Regents ( The ) - BARBARA ANN

First performance: 12/05/2007


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 2 times :  
 
2007-05-12 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ
The fifth Annual Benefit for the Count Basie Theatre Foundation, with legendary Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson (and his band) giving a spellbinding 25-song performance. Springsteen guests on guitar on "Barbara Ann" and then several songs later returns to the stage and provides harmony vocals on the show-closer, "Love And Mercy". Bruce and Brian also co-autographed a Challenger surfboard that sold for $7,500 at the pre-concert charity auction.
 
Bruce joins Brian Wilson and his Band on stage for two songs during the encore of Wilson's set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Apparently keen to remain in the background and keep the focus on Brian Wilson, Springsteen (wearing a grey baseball cap) sings harmonies on "Barbara Ann" before picking up a guitar and playing backup on "Surfin' U.S.A.". 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert that was first recorded by the Regents as "Barbara-Ann". Their version was released in 1961. 
 
 
 
The Beach Boys version
The most famous cover version was recorded in 1965 by the Beach Boys, issued as a single from their album Beach Boys' Party! with the B-side "Girl Don't Tell Me". The Beach Boys recorded their version on September 23, 1965. Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean is featured on lead vocals along with Brian Wilson. Torrence is not credited on the album, but Carl Wilson is heard saying "Thanks, Dean" at the song's conclusion. Variations of the Beach Boys' recording have seen release. A version without the party sound effects can be found on the Hawthorne, CA album. In 1987, the group re-recorded the song as "Here Come the Cubs" with re-written lyrics about the Chicago Cubs. It became the team's official theme that year.
 
 
 

Other cover versions


Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Bar bar bar bar Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann take my hand
Barbara Ann
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling, Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Went to a dance
Looking for romance
Saw Barbara Ann
So I thought I'd take
A chance on Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann, take my hand
Oh, Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
Take my hand
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Oh, Barbara Ann
Take my hand, Barbara Ann
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Played our favorite tune
Danced with Betty Lou
Tried Peggy Sue but I
Knew they wouldn't do
Oh, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann, take my hand
Oh, Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
Take my hand
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Played our favorite tune
Danced with Betty Lou
Tried Peggy Sue but I
Knew they wouldn't do
Oh, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann, take my hand
Oh, Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
Take my hand
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann take my hand
Barbara Ann
You got me rocking and a rolling
Rocking and a reeling, Barbara Ann
Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann
Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann...