James Brown - Cold Sweat

First performance: 29/04/2003


Bruce used the song only once as a snippet:

Southside Johnny takes lead vocals on "Cold Sweat" before starting Twist and Shout. Billed as "The Hope Concert," the event was a benefit for Robert Bandiera Jr., son of the local band leader and guitarist Bobby Bandiera, a longtime colleague of Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Bobby Bandiera and his band are the house band. The above setlist only includes the songs that feature Springsteen in some capacity. Other artist's songs include "Water" by Everett Bradley solo acoustic; "Here Comes The Sun" and "I'll Never Find Another You" by Bobby Bandiera solo acoustic, and "I Shall Be Released" by Norman Nardini solo acoustic. Bobby Bandiera plays on all (band) songs. For the all performers songs, leads vocals are taken by Southside Johnny on "A Change Is Gonna Come"; Bruce, Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Gary U.S. Bonds on "Having A Party"; Southside Johnny on "Cold Sweat"; Jon Bon Jovi on "Twist And Shout"; Bruce and Gary U.S. Bonds on "Quarter To Three"; and Bruce on "Seven Nights To Rock".
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Bobby Bandiera) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with The Max Weinberg 7) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Max Weinberg 7) / JOLE BLON (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / THE FEVER (with Southside Johnny) / KITTY'S BACK (with The Max Weinberg 7) / SOUL DEEP (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / THIS LITTLE GIRL (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jon Bon Jovi and The Max Weinberg 7) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Jon Bon Jovi and The Max Weinberg 7) / A CHANGE IS GONNA COME - HAVING A PARTY (with all performers) / COLD SWEAT - TWIST AND SHOUT (with all performers) / QUARTER TO THREE (with all performers) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK (with all performers)


"Cold Sweat" is a song performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis. Brown recorded it in May 1967. An edited version of "Cold Sweat" released as a two-part single on King Records was a No. 1 R&B hit.

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist


I don't care ha! about your past
I just want ho! our love to last Dee
I don't care darlin' about your faults huh
I just want to satisfy your pulse
When you kiss me
When you mess me
Hold my hand
Make me understand
I break out, in a cold sweat
Ho! Uh! Ho!
I don't care about your wants
I just want to ha! tell ya about the does and don'ts
I don't care about the way you treat me darlin' ha!
I just want huh! to understand me honey
When you kiss me
And ya miss me
You hold me tight
Make everything all right
I break out in a cold sweat heh!
Mercy on me
C'mon now
Put it, put it where it's at now
Let him have it