Un mini-concert de Bruce Springsteen en hommage à Clarence Clemons au Wonder Bar d’Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen a donné hier soir 17 juillet 2011 un concert de 45 minutes au Wonder Bar d’Asbury Park, en compagnie de J.T. Bowen and the Soul Cruisers. Un show en mémoire de Clarence Clemons.

La setlist est ci-dessous.

« A Tribute to the late, great Clarence Clemons »

1. Action In The Streets

2. Savin’ Up

3. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

4. Sweet Soul Music

5. Shake

6. You Can’t Sit Down

7. Raise Your Hand

8. Knock On Wood

9. 634-5789

Ci-dessous, le compte-rendu de Stan Goldstein sur N.J. com.

Bruce Springsteen joined J.T. Bowen and the Soul Cruisers for a 45-minute set at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Sunday night as part of a « Tribute to the Late, Great Clarence Clemons. »

Bowen was the lead singer of Clemons’ band, The Red Bank Rockers, in the 1980s.

Clarence’s son, Nick Clemons, opened the evening playing with his band.

The Soul Cruisers then came out to play a nice set and when they came back on for the second set where they were joined by Bowen.

Midway through the second set, they played a nice version of « You’re a Friend of Mine » and Springsteen came over to the side of the stage to watch.

Bowen then called Springsteen up to play at 9 p.m., it was the first time Bruce has performed in public (outside of Clemons’ private memorial service) since Clarence’s passing on June 18.

Springsteen said « I wore the wrong shirt! » as he took the stage, alluding to the fact that the Soul Cruisers, who include four horn players and four singers, are dressed all in red and blue.

Springsteen broke into his own « Action in the Streets » a song he used to perform with the E Street Band in 1976 and 1977. It’s a great song to play with a horn section.

The song has not been played live by Springsteen since a March 25, 1977 show by Bruce and the E Street Band at the Music Hall in Boston.

733.jpgPhoto by Mike BlackBruce Springsteen sings with J.T. Bowen at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Sunday night.

Next up was the song « Savin’ Up » which was written by Springsteen and a song Clemons used to perform with the Red Bank Rockers.

It was on Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers’ 1983 album « Rescue. »

Also performed were a bunch of soulful covers: « Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, » « Sweet Soul Music, » « Shake, » and « You Can’t Sit Down. »

Another highlight was « Raise Your Hand » a song Springsteen has performed many times with the E Street Band. Bruce really kicked into high gear on this one, jamming away on the guitar.

« Knock on Wood » followed and they finished with a long version of « 634-5789 » a song Bruce has performed at several private benefits for his childrens’ schools at the Stone Pony over the past few years.

Springsteen looked like he was having a great time on stage and that he has missed playing live.

At one point he told the Soul Cruisers he wanted to changed the key of the song, and he kept laughing when things didn’t quite work out the way he wanted it to.

« I keep (messing) up the Soul Cruisers, » Bruce said.

The last time he played in Asbury Park was on April 2 when he joined Nicky Addeo at the Wonder Bar for a few songs.

Sunday night’s show ended at 9:45 p.m.

The 400 people at the Wonder Bar saw another legendary night of music in Asbury Park.

Et voici la vidéo de Action In The Street.

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