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Song title: Havin' a Party

(Cooke) by Sam Cooke (RCA Victor 47-8036), 1962

Havin' a Party

We're havin' a party
Dancin' to the music
Played by the DJ
On the radio
The Coke's out in the icebox
Popcorn's on the table
Me and my baby
We're out here on the floor

So Mr., Mr. DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm a-havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

Everybody's swingin'
Sally's doin' the twist now
If you take requests I've
Got a few for you
Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that song called "I Know"
Don't forget "The Mashed Potatoes"
No other songs will do

So Mr., Mr. DJ...

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 30/05/1976 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 22/10/2011 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Just 3 shots during the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area
Played during the '1987 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1987 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, in small NJ clubs.
Scarcely used during the Tunnel of Love tour, with less than a dozen inclusions
Played during the 'Summer '89 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1989 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, between March and September 1989
One only rendering for this song in the Human Touch tour (24/06/1993 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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