Impressions ( The ) - It's All Right

First performance: 22/07/1971


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 10 times in full and 124 times as a snippet 
 
1971-07-22 - D'SCENE, SOUTH AMBOY, NJ
With the Bruce Springsteen Band
 
  • Human Touch Tour 
This song is mostly performed during the Human touch tour. The song was the show closer and was played in a full-band arrangement as a duet with 1992-1993 band backing vocalist Bobby King:

1993-05-17 - MAIMARKTHALLE, MANNHEIM, GERMANY
 
 
 
1993-05-20 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND  
1993-05-22 - THE NATIONAL BOWL, MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND 
1993-05-25 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY 
1993-05-30 - GENTOFTE STADION, GENTOFTE, DENMARK 
1993-06-01 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
 
Performed with Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt and The Miami Horn during the Concert To Fight Hunger to benefit World Hunger Year, The Food & Hunger Hotline and The Community Food Bank Of New Jersey. A night of many guests: Joe Ely, Patti, Steven Van Zandt , The Miami Horns, Clarence Clemons, Southside Johnny, Soozie Tyrell, Max Weinberg
 
36th Grammy Awards. A Curtis Mayfield medley with various artists and Bruce presenting Curtis with a special "Legend" Grammy award. With Steve Cropper, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Vernon Reid, Steve Winwood, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Narada Michael Walden, Don Was, and others. Bruce sings lead on "Gypsy Woman" and takes the first line of "People Get Ready". Mayfield and The Impressions (including Jerry Butler) are onstage for "Amen". 
 
The medley included snippets of six songs written by Curtis Mayfield:  
 
 
 
  •   Snippets
during TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
 
2000-07-01 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
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
2000-06-23 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-22 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-20 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-17 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-15 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-12 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-04 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2000-06-03 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2000-05-29 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2000-05-27 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
2000-05-22 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-21 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-08 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-07 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-04 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2000-05-03 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2000-04-30 Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH
2000-04-26 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-04-25 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-04-22 Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
2000-04-21 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
2000-04-18 Compaq Center, Houston, TX
2000-04-17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
2000-04-15 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
2000-04-12 Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
2000-04-09 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
2000-04-08 Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
2000-04-04 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
2000-04-03 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
2000-03-31 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2000-03-30 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2000-03-19 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
2000-03-18 Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN
2000-03-14 Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
2000-03-13 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
2000-03-10 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-09 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-06 Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
2000-03-04 Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
2000-02-28 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
1999-11-29 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-28 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-21 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
1999-11-19 Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY
1999-11-17 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
1999-11-15 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-14 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-10 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
1999-11-09 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
1999-11-06 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
1999-10-28 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-26 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-25 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-23 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999-10-21 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999-10-18 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999-10-17 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999-10-15 America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
1999-09-30 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-28 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-27 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-25 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-24 First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-21 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-20 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-15 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-13 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-08 Palace Of Auburn Hills (The), Auburn Hills, MI
1999-09-03 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-09-01 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-08-31 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-08-27 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-26 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-24 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-22 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-21 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-12 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-08-09 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-08-06 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-08-01 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-29 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-27 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-26 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-24 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-20 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-18 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-15 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-06-27 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
1999-06-26 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999-06-24 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1999-06-23 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1999-06-20 Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
1999-06-19 Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
1999-06-17 Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany
1999-06-15 Stadion Am Bieberer Berg, Offenbach, Germany
1999-06-13 Bruno-Plache-Stadion, Leipzig, Germany
1999-06-11 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
1999-06-07 Estadio De La Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1999-06-05 Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain
1999-06-03 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1999-06-02 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1999-05-30 Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
1999-05-29 Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
1999-05-19 Earls Court, London, England
1999-05-18 Earls Court, London, England
1999-05-16 NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
1999-05-02 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
1999-05-01 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
1999-04-28 Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
1999-04-26 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
1999-04-24 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
1999-04-23 Donau Arena, Regensburg, Germany
1999-04-20 FilaForum, Milan, Italy
1999-04-19 FilaForum, Milan, Italy
1999-04-17 PalaMalaguti, Bologna, Italy
1999-04-15 Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
 
during HAVING A PARTY
1978-08-31 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1977-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
1977-05-12 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
 
during The E STREET SHUFFLE
 
1975-07-25 Keystone Hall, Kutztown, PA
 

Songinfo

"It's All Right" is a 1963 song recorded by The Impressions and written by the group's lead singer, Curtis Mayfield. The single was the most successful chart entry of the group's career.  
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

The Impressions were an American music group originally formed in 1958. Their repertoire includes doo-wop, gospel, soul, and R&B. Mayfield left the group after the release of the "Check Out Your Mind " LP in 1970 and began a successful solo career. Mayfield stayed a great inspiration to Bruce :  
 
 
 
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942, Chicago, IL–December 26, 1999, Roswell, GA) was an African-American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. Curtis Mayfield was a two time inductee into the GrammyHall of fame and winner of the Grammy Legend Award and lifetimes Achievement Award which was personally presented by Bruce in 1995
 
  • 01.03.94 Grammy Awards, after "The Curtis Mayfield Medley"
"Curtis, on behalf of all the musicians gathered here on stage and in the audience, we wanna thank you for the lasting soul and the deep beauty of the music that you´ve made… you´ve been an inspiration to all of us and it´s an honor to be up here with you tonight and I´m glad to present you with the Grammy Legend Award, we love you…"
 
" There's a beautifully socially–conscious soul of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, "We're a Winner," keep on pushin'. Just great, great records that just filled the airwaves at a time when you couldn't have needed them more. You just couldn't have needed them more. "A Woman's Got Soul," what a beautiful, beautiful record to women. "It's All Right." It was the sound track of the Civil Rights Movement. And it was here, amongst these great African–American artists, that I learned my craft. You learned how to write. You learned how to arrange. You learned what mattered and what didn't. You learned what a great production sounds like. You learned how to lead a band. You learned how to front a band. "
 
  • Bruce also covered a song (Gypsy Woman) on a compilation album of various artists: 
Celebrating the music of Curtis Mayfield. While many tribute albums are recorded after an artist has passed, this album was completed five years before Mayfield's death : released 1994. ( A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield )
 
 
 

Lyrics

Say it's all right (it's all right)
Say it's all right (it's all right)
It's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right

We're gonna move it slow
When lights are low
When you move it slow, it sounds like more
And it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Now listen to the beat
Kind of pat your feet
You got soul, and everybody knows
That it's all right, whoa, it's all right

When you wake up early in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hum a little soul
Make life your goal
And surely something's got to come to you

And say it's all right
Say it's all right
It's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Now everybody clap your hands
Give yourself a chance
A-you got soul, and everybody knows
That it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Someday I'll find me a woman
Who will love and treat me real nice
Then my woes got to go
And my love, she will know
From morning, noon, and night

And she's got to say it's all right
Mm, hm, hm
Say it's all right
It's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Now, everybody clap your hands
Now, give yourself a chance
You got...