Carroll's 55th Street - A first set with Donna and a second set with the Fab Four.
After a week on the road and with Rich sick, it was great to have us all back together again in good health and back in our comfortable Studio 2 at Carroll's. We had no agenda for the night, but Donna was there with us for the first set and we had several big songs on tap to perform with her.
I decided to go into an Uncle John's opener to try to get us into a bit of a jamming mode considering we had lots of normal songs to play later on. This was good, it was a great way to start, from there I got us into the Hey Pockey Way in pretty good fashion and we were off to the races. We then proceeded with some good Donna songs including several Bobby/Donna Duets and several forays into the Graband. I think this is where Donna really shined as her Brothers and Sisters, Love Each Other and Like a Road with us gave a a great boost in the legitimacy realm.
We got an ample 15-songs first set in with Donna, ending on the Tangled Up in Blue to close her night. It was an excellent 1st set. I don't know where the concept of opening the second set with the Come Together came from but we did it and felt pretty good. Kevin the suggested out of the blue that we go A-Z in order in the Beatles section. That's not the type of thing he suggests but we did end up staying with the Beatles stuff for the rest of the night, often playing songs we rarely had done previously. I thought it was fun and a nice opportunity to do some new things.
As far as guests, I don't recall any, but I assume Steve was there. I appreciate the work Rich does on posting these recordings, so you might want to give them a listen. Then again, I couldn't blame you if you didn't, nevertheless, they are listed below: