We do one. We play Down By the River by Neil Young, then it turns into Us and Them. It's a smooth transition. How about your bands? What medleys do you play? Or is a medley more songs by the same band put together?
Those are some good ones. I can see them working really well together. I like medleys because of the extended jams."Creedence's Suzie Q" to Santana's "Black Magic Woman" to a little bit of Hendrix "3rd Stone From The Sun" before ending.
Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally" to The Beatle's "Drive My Car" back to "Mustang Sally"
We go from Roy Orbison's "Oh Pretty Woman" to The Stone's "Satisfaction" to "Delbert McClinton's "Roll The Dice" to The Stone's "Dead Flowers"
We do Beatle's medleys, Johnny Cash medleys...Johnny Cash is universally loved, practically a guaranteed home run. We string 2 songs together too, a lot..too much to list. does that count as a medley?
BTW, I listened to your Soulshine thing and you fit with the bass player, so he was guilty too lol. I probably would have done the same thing.
Oh, OK, I got you. So what I was thinking was a medley is actually a segue. So I learned two things today: the definition of a medley and how to spell segue correctly. We'll have to get a medley going also.I think a medley technically has to be 3 or more parts of songs, but there are some famous examples of 2 songs.
I always think of Louis Prima's medley of "Just a Gigolo" with "I Ain't Got Nobody" which were two tin pan alley songs destined to be forgotten until he created a medley out of the two songs.
If you are just playing one song in it's entirety then continuing into another song, that would be more of a segue, rather than a medley.
I think the technical difference is that a medley is taking multiple (usually 3 plus) songs and putting them into one piece (think of an overture), while the segue is just transitioning from one song to another.
Yeah, it would have to be a very popular band's songs to make it work. We do a few Grateful Dead tunes, it would be nice to do a medley with about 3 of their songs (which are usually also cover tunes).In my current band, they aren't medleys as such. Sometimes one song flows directly into another, or has a phrase from another song jammed in the middle as a homage or call-out. But it's the musical equivalent of a sight gag.
I have done medleys in the past and it can be fun as a musician, but I can't help but think that it's not satisfying to anyone else, unless your band has some very fanatical followers and a long history.
And when Diamond Dave jumped the shark and did his own cover, I think there were many who silently wished that they had been forgotten.I always think of Louis Prima's medley of "Just a Gigolo" with "I Ain't Got Nobody" which were two tin pan alley songs destined to be forgotten until he created a medley out of the two songs.
We do Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond) into R O C K in the USA (John Mellencamp) into What I like about you (Romantics) back into Cherry Cherry...etc. its the same song, in the same key.
What are the chances of 2 bands doing the same 3 songs in a medley? They have to be fairly high.We do one.
What I like about you - Cherry Cherry - ROCK in the USA
I've mentally "heard" the Cherry Cherry/ R.O.C.K. in my brain before when listening to those songs, so I'm not surprised that other bands are doing them as a medley. Likely quite a few, methinksWhat are the chances of 2 bands doing the same 3 songs in a medley? They have to be fairly high.
I think this one would work in my band. We already play Werewolves now and then anyway, and I'm always think Sweet Home Alabama every time we play it. Then going into Summertime wouldn't be too much of a stretch because it's basically the same song.Sweet Home Alabama to Werewolves of London to Summertime (Kid Rock) back to SHA.
It's fun to slightly change the fills to match the same groove for 7 minutes.
It's easy enough to do.I think this one would work in my band. We already play Werewolves now and then anyway, and I'm always think Sweet Home Alabama every time we play it. Then going into Summertime wouldn't be too much of a stretch because it's basically the same song.
Oh, that's a good one too! I can see that one having smooth transitions.It's easy enough to do.
I forgot another one we do.
Superstition > Play That Funky Music > Uptown Funk > Superstition.
Same concept. Keep the basic groove going throughout and mix up the fills so the songs sound unique but keep the dancing going. Another 7 minutes of bliss on stage.
Yeah, those sound like fun ones.I tend to play lots of medleys with the bands I play with. One band does a medley of four Beatles songs and a couple by Neil Diamond. They also segue Long Cool Woman into Pretty Woman, so two different artists there. And during a long rendition of Wild Wild West (Escape Club), the bass player in one band starts singing lines from Harry Nilsson's Coconut during a long instrumental section.