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    Can you add to this medley of songs about musicians?

    I'd love to hear a band do a medley of covers about musicians' specific instruments. In other words:

    Guitar Man (by Bread)

    Piano Man (by Billy Joel)

    Mr. Bassman (by Johnny Cymbal) Okay, so the song was actually about a low-end Doo Wop singer, not bass guitar...

    Little Drummer Boy (traditional)

    Can you think of some other song titles that fit (hopefully some with females, too)?

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    Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds/Bob Dylan
    The Saxophone Song - Kate Bush
    Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
    Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    Me And My Guitar - James Taylor
    I'm The Ukulele Man - George Formby
    Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
    Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt
    Concertina - Tori Amos
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    My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama ~ Frank Zappa

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    While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
    Violin - Kate Bush
    Cello Song - Nick Drake
    Boss Drum - The Shamen
    The Talking Drum - King Crimson
    Big Muff - John Martyn (possibly the only song named after a guitar effects pedal )

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    All About that Bass


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    My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
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    I'm Gonna Play That Trumpet - Little Larry (from the Gong Show)
    Bang a Gong - T-Rex
    Kicking the Gong Around - Cab Calloway (okay, so it's about dope)
    Conga - Gloria Estefan
    Bass Strings - Country Joe and the Fish
    Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
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    Zappa/Beefheart-Sam With The Showing-Scalp Flat-Top - Bongos

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    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

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    Quiet Sun - "Trumpets With Motherhood"

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    David Thomas - Crush This Horn, Part Two

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    Tubular Bells - Mike O.

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    Also from Mike Oldfield: "The Wind Chimes".

    Chris Rea: "Guitar Street"

    Nik Kershaw: "Drum Talk"

    "Different Drum" was also a Peter Gabriel song, though I don't think it's about the instrument as such.

    Rush: "Discovery"

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    My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies - Bonzo Dog Band
    One Man Band - Leo Sayer / Roger Daltrey
    Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan / Eartha Kitt / Steve Hillage

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    Ahem! Sultans Of Swing, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post

    Hurdy Gurdy Man - Eartha Kitt
    Wait, what?!

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    Udo Lindenberg - Cello
    Pe Werner / Palastorchester (Max Raabe) - Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche (might be the same song as the Bonzo Dog Band)
    Comedian Harmonists - Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna?
    Comedian Harmonists - Hein spielt Abends so schön auf dem Schifferklavier
    Die Prinzen - Alles mit'm Mund
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    Banjo Man - Genesis
    (arguably not one of their most exciting songs though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Wait, what?!
    Eartha Kitt made an album in 1970 that included three Donovan covers. The other two were "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Catch the Wind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Eartha Kitt made an album in 1970 that included three Donovan covers. The other two were "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Catch the Wind."
    I'll have to look for that. I love Ella Fitzgerald's version of Sunshine Of Your Love.

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    Another song about a violinist:

    Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Another song about a violinist:

    Completely forgot about that one. A Novalis-album with a Hipgnosis cover.

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    "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" - Moody Blues
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