Solomon Burke - GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND

First performance: 12/05/1977


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times:

1977-05-12 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK
Two concerts tonight were originally scheduled (along with the two shows the following night) as regular Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gigs. However Southside became ill (suffering from a recurring throat ailment) and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Due to Southside's illness and a lack of time for Van Zandt to prepare to lead, tonight's two shows were rearranged into a single concert starting at midnight. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks.
 
1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK
During both the early (first show) and  Late (second show):  
Two separate admission shows. Independent recollections from those present indicate that Springsteen was on stage for the entirety of both shows. The gigs were originally scheduled as a standard Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gig. However Southside became ill and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
 
 
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Songinfo

"Got to Get You Off My Mind" is a 1965 soul single written and performed by Solomon Burke. The single was produced by Jerry Wexler, and was the most successful of Burke's long career. Burke recorded the song, one of four, during a recording session on January 22, 1965. The song was written by Burke, his second wife Delores (by then mother of 11 of his children) and his mother Josephine Burke Moore. It was started on 11 December 1964, just hours after Burke heard that his friend Sam Cooke had been murdered. Burke explained the origin of "Got to Get You Off My Mind":
 
"It was written in California the night of Sam Cooke’s death. I learned of Sam Cooke’s death after leaving him two hours prior to that. At the same time I learned about my wife wanting a divorce. A special delivery letter was at the desk waiting for me in the hotel... so all of these things came about very quickly and very drastically." Burke completed the song on the train back to Chicago for Cooke's funeral.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Got to get you off of my mind
I know it's just a matter of time
You've found somebody new
And our romance is through
Yes it is
Gonna throw your picture away
You didn't want my love, any old way
You've found somebody new
And our romance is through
Yes it is
Some folks love is hard and strong
That's the kind of love that lingers on
Some folks love is swift and fast
That's the kind of love that'll never last
We had a love that was in between
And to me it was like a dream
If we had stayed together till June
Not a problem, bride and groom
That's why
Got to get you off of my mind
I know it's just a matter of time
You've found somebody new
And our romance is through
Listen to me
Got to get you off of my mind
I know it's just a matter of time
Got to get you off of my mind
I know it's just a matter of time