1976-08-22 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA

Scheduled: 20:30 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

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Although only starting with Springsteen & The E Street Band on August 1, this is the final performance for the Miami Horns Quartet(line-up #1), who must leave to re-join Southside Johnny on tour. Please note that these four guys comprised the entire Jukes Miami Horns line-up at the time. There were no other musicians. They expanded to a five-piece in November 1976 with the addition of Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, but between April and November 1976, these four players were the Jukes Miami Horns. The Jukes were off the road while Southside recovered from illness. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes Roy playing a minute of Bach's "Prelude No. 1 In C Major (BWV 846)" from "The Well-Tempered Clavier" in the band introductions and a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. A fan present comments, "So we sit patiently waiting for the band, with no idea what is about to hit us. After a seemingly endless wait, the lights dim and the band comes out and Bam! they burst into "Night" - such a powerhouse version that I can still feel the buzz from it when I think about it. That song is never mentioned as one of the great Springsteen tunes, but since that time, I've always regarded it as one of his finest. I've been a huge rock music fan for all of my life - since those days, I've been a music critic and written hundreds of articles and thousands of reviews and have bought well over ten thousand records and CDs. I've played in my own band, recorded multiple CDs, and run an independent record label, and after all this, I still think of that show as the point where I first saw something that I've only seen a handful of other times: what real rock and roll is."

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