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dirtcracker
99 posts
Nov 06, 2008
3:04 PM
so i'm sitting here hoping the board moves but its been quite idle for the past 3 days. i got to thinkin - wonder what song everyone wants to hear most.

i know everyone probably has a list of songs they would want to hear at a show, but try to narrow it down to just one. this can be one you've heard or one you're waiting to hear.

mine would be :

"They Caught the Devil"

Last Edited by on Nov 06, 2008 3:05 PM
estanley1
67 posts
Nov 06, 2008
3:42 PM
This thread will fill up quick...

I have to pick one I have not heard live, so...

Sad Days, Lonely Nights


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mofrofans1
Admin
579 posts
Nov 06, 2008
4:11 PM
Harp and Drums

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swkelley
31 posts
Nov 06, 2008
5:28 PM
Tough one.....need to think about that one for a minute.....nah, no wait necessary.....I know.....only heard it once and would love to experience an updated version with Adam on the keys.....come on JJ...bust it out!!


Down At The Jookhouse


Check it out on the Live Music Archive. 5/4/02 Old Pointe Bar, Algiers, La. Not the same as Jookhouse that's in the bands current rotation.


estanley1: I was fortunate enough to catch the first Sad Days & Lonely Nights the band played in concert, 11/7/02, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga. In fact, it was the first song played. They opened for Galactic, but we left after Mofro's set. I sure do miss Athens, it's such a cool town....I used to live in a section of the city called Normal Town.....too funny!



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Last Edited by on Nov 06, 2008 5:35 PM
estanley1
68 posts
Nov 06, 2008
6:16 PM
Ahhh yeah! That is the version I knew first...that's good stuff right there (and look who's name is listed for upload credit!)....I also love the one, I think it is from the Bamboo Room a few years back, during the 3 night set.

You have been places I wish I had been...

E.



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Gr8ful98
56 posts
Nov 06, 2008
6:17 PM
Poonani Rant (in the middle of Nare Sugar)

I think it's a Yellowman cover, been lucky enough to see it in person a few times.


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Last Edited by on Nov 06, 2008 6:18 PM
estanley1
69 posts
Nov 06, 2008
6:27 PM
Oh, so it's gonna bet like that, huh? Ok, I'll recant and vote for the "Good Times" interlude in the middle of Jookhouse from 2/22/02 San Fran (one of my all-time favorite shows). That shit is classic.

JJ, can we get a Skipper's set based on these choices?

I'm just sayin'.

E.

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swkelley
33 posts
Nov 06, 2008
6:59 PM
Hopefully that 3 night run is on the harddrive John Dude is sending. If so, it will be up soon. Unfortunately, I only made one of the three nights.

Next up on the archive from me is the 11/29&30/05 run at the Bamboo Room.

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Last Edited by on Nov 06, 2008 7:22 PM
dirtcracker
100 posts
Nov 06, 2008
7:12 PM
that San Fran show from 02 is good. actually, its what inspired this thread.
estanley1
70 posts
Nov 06, 2008
7:21 PM
One of George's first shows with Mofro, I believe. "Get on to 'em , George".

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skotdee
103 posts
Nov 07, 2008
4:43 PM
GREAT Thread.

It used to be I longed to hear WYLF, Dew Drops & She don't know, but Orange Blossoms came along and took care of all of those! So what does that leave? Well, lets see:

First & foremost - FROG GIGGIN - Only saw this once, at my FIRST show back in '02! It actually made a brief comeback in '06 I think, maybe '07, but has been MIA ever since. Bring back the FUNK!

The Great Stack-A-Lee (thats how its officially titled, not Stagga, or Stagger, look it up. Snatch & the poontangs) - I've been lucky enough to have seen this one twice now, each at the past two NYE Freebird runs, but ALWAYS lookin to hear this one. A real rarity.

They caught the devil and put him in jail in Eudora, Arkansas - Longest song title ever? At any rate, this is another that seems to only come out around New Years. Saw it two years ago but missed it last year. CLASSIC Tony Joe, and Mofro just TEARS it up.

Long Distance Call - Of all the Muddy Waters tunes from last NYE run, (Mojo workin, mannish boy, hoochie coochie man) this was my favorite, and the least played. Only played a couple times that I know of, and I don't think any of them were recorded. Bring this one back JJ! Slow, nasty blues with some of the sickest soloing I've seen JJ lay down. (Hollis, do you still have the MP3 sample you made of this from the Bamboo Room?)

I guess those are my main ones now. Always love to see a good Whitehouse, Santa Claus, Seminole Wind, Tupelo Honey. I'll also add to the sentiment for Sad Days Lonely Nights, as well as Skinny Woman! How about Homework? Remember that one? Oh yea, one more, HOME SWEET HOME. Remember when they would play that in front of Blackwater? Classic.

Last Edited by on Nov 07, 2008 6:54 PM
skotdee
104 posts
Nov 07, 2008
4:46 PM
OK one more, twist my arm. How about "He's misstra know it all"? GREAT Stevie cover that surfaced for a short while last year, I never got to see it. Mark me down for that one too.

Funny, most of my most wanted are covers!
skotdee
105 posts
Nov 07, 2008
4:49 PM
OK I just noticed I was only supposed to pick one. Guess I kinda blew that. Oh well, if you insist, Frog Giggin it is for me.

Sorry to be such a postwhore...
antsyashley
316 posts
Nov 07, 2008
5:00 PM
I'm gonna let you ol' pros deal with this topic! I'll take any and all of the above! I got to see "Stagger Lee" (that's how they printed it on their set list) in January 08 at Hal & Mal's. I had never heard it, and I was still getting my Mofro feet wet (I still am, really). Can you imagine how I was floored and my jaw dropped?? It was FANTASTIC! JJ got soooooo down and dirty! He had ladies clawing at his pelvis and putting their hands up his shirt. I couldn't believe it. Wish that show had been recorded. After that show was my first time to meet JJ. He was so kind and gave me a delightful hug. Gotta love it.

Well, I am headed back to Hal & Mal's in a week, so I expect it to get real funky, sweaty, and dirty! YESSSSS!!!!

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skotdee
107 posts
Nov 07, 2008
6:51 PM
Yeah I know, I need to let it go. Im probably the only nut around that spells it like that, as you noted even the band calls it Stagger. Thats just the OCD in me coming out.

But I swear thats how they spell it on the original...

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Shot-Adults-Only-Johnny/dp/B00006IQEQ

Last Edited by on Nov 07, 2008 6:52 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
585 posts
Nov 07, 2008
8:06 PM
Skot, love your picks. You got shit in there I ain't even heard of, much less Mofro. Nice.

As for the OCD, they have meds for that now. Maybe antsy can hook you up; she's a nurse or something.

As for the Lee guy, I was so curious about it awhile back that I did a little research. As for the history of the person--the basis for the song--the best source I could find was Wikipedia.

"Lee Shelton (also known as Stagger Lee, Stagolee, Stackerlee, Stack O'Lee, Stack-a-Lee and by several other spelling variants) was a black cab driver and a pimp[1] convicted of murdering William "Billy" Lyons on Christmas Eve, 1895 in St. Louis, Missouri. The crime was immortalized in a blues folk song that has been recorded in hundreds of different versions."

So everybody's right. Here's the Wikipedia article


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Last Edited by on Nov 07, 2008 8:08 PM
MOFROTM
43 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:23 AM
They've never done it and it's a cover but I really want them to do it cause I think they would nail it.

MASTER BLASTER by Stevie Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_wZQJYlo0

Think about it.. W/ horns, this would kill..

But after the last leg I would kill for Harp and Drums, Nare Sugar or Whitehouse.. Yummm..

It's funny.. Most bands like these guys at this stage, dream of a catalog of like what JJ has in his back pocket.. Does make it interesting.. I reckon Jan - Feb you could really see some nutty setlists...

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2008 7:25 AM
mofrofans1
Admin
587 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:47 AM
Goddam Danny, that WOULD be awesome. I was in high school when Stevie's "Songs in the Key of Life" album was the shit...Sir Duke, I Wish, etc. Early 20's when Master Blaster came out when we were hitting the bars...man what a song. You gotta work on that man.

Glad to hear one other person give a shout out for HARP & DRUMS!!

Nutty setlists? All right!!

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Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2008 7:51 AM
antsyashley
323 posts
Nov 08, 2008
10:12 AM
Danny sure is an intriguing man!! So glad he is on the board to tease us! February.... I wonder where they will be playing. I do get a Mardi Gras break!

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Gr8ful98
66 posts
Nov 08, 2008
3:12 PM
Misstrah know it all ~ Stevie Wonder

few years back on that tour through the SE with the JC's they did it a few times. I love it!

I gotta second Skottd's picks, bro you took the songs right outta my head.

How 'bout "Take it back to the Bridge" ~ Asie Payton
every now & again I hear that one.

And finally...man I'd ball like a little baby if I heard JJ sing "Grandma's Hands" by Bill Withers.

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gimmie that drop
3 posts
Sep 29, 2009
5:20 PM
Some sweet pics y'all got there.
"Jamaican Rap" 4 me :-)
I would just love to hear that damn Jamaican Rap make another come back.With that disgustingly sick fade into Lazy Fo Acre. Awesome! Saw them do it at the Great American Music Hall ....once upon a time. Actually , Skeeter jam opened up that show + Harp and Drums ended it, friggiN great show!
"Working Class Hero": John Lennon....if we are talking covers <3
morena
92 posts
Sep 30, 2009
5:50 AM
Nare Sugar and I will have to agree with John DUDE that Punani rant is awesome.

Everbody's and Gal Youngin...

and we shall hear Sympathy for the devil with Galactic in January, can't wait!!!
Delerious Tyme
446 posts
Sep 30, 2009
6:37 AM
Nice dirtcracka, great thread. I was thinking of starting one to this effect a while back and never did. I was thinking of one with the songs that people have not seen and/or who has seen/been at shows where they have heard live versions of say every album song, with exceptions of Cracka Break or Ya'll Ready.

I actually have a list on my desk at home of every live song by Mofro that I have not been witness to live. While it's not as short as I would like it to be, given my location and the few shows I've been to, I've been pretty blessed with what I've heard. Granted, Brighter Days was on that list for way too long, but well worth the wait.

As for my most wanted song that I have yet to hear, I would have to go with Everybody's. It's one of my girlfriend's favorites and since we have witnessed the Sun Is Shining Down many times, (her ultimate fav) she's been wanting to hear Everybody's ever since.

Others that I would love to see, Gal Youngin', Morena, I'm with ya obviously on your two.

On Palastine, Goodbye, and Gotta Know are definitely up at the top of the list as well.

For a cover that they have played before, would have to say On My Mind or The Battle Is Over (War Goes On)

I've been lucky enough to see Stagga, Mannish, Devil in Eudora, Mojo, Everything is Everything, I've Been Loving, and Hoochie already...


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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."

Last Edited by on Sep 30, 2009 6:39 AM
TN_Cracka
111 posts
Sep 30, 2009
7:32 AM
Fun thread. If you had asked me a couple days ago which cover I would want to hear, I would have said Stagger Lee, Stack-O-Lee, whatever the name is of that song about that Lee guy. But, I'm going with The Battle is Over. Lyrically, that song is so strong.

As for orginals, I have been lucky enough to hear Brighter Days, Santa Claus, Gal Youngin, Florida, H&D. I have yet to hear Everybody's, Long Way Home, or Whitehouse.

Last Edited by on Sep 30, 2009 7:33 AM
dweezy4
77 posts
Sep 30, 2009
8:16 AM
I'm for Everybody's too....didn't i read somewhere that was JJ's favorite?
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Sunshine
1196 posts
Sep 30, 2009
11:22 AM
I would love to hear Blackwater live, the only time is "saw" it live was for the NYE '08 show via the internet, so it was live but I would rather have been in the audience. anther song I would really enjoy to hear live would be "The Long Way Home" - that is one of my earliest favorites.
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msynan
11 posts
Sep 30, 2009
12:43 PM
Glad somebody mentioned "Gotta Know" that would be mine

and how could I stop at 1, any time you hear "Santa Claus" it's a good day
gimmie that drop
4 posts
Sep 30, 2009
5:55 PM
"Gotta Know" and "Everybody's" are truly GREAT live.....AND a very special rarity <3
hhfan
49 posts
Oct 01, 2009
7:53 AM
I just like to sit back and be surprised. The four times that I've seen them, I've always been front row. I can always see the setlist but cannot make myself look at it until I nab it after the show.
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gimmie that drop
5 posts
Oct 02, 2009
10:00 AM
HA! LOVE IT, HHFAN! I know that feeliN, and it is a good one :-)
swkelley
517 posts
Oct 02, 2009
10:04 AM
Kimberly....Gimme That Drop eventually changed into the tune we now know as Harp & Drums, so it's doubtful you will ever hear that one again.


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hhfan
52 posts
Oct 05, 2009
6:33 AM
I did tell JJ that I really wanted to hear "the truth" in Lville this week. He said that they'd been working on it with the Greyhound boys. Damn I hope it makes the setlist.
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Delerious Tyme
454 posts
Oct 06, 2009
7:01 AM
Dweezy,

I'm not sure if Everybody's is JJ's all time favorite, possible, but I do know that on the Mofro Homepage, if you go to the music link, they list JJ's favorite songs for the first three albums. They are listed as follows:

Blackwater Album - Brighter Days
Lochloosa Album - Everybody's & Lochloosa (tie)
Country Ghetto Album - The Sun Is Shining Down

Nothing listed or on the page about his favorite off of Orange Blossoms.

Maybe that is where you read that at?


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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."


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