Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)

First performance: 14/11/2022


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song once, and one time as a snippet
 
2022-11-14 Rockefeller Center, GE Building, Studio 6B, New York City
On the first night of his "takeover" of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce appears as lead guest and musical performer. He performs the live premiere of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", backed by a version of the band from the Only The Strong Survive music videos. "Nightshift" was also performed for the audience, and was broadcast as the musical performance two nights later, on November 16.
 
 
 
 
  •  Snippets
2022-11-00 Stone Hill Farm, Colts Neck, NJ
Bruce records a series of promotional interviews from his home in support of Only The Strong Survive, including appearances on Questlove's podcast Questlove Supreme (released November 9), Virgin Radio Italy (released November 11), Australian The Project (released on November 14), France Inter's Totémic (released November 14), and Canadian CBC Radio's Q (released November 14). The interviews cover a range of topics, related to the new album and not: when Questlove asks about Bruce's first musical memory, he sings a brief snippet of "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White And The Seven Dwarves! He also sings snippets of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" and "I Wish It Would Rain" during the French interview. The precise recording dates of these interviews are uncertain.
 
 
Bruce Springsteen released Do I love you ( indeed I do ) on his 2022 album Only The Strong Survive.
 
 
The song is the leading single from Only The Strong Survive album. It was released on digital platforms on 29 Sep 2022, the same time the album was officially announced. A music video for the song was simultaneously released on Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel. The video was directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Only The Strong Survive is Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first studio album. It is officially released on 11 Nov 2022 on Columbia Records. It consists of 15 tracks, all of which are covers. This marks the second time that Springsteen releases a cover album following We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions in 2006. The album is "a collection of fifteen soul music greats," as described in the press release. It "celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more." Springsteen commented: "I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I've taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I've tried to do justice to them all and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it."
The announcement was made by Springsteen himself who addressed fans in a pre-recorded video posted online.
In anticipation to the announcement, Springsteen dropped hints on his social media accounts over the course of the previous three days. On 26 and 27 September, he shared each morning a photo of a road and of a steering wheel respectively, without any caption or comment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 28 September, he posted a 26-second promo clip of a vintage car FM radio dial turning to different stations and listening in for a few seconds, each station playing a different song from the upcoming album.
 
 
  
 
 
 
Only The Strong Survive track list:

Only the strong survive (Jerry Butler cover)
Soul days  (Dobie Gray cover)
Nightshift (Commodores cover)
Do I love you (Indeed I do ) (Frank Wilson cover)
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore (Frankie Valli cover)
Turn back the hands of time (Tyrone Davis cover)
When she was my girl (Four Tops cover)
Hey, Western Union Man (Jerry Butler cover)
I wish it would rain (The Temptations cover)
Don't play that song ( you lied ) (Ben E. King cover)
Any other way (Jackie Shane cover)
I forgot to be your lover (William Bell cover)
7 rooms of gloom (Four Tops cover)
What becomes of the brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin cover)
Someday we'll be together (Diana Ross & The Supremes cover) 
 
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Songinfo

Do I love you ( indeed I do ) is a 1965 song by Frank Wilson. first pressed in 1965 on the Motown subsidiary label Soul. It is Wilson's only Motown single. Approximately 250 demo 45s of the song were pressed in 1965 and scheduled for release on 23 December 1965. Owing to a combination of Wilson deciding that he would rather focus on producing and Motown's Berry Gordy's lukewarm reception of the vocals and wish to prevent his producers from having a successful recording career, the demos were destroyed.At least two, and maybe as many as five, copies survived, one of which fetched £25,742 in May 2009. One is rumoured to be owned by Berry Gordy. Due to its scarcity it remains one of the most collectable discs especially by followers of Northern soul. Owing to the demand caused by it being played at the famous English Northern soul nightclub, Wigan Casino, it was first officially released in the UK in 1979 on the Tamla-Motown label, and again in 2004 with a version of the same song by Chris Clark on the B-side. On CD, the mono Frank Wilson version was issued on The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select), while the stereo version appears on the British compilation This Is Northern Soul: The Motown Sound Volume 1 (Motown). The Chris Clark version (in an alternate mono mix) was issued on the British "A Cellarful of Motown!", the first volume of four double discs documenting unreleased Motown songs.
 
 
 
  

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Here I am on bended knees
I lay my heart down at your feet
Now do I love you?
All you have to do is ask
I'll give until there's nothing left
Now do I love you?
As long as there is life in me
Your happiness is guaranteed
I'll fill your heart with ecstasy
Forever darling
Do I love you?
Tell me now
Do I love you?
Yeah, yeah
Do I love you?
Indeed, I do
Good God, indeed I do
The very thing that I want most
Is just to have and hold you close
Now do I love you?
From early morning until late at night
You fill my heart with pure delight
Do I love you?
Whenever I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord your soul to keep
And bring it on home safe to me
Now forever darling
Do I love you?
Tell me now
Do I love you?
You know I do
Do I love you?
Indeed, I do
Sweet darling, indeed I do
Now whenever I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord your soul to keep
And bring you on home safe to me
Forever darling
Do I love you?
Tell me now
Do I love you?
Darling
Do I love you?
Indeed, I do, hey
My darling, indeed I do
Sweet, sweet darlin' (indeed I do)
You know I love you, girl (indeed I do)
And you know I need you too (indeed I do)