Does is seem like Stevie Van Zandt has been all over the Jersey Shore recently? Or about to be even more all over the Jersey Shore in the very near future.  Perception equals reality!

Stevie’s syndicated radio show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” has been on 105.7 The Hawk nearly as long as the Bruce Brunch. His appearances on my show have been highlights throughout the years.

Today, SVZ announced his first new album in nearly 20 years! It’s called “SOULFIRE” and it arrives on Friday, May 19th.

Quite a few of the album’s songs are ones that he’s gifted to some of his very best rock & roll pals over the years, including Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and Gary U.S. Bonds.

Here’s the full track listing:

  1. “Soulfire” (co-written with Anders Bruus of The Breakers). Original version released on the Breakers’ self-titled 2010 album.
  2. “I’m Coming Back.” Original version on the 1991 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes album, Better Days.
  3. “The Blues Is My Business.” Written by Kevin Bowe and Todd Cerney and recorded by Etta James on her 2003 album, Let’s Roll.
  4. “I Saw the Light.” New song written by Van Zandt.
  5. “Some Things Just Don’t Change.” Original version on Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes’ 1977 album, This Time It’s for Real.
  6. “Love on the Wrong Side of Town.” Co-written with Bruce Springsteen; original version on This Time It’s for Real.
  7. “The City Weeps Tonight.” New song written by Van Zandt.
  8. “Down and Out in New York City.” Written by Bodie Chandler and Barry De Vorzon and originally recorded on James Brown’s 1973 “Black Caesar” soundtrack album.
  9. “Standing in the Line of Fire.” Co-written with Gary U.S. Bonds and Laurie C. Anderson; original version on Bonds’ 1984 Standing in the Line of Fire album.
  10. “Saint Valentine’s Day.” Original version on The Cocktail Slippers’ 2009 album, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
  11. “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” Original version on Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes’ 1976 album of the same name.
  12. “Ride the Night Away.” Co-written with Steve Jordan; original version on Jimmy Barnes 1985 album For the Working Class Man. Later recorded by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes for Better Days.

The album features key players (and Shore music scene veterans) Marc Ribler and Eddie Manion. Both of who have also appeared on The Hawk’s Bruce Brunch.

Stevie returns to Asbury Park as part of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival on both April 21 & 22 at the House Of Independents and Paramount Theatre respectively.

And catch Little Steven’s Underground Garage every Sunday night at 9 p.m. on 105.7 The Hawk (not to mention the Bruce Brunch every Sunday morning at 9 a.m.).

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