Bruce covered the song 10 times:
1967-09-16 - THE LEFT FOOT, FREEHOLD
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.
1996-08-10 - GRAND MOUNTAIN LODGE, WHITEFISH, MT
The wedding reception of Toby Scott (Bruce's longtime recording engineer/archivist). Bruce joins local Whitefish rock band
(hired as the reception entertainment) for several songs, including his only known performance of Sam Cooke's "
You Send Me
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
First night of the Christmas Benefit shows.
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
the Christmas Benefit shows.
-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
the Christmas Benefit shows.
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.
2008-05-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Ranney School Benefit
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.
2012-02-25 - THE PRESS ROOM, ASBURY PARK
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 "
" 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").
2012-03-09 - APOLLO THEATER, 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 "
(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.