Decca publish ‘The Rolling Stones,’ the band’s debut album featuring ‘Can I Get A Witness’ (1964)

‘The Rolling Stones’ feat. ‘Can I Get A Witness’ is their debut eponymous album released on April 16 1964 by Decca.

Track Listing : 1.Route 66 (Bobby Troup) – 02:20 . 2.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) – 02:17 . 3.Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) – 02:09 . 4.Mona (I Need You Baby) (Ellas Mcdaniel) – 03:33 . 5.Now I’Ve Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil And Uncle Gene) (Nanker Phelge) – 02:29 . 6.Little By Little (Nanker Phelge, Phil Spector) – 02:39 . 7.I’M A King Bee (Slim Harpo) – 02:35 . 8.Carol (Chuck Berry) – 02:33 . 9.Tell Me (You’Re Coming Back) (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 04:05 . 10.Can I Get A Witness (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 02:55 . 11.You Can Make It If You Try (Ted Jarrett) – 02:01 . 12.Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas) – 03:10

David Bailey

Musicians : Mick Jagger – Lead And Backing Vocals, Harmonica On (6) And (7), Percussion . Keith Richards – Guitar, Backing Vocals . Brian Jones – Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Organ, Backing Vocals . Charlie Watts – Drums, Percussion . Bill Wyman – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Ian Stewart – Organ, Piano . Gene Pitney – Piano On (6) . Phil Spector – Maracas On (6)

Production : Produced By Eric Eastonandrew Loog Oldham . Gus Skinas – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Andrew Loog Oldham – Liner Notes . David Bailey asterisques RVM – Photography . Nicholas Wright – Photography

Recorded 3 January – 25 February 1964 At Regent Studios, London.

Released On April 16 1964 By Decca.


Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
That’s not to say that this debut album isn’t worth hearing all these year later, it certainly is because the band already had impressive skills built up from live performancesand these raw, aggressive, energetic renditions are fun to listen to even if the material is a bit generic at times. Unlike their rivals in The Beatles, whose debut album was peppered with several of their own self-written classics, the Stones had yet to find their songwriting niche; […]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rolling Stones BiographyThe first half of 1964 saw the Rolling Stones headline their first British tour (with the Ronettes) and release the single “Not Fade Away” (a powerfully retooled Buddy Holly cover) and their eponymous first album, retitled England’s Newest Hitmakers/The Rolling Stones for U.S. release. […]

The British version of the Stones’ first album has a nearly identical cover to its American equivalent, issued six weeks later, but a slightly different song lineup. Among these 12 songs, absent is “Not Fade Away,” which was a hit single in England (where singles and LPs were usually kept separate)and in its place is the Stones’ cover of Bo Diddley’s “Mona (I Need You Baby)” (credited here as “I Need You Baby”), which had to wait until Rolling Stones Now!, a year later, for its U.S. release. […]


‘The Rolling Stones’ feat. ‘Can I Get A Witness’