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Gary Brooker and friends in France

Setlist, le Vigan 25 August 2013


Gary Brooker, voice, piano and guitar | Judy Blair, Hammond, vocal, percussion | Andy Fairweather Low, guitar and vocal
Dave Bronze, bass and vocal | Paul Beavis, drums
Ashley Dow, ukulele, Hawaiian guitar | Debbie Dow, harmonica, percussion

Following another great blues set by Rag Mama Rag (Ashley Dow, voice and guitar, Resonator guitar, Hawaiian guitar, and bass 'drum' in the form of an internally-amplified flight-case played with a standard kick pedal (see here); Debbie Dow, voice, washboard, spoons, tambourine and excellent harmonicas) Gary Brooker and his all-star band took the stage at 10.04 pm for a second 'soiree of blues and rock', in the words of presenter Mike Gardiner (the DJ who presents a weekly show of British Rock on 'Antenne d'Oc'). Photography, filming and recording during the performance were again quite firmly prevented by the venue -- a modern, seated auditorium holding about 400, with great lights and sound, packed out for a second night wrong. Luckily pencil and notebook were again permitted. [There's a couple of pages of snaps taken before the show, during the encores, and at the after-show party, here]

1

Baby Lee

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 Judy Blair again, tonight, barefoot at the Hammond

2

Let's Work Together

Gary Brooker lead vocal

Andy Fairweather Low and Judy Blair backing voices

3

Route 66

Andy Fairweather Low lead vocal

(brilliant)

4

Let the Good Times Roll

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 

5

Great Balls of Fire

Gary Brooker lead vocal

Andy Fairweather Low backing voices

6

Mystery train

Andy Fairweather Low lead vocal

 

7

It's Only You (Blair)

Judy Blair lead vocal

 

8

Green Onions

 

9

Shotgun

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 Andy Fairweather Low and Judy Blair backing voices

10

Conquistador

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 

11

Crying Time (Ray Charles)

Gary Brooker and Judy Blair lead vocal

Andy Fairweather Low offstage for first half of song

12

Going to Chicago

Judy Blair lead vocal

Delicious organ work

 

 Happy Birthday to You

(Tutti)

For Franky Brooker 

13

Gin House

Andy Fairweather Low lead vocal

Fine solos from piano, organ and guitar

14

Hoochie Coochie Man

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 

15

A Whiter Shade of Pale (protracted ovation)

Gary Brooker lead vocal

As last night, with the interrupted cadence minor-key ending

16

Blueberry Hill

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 

17

Good Golly Miss Molly

Gary Brooker lead vocal

 

18

Woolly Bully

Gary Brooker lead vocal

Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze, Judy Blair backing voices

18.5 

Encores

 

19

Midnight Special


Gary Brooker, guitar, lead vocal, with Andy Fairweather Low


Judy Blair tambourine (and shoes on), Andy Fairweather Low ukulele and backing voice, Ashley Dow ukulele, Debbie Dow harmonica

20

Goodnight Irene

Andy Fairweather Low lead vocal; Gary Brooker one verse

Judy Blair organ (barefoot again), Debbie Dow harmonica, Gary Brooker and Dave Bronze backing voices, Ashley Dow Hawaiian guitar

Another great evening, with atmosphere again not unlike the Brookers' Christmas shows at Chiddingfold Club (albeit seated, not standing in a crowd) in the old days. Band in excellent spirits afterwards, and many thanks to Franky for the chilli. Below, the handwritten setlist for the evening (thanks, Gary) showing the tempo (Medium, Fast and Slow), the key, and the singer(s).


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