Sonny Burgess - WE WANNA BOOGIE

First performance: 19/10/2001


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK

Second night of the Alliance of Neighbors benefit concerts. The concert was broadcast live on local cable TV channel CN8. Garry Tallent, the night's musical director, Max Weinberg, and Patti Scialfa are all present.
 
TIGER ROSE (with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm Section) / WE WANNA BOOGIE (with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm Section) / ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU (with Joe Ely) / LIGHT OF DAY (with Joan Jett) / BOBBY JEAN / MY CITY OF RUINS (with the Alliance Singers) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS (with the Alliance Singers) / THUNDER ROAD / STAND BY ME (with all)
 
 
 

Songinfo

 
'We wanna boogie' is song of Sonny Burgess, released in 1956.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess (May 28, 1931, Newport, AR - August 18, 2017, Little Rock, AR) was an American rockabilly guitarist and singer. Burgess's first record, backed by his band The Pacers, was "We Wanna Boogie" in 1956 for Sun Records, in Memphis, about 80 miles southeast of his birthplace. The flip side was "Red Headed Woman". Burgess was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Europe in 1999. Burgess recorded Bruce Springsteen's song "Tiger Rose" for his 1996 album Sonny Burgess, produced by Garry Tallent.
 
Bruce had 2 performances with Sonny Burgess:

2001-10-19 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2001-10-18 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
 
 
 

Lyrics

Well I jumped in my flivver, took my baby to town
We wouldn't do nothing, just cattin' around
Just cattin' and a-boogin' all over town
Headin' down Front Street baby, and all over town
Man you oughta see the lights when the sun goes down
Just a-poundin' and a boogin' and a-paintin' that town
Went out to the dance hall and cut a little rug
Oh we're runnin' like wildfire and hittin' that jug
Just a-poundin' and a-boogin' all over town
Yeah we're gonna pound and we're gonna boogie
Yeah we're gonna pound and we're gonna boogie
Just poundin' and a boogin' all over town