The Castiles - Studio Sessions

The Castiles

Bruce Springsteen (guitar, vocals, harmonica)
George Theiss (guitar, vocals)
Curt Fluhr (bass)
Vinnie Maniello (drums)
Paul Popkin (tambourine, vocals)

Overview

The Castiles recorded two songs at a studio session in Bricktown, New Jersey in May 1966. As it turned out, Springsteen would not enter another recording studio until February 1970. The following is a listing of all known Springsteen compositions written during The Castiles - Earth era (1965-1968). There are compositions from this era that are still undocumented. In order for a title to make this list it must be a completed song (i.e. words and music).

BABY I 1:56 CHAPTER

Details

THAT'S WHAT YOU GET 3:10 DDITV / BSS2 / SFEM

Note: Written (Springsteen / Theiss) in May 1966 and recorded on May 18, 1966 at Mr Music in Bricktown, NJ. Performed in concert regularly during 1966 and early 1967. A slightly modified version of the line "I fall down on my knees and I cry" can be found in 1982's "Downbound Train"; "I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried".

BABY I 2:05 DDITV / BSS2 / SFEM
BABY I 1:56 CHAPTER

Note: Written (Springsteen / Theiss) in May 1966 and recorded at Mr. Music in Bricktown, NJ. Performed in concert regularly during 1966 and early 1967. Officially released in September 2016 on Chapter And Verse, the companion album to Springsteen's autobiography Born To Run.

SIDEWALK studio version uncirculating

Note: A soul styled number written by Springsteen and Theiss in mid-1966 and performed frequently in concert in 1966-67, although there’s no audio in circulation. According to Tex Vinyard the song’s melody was supplied by a fan, with Bruce then adding the lyrics.

LOOK INTO MY WINDOW studio version uncirculating

Note: Written (Springsteen / Theiss) in 1967. The only circulating audio is from a gig by The Castiles at The Left Foot in late 1967.

MR. JONES studio version uncirculating

Note: Written by Alfano.

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