Dyke & the Blazers - FUNKY BROADWAY

First performance: 24/04/1970


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 4 times : 
 
 
Played with Steel Mill. That show was a replacement concert for a cancellation of the musical "Hair". 
 
1975-12-12 - POST DOME, C.W. POST COLLEGE, GREENVALE, NY
 
Played with The Shots. The Shots were a short-lived band led by guitarist Billy Hector. They inherited the role of Stone Pony house band from The Asbury Jukes. 
 
1994-07-16 - THE STONE PONY TENT, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Southside Johnny)
Played during The Stone Pony's twentieth anniversary celebration. Bruce, along with Max Weinberg, Patti Scialfa, and Jon Bon Jovi, join Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. 
 

Songinfo

"Funky Broadway" is a song written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian. It was originally recorded by his band, Dyke & the Blazers, in 1967, and was made into a hit by Wilson Pickett that same year. The version of Wilson Picket is most most famous and Bruce, for sure was inspred this one.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Every town I go in
There's a street, uh, huh
Name of the street, uh, huh
Funky funky Broadway

Down on Broadway, huh
There's a nightclub, now, now
Name of the nightclub, now baby
Funky Funky Broadway

Down on Broadway
There's a crowd, now, huh
Name of the crowd, baby
Broadway crowd

Down on Broadway, yeah
There's a dancestep, huh
Name of the dance,
Funky Funky Broadway, hey! huh

Wiggle your legs now, baby
Shake your head, ooh, huh
Do the shing-a-ling now baby, now
Shake, shake, shake now
You don't know, huh, baby, now
You don't know, now woman, owww!
Doin' the funky Broadway, hey!
Lord have mercy

Oh, you got me feelin' alright

Dirty filthy Broadway
Don't I like the Broadway, huh
That Broadway, lookit here

Down on Broadway
There's a woman
Name of the woman, huh
Broadway woman, hey!

Down on Broadway, yeah
There's a man, huh
Name of the man [fade]