Sunday, November 27, 2022

Bruce Springsteen performs soul classic for Thanksgiving on The Tonight Show

Bruce Springsteen performed the soul classic, “Don’t Play That Song”, on the Thanksgiving Day episode of NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

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.

The New Jersey rocker’s version appears on his newly-released album, “Only The Strong Survive”, which sees him cover soul and R&B tracks from the 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 – which debuted at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 – 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.

Get your copy the new album here.

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