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Bring It On Home To Me

Written by Sam Cooke

Album This song officially appears on the Choba B CCCP Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1988
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Bring It On Home to Me” is a 1962 soul song, written and recorded by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The song, about infidelity, was a hit for Cooke and has become a pop standard covered by numerous artists of different genres. It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Cooke’s recorded version has Lou Rawls singing responses as an uncredited background singer.

Bring It On Home to Me” backed with “Having a Party” was released in the U.S. on RCA Victor (cat.#8036) in May 1962. The latter track charted first, peaking at #17 early in the summer of 1962 before the lead track climbed the chart, reaching #13 later that summer. Lou Rawls featured as a backing vocalist on both tracks.

Paul McCartney recorded “Bring It On Home to Me” in 1987 for inclusion on his Choba B CCCP album. From the liner notes of Choba B CCCP:

One can never underestimate the continued importance of the late Sam Cooke: stylistically, not only did he exert a direct influence on Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and Al Green, but he also made a significant impression on ’60s British Beat Groups. It wasn’t just that Rod Stewart modeled his entire style on Cooke, but that acts such as Herman’s Hermits and The Rolling Stones secured worldwide hits with Sam’s songs.

Bring It On Home To Me was the most frequently covered, with The Animals’ version the most acceptable. It says much for this pleading Gospel Blues that both John Lennon and now Paul McCartney shortlisted it for their respective from-the-heart rock ‘n’ roll compilations.

In 2006, Paul McCartney contributed to a version of “Bring It On Home to Me” which appeared on an album by George Benson & Al Jarreau. From NPR Music, October 27, 2006:

CHIDEYA: […] And you also got Paul McCartney involved.

Mr. JARREAU: Paul McCartney, that’s a special one. Nobody called him…

Mr. BENSON: Well, he heard that we were on the complex, on the grounds. And he heard that I was doing a record with Al, that he and I we’re doing record together. So he had never met Al, but he liked Al, and so did his wife.

He said that Al was his wife’s favorite artist. So he had to meet him. So he came by to see me to pay his respects and to meet Al. And he stumbled into the studio out of the clear blue sky, we looked around, I said, man, that looks like – it is Paul.

(Soundbite of laughter)

(Soundbite of song “Bring it on Home to Me”)

Mr. BENSON: We were in middle of the song.

CHIDEYA: Right.

Mr. BENSON: It was playing on the speakers, and it suddenly dawned on me that -Paul, you know this song? Because I know he did. He said, yeah, yeah, I know it. How about you’re doing this song here? You want to sing something on this with us? What did he say, Al?

Mr. JARREAU: Bloody hell, can you believe the cheek of this guy. I’m here doing me own record, he asks me to sing on his record.

Mr. BENSON: He kept his promise. He said, well, I’m doing my own thing. He said but if I get some time off, I’ll come back. He did it because he loved me and Al. He said, George, I can do one take. And boy, did he tear that thing up. I said not only did he know the song, I mean he was deep inside it, you know.

Mr. JARREAU: Yeah.

Mr. BENSON: His interpretation was really off the cuff, real different. It was almost like a miracle that happened.

Last updated on September 2, 2016

Lyrics

If you ever change your mind
About leavin', leavin' me behind
Oh, oh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah.

You know I laughed when you left
But now I know I've only hurt myself
Oh, oh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah

I'll bring you jewelery and money too
And that's not all, you know I'll do for you
Oh, now won't you bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah

You know I'll always be your slave
Till I'm dead and buried in my grave
Oh, oh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah

If you ever change your mind
About leavin', leavin' me behind
Oh, oh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

Officially appears on


Choba B CCCP

Official album • Released in 1991

3:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocal
Mick Green:
Guitar
Chris Whitten:
Drums
Mick Gallagher:
Piano
Peter Henderson:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 20, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 22, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Givin' It Up

Official album • Released in 2006

4:25 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney:
Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta:
Drums
Dean Parks:
Guitar
Al Jarreau:
Vocals
George Benson:
Guitar, Vocals
Randy Waldman:
Piano
Michael Broening:
Organ
Patrice Rushen:
Fender rhodes electric piano
Abraham Laboriel:
Electric bass
Paulinho Da Costa:
Percussion
Alethea Mills:
Background vocals
Chavonne Morris:
Background vocals
De'Ante Duckett:
Background vocals

Choba B CCCP (2019 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2019

3:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocal
Mick Green:
Guitar
Chris Whitten:
Drums
Mick Gallagher:
Piano
Peter Henderson:
Engineer
Alex Wharton:
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 20, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 22, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

4:01 • Soundcheck


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

4:52 • Soundcheck


It's Now Or Never (The Complete Russian Sessions)

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

3:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocal
Mick Green:
Guitar
Chris Whitten:
Drums
Mick Gallagher:
Piano
Peter Henderson:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 20, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 22, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Oobu Joobu Part 15

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

4:00 • Radio show


The Soundcheck Songs Vol. 3

Unofficial album • Released in 1998

4:01 • Soundcheck


Live performances

“Bring It On Home To Me” has been played in 5 soundchecks.


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