played it at the Bamboo Room, but when they run those three day shows, can't beat em because they get through alot of songs. I know they did play it in Oregon back in 07. There is a recording of it on the archive.



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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
97 posts
Oct 19, 2008
10:09 AM
It was played at WOW Hall in Eugene, 11/7/2007. Kinda a different recording cuz you can tell the crowd has no clue as to what song he is singing.
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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Gr8ful98
28 posts
Oct 22, 2008
8:13 AM
Excellent Topic!!!

I vote for:

Caught the Devil

Whitehouse

Harps & Drums

Anybody got a copy of the show from NOLA 2005, at the Maple Leaf(during Jazzfest)? I taped it...and can't find my copy(so dang disorganized) JJ is running a 102 fever & busts into "You Down With O.P.P.!?" It's hillarious.



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"I went to London & I couldn't get a woman...but I saw a lady pushing a dog in a baby carriage"

Last Edited by on Oct 22, 2008 8:21 AM
swkelley
15 posts
Oct 29, 2008
6:51 PM
Delerious Tyme....I knew I had a live version of Goodbye lying around here somewhere and found it tonight: 12/3/2004, The Abbey Pub, Chicago, Il.....I think this may have been the first time it was played live, if not, then one of the first. I will upload it to the live music archive in the next couple days. ENJOY!
estanley1
47 posts
Oct 29, 2008
6:58 PM
J. Dude...that's wild, I was just today listening to the Greyhound's show from that night (opening act) @ Jazzfest. You got 3 or 4 shoutouts...too cool!

E.
antsyashley
327 posts
Nov 08, 2008
6:12 PM
Swkelley, I am listening to the encores from this 2004 Chicago show. Wow! Gotta Know is beautiful. Is that Adam playing all the keys, or is JJ playing some too? And is that Daryl or JJ or both on the guitar? [I know JJ is not playing the keys and the guitar at the same time]. What a great improv tribute to Otis Redding at the end!

JJ (and the others, of course) just reaches into your soul and gives your heart a massage! Damn, my knees are weak!

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Good things are goin' on!
Delerious Tyme
108 posts
Nov 10, 2008
3:44 AM
SWKelley,

As always, much thanks on the Abbey Pub upload. That is a great version of Goodbye. The only other one that I knew of was in Oregon. The Abbey Pub one is a much better recording. Very Nice. It sounds like the first time they played it, but could be wrong. Danny O. would know. It is dated well before they issued CG on disc, so pretty likely it is. As with every recording, thanks to the taper and the uploader, that being SWKelley. Oh, and thank you once again for the Rhythm Room. Just waiting for thier return...
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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
mofrofans1
Admin
1101 posts
Feb 15, 2009
11:56 AM
I'm resurrecting an old thread here cause it was a good one.

The guys have been playing some of these lately as encores...Stagger Lee, Harp & Drums, Brighter Days, 6 Ways, Jookhouse, Sun is Shining, and Mojo has been getting a lot of action. Your old post there dirt(y) cracker about the betting on setlist--that's pretty cool. If you had to pick the 3 encore songs--in order--that they're gonna play at a show I gotta think the odds are pretty tough.

Based on some LMA stuff I've been listening to lately, I'm rescinding my previous selection and offering up new picks.

Gotta Know
Brighter Days
Harp & Drums

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MofroFan1
swkelley
166 posts
Feb 15, 2009
5:08 PM
The perfect encore?


Easy................


The last one they played!


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any groove is reason to move
TN_Cracka
42 posts
Feb 16, 2009
10:37 AM
Take it to the Bridge...nice call. Perfect Encore with nothing but covers:

Take it to the Bridge
They Caught the Devil
Stagger Lee


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