if you could do just one at open mike..

DHBucker

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I don't know about getting people dancing...but I'd do Johnny cashs' Ring of Fire or Ray LaMontagne's Jolene....
 

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Street Fighting Man came to mind, might be because I watched the Keef documentary earlier.
 

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I've had several one song opportunities at open mics.

9 times outta 10, I play this.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1st_9KudWB0[/ame]

People eat that one up!!
 

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"Play That Funky Music" from Wild Cherry. People love it, gets 'em dancing, and fun to play for me.
 

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Simple song, but fun to play because of audience response is "Honky Tonk Women". I played two gigs yesterday, and HTW lit the crowd up, as did "Free Ride". At last nights (late) gig I was amazed at how much people loved "The Ballad of Curtis Lowe". It's a great song, that I've always loved, but wasn't sure if the bar crowd would dig it. "Soulshine" is another favorite like that. Best audience response I ever had was from The Doobie Brothers "Takin' It To The Streets". It got us a standing ovation, and it was a real rush to see the crowd going nuts.
 

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I bet a rockin/metal version of 'Head Like A Hole' would go over well.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg[/ame]
 

VictorB

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Terrapin Station
 

DavGrape

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Cat Steven's 'Bitterblue.'
 

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I could think of many, but this would do.


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhXVu93wXlg[/ame]
 

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My Sharona, because Berton Averre showed me how to play the solo 25 years ago. It's been buried in my brain for that long and I need to let it out.
 

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Its surprising the response you get to "Stuck in the Middle With You".
 

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Wow, great diversity here. That is great. I like it.
 

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