Lemme B. Good - Good lovin'

First performance: 11/05/2005


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 6 times:
 
2009-05-11 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN
Premiere of "Good Lovin'". ( sign request )
 
2009-05-19 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
2009-05-23 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD

2009-06-05 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
European debut of Good Lovin'
 
2009-06-28 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND
Bruce performs with the E Street Band at Hard Rock Calling. 
 
2010-04-24 - TRIBECA GRILL, NEW YORK CITY
Bruce and Steven Van Zandt join The Rascals on stage at the annual Kristen Ann Carr Fund benefit. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Good Lovin'" is a song written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick that was a #1 hit single for the Young Rascals in 1966. The song was first recorded by Lemme B. Good (actually Canton, Ohio, R&B singer Limmie Snell) in March 1965 and written by Rudy Clark. The following month it was recorded with different lyrics by R&B artists The Olympics, produced by Jerry Ragavoy; this version reached #81 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
 
 
  Lemme B. Good
 

Other cover versions

  • The tale has been told that Rascal Felix Cavaliere heard The Olympics' recording on a New York City radio station and the group added it to their concert repertoire, using the same lyrics and virtually the same arrangement as The Olympics' version. Co-producer Tom Dowd captured this live feel on their 1966 recording, even though the group did not think the performance held together well. "Good Lovin'" rose to the top of the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the spring of 1966 and represented the Young Rascals' first real hit.
 
  

Bruce on the artist

2010-04-24 Tribeca Grill, New York City, NY
 
Bruce had 1 performance with the young rascals
 
 
 
 
1997: Little Steven was picked to induct The Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. The original members of The Rascals had been feuding for a number of years and Van Zandt was concerned that the induction and subsequent band performance would result in a very public fiasco on live television. Wanting to defuse any confrontation, Van Zandt donned a Little Lord Fauntleroy-type costume for the event and delivered a humorous induction instead of the more traditional speech delivered for other inductees. The Rascals had worn this type of outfit when they debuted on the national scene in 1965.
 
 
 
Little Steven and Bruce went to see the band in 1965, at a skating rink in Keyport, and headlining that night were The Young Rascals, who were promoting their hit Good Lovin'. Van Zandt (then 14) and Springtseen (15) each paid $2.50 for their tickets. 
 
 
This was a limited-run Broadway reunion - 'Once Upon a Dream' - of the New Jersey rock band. Steven Van Zandt was the show’s producer.
 

Lyrics

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(Good lovin' )
(Good lovin' )
(Good lovin' )
I was feelin' so bad,
I asked my family doctor just what I had,
I said, "Doctor,
(Doctor )
Mr. M.D.,
(Doctor )
Now can you tell me, tell me, tell me,
What's ailin' me?"
(Doctor )
He said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all you really need
(Is good lovin')
Gimme that good, good lovin
(Good lovin')
All I need is lovin'
(Good lovin')
Good lovin', baby.
Baby please, squeeze me tight (Squeeze me tight)
Now don't you want your baby to feel alright? (Feel alright)
I said Baby (Baby) now it's for sure (it's for sure)
I got the fever, Baby, Baby, but you've got the cure
(You've got the cure)
I said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all I really need
(Is good lovin')
Gimme that good, good lovin
(Good lovin')
All I need is lovin'
(Good lovin')
Good lovin', baby.