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Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???

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Bobert 24 Nov 12 - 06:46 PM
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Subject: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 06:46 PM

I've always enjoyed Jimi Hendrix's version of "Hey Joe" but never thought to do it until today... The P-Vine and I were having lunch at a local BBQ joint and it they were playin' it and I was thinkin', "Hey, cool song to work up"...

I just did a Google on it and discovered that the song has been covered by lotta folks over the years: The Who, The Byrds, ZZ Tops, Deep Purple, etc....

But I don't think it is "over" covered these days and it really is a blues song (kinda) so I'm goin' see if I can stick the lyrics in my head... I know I can play it... It's just a matter of lyrics...

Anyone else playing it???

B~


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 07:26 PM

Well! Heard a blues band cover it just tonight , The Keystones , Nottingham UK.
Audacious ! Made it totally their own without losing a thing - has my vote !


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 07:30 PM

My favorite version Hey Joe by The Leaves

I think Hendrix' cover of the song was the first slowed-down take on it, although Tim Rose, rumored to have had a role in writing some of it, did one that fell between Hendrix and the Leaves version I linked tempo-wise. Willy Deville also had a version I'm fond of....

Hey Jose


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 07:32 PM

I think it's my duty to sing this song on occasion...


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 07:50 PM

The "Hey Jose" version is the shits!!! I love it...

B~


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: frogprince
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 11:38 PM

So I hit the Leaves link, expecting a version of Carl Smith's Hey Joe, and I thought I'd slpped into another cosmic dimension.

That's the first I ever heard of Willy Deville. 1. Seeing someone dressed like that, performing that material, is insane. 2. I agree with Bobert's evaluation of the performance.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, I'd never heard of Willy Deville either but I love his version...

B~


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Gibsonboy
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 11:32 AM

Try Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas and John Doyle, at Celtic Connections, (its on You Tube), for me it is a stunning performance from three of the best players of American Traditional Music in the world.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 11:57 AM

Nobody's bothered by the subject matter of the song? "Hey Joe" is about a guy who has shot his woman out of jealousy and goes on the lam to Mexico.

Not my choice of song to sing, classic though it may be.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 12:16 PM

I played it in high school.....never since.

GfS


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 12:30 PM

If we leave out all the men-mistreating-women songs, should we also leave out the women-mistreating-men songs? So much for the Blues!

Yes, the Tim Obrien Jerry Douglas live version is just fantastic!


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Big Al whittle
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 12:33 PM

I saw Tim Rose play it, a few months before ghe died at The Fishponds in Matlock Bath. Quite what he was doing - playing a tiny pub to a not terribly attentive audience, I don't know.

I remember him saying that the night he first performed it in the studio - the guy behind the desk - phoned up the President of the record company to come see musical history being made.

Its certainly a striking chord sequence. Seeing hendrix play it on Top of the pops was the English audiences first view of Hendrix - Hedrick picking with his teeth, Noel Reddings thunderous bass lines.

Don't despise songs that help musicians make a living Michael. Morals are pretty flexible and change from age to age - a thing of beauty , etc.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: lifebusker
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 07:39 PM

I've played it a million times.It's
always a great song to do when
jamming.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 08:58 PM

One of the reasons that I like the Willy Deville version is that he has it structured to do it without having to go thru a lot of jirations with all the "talk" lines that, unless yer gonna do it note for note (not me) are tedious...

I can dial Willy's version up as a straight up blues song and do my own "talk" as it fits...

B~


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 11:30 PM

Don't despise songs that help musicians make a living Michael.

No, I would never. Just not my kind of song to sing.

Morals are pretty flexible and change from age to age - a thing of beauty , etc.

Agree with the first part. Beauty? Not so much...


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 03:06 AM

'Don't despise songs that help musicians make a living Michael.'

No, I would never. Just not my kind of song to sing.'

Mine neither, Michael. Like I say interesting chords sequence. Classic even - so much room for interpretation
C G D A E

(had to check - see if I remembered it only to find none of my guitars in standard tuning!)


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: cooperman
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:26 AM

I do this occasionally - I've loved it since I was a kid.
It is better with a couple of backing singers in skimpy black dresses giving it the oooo ooooo oooo ooooh (preferably female!)
Never heard anyone match Hendrix version though.


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,Black Belt Caterpillar Wrestler
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:36 AM

Yep,
I do it accompanied on G/D Anglo; and they said it couldn't be done!

Actually I quite like the result and it gives me an excuse to be loud:)


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 08:20 AM

Most interesting version I heard was by Lick the Tins

Check it out.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 09:10 AM

I recall the late Peter Bellamy doing Hey Joe at a 'Rough Music' late night session at the Bracknell Folk Festival in the 1980s. He felt obliged to apologise for not playing the guitar with his teeth during the song!


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST,thank you
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 12:59 AM

Thank you
I am trying to do the Tim O'Brien version, and your link gave me a lot of incredible possibilities for this song -
Mae


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Hey Joe'???
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 10:46 AM

I believe the origins of the song were as a folk song. See Wikipedia, there were some early acoustic versions!


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