Dr. John Guests at Bruce Springsteen Jazz Fest Set

Just minutes ago Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band finished off the first weekend of action at the fairgrounds for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a barn-burning, curfew-busting 24-song set. Along the way, the ensemble debuted a few originals from the Seeger Sessions days and welcomed a Crescent City legend to the stage – Dr. John – in front of a massive crowd.

[Photo by @kbeninato]

Dr. John came out in the middle of the set for a rendition of Something You Got by Chris Kenner, a song that was thought to be played by the E Street Band five times in 1972, 1973 and 1974 – now THAT’S a bustout. Springsteen has performed with the good doctor in the past, most notably at the 2006 Grammys as part of an all-star version of Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour. Today’s set also saw the E Street Band debut of four songs The Boss played with his Seeger Sessions group – How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?, Oh Mary Don’t You Weep, Pay Me My Money Down and the traditional When The Saints Go Marching In.

Dr. John w/ Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Something You Got

Here’s the entire setlist…

04/29/12: New Orleans, LA

Set: Badlands, We Take Care of Our Own, Wrecking Ball, Out in the Street, Death to My Hometown, My City of Ruins, How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? (First ever E Street Version), Jack of All Trades, Something You Got (Cover w/ Dr. John), Oh Mary Don’t You Weep (First ever E Street Version), Prove it All Night, Johnny 99, Waiting on a Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The Rising, Lonesome Day, We Are Alive, Land of Hope and Dreams, Pay Me My Money Down (First ever E Street Version), Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Rocky Ground, When the Saints Go Marching In (First ever E Street Version), Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

[via Blog It All Night]

Springsteen blew past the 7PM curfew to be sure to New Orleans fans got to see the Clarence Clemons tribute in Tenth Avenue Freeze Out. The Boss and the E Street Band finish up the first North American leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour on Wednesday with a homestate show in Newark, New Jersey.

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