Original Dixieland Jazz Band - DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL

First performance: 25/04/2006


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song two times as a snippet during "Buffalo Gals":
 
2006-04-25 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
Third public rehearsal show for the upcoming tour. "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" replaces "My City Of Ruins" in its first ever Springsteen performance and its only performance with The Sessions Band, performed as a duet with Marc Anthony Thompson. "Pay Me My Money Down" includes a snippet of "Louie Louie" in the intro. "Buffalo Gals" includes a snippet of "Darktown Strutters' Ball" in the intro. 
 
 

2006-05-05 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND
"Buffalo Gals" includes again a snippet of "Darktown Strutters' Ball" in the intro. 
 

Songinfo

"Darktown Strutters' Ball" is a popular song by Shelton Brooks, published in 1917. Original Dixieland Jazz Band (recorded May 30, 1917, released by Columbia Records as catalog number A-2297, with the flip side "Indiana One Step". The Six Brown Brothers, a comedic musical ensemble, recorded the song later in 1917.The song has been recorded many times and is considered a popular and jazz standard. There are many variations of the title, including "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball", and just "Strutters' Ball". Soon after its 1917 publication, "Darktown Strutters' Ball" was included by Sophie Tucker in her Vaudeville routine. The song was recorded on May 9 that year by the Six Brown Brothers. The best-known recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, which was recorded on May 30, 1917, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number A-2297.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I'll be down to get you in a taxi, honey.
Better be ready bout a half past eight.
Now, baby- Don't be late.
I wanna be there when
The band starts playin'.
Remember when we get there, honey;
Two steps, I'm gonna have 'em all.
I'm gonna dance off both my shoes
When they play the Jelly Roll blues
Tomorrow night at the downtown Strutter's Ball.
Music plays...
Remember when you get there, honey;
Two steps I'm gonna have 'em all.
I'm gonna dance off both my shoes
When they play that Jelly Roll blues.
Tomorrow night at the downtown Strutter's Ball.
Now don't you be late, hear?