Bruce Springsteen

with

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

Just Around The Corner

the Stone Pony soundboard recording from Nov. 3, 2000

Bruce and Bob on stage Bruce and Joe on stage Joe and Patti on stage

November 3rd 2000 Bruce Springsteen joined Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers during the Light of Day Concert to benefit The Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Some information about the show is available on-line: an article from the Asbury Park Press, some photos, and an unauthorized soundboard recording of the performance which surfaced shortly after the show. The following was the reaction of Bob Benjamin, Grushecky's manager, as posted on the rec.music.artist.springsteen newsgroup:

I wanted to thank everyone for their support, for coming out to the Stone Pony and for their kind words in the wake of the Light of Day Concert to Benefit The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF).

Over 800 people came to show and between ticket sales and the raffle we will be able to donate approximately $20,000 to the PDF.

The PDF is a national, non-profit organization with offices in New York City and Chicago. The PDF is dedicated to supporting and promoting the highest-quality research worldwide into the cause(s) and cure of Parkinson's Disease (PD), and for better symptomatic treatments. Founded in 1957, The PDF was the first private foundation in the United States created specifically to advance research into PD.

It has come to my attention that there is an unauthorized soundboard recording of Bruce Springsteen's performance with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers circulating in the fan community. This recording in no way has been authorized or condoned by any of the musicians, managers, promoters, event organizers or club management involved in the concert.

If anyone does get this or other recordings of the show it would be greatly appreciated if they could see it in their heart to make a donation to the PDF. Parkinson's Disease is the reason this night came together and I hope no one loses sight of that as they replay the evening in their minds and/or on their stereos.

Thank you,

Bob Benjamin

P.S. If you would like to contact the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to make a donation or just for information please refer to the numbers and addresses listed below.

Telephone: 212.923.4700
800.457.6676
Fax: 212.923.4778

Address: Parkinson's Disease Foundation
William Black Medical Building
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-9982

Email: [email protected]

This can be an exquisitely unique chance to try and change the attitude towards trading and recording, so to let the musicians and their management know how much we appreciate the possibility to hear such recordings.

This page is aimed at producing a massive positive response to Bob Benjamin's request.

You can make your donation via credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). You can do it by phone (1-800/457-6676 - 1-212/923-4700) or online on the PDF's secure website: go to http://www.pdf.org and click on the "Giving Online" link to donate via credit card. You can also send cash (US currency if possible, but other currency are accepted) or US checks, foreign checks, money orders, stocks made payable to Parkinson's Disease Foundation:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
William Black Medical Building
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-9982
PDF logo

It is crucial to include an explanatory note about your donation, with specific mention of the tape. We may thus get *that* message across. When the donation is received, a card will be sent to Bob, letting him know about the donation.

You can use the on-line donation "Comments" window or the check memo space to write: "Per Bob Benjamin's request, for the Stone Pony tape." Even better you can do it in a cover letter.

Here is a sample letter (you may even copy it into the on-line "Comments" window):

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
710 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032

Dear Sirs:

Enclosed please find my check in the amount of $_____ as a donation to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

I became aware of the fine work done by your organization through the efforts of Bob Benjamin. [I was very pleased to attend the benefit concert organized by Bob on November 3 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. -or- Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the benefit concert organized by Bob on November 3 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.] [Additionally/However], through the online community that specializes in trading tapes of Bruce Springsteen performances, I have obtained a copy of the benefit concert.

As is the tradition in our community, when one receives a tape of a performance, they give something back to the people that made that tape available to them. I am not sure about the original source for the tape I received, but I know that this tape would not have existed if it hadn't been for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Thus, my donation is, in some fashion, my thank you for this tape.

Thank you again for your wonderful efforts in finding a way to combat this disease.

Sincerely, _____________

This may well be the greatest and only chance to offer the right picture of the trading/recording community. Let's try to restore the original intention behind the legendary exhortation: "Bootleggers, roll your tapes!"

Bruce on stage Bruce and Patti off-stage hand-written setlist

CDs of the show are available thanks to the efforts of many traders (ask for the CDs in the usual forums: rec.music.artist.springsteen, Stone Pony London, etc.). Please do not pay for these CDs, except to cover blanks and postage.

The artwork, plus a letter which should go to everyone getting the set, can be found at: http://www.geocities.com/fakida/pony.html (the Acrobat files will fit the jewel case correctly if you use "print image" instead of "fit to page").
If you have problem with the Acrobat files try the jpeg files at http://springsteen.homestead.com/pony.html

Setlist:

  • Labor Of Love
  • Brand New Cadillac
  • Never Be Enough Time
  • Homestead
  • Pumpin' Iron, Sweatin' Steel
  • Murder Incorporated
  • Talking To The King
  • Down The Road A Piece
  • Diddy Wah
  • Everything's Gonna Work Out Right
  • I Hear You Knockin' But You Can't Come In
  • Ramrod
  • Light Of Day
  • Twist And Shout
  • I Don't Wanna Go Home

Thanks for supporting the Parkinson's Disease Foundation ... and the Bruce Springsteen tape trading community!!!


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