‘Blue & Lonesome’ by The Rolling Stones is their twenty third (British) album featuring only cover versions of blues songs.
Track Listing : 1.Just Your Fool (Buddy Johnson) – 02:16 . 2.Commit A Crime (Howlin’ Wolf) – 03:38 . 3.Blue And Lonesome (Memphis Slim) – 03:07 . 4.All Of Your Love (Magic Sam) – 04:46 . 5.I Gotta Go (Little Walter) – 03:26 . 6.Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton) – 04:30 . 7.Ride ‘Em On Down (Eddie Taylor) – 02:48 . 8.Hate To See You Go (Little Walter) – 03:20 . 9.Hoo Doo Blues (Otis Hicks, Jerry West) – 02:36 . 10.Little Rain (Ewart G. Abner Jr., Jimmy Reed) – 03:32 . 11.Just Like I Treat You (Willie Dixon) – 03:24 . 12.I Can’T Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon) – 05:13
Musicians : The Rolling Stones – Band . Mick Jagger – Vocals, Harmonica . Keith Richards – Guitar, Vocals . Ronnie Wood – Guitar . Charlie Watts – Drums . Eric Clapton – Guitar On (6 – 12) . Matt Clifford – Keyboards . Chuck Leavell – Keyboards . Darryl Jones – Bass Guitar . Jim Keltner – Percussion On (9)
Production : Produced By Don Was, The Glimmer Twins .
Recorded December 3–16 , 2015, April 2016 At British Grove Studios.
Released December 2, 2016 By Polydor.
The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome review – more alive than they’ve sounded for yearsThe sound is appealingly visceral and live: the guitars are spiky and slashing, the drums punch hard, everything – including Jagger’s voice – is coated with a thin, crisp layer of distortion, as if the band are playing at such volume and with such force that the microphones can’t quite take it. […]
Putting his snake-hipped live show to one side, he sings Little Walter’s “Hate To See You Go” with a guttural force that will come as a jolt to those who are used to hearing him croak through the hits so often. […]
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It certainly helps that the core quartet (along with some help from friends like Eric Clapton and Chuck Leavell) sounds like its off the clock. You have to go all the way back to the mid-’60s for Stones performances this loose and friendly. […]