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    good morning to all. can you name a rock group that used a mandolin in one or more of there songs. I will start this with the most easy one & a group were your going to have to think about the song. the easy one is Rod Stewart & the hard one is the Doors.

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    This thread contains a pretty comprehensive answer to your question.
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    Levon Helm played mandolin on a number of tunes with The Band, sometimes acoustic and sometimes electric.
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    Grateful Dead, Faces, Steve Earle, the Band, the Waterboys.

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    Led Zeppelin, the Goo Goo Dolls, REM, Flatfoot 56, Dropkick Murphy's.

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    Chris Cornell/Soungarden

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    Seals and Crofts, Hootie and the Blowfish, Heart, Rory Gallagher.

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    In their later incarnation, Fred Tackett sometimes played mandolin with Little Feat.

    At the acoustic jam last saturday, I played an early Little Feat song. The fellow next to me asked where it came from. When I told him, he said, "I thought that they were an electric band". Since when did that matter? We play acoustic versions of all kinds of rock and roll.

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    This thread contains a pretty comprehensive answer to your question.
    Go to posts #36, 37, 38, and 39
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...-w-mando/page2

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolin tony View Post
    good morning to all. can you name a rock group that used a mandolin in one or more of there songs. I will start this with the most easy one & a group were your going to have to think about the song. the easy one is Rod Stewart & the hard one is the Doors.
    Just curious, what Doors song(s) feature mandolin?
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    jaycat, give me a little time, I have to find the album. I know Bobby Osborne plays on it.

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    Noone has said Jethro Tull? Anderson wrote all the early stuff on mandolin, though some was later rearranged for the band for recording. Standout mandolin tracks include (but are not limited to): A Christmas Song, Jack Frost and the Hoodie Crow and Fat Man.
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    And I'm thinking we could cheat a little here and say that Sam Bush - River Take Me, No Woman No Cry, and a few others might count too...
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    jaycat the answer to your question is, runin blues on the soft parade album. good album lousy recording. an the mandolin player is Jesse McReyolds. great song & some great picking by Jesse.

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