Friday, October 28, 2022

Bruce Springsteen covers soul music classic Don't Play That Song

Bruce Springsteen is sharing a video for his cover of the soul music classic, “Don’t Play That Song”, ahead of its inclusion on the New Jersey rocker’s forthcoming collection, “Only The Strong Survive.”

Written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson – the wife of singer Ben E. King – the song was a hit on both the US R&B and pop charts for King in 1962, and for Aretha Franklin almost a decade later.

“Don’t Play That Song” follows Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” and the Commodores“Nightshift” as the third and final preview ahead of the November 11 release of “Only The Strong Survive.”

The 2022 project features fifteen soul music greats as Springsteen celebrates gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more.

Produced by Ron Aniello and recorded at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey, Springsteen’s 21st studio album also features guest vocals by Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton.

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Bruce Springsteen
“Covers Vol 1: Only The Strong Survive”

Release date: November 11

01 – “Only The Strong Survive” (Jerry Butler)
02 – “Soul Days” (Featuring Sam Moore) (Dobie Gray)
03 – “Nightshift” (The Commodores)
04 – “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” (Frank Wilson)
05 – “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (The Walker Brothers)
06 – “Turn Back The Hands of Time” (Tyrone Davis)
07 – “When She Was My Girl” (The Four Tops)
08 – “Hey, Western Union Man” (Jerry Butler)
09 – “I Wish It Would Rain” (The Temptations)
10 – “Don’t Play That Song” (Aretha Franklin)
11 – “Any Other Way” (Jackie Shane)
12 – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover ” (Featuring Sam Moore) (William Bell)
13 – “7 Rooms of Gloom” (The Four Tops)
14 – “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” (Jimmy Ruffin)
15 – “Someday We’ll Be Together” (Diana Ross and the Supremes)

See also:

Bruce Springsteen shares cover of Commodores classic Nightshift
Bruce Springsteen performs with The Killers at Madison Square Garden
Bruce Springsteen previews new soul covers album Only The Strong Survive
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announce US tour
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