The ten greatest Bob Weir songs

Postby tigerstrat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:13 am

wisedyes wrote:Myself, I'm surprised at the lack of love for..."Samson & Delilah".


S&D was written by Rev. Gary Davis, same guy from whom Jorma Kaukonen learned a good chunk of his fingerstyle technique.
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Postby astroman99 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:43 am

tigerstrat wrote:
wisedyes wrote:Myself, I'm surprised at the lack of love for..."Samson & Delilah".


S&D was written by Rev. Gary Davis, same guy from whom Jorma Kaukonen learned a good chunk of his fingerstyle technique.


Traditional, I believe, but the rev does a great version..
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Postby wisedyes » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:51 am

Oh, I know the Rev. Gary Davis wrote it,but you have to admit, Bob's take on it is practically a completely different song.
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Postby tigerstrat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:13 am

wisedyes wrote:Oh, I know the Rev. Gary Davis wrote it,but you have to admit, Bob's take on it is practically a completely different song.


I don't know about it being a completely different song at all. Sure its got drums and guitar solos, but its essentially the same song.

But yeah as far as it being traditional, I just researched that Blind Willie Johnson's is the first known recording, under the title "If I Had My Way". Davis' is the earliest one I've heard personally.
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Postby pappypgh » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:14 am

Wow, you guys are tough. WALK IN THE SUNSHINE??!!!! OY, that song wreaks of gayness - not that there's anything wrong with that...but OY. :roll:

My list:
1. Music Never Stopped
2. Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance
3. The Other One (only ever credited by credible sources to Weir & Kreutzmann, as far as I know)
4. WRS > Let It Grow
5. Estimated Prophet
6. Playing In The Band
7. Victim Or The Crime
8. Jack Straw
9. Cassidy
10. Feel Like A Stranger

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WALK IN THE SUNSHINE?!!! :x :x :x :x stop it.
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Postby jonarobb » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:19 pm

pappypgh wrote:Wow, you guys are tough. WALK IN THE SUNSHINE??!!!! OY, that song wreaks of gayness - not that there's anything wrong with that...but OY. :roll:



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WALK IN THE SUNSHINE?!!! :x :x :x :x stop it.


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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:26 pm

"You gotta Deep six your wristwatch"
takes the cake ....
All in all Ace is a great album
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Postby pappypgh » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:44 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:"You gotta Deep six your wristwatch"
takes the cake ....
All in all Ace is a great album
:smile:


Agreed - but he shoulda cut track 3 for SOMETHING else...ANYTHING would have been better (look out, 'cause THERE GOES my free advice).

Deep six your wristwatch...oy. :roll:

Still, making my Top 10 was tough - there were a few that I had to regrettably leave off. Bobby wrote some great stuff, that's fo sho. :cool:
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Postby mttourpro » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:34 pm

here's my take on this subject. In order from best to least best IMHO...

WRS>LIG
Cassidy
The Other One
Born Cross-Eyed
Estimated
Playin
Music never stopped
Looks Like Rain
Lost sailor>Saint
Sugar Mag
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10 others that are hard to keep off the list

Jack Straw
Throwin Stones
Black Throated Wind
Stranger
Victim
Lazy Lightning
Truckin
Bucket
Esau
GSET
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Postby tigerstrat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:05 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:"You gotta Deep six your wristwatch"
takes the cake ....
All in all Ace is a great album
:smile:


I can't look line at that and NOT think of the immortal Zappa's song "Broken Hearts Are for A$$@#%*s" and
"Ram it, ram it, ram it
Ram it up yer poop chute
Wristwatch: Crisco
Ram it, ram it, ram it..."
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Postby Stagger Lee » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:31 pm

1.Jack Straw
2.Music Never Stopped
3.Black Throated Wind
4.Looks Like Rains
5.Estimated Prophet

Next 5:

Playin in the Band
Samson and Delillah
Sugar Magnolia
My Brother Esau
Greatest Story Ever Told
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Postby FretfulDave » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:38 pm

First 10:

Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Music Never Stopped
Playing in the Band
Cassidy
Lazy Lightning -> Supplication
WRS part 1 -> WRS part 2 - Let It Grow
Jack Straw
Sugar Magnolia
Black Throated Wind
Sage and Spirit

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Mexicali Blues
Looks Like Rain
Victim or the Crime
Estimated Prophet
Feel Like a Stranger
Greatest Story Ever Told
Hell in a Bucket
I Need a Miracle
Throwing Stones
One More Saturday Night
The river keeps a talkin'
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Postby Dozin » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:11 pm

I like every one of his tunes in some shape or form. So I really don't have a favorite song. It switches weekly sometimes daily. I sing the Bob Weir songs so it's what ever we're working on. Throw them in a hat, pick one, sounds good to me. That's my mentality towards his songs.
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Postby pappypgh » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:37 pm

tigerstrat wrote:I can't look line at that and NOT think of the immortal Zappa's song "Broken Hearts Are for A$$@#%*s" and
"Ram it, ram it, ram it
Ram it up yer poop chute
Wristwatch: Crisco
Ram it, ram it, ram it..."



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

GREAT stuff, TS...thank you...

I just edited my list. I dropped off Brother Esau. Estimated is a MUST and is ranked higher. Cannot believe I forgot that.

Here is my "Next 10 Best", after Stranger:

11. My Brother Esau
12. Lazy Lightning > Supplication
13. Greatest Story Ever Told
14. Looks Like Rain
15. Black Throated Wind
16. Throwin' Stones
17. Truckin'
18. Sugar Magnolia
19. Mexicali Blues
20. One More Saturday Night
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Postby Henry » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:15 pm

One Bob song I really like, even though not written by him, is "New Minglewood Blues", particularly the 80s version that starts on the I chord, especially those that really rock hard... always makes me smile. Ten more that I like a lot:

Black Throated Wind
Cassidy
Mexicali Blues
Sugar Magnolia
Looks Like Rain
Jack Straw
Greatest Story
One More Saturday Night
Estimated Prophet
Lazy Lightning/Supplication
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