Ian Whitcomb - YOU TURN ME ON

First performance: 00/09/1965


Coverinfo

1965-09-00 - ANGLE INN MOBILE HOME PARK, FARMINGDALE, NJ
 
No further set details known. One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining and an unidentified local country music band led by a young female vocalist of about six or seven opening. Springsteen mentioned this gig during an interview in Europe in 1975, commenting…:
 
"I remember starting at noon and we played until like 8 or 9 pm, when we had to stop. That was one of the first gigs I ever did". This was further verified by George Theiss. In his 2016 autobiography Born To Run, Springsteen described this as The Castiles' first gig.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)" is a 1965 single by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville. The song is noticeable for Whitcomb's falsetto and "orgasmic vocal hook". Whitcomb recorded this song with his band, Bluesville. As part of the British Invasion, The hit version is edited; the original single as recorded was over 3 minutes and had a longer intro during which a mike stand can be clearly heard falling into a studio wall and it had a cold ("stinger") ending.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Come on now honey you know you really turn me on
Come on now honey you know you really turn me on
And when and when you do
uh huh huh huh uh uh That's my song
Come on now baby, come on and do the jerk with me
Come on now honey, come on and do the jerk with me
And if if you do
uh huh huh huh uh uh That's my song
Come on now baby you know you really turn me on Ah
Come on now honey you know you really turn me on Ah yeah
And when and when you do
uh huh huh huh uh uh That's my song
Let's go!