Folk,  Gospel

This Little Light of Mine, Live from Torino

With the new European tour under way, the Seeger Sessions Band has thrown another classic traditional tune into the mix: the gospel standard “This Little Light of Mine”. Perfect choice, in my opinion. The show as a whole has a spiritual revival quality to it, and the addition of this song only enhances the experience. It’s hard not to be moved when you have almost 20 musicians on stage playing this great music.

While a lot of Bruce fans ache for another E Street album and tour, I’m hoping Bruce takes his Seeger Sessions show through the U.S. just one more time. I want to experience it again, and I want my almost 3-year old to experience it this time. Such pure, unbridled M-U-S-I-C.

Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band: This Little Light of Mine (mp3) – live from Torino, Italy, Oct 2, 2006 – pick up We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions – American Land Edition

Here’s another great version of the song, with Sam Cooke tweaking it with a little soul / R&B flavor…

Sam Cooke: This Little Light of Mine (mp3) – from Sam Cooke at the Copa

One Comment

  • pkdick5

    Hi, I was in Torino last monday: a beatiful show.
    I have seen Bruce the 12th may 2006 in Milan and we were two people, me and a friend of mine, the same as in 1985 in Milano San Siro stadium.
    In Torino we were 8 people involved, friends and wifes, from all over Italy, a nice bunch…

    Just a remark: when Bruce wife started to sing it looked to me someone in the crowd didn’t agree. At the end of the song Bruce comment was ‘la bravissima Patti Scialfa’ (the very good Patti Scialfa), just to point his wife is on the stage in spite of the fans disagreement.
    May this be the reason for the one set only performance?


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