Wilson Pickett - I FOUND A LOVE

First performance: 14/10/1980


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song only once as a snippet:
 
1980-10-14 - MECCA ARENA, MILWAUKEE
 
during FIRE

Set features the debut of Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" in the second half of the show. It was a completely unrehearsed performance - later on Steven Van Zandt said "He turned around and called 'Midnight Hour', and we all just about fainted. Funky (bassist Garry Tallent) didn't even believe we were doing it until about the second chorus." Bruce sings a line from Wilson Pickett's "I Found A Love" as an introduction to "Fire". 
 
 
 

Songinfo

The song is written by Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield, and Robert West, 1962. Originally recorded by The Falcons. The Falcons were an early vocal group bringing gospel into a popular context, thus paving the way for soul music. The group featured notable members who became major solo artists; when Pickett joined the group, Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice were members. Pickett's biggest success with the Falcons was "I Found a Love", co-written by Pickett and featuring his lead vocals. While only a minor hit for the Falcons, it paved the way for Pickett to embark on a solo career. Pickett later had a solo hit with a re-recorded two-part version of the song, included on his 1967 album The Sound of Wilson Pickett. Recorded by Wilson Pickett, 1967.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh
I found a love
I found a love
I found a love
That I need, oh yeah
I found a kiss
I just wanna tell ya that I can't resist
I found a love that I need, whoa, yeah
And I wanna call her now, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Wait a minute, there's one thing I want to say right here
The way that woman walk
She set my little soul on fire
And the way she talk
She my heart's desire
And oh, if she'd leave me
I figured I would die
And sometimes, I call in the midnight hour
Yeah, yeah, aah
Don't leave me, baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, aah-aah
Yeah, yeah, yea-a-a-a-a-ah