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Song title: Twist and shout

(Medley, Russel) by The Isley Brothers (Wand 124), 1962

Twist and shout

Shake it now babe
Come on and twist and shout now
Come on babe
Come on and work it all out now
Twist little girl
You know you twist so fine
Twist a little closer
Let me know you're mine
Ah ah ah ah ah…


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 01/06/1965 Tex Vinyard Residence, Freehold,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 18/06/2018 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

During the early years (1965-1972), played live (at least) 1 time(s) with the Castiles.
Then, also played live 1 time(s) during the so-called 'Greetings Tour' and 13 time(s) during the gigs preceeding the official Born To Run Tour.
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.

Bruce inserted it 24 times in the setlists of the Born to Run tour
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Darkness tour
The River tour counted 22 apparitions of this song
A frequent number (25 apparitions) of renderings 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
Largely (140 times) played during the Born in the U.S.A. tour
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.
A discrete number of performances (28) was given during the Tunnel of Love tour
Performed 9 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
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
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Human Touch tour (01/06/1993 Vallehovin Stadium, Oslo ,Norway)
During the Rising tour, the song was played 5 times
12 perfomances were given during the Magic tour
Played during the Working on a Dream tour (23 times)
Bruce inserted it 44 times in the setlists of the Wrecking Ball tour
Not much used during the High Hopes tour, deserving only 4 renderings
Scarcely used during the 2016 The River tour, with less than a dozen inclusions
Performed 2 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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