Sam and Dave - BROKE DOWN PIECE OF MANĀ 

First performance: 31/01/1998


Coverinfo

1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi performed the song during the "Come Together" concert . Bruce Springsteen did not sing, but he probably was onstage playing guitar during this and all the other songs on which he did not sing. The "Come Together: Jon Bon Jovi & Friends" benefit concert was organized by the Long Branch Police Department, The Asbury Park Press, and FPI Concerts, along with Jon Bon Jovi. The concert was to honor slain Long Branch police officer Sgt. Patrick King and raise money for the Sgt. Patrick King Memorial Fund to provide for his family. King, 45-year-old father of two young boys, was fatally shot on 20 Nov 1997 by a fugitive who had vowed to kill himself and a police officer rather than be captured and returned to jail. Twenty musicians with ties to the Jersey shore music scene answered Jon Bon Jovi's call, including Bruce Springsteen and several members of the then-disbanded E Street Band (Clarence Clemons, Danni Frederici, Patti Scialfa, Steven Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg), Southside Johnny, Bobby Bandiera, and Richie Sambora among others. Actor Danny DeVito was the event's MC. Tickets, which were priced at $125, went on sale on 17 Jan 1998 noon and sold out in just eight minutes. The concert that was organized in short order raised more than $112,000 for King's widow and his two sons. This was a near-reunion of the fabled E Street Band and Springsteen's first full-length electric gig following the acoustic The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. Springsteen spent much (or possibly all) of the night onstage, singing or playing guitar only. Soundboard recording for the complete concert is available among collectors. The 31 Jan 1998 show at Count Basie Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe. 
 
 
 
setlist : 
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / BAD MEDICINE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / UNTIL THE GOOD IS GONE (Steven Van Zandt) / BROKE DOWN PIECE OF MAN (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / HARD TIMES COME EASY (Richie Sambora) / LOVES GLORY (Patti Scialfa) / THERE GOES MY BABY (Southside Johnny) / THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME (with Jon Bon Jovi) / ALL I NEEDED WAS YOU (Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / SOMEDAY I'LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT (Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny) / BLOOD ON BLOOD (Jon Bon Jovi) / I'VE BEEN WORKING TOO HARD - LITTLE QUEENIE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (with Jon Bon Jovi) / FOREVER (Steven Van Zandt) / LIVIN' ON A PRAYER (Jon Bon Jovi) / I PLAYED THE FOOL (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / KEEP THE FAITH (Jon Bon Jovi) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with all performers) / TREAT HER RIGHT (with all performers) /  
 

Songinfo

"Broke down piece of man"  is a 1967 song by Sam & Dave and taken from the album "Soul Men". Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes covered the song and released it on their 1976 album I Don't Want To Go Home.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

1999-10-15 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ 
"Got a close friend of mine lives here in…..here in Phoenix…..gonna have him come up and sing a song with us…..he´s uh…..in my opinion, just one of the greatest living soul singers of all time……Mr.Sam Moore, the original soul man……come on, Sam…..the teacher, the teacher….."
 
 
Samuel David Moore (born October 12, 1935, Miami, FL) is an American Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) singer who was the tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 through 1981. Sam Moore is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame (for "Soul Man"), The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Award and a multi-Gold Record award winning recording artist.
Sam Moore also contributed on the Human Touch album (1992) : 
 
Bruce also contributed  on " Better to have and not need ":  a song written by Homer Banks, Thomas Bingham, and John Colbert, and released in 2006 by Sam Moore's on his comeback album Overnight Sensational. Bruce Springsteen guests on the recording of this track. (vocals)
 
 
 
All appearances with Springsteen:
 
 
 
1999-10-15 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ (Sam Moore recording session)
2006-02-08 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA (Grammy Awards)
2009-10-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert)
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
HUMAN TOUCH - STUDIO SESSIONS 
 
 
"Your ticket is your handshake. These skills gave me a huge ace up my sleeve. And when we finally went on the road, and we played that ace, we scorched the Earth, because that's what I was taught to do by Sam Moore, and by James Brown. " 
 

Lyrics

Baby, baby, without your love
Take a look at me, darling, come on, baby
Tell me what you see now, baby
I'm only half the man now, honey
That I used to be, Lord have mercy
Since you been gone now, baby
My life ain't nothin' but an empty shell
Say you'll come back, darling
You've got to come back and make this lonely man well
'Cause I'm a broke down piece of man
I'm a broke down piece of man, baby
I'm just a broke down piece of man
Without your love
Heartache and misery, baby
Well, they're walking right by my side now, baby
Sadness came and got a hold on me
You better get on over here before I cry
You've got to give our love now, baby
You got to give our love one more chance
Well that's the only way darling
That this old heart of mine will last
'Cause I'm a broke down piece of man
I'm just a broke down piece of man, baby
I'm a broke down piece of man
Without your love
Nobody else can cure the hurt I got
It's your love I need and I need it a lot
Please give our love now, baby
Got to give our love one more chance
'Cause that's the only way, darling
Oh, that this old heart of mine can last
'Cause I'm a broke down piece of man
I'm just a broke down piece of man, baby
I'm a broke down piece of man
Without your love