Robbie Lane and the Disciples - SOUL DEEP

First performance: 29/04/2003


Coverinfo

2003-04-29 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Hope Concert)
 
Bruce performed the song 1 time in 2003 in Red Bank during a show, billed as "The Hope Concert," the event was a benefit for Robert Bandiera Jr., son of the local band leader and guitarist Bobby Bandiera, a longtime colleague of Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Bobby Bandiera and his band are the house band. Bruce performed the song together with Gary U.S. Bonds.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Soul deep" was made a hit by the box tops in 1969 and was taken from the album Dimensions. The inspiraton of covering this song will surely come from the Box Tops but the earliest version had been recorded by Robbie Lane and the Disciples in 1966. Bruce also co-produced Gary U.S. Bonds' cover of the song, which Bonds released in 1982. Gary U.S. Bonds recorded Soul deep for his 1982 album On The Line. It's one of eight songs on the album that were produced by Bruce Springsteen with Steven Van Zandt. It was recorded in January or February 1982 at The Power Station in New York City, NY, during Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band sessions for Gary U.S. Bonds from which the recording sessions Born In The U.S.A. flowed.  
 
 
 
On The Line is Gary U.S. Bonds' fourth studio album, released in June 1982 on EMI America Records. The musicians backing Bonds on the album include many members of the E Street Band. The album includes seven songs written by Bruce Springsteen : 
 
  • HOLD ON (TO WHAT YOU GOT)
  • OUT OF WORK
  • CLUB SOUL CITY
  • LOVE'S ON THE LINE
  • RENDEZVOUS
  • ANGELYNE
  • ALL I NEED
  • one written by Steve Van Zandt, one written by Wayne Carson, and two written by Bonds and Gary L. Anderson. Although Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt are credited as co-producers of all of the album's 11 tracks, Springsteen was actually involved in only eight of them: the seven that he wrote plus The Box Tops' hit SOUL DEEP. Springsteen is not credited as playing or singing on the album but he did directly participate, along with the E Street Band, on most of these eight tracks. The 1991 reissue of On The Line on the Razor Edge label includes album liner notes by Gary U.S. Bonds himself. He wrote that they "also recorded three additional cuts for the album which were never mixed including 'Action In The Street', a Springsteen song which I still do in my live shows." The three tracks are Action in the streets, Lion's Den, Savin' up. 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Darling, I don't know much
I know I love you so much
My life depends on your touch
And my love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep
It's too big to hide and it can't be denied
My love is a river running soul deep

I work myself to death for ya
Just to show I adore ya
Nothing I wouldn't do for ya
'Cause my love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep
It's too big to hide and it can't be denied
My love is a river running soul deep

Ooh!
All I ever ever hope to be
Depends on your love for me
Baby, believe me, if you should leave me
I'd be nothing but an empty shell
I know darn well, I can tell now

I don't know much
But I know I love you so much
My life depends on your touch
And my love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep
It's too big to hide and it can't be denied
My love is a river running soul deep

Na!
My love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep
My love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep
My love is a river running soul deep
Way down inside me it's a-soul deep...