15 Insanely Great Bruce Springsteen Songs You've Never HeardListen to the best unreleased treasures of Springsteen's catalog
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'Ballad of Jesse James,' Bruce Springsteen Band (1971)
Nearly 40 years before he wrote "Outlaw Pete," Bruce Springsteen wrote an even better cowboy epic: "Ballad of Jesse James," one of the best original songs by the short-lived Bruce Springsteen Band. The group featured future E Street players Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez and David Sancious. Like most songs from this era, Springsteen hasn't touched it since the early 1970s.