Want To Go Home (1976) & This Time It’s for Real (1977) were Stax –
influenced, R&B arranged and produced by the co – founder of the
band and Springsteen confederate StevenVan Zandtand largely featured
songs written by Van Zandt and/ or Springsteen.
Zandt written I Don’t Want To Go Home became Southside’s signature song, an
evocative mixture of horn based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. Other
notable songs included The Fever,This Time It’s For Real, Love on the Wrong Side of Town. In 1977, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes were featured
as a bar band in the movie,”Between the Lines.”Both albums feature a
number of guest artists and duets. The track”How Come You Treat Me So
Bad” features a duet withLee Dorsey,while “Broke Down Piece of Man”
features a duet with Steven Van Zandt, It Ain’t the Meat (It’s the Motion) features a duet with Kenny ‘Popeye’ Pentifallo, You Mean So Much To Me Baby features
a duet with Ronnie Spector. Check Mr. Popeye features Kenny ‘Popeye’
Pentifallo on vocals with The
Coasters on background vocals. The track First Night features The
Satins on background vocals and Steven Van
Zandt on duet vocals. Little Girl So Fine features background vocals by The
Drifters. The album also features a cover of Aretha
Franklin’s Without Love.
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