“The Night Time Is the Right Time” will be the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s 24th DJ show on SiriusXM satellite radio, debuting June 30 at 10 a.m. on the network’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20).
“I’ve got the night in my veins,” Springsteen says in a SiriusXM spot promoting the show, under which portions of Ray Charles’ “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” and The Bee Gees’ “Night Fever” are played. SiriusXM DJ Jim Rotolo added, during his June 28 show, that songs by James Brown, Patsy Cline and Van Morrison would be played. And a post on the SiriuxXM blog adds Patti Smith, The Pretenders and Springsteen himself.
This is a similar theme to Show No. 10 in the series, in August 2020, titled “In Dreams” and featuring songs about dreams as well as the nighttime. Springsteen’s own songs, of course (and especially songs from early in his career), are filled with references to the night.
I was wondering if Springsteen would continue doing these DJ shows now that his Broadway run has started. I guess I have my answer.
The show will be part of The Boss’ “From My Home to Yours” series, which Springsteen has been doing since April 2020. You can read transcripts of what he has said on the previous 23 shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, via these links:
APRIL 8, 2020 (a tribute to the late John Prine and more)
APRIL 24, 2020 (thoughts on life during pandemic, New York songs and more)
MAY 6, 2020 (when the pandemic is over, he promises, “50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey”)
MAY 20, 2020 (a tribute to the late Little Richard and more)
JUNE 3, 2020 (protest songs and more)
JUNE 17, 2020 (a “rock ‘n’ roll requiem” for those who have died from coronavirus)
JULY 1 (discussion with and songs by Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt)
JULY 15 (summertime songs and memories)
JULY 29 (discussion with and songs by Patti Scialfa).
AUG. 14 (“In Dreams,” nocturnally themes songs and memories)
SEPT. 2 (songs about work, in honor of Labor Day)
SEPT. 16 (end of summer)
OCT. 7 (songs about cars)
OCT. 28 (Election Day- and Halloween-oriented songs)
NOV. 25 (Election Day victory, “music about music”)
DEC. 16 (“Hits of the Week”: music that he has been listening to lately)
JAN. 20 (“Lawyers, Guns & Money: An Inaugural Special”)
FEB. 24 (“New Born Soul”: songs of rebirth)
MARCH 10 (“Fans and Bands”: Songs about bands, their muses, and their fans).
MARCH 31 (“Here Comes the Weekend”)
APRIL 28 (“Waiting on a Friend”)
MAY 26 (“Radio Radio”)
JUNE 9 (“Old Bones”: Songs about aging)
The shows have lasted from about 45 minutes to about two hours each, with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast. “The Night Time Is the Right Time” will be repeated June 30 at 6 p.m.; July 1 at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.; July 2 at 6 a.m., 2 p.m. and midnight; July 3 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and July 4 at 1 and 7 p.m.
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