In the early '70s, New Jersey's music scene was dominated primarily by Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Southside Johnny had a diverse sound that passed easily from effervescent R&B to boogie rock, to tender heartbreaking ballads. The recording on this CD is from 1978 and features Southside Johnny in top form playing Boston's famous Paradise Theater in 1978. The horn section is the real momentum behind the band, which amazingly is able to replicate its full-bodied studio sound. The tracks are written mainly by Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt, but also include covers by Sam Cook and Leiber & Stoller.