Joe Jones - CALIFORNIA SUN

First performance: 26/10/1984


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 6 times : 

1984-10-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
Used as a snippet in the Detroit Medley 
 
1999-10-17 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA
Used as part of Light of Day
 
Used as part of Light of Day

Used as part of Light of Day 
 
2008-04-07 - HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA
Used as part of Light of Day
 
2012-04-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
The song was played at full and also soundchecked the same evening.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"California Sun" is a rock song first recorded by American rhythm and blues singer Joe Jones. Henry Glover is credited on the original 45 rpm single as the songwriter, although Roulette Records owner Morris Levy's name sometimes appears on later renditions. In 1961, Roulette issued the song with "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" as the B-side. The most successful version of the song was released by the Rivieras in 1964 and became the group's biggest hit in their short career. This version probably inspired Bruce. The song was used in the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam, as well as on its soundtrack album.
 
 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well I'm goin' out west where I belong
Where the days are short and the nights are long
Where they walk and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They shimmy and I'll shimmy
They fly and I'll fly
Well they're out there a-havin' fun
In that warm California sun

Well I'm goin' out west out on the coast
Where the California girls are really the most
Where they walk and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They shimmy and I'll shimmy
They fly and I'll fly
Well they're out there a-havin' fun
In that warm California sun

[24-second instrumental interlude]

Well the girls are frisky in old 'Frisco
A pretty little chick wherever you go
A-a-and they'll walk and I'll walk
They'll twist and I'll twist
They'll shimmy and I'll shimmy
They'll fly and I'll fly
Well they're out there a-havin' fun
In that warm California sun
Yeah they're out there a-havin' fun
In that warm California sun