Etta James - BLUES IS MY BUSINESS

First performance: 21/04/2017


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once 

2017-04-21 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Bruce, Southside Johnny, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, and more come together on stage as the Upstage Jam Band for a show that took place as part of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival. In the afternoon the documentary Just Before The Dawn, about the legendary Upstage Club, received its premiere. For this documentary Little Steven, Garry Tallent, Southside Johnny and Vini Lopez were all interviewed. For the show, Bruce mostly contributed guitar and backing vocals.
 
 
 

Songinfo

The song was recorded by Etta James ( 2003 ) and taken from the album "Let's Roll", a blues album by Etta James. It won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2003 (and also won the Soul/Blues Album of the Year from the Blues Foundation in 2004)
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I got a heart full of trouble, a house full of sin.
And things are bad as they ever been.
If trouble were money,
I'd have more money than any man should.

I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.

If I had a dollar for every broken heart,
I'd be drinkin' fine wine and eatin' caviar.
If trouble were money,
I'd have more money than any man should.

I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.

Well business, the business is good.
The blues is my business, and business is good.
The blues is my business, the blues is my business.
I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.
 
It's a world full of trouble and a world full of pain,
I'll take the problem, but I won't take no blame.
If trouble were money,
I'd have more money than any man should.

I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.

The blues is my business, and business is good.
The blues is my business, and business is good.
The blues is my business, the blues is my business.

I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.

The blues is my business, the blues is my business
The blues is my business, the blues is my business
And business is good.
I'm open for business in your neighborhood,
The blues is my business, and business is good.
The blues is my business,
The blues is my business and business is good