I'm involved in a recently started twice-a-month jam session.
I'm really excited to be involved with this jam! As a group, We don't seem to have any underlying genre focus, playing everything from contemporary songs, to Spirituals, to Old-Time Classics. We also seem to have great variety when it comes to instruments (at our last session, we had NO six-string guitars present!).
However, one of the things we are struggling with as a new jam group is having written material for the songs that works for everyone. For each song, we need notation and chord charts for the players, and lyrics for the vocalists.
So, I'm looking for suggestions for songbooks and fakebooks that have these three things for each song, and also contain songs from multiple genres and time periods. (Oh, and mandolin tab would be a plus, but not a necessity. I'm working hard to learn melodies and leads by ear, and if I absolutely wanted to, I could tab-out a melody from the notation.)