Eddie Floyd - YUM YUM I WANT SOME

First performance: 29/04/1976


Coverinfo

1976-04-29 - ELLIS AUDITORIUM, MEMPHIS, TN (at 03:05 )

Excellent set features Eddie Floyd guesting on "Raise Your Hand" and "Knock On Wood" (which includes the only known Springsteen rendition of "Yum Yum Yum (I Want Some)"). . It's after this particular show that Springsteen and Van Zandt take a cab out to Graceland, and Bruce jumps the gate in an attempt to meet Elvis, who is actually in Lake Tahoe. Bruce is escorted off the grounds by security.
 
 
 

Songinfo

The song appears on the Eddie Floyd’s album "Tears of Joy" (1972)
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce on Eddie Floyd 21 Mar 1976 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park

Springsteen called Eddie Floyd that day and introduced himself to him.

"Him and Southside Johnny were just regular guys I hadn't met before and I basically hadn't heard of him back then," Floyd told Boss Tracks in 2009. "When [Springsteen] called there were people in the studio who did realize who was calling". Later that night Floyd joined Springsteen onstage sharing vocals with the upcoming star on two of his own compositions, "Knock on wood" and "Raise your hand". Springsteen introduced Floyd saying:

"I'm honoured enough to have in the audience tonight a man that I have admired and listened to his music for many, many years. A man who, without his music, I wouldn't be here because he's the guy that turned me on to the whole Sax sound and the R&B sound and we're lucky enough he's gonna come out and do... He's written so many great songs I can't even imagine. He's gonna come out and do a few numbers with us. Please give a warm round of applause for Mr. Eddie Floyd!"
 
 

Lyrics

Yum Yum I want some

Yum yum yum I want some
Yum yum yum I want some
Yum yum yum I want some
Yum yum yum I want some
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Yum yum yum I want some
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Yum yum yum I want some