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The Rolling Stones and the Blues

December 19, 2016 Leave a comment

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Fresh off the press, Blue & Lonesome, the first studio album from the Rolling Stones in over ten years. The album sees the band returning to its blues roots, a passion that, according to the Stones’ website, “has always been at the heart and soul of the Rolling Stones.” The album features tunes by blues legends, including Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf.

Recorded in just three days in West London’s British Grove Studios, Blue & Lonesome was a departure for the band, in terms of the recording process:

“[The band’s] approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band – Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.”

As co-producer Don Was explains, “This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.”

Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Just Your Fool
  2. Commit A Crime
  3. Blue And Lonesome
  4. All Of Your Love
  5. I Gotta Go
  6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing
  7. Ride ‘Em On Down
  8. Hate To See You Go
  9. Hoo Doo Blues
  10. Little Rain
  11. Just Like I Treat You
  12. I Can’t Quit You Baby

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Sticky Fingers Reissued

July 10, 2015 Leave a comment

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The classic 1971 Rolling Stones album, Sticky Fingers, which features mega hits including “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar” has been remastered and reissued.

Featuring unreleased material and alternate takes, the album is available on cd and vinyl (Yes, there is a zipper version), with regular and deluxe versions, and box sets.

From RollingStones.com:

Regarded as one of the Stones’ all-time great albums, Sticky Fingers captured the band’s trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection.

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Winter: Stones Style

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment
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