Sam Cooke - Good Times

First performance: 01/06/1993


Coverinfo

Bruce soundchecked the song 2 times and used it 2 times as a snippet:
 
1993-05-25 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY 
Good times was sound-checked prior to the show in Rome, but it was not performed on any of World Tour 1992-1993's regular shows.
 
1993-05-28 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Bruce soundchecked the song in Sweden. The song wasn't played at any regular show. This show (along with a few tracks from May 22 Milton Keynes) were allegedly primed for a TV special that never happened. The soundcheck also includes Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight".
 
  •  Snippet
during TWIST AND SHOUT
 
1993-06-01 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
As far it's known, Bruce has never covered Good times live in full, but he incorporated a few lines from the song into Twist in shout once in 1993 . The song includes snippets of Sam Cooke's Good times at the beginning and in the midsection. It features a guest appearance by Warren Kaye (the tour's security coordinator) on vocals and John Landau on guitar. Final show of the 1992-93 World Tour.
 
 
during SOOTHE ME
 
With Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. "Soothe Me" includes snippets of "Good Times" and "Shout".
 

Songinfo

"Good Times" is a song written and recorded by Sam Cooke, released as single in 1964. Featured musicians are John Ewing (trombone), Edward Hall (drums and percussion), John Pisano (guitar), Clifton White (guitar) and Johnnie Taylor (back-up vocals). In 2011, Nike used the song in a commercial featuring Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during their "Basketball Never Stops" ad campaign during the 2011 NBA lockout. In a retrospective review in 1971, music critic Dave Marsh wrote that "at his very best, Cooke utilized a perfect lyrical sentimentality... listen to 'Good Times' – It might be one o'clock and it might be three/Time don't mean that much to me/Ain't felt this good since I don't know when/And I might not feel this good again/So come on baby, let the good times roll/We gonna stay here til we soothe our soul. That summed up perfectly what rock and roll was about, and still is, in so many ways."
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

2021-02-24 SiriusXM Studio, New York City
Bruce plays the 'good times' during his 18th episode of 'From My Home to Yours' The episode was called "New Born Soul". Later in the episode he plays Soul Stirrers - Jesus, I'll never forget
Bruce: Now if you want the rebirth of the soul, you will need the gospel. So coming up right now is the incredible Soul Stirrers, featuring the, once again, miraculous voice of Sam Cooke, when he was at his most youthful, and maybe at his best. 
 
2020-04-24 SiriusXM Studio, New York City 
Bruce plays ' good times ' during his second 'From His Home to Yours':
Bruce: " The other sexiest man that ever lived — my God, what a voice! And what a beautiful record."
  
 
PODCAST with Barak Obama on 22th of February 2021: American Skin: Race in the United States
Discussing the best Protestsongs, Bruce and Barak Obama mention ' a change is gonna come ' : 

BO: "That song can make me cry, there is something about when he starts singing"
Bruce: 'You can feel the historical pain that's in it and yet the elegance and the generousness of his voice' 
  

Lyrics

All night long
All night long
Yeah, come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long
One more time, come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long
Gotta tell you, evenin' sun is sinkin' low
The clock on the wall say it's time to go
I got my plans, I don't know about you
I'll tell you exactly what I'm gonna do
Get in the groove and let the good times roll
I'm gonna stay here till I soothe my soul
If it take all night long
Yeah, everybody let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long, yeah
It might be one o'clock and it might be three
Time don't mean that much to me
I haven't felt this good since I don't know when
And I might not feel this good again
So come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long
And all night (all night) and all night (all night)
And all night (all night) and all night long (all night)
Somebody said it might (all night) take all night long
And all night (all night) and all night (all night), so
Come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long