IIRC, "She Talks To Angels"
by The Black Crowes is in Open-D with a capo slapped on at the 2nd-fret (effectively Open-E).
Speakin' o' crows, I think that one of the guitarists in Counting Crows uses Open-D a lot.
IIRC, isn't one of the guitars in the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man"
in Open-D? And one of the many guitars in "Wild Horses"
? "Jumping Jack Flash"
? "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
IIRC, "Big Yellow Taxi"
by Joni Mitchell is in Open-E, which is the same, intervalic-wise, as Open-D, just a whole-step up; same fingerings, just transposed in pitch...
And everything that Duane and Derek (or anyone else) have done in Open-E, slide or fretted, can be done in Open-D, either transposed down a whole-step, or using a capo at the 2nd-fret. I guess a lot of Robert Johnson's stuff was in Open-E, too, so...
Think maybe ya might start beltin' out "Tangled Up In Blue"
You can take a lot of things that Keith Richards (or anyone else) plays in Open-G, and play 'em in Open-D by shifting the fingering over/down one string to the bass-side of the fretboard, and up five frets. Keith never did use the 6th-string when he played in Open-G, so you won't miss it when transposing is Op/G stuff to Op/D like this, and you've gained another high string for chord-extensions and melodic stuff.
Open-D lends itself easily to a lot of rootsy Rockabilly riffin' type stuff, in general; think Bo Diddley, late '50s greasers, Link Ray, George Thorogood type thoughts, and bash away.
NOT QUITE OPEN-D, BUT ONLY A FEW TUNER-TWISTS AWAY: Want some tab and notation, courtesy of Gibson Lifestyle
? With most of the year to practice 'em, you can learn "Joy To The World" in Double-Dropped-D
and "Auld Lang Syne" in Dropped-D
for the Holidays... I know, they're not in Open-D, but when their respective Holidays roll around, you can start with one or the other, and then move on to some of your other Open-D tunes with a twist of a peg or two...
"Vestapol" tuning is the exact same thing as Open-D, or sometimes E; aka Vastapol or Sebastapol. There are LOADS of old blues and rootsy and folksy stuff that was done in that. Here's a huge
list of old songs- mostly old, mostly blues- played WITHOUT a slide
in Open-D (or capoed in that tuning, or in relative tunings with the same intervals)
that I ran across searchin' just now:
Weeniepedia / Adventures In Vestapol wrote:
Big Bill Broonzy
Joe Turner Blues
Down in the Country
Police Dog Blues
Blind Boy Fuller
Little Woman You're So Sweet
Blind Connie Williams
"Philidelphia Street Singer" Inc. Milky White Way
Blind Willie Johnson
Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right (pitched at F)
If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down (pitched at F)
I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge (pitched at G)
Jesus Is Coming Soon (pitched at G)
John The Revelator (pitched at E)
Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There (pitched at Eflat)
The Rain Don't Fall On Me (pitched at F)
The Soul Of A Man--4/20/30 (pitched at E)
Trouble Will Soon Be Over (pitched at F)
When The War Was On (pitched at Eflat)
Ain't Nobody Got It
Ants In My Pants
Baby, When You Marry
Blue Runner Blues
Bo Carter Special
Don't Mash My Digger So Deep
Fifty Fifty With Me
Flea On Me
Got to Work Somewhere
I Love That Thing
It's Too Wet
I've Got a Case of Mashin' It
Mashing That Thing
Mean Feeling Blues
New Auto Blues
Pig Meat Is What I Crave
Ram Rod Daddy
Sorry Feeling Blues
Old Timey Rider
Ice and Snow Blues
The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
Sittin' on Top of the World
Going To The River
You Is One Black Rat
Sweet Little Woman
Rosca Mama Blues
Eddie Harris w/Jimmy Lee Harris
I Wanna Ramble
Reuben Oh Reuben
Big Chief Blues
Georgia Yellow Hammers
Rip Van Winkle Blues
Another Friend Like Me
Jessie Clarence Gorman
Goin' Up The Country, #1 and #2
Jimmy Lee Harris
Sitting Here Looking 1000 Miles Away
Steamboat Whistle Blues
John Lee Ziegler
If I Lose, Let Me Lose
Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
I Don't Intend To Die In Egypt-land
Lord, I Want To Die Easy
J. W. Warren
When Your Gal Packs Up And Leaves
Rabbit On A Log
You're Gonna Miss Me
Rabbit On A Log
Raise A Ruckus Tonight
Red Cross Store
Memphis Willie B.
Worried Man Blues
We Live a Long, Long Time
Mississippi John Hurt
If You Don't Want Me
He'll Make A Way
That's No Way to Get Along
Roy Harvey and Leonard Copeland
Weary Lonesome Blues
'Fore Day Creep
No Time At All
So Sweet, So Sweet
Uncle Dave Macon accompanied by Sam McGee
I've Got The Mourning Blues
William "Do-Boy" Diamond
Hard Time Blues