The song was performed 5 times :
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
Performed with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers. First night of the Christmas Benefit shows. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Asbury Park High School band, along with 30 instruments. Guests include Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys and Jesse Malin.
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
"I Thank You" includes a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the introduction.
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2004-04-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
The third year of the private Rumson Country Day School benefits with Bruce, Patti Scialfa, Southside Johnny and Bobby Bandiera. Bobby Bandiera and his band provided backing throughout the night, along with Jukes horns Ed Manion, Joey Stann, and Chris Anderson. Admission was once again, as previous years restricted to RCDS parents. "Sweet Soul Music
" includes "Tequila
" in the midsection.
2008-05-04 - NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, NEWARK
Bruce is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He also gives the induction speech for Frank Sinatra and joins La Bamba and the Hubcaps onstage. His mother Adele is present - celebrating her birthday - along with Patti Scialfa.
"I Thank You
" is a song written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes originally recorded by Sam & Dave, released in early 1968. The single was Sam & Dave's final release on Stax Records, reaching #9 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #4 on the R&B chart. Shortly after its release, Stax severed its distribution deal with Atlantic Records and Sam & Dave, who were actually signed to Atlantic and loaned out to Stax, began recording for Atlantic proper. The song begins with Sam's spoken introduction that goes:
"I want everybody to get off your seat,/ And get your arms together,/ And your hands together,/ And give me some of that old soul Clapping".
First, Sam sings the Refrain, plus the first verse, and the refrain, while Dave sings the second verse, the refrain, and the third verse, with both Sam and Dave sharing on the repeated "Thank Yous" portion. Following a brief instrumental, Sam sings the Refrain, with Dave, joining him, on the Coda with the repeated "Thank Yous".
Bruce on the artist
2009-09-25 Apollo Theater, New York City
Taping for Elvis Costello's Spectacle, Bruce explains about Sam and Dave
Samuel David Moore (born October 12, 1935, Miami, FL) is an American Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) singer who was the tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 through 1981. Sam Moore is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame (for "Soul Man"), The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Award and a multi-Gold Record award winning recording artist.
Sam Moore also contributed on the Human Touch album (1992) :
Bruce also contributed on " Better to have and not need
": a song written by Homer Banks, Thomas Bingham, and John Colbert, and released in 2006 by Sam Moore's on his comeback album Overnight Sensational
. Bruce Springsteen guests on the recording of this track. (vocals)
All appearances with Springsteen:
1999-10-15 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Sam Moore recording session
2006-02-08 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES
2009-10-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
HUMAN TOUCH - STUDIO SESSIONS
"Your ticket is your handshake. These skills gave me a huge ace up my sleeve. And when we finally went on the road, and we played that ace, we scorched the Earth, because that's what I was taught to do by Sam Moore, and by James Brown. "