Gertrude "Ma" Rainey - CC RIDER

First performance: 10/07/1971


Coverinfo

Although first recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the inspiration for covering the song came by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band long had "C.C. Rider" as part of their "Detroit Medley" encore, which achieved significant publicity on the 1980 live album No Nukes. Two live versions are released on the No Nukes compilation and on Hammersmith Odeon London '75.
 
Bruce covered the song 11 times at full but was mostly used as a stable part of the "Detroit Medley".
 
Full performances :   
 
 
  

2000-06-29  Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-27  Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-26  Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1999-09-09  The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 
1991-02-17  Tent On The Beach, Malibu, CA
1990-01-17  Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY
1989-03-10  Rubber Club, Los Angeles, CA 
1971-07-29  D' Scene, South Amboy, NJ (The Bruce Springsteen Band) 
1971-07-23  Guggenheim Bandshell, Damroch Park, Lincoln Center, NYC (The BS Band) 
1971-07-10  Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ (The BS Band)
 
 
Performances as part of the "Detroit Medley" :
( list uncomplete )

2017-02-09 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia
2016-09-14 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2016-07-16 Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy
2016-06-14 Malieveld, The Hague, The Netherlands
2016-02-25 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
2016-02-08 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
2014-02-11 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2013-03-20 Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
2012-10-31 Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
2012-09-14 Nationals Park, Washington, DC
2012-08-15 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-07-31 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
2011-01-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-09-11 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-01-23 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2009-11-13 Palace Of Auburn Hills (The), Auburn Hills, MI
2009-10-25 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
2009-10-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2009-10-14 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-10-03 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-09-16 BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
2009-08-22 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
2009-07-02 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
2009-06-05 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-05-08 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
2009-05-05 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
2009-04-26 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2008-08-23 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
2008-07-28 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-20 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2008-06-25 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2008-05-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2008-04-05 HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
2008-03-14 Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
2008-03-07 HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
2006-09-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2006-05-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2003-06-22 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2003-05-27 National Sports Stadium, London, England
2003-05-22 Arena Aufschalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2003-05-17 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
2003-05-15 Estadio Municipal El Molinón, Gijón, Spain
2003-05-12 Koning Boudewijnstadion, Brussels, Belgium
2003-05-08 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003-05-06 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003-04-19 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
2003-04-18 Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON
2003-04-14 Skyreach Centre, Edmonton, AB
2002-12-17 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
2002-12-09 Carolina Center, Columbia, SC
2002-11-21 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
2002-04-14 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2002-04-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1988-04-22 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1988-04-20 McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
1988-04-17 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
1988-04-15 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
1988-04-13 Summit (The), Houston, TX
1988-04-12 Summit (The), Houston, TX
1988-04-05 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1988-04-04 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1988-04-02 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
1988-04-01 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
1988-03-29 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
1988-03-28 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
1988-03-26 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
1988-03-23 Omni (The), Atlanta, GA
1988-03-22 Omni (The), Atlanta, GA
1988-03-20 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
1988-03-17 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
1988-03-16 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
1988-03-14 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1988-03-13 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1988-03-09 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1988-03-08 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1988-03-04 Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, NC
1988-03-03 Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, NC
1988-02-29 Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
1988-02-28 Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
1988-02-25 Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-05 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1981-06-05 Wembley Arena, London, England
1980-12-31 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
1980-11-05 ASU Activity Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1979-09-21 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1978-12-08 Summit (The), Houston, TX
1978-09-20 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
1976-04-29 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
1975-12-31 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-10-18 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Late)
 

Songinfo

"See See Rider", also known as "C.C. Rider", "See See Rider Blues" or "Easy Rider", is a popular American 12-bar blues song, originally recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in 1924. The song uses mostly traditional blues lyrics to tell the story of an unfaithful lover, commonly called an easy rider: "See see rider, see what you have done," making a play on the word see and the sound of easy. Ma Rainey's recording, "See See Rider Blues", was a popular song in 1925. Numerous musicians later recorded their own versions.
 
 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well now see, C.C. Rider
well now see, see what you have done
Well now see, C.C. Rider
well now see, see what you have done
Well you made me love you woman
Now your man has come

So I'm goin' away now baby
And I won't be back till fall
I'm goin' away now baby
And I won't be back till fall
Just might find me a good girl
Might not be comin' back at all

Well now see, C.C. Rider
See now the moon is shining bright
Well now see, C.C. Rider
See now the moon is shining bright
Just might find me that good girl
And everything would be alright