Sam and Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'

First performance: 16/09/1967


Bruce covered the song 10 times: 
2012-03-09 Apollo Theater, New York City, NY
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the Apollo Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SiriusXM Radio, the satellite network that also broadcasts E Street Radio. Tickets were only available for SiriusXM subscribers contest winners. The show kicks off at 8:20pm and is broadcast live on E Street Radio. "My City Of Ruins" features band introductions, including Patti singing a snippet of " People Get Ready". Bruce sings a line from " Sexy And I Know It " during the intro to "The E Street Shuffle". First ever performance of The Temptations' 1964 hit " The Way You Do the Things You Do ", played in tribute (along with Wilson Pickett's " 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)", which sees Bruce up on the balcony of the theatre) to all the soul legends who have performed on stage at Harlem's Apollo Theater.

2012-02-25 Press Room (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Bruce makes a surprise appearance at a gig to celebrate the life of his long-time personal trainer Tony Strollo, who passed away on February 7, 2012 at age 40. Springsteen is backed by Boccigalupe & The Badboys. Prior to the set with Bocci, Bruce played guitar while Tony's brother Michael sung " Could Die Young Tonight ". The " Detroit Medley " is an unusual version featuring just "Devil With The Blue Dress On", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Jenny Take A Ride" (no "C.C. Rider").
Bruce and the E Street Band, joined by a cavalcade of guest stars, headline the first night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts.

2008-05-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Ranney School Benefit
2004-04-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
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.

2003-12-08 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
The Christmas Benefit shows 

2003-12-07 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
The Christmas Benefit shows.
2003-12-05 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
First night of the Christmas Benefit shows.

1996-08-10 Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT
The wedding reception of Toby Scott (Bruce's longtime recording engineer/archivist). Bruce joins local Whitefish rock band The Fanatics (hired as the reception entertainment) for several songs, including his only known performance of Sam Cooke's " You Send Me ".

1967-09-16 Left Foot (The), Freehold, NJ
Bruce covered the song with his early band ' the Castiles' . This was grand opening night at The Left Foot, an "over 13, under 18" club located in the recreation centre of St Peter's Episcopal Church at 37 Throckmorton Street. The club was opened by Reverend George Errickson and Reverend Fred Coleman, along with two High School students, Harold Breiner and William Cottrell. Patrons sat on cushions. Sadly The Left Foot had a short existence (seven months). This was the first of only two live appearances by The Castiles at the club - fortunately both appearances were audience recorded by Left Foot Manager (and St Peter’s priest) Fred Coleman on a good quality reel-to reel device. The-mentioned thirteen-song setlist represents The Castiles’ complete song performance in the correct sequence and they are all covers of other artists’ material. Although Springsteen may have started out in mid-1965 singing mostly background vocals, it is clear that by this point Bruce is the band’s focal point. Bruce handles the lead vocals on all songs except 'Eleanor Rigby', 'See My Friends' and The Blues Project’s haunting 'Steve’s Song' (all handled by George Theiss). Tex Vinyard, The Castiles’ manager, is heard introducing the band at the start of the second set. Interestingly the group uses The Yardbirds' instrumental 'Jeff’s Boogie' twice, as both the first set closer and show closer. A recording of Wille Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" will be officially released on September 23, 2016 on Chapter & Verse, the companion album to Springsteen's autobiography Born To Run. 
First set:
Second set:


"Hold On, I'm Comin'" (officially registered as "Hold On, I'm Coming", and shown on the original single release as "Hold On! I'm Comin'" and "Hold On! I'm a Comin'") is a 1966 single recorded by soul duo Sam & Dave, issued on the Atlantic-distributed Stax label in 1966. The song was written by the songwriting team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter, who came up with the title of the song spontaneously when Hayes was trying to get Porter to hurry out of the Stax Studios restroom and get back to songwriting.The original title was "Hold On, I'm Comin'", but some radio stations objected to its "suggestive nature", and labels on most copies of the single gave the title as "Hold On! I'm A Comin'". Released as Stax 189 in the spring of 1966, the single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart and at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Following the instrumental introduction, Sam sings the first verse and is joined by Dave for the chorus. Dave sings the second verse and is joined by Sam for the chorus. In the bridge section, Dave sings the first part and Sam sings the second part, which is followed by a brief instrumental passage. Sam sings the third verse and is joined by Dave for the chorus. The introduction is repeated in the chorus, with both Sam and Dave singing until the song fades out. A revamped version of the song, "Hold On, Edwin's Coming", was recorded by Sam & Dave as a promotional single for Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards' third election campaign in 1982. Three years later, Dave Prater teamed with new singing partner Sam Daniels as "The New Sam and Dave Review" and recorded "Medley/Hold On, I'm Comin'" for Atlantic Records.

Bruce on the artist

2009-09-25 Apollo Theater, New York City
Taping for Elvis Costello's Spectacle, Bruce explains about Sam and Dave
Listen here
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:
Sam Moore recording session
Grammy Awards
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
"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. " 


Don't you ever feel sad
Lean on me when times are bad
When the day comes and you're down
In a river of trouble and about to drown

Just hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'

I'm goin' my way, your lover
If you get cold I'll be your cover
Don't have to worry 'cause I'm here
No need to suffer baby, I'm here

Cause hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'

Reach out to me for satisfaction
Call my name now for quick reaction

Don't you ever feel sad
Lean on me when times are bad
When the day comes and you're down
In a river of trouble and about to drown

Just hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'

Just hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'

Just hold on, I'm comin'
Hold on, I'm comin'