Little Richard - RIP IT UP

First performance: 31/07/1982


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song two times: 

1982-07-31 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
With Sonny Kenn : is a Jersey-shore musician with a career spanning over 40 years. His first band Sonny & The Starfires featured Springsteen's future drummer Vini Lopez. The Starfires beat Springsteen's first band The Castiles in a Battle-of-the-bands event in 1966. Springsteen played several times with his second band, The Wild Ideas.
 
1982-08-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
With Cats on a Smooth Surface
 

Songinfo

"Rip It Up" is a song written by Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco. It was first released by Little Richard in June 1956.

 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932, Macon, GA), known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the 1950s. He was also the first artist to put the funk in the rock and roll beat and contributed significantly to the development of soul music.
 
Bruce had 3 appearances together with Little Richard :
 
1988-01-20 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Together with Little Richard in an all starr performance
 
1989-01-18 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Together with Little Richard in an all starr performance
 
1995-11-19 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LA
Frank Sinatra 80th Birthday Concert
 

Lyrics

Well, it's Saturday night and I just got paid,
Fool about my money, don't try to save,
My heart says go go, have a time,
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine,

I'm gonna rock it up, I'm gonna rip it up,
I'm gonna shake it up, gonna ball it up,
I'm gonna rock it up, and ball tonight.

Got me a date and I won't be late,
Picked her up in my 88,
Shag on down by the union hall,
When the joint starts jumpin' I'll have a ball,
I'm gonna rock it up...

'Long about ten I'll be flying high,
Walk on out unto the sky,
But I don't care if I spend my dough,
'Cause tonight I'm gonna be one happy soul,
I'm gonna rock it up...