Junior Wells - LITTLE BY LITTLEĀ 

First performance: 12/05/1977


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times in 1977 : 
 
Two concerts tonight were originally scheduled (along with the two shows the following night) as regular Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gigs. However Southside became ill (suffering from a recurring throat ailment) and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Due to Southside's illness and a lack of time for Van Zandt to prepare to lead, tonight's two shows were rearranged into a single concert starting at midnight. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL / GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND / WITHOUT LOVE / SHE GOT ME WHERE SHE WANTS ME / LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN / LITTLE BY LITTLE / IT AIN'T THE MEAT (IT'S THE MOTION) / WHEN YOU DANCE / BABY, I LOVE YOU (with Ronnie Spector) / WALKING IN THE RAIN (with Ronnie Spector) / SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD (with Ronnie Spector) / BE MY BABY (with Ronnie Spector) / THE FEVER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / HAVING A PARTY / YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME (with Ronnie Spector) / THUNDER ROAD / RENDEZVOUS / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN 
 
 
 
Photo Billy Smith  
 
1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK
During both the early (first show) and  Late (second show):  
 
Two separate admission shows. Independent recollections from those present indicate that Springsteen was on stage for the entirety of both shows. The gigs were originally scheduled as a standard Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gig. However Southside became ill and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
 
 
Late  
 
 
 
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Songinfo

Little by little is a song written by Mel London and Junior Wells. Junior Wells originally released Little by Little on the single Little by Little in 1960.
 
 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

You stay out all night till the break of day,
you stop up your ears to everything I say
Little by little, I'm losing you, I can see,
bit by bit, your love is drifting away from me
What you doing, baby, you know it ain't right
I wonder what you doing that it takes all night
Little by little, I'm losing you, I can see
Bit by bit, your love is drifting away from me
You look so disgusted when I try to kiss you
I guess I don't thrill you like I used to do
Little by little, I'm losing you, I can see
Bit by bit, your love is drifting away from me
I tried to tail you last sitting in my car,
but I was scared that I would see what I was looking for
Little by little, I'm losing you, I can see
Bit by bit, your love is drifting away from me