Bruce Springsteen released a cover for “Nightshift”, song originally released by Jerry Butler. It’s the first single of his upcoming covers album “Only The Strong Survive” that pays tribute to Soul Music with songs from the catalogues of labels like Motown, Gamble and Huff and Stax. The 21st Springsteen album will also have special guests like Sam Moore and the E Street horns.
Hear the Bruce Springsteen cover for Jerry Butler’s “Nightshift”:
The song was originally released by Jerry Butler back in 1969 on his album “The Ice Man Cometh”.
“Only The Strong Survive” tracklist
1. Only the Strong Survive
2. Soul Days feat. Sam Moore
4. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
5. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
6. Turn Back the Hands of Time
7. When She Was My Girl
8. Hey, Western Union Man
9. I Wish It Would Rain
10. Don’t Play That Song
11. Any Other Way
12. I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore
13. 7 Rooms of Gloom
14. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
15. Someday We’ll Be Together
Bruce Springsteen talked about the upcoming covers albums “Only The Strong Survive”
Bruce Springsteen talked about the new covers album in an official statement, saying: “I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies?”
“I’ve taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I’ve tried to do justice to them all—and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music.”
“My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it,” Bruce Springsteen said.