Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Hits Number 1 on iTunes, Amazon with Sensational R&B Covers Album


Bruce Springsteen opens a new week of record releases at number 1!

Bruce’s “Only the Strong Survive,” a joyous collection of R&B covers, has made the top of the iTunes and Amazon charts this morning. It’s so much fun, and so heartfelt, you’ll be playing it over and over.

Of course, my favorite track is a cover of Dobie Gray’s “Soul Days” featuring the legendary Sam Moore. Sam, 87, is the singer of “Soul Man,” “Hold On I’m Coming” and dozens of other classics as the leader of Sam & Dave in the 60s. Since then, Sam has had an incredible career as many consider him the all time R&B singer, and just a great singer in any realm. He’s also the first artist ever to be featured this way on a Springsteen album. (He can be heard, too, on the William Bell cover of “I Found Another Lover.”

Bruce will be on Jimmy Fallon’s show next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and back again on Thanksgiving. I hope he sings this song!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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