MOJO PRESENTS Sticky Soul Fingers – A Rolling Stones Tribute (2011)

Sticky Soul Fingers –
A Rolling Stones Tribute (2011)

The latest free CD release from MOJO Magazine’s January 2012 issue is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, with a soul twist. I know virtually none of these artists, but all the tracks are (apparently) previously unreleased, so it’s a bit more than just a gathering of tired covers (click the bottom image for a pop-up). As you already know, these types of affairs are hit and miss, but the soul angle gives this album a boost, and if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about Sharon Jones (& The Dap-Kings), you can check out her chops on a rearranged “Wild Horses.” I was personally drawn to the raw, 60s-technology sound of The Sugarman 3′s instrumental cover of “Bitch” (hear both tracks below). But… how Anthony Joseph managed to turn “Dead Flowers” into a 60s black funk manifesto is anybody’s guess. The cover, of course, is a variation of one of the alternate designs for Sticky Fingers, released, then withdrawn, overseas. Don’t forget the 116 other MOJO‘s in the archives.


ALICE RUSSELL – Brown Sugar (3:03)
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS – Sway (4:24)
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – Wild Horses (5:32)
THE BAMBOOS – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (3:42)
NAOMI SHELTON & THE GOSPEL QUEENS – You Gotta Move (2:59)
THE SUGARMAN 3 – Bitch (2:17)
ALOE BLACC & JOEL VAN DIJK – I Got The Blues (4:10)
REN HARVIEW – Sister Morphine (2:32)
ANTHONY JOSEPH & THE SPASM BAND – Dead Flowers (5:50)
LEE FIELDS – Moonlight Mile (3:39)
BETA HECTOR – Angie (3:44) (Bonus Track)

 

BONUS:
Sticky Fingers (1971)
A Stellar Mix Of One Of The Best Ever

Throw a rock and you’ll hit somebody that considers Sticky Fingers the greatest album ever made during the rock era. And, it is kind of hard to believe that all those incredible songs (and performances) are from just one album. I grabbed this 2010 SHM 320 in anticipation of wanting to hear it after the MOJO tribute. What a sheer joy to listen to. Above and beyond it being one of the all time greats, this mix is just gorgeous (with distinct acoustic guitars in “Brown Sugar“). I want to buy one just because I know I’d never need another. Only thing at Amazon is the 2010 SAC (which may or may not be equivalent – or may be the same disc). The import cover you see is part of the latest ’10s packaging. Just follow the tribute brick road for the music.

31 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    December 7, 2011 - 14:11 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    December 7, 2011 - 14:54 | Permalink

    What a great album that was; so thank you

  • 3
    Steven
    December 7, 2011 - 15:12 | Permalink

    I’ve been hearing so much about this, but it takes forever for Mojo to reach me over here in the States. Thanks for giving me a chance to hear what’s currently moving at a snail’s pace through the mail!

  • 4
    stuart reed
    December 7, 2011 - 15:40 | Permalink

    What I’ve heard of this sounds great – so thasnk you soooo much

  • 5
    Anonymous
    December 7, 2011 - 17:41 | Permalink

    Sonic upgrades are always welcome…especially of such a great album. Thanks, Willard!

  • 6
    shadreck
    December 7, 2011 - 19:35 | Permalink

    thank you.

  • 7
    buzz baby jesus
    December 7, 2011 - 20:44 | Permalink

    From “Beggar’s Banquet” to “Exile On Main Street” was an exceptional run.
    Too bad they didn’t break up right after.

  • 8
    December 7, 2011 - 21:27 | Permalink

    Great post, thanks for keeping my MOJO collection up to date!

  • 9
    Brian
    December 7, 2011 - 21:42 | Permalink

    Thanks! As always great treasures abound here. When I saw the treacle can cover I thought it was the alt mix bootleg of SF that has been floating around for years. I have that with the treacle cover in slightly different form somewhere. Thanks again.

  • 10
    Willard
    December 7, 2011 - 21:59 | Permalink

    I’m so unaccustomed to the alt cover I kept thinking the same thing. So I just tossed the Warhol cover in as a beacon. Thanks.

  • 11
    eggman
    December 8, 2011 - 14:43 | Permalink

    I own the original Spanish edition with the alt cover and the censored track list, sister morphine being substituted by let it rock. Thanks a lot, Willard, this is a gem.

  • 12
    courtney
    December 8, 2011 - 16:11 | Permalink

    Crisp and clean. I’m old enough to remember critics who dogged the Stones because the acoustic guitar was mixed so high on “Brown Sugar”…but why wouldn’t it be? That Jimmy Miller had a knack…

    • 13
      Willard
      December 9, 2011 - 03:24 | Permalink

      The jams are righteous, with an audio aura Miller should be statued for.

  • 14
    December 8, 2011 - 17:53 | Permalink

    At one time, this was my favorite album. It’s a template for ‘Exile On Main Street’, y’know.

    Thanks for sharing the SHM disc.

  • 15
    Harry
    December 8, 2011 - 18:45 | Permalink

    Great stuff, thanks Willard!

  • 16
    W
    December 8, 2011 - 19:00 | Permalink

    Many thx. W.

  • 17
    BTLFAN
    December 9, 2011 - 10:24 | Permalink

    THANKS FOR THE GREAT TUNES .CAN ALWAYS USE MORE STONES.HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • 18
    Art Ducko
    December 10, 2011 - 03:16 | Permalink

    It’s the Stones. It’s fuckin’ great. Deal with it.

  • 19
    wylie prybar
    December 10, 2011 - 07:29 | Permalink

    Willard, thanks for the MOJO soul tribute. Looks to be awesome. Like courtney, I remember
    some critic ripping on the Stones for using acoustic guitar — someone dinged them for the
    same thing on “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” — as if using an acoustic means you can’t rock out.
    As if!
    The Sticky Fingers review I remember is up at www[dot]rollingstone[dot]com/music/albumreviews/sticky-fingers-19710610 … kind of classic Jon Landau, and I do not
    intend that as a compliment.

    I did not know the “fingers in treacle” cover was withdrawn. My sister was in Spain when
    Sticky Fingers was released and bought me a Spanish copy of the l.p., with the treacle
    cover AND “Sister Morphine” replaced with “Let It Rock.” She said the Marcos regime
    demanded the changes. I found the cover pretty gruesome! Seemed cool, back then, that
    the cover included the name of our home town (not Treacle!). We were sure that was
    the Stones’ secret message to us!
    There may have been some impaired judgment involved with that observation …

    Great post, Willard, thanks!

  • 20
    Brian
    December 10, 2011 - 11:42 | Permalink

    So silly those critics commenting about the acoustic gtr like that. Some of the raunchiest sounds Keef ever conjured up were from using the acoustic through an old tape recorder (see Street Fighting Man! – no electric instruments save for the bass – played by Keef as well).

    • 21
      Willard
      December 10, 2011 - 11:49 | Permalink

      For more on that subject, see Naked City’s “Perfume Of A Critic’s Burning Flesh.”

  • 22
    Ian of Cornwall
    December 12, 2011 - 09:45 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard. Classic album for sure. And Sister Morphine is my fave track. Just went to play Marianne’s version n can’t find it – don’t wanna dig out me singles so if you’ve got it perhaps you’d be so kind…..being Xmas n all. Cheers, dude! Peace.

  • 24
    Ian of Cornwall
    December 12, 2011 - 18:28 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. Went there, got that. Ain’t heard it for years; still cool. Also listened to Ren Harvieu cover which is good too. Probably just such a good song it’s hard to completely fuck up. Sounds a bit like Cat Power, maybe. I don’t know how to link etc. but have a listen, it’s here – http://www.cafemaroon.com/listening-section/ren-harvieu-sister-morphine-rolling-stones-cover/ Cheers! Peace.

  • 26
    December 27, 2011 - 21:35 | Permalink

    Thanks for making it sticky!

  • 27
    Sean
    January 1, 2012 - 22:29 | Permalink

    I am really digging the MOJO disc. I haven’t really been into their other LP tributes but this collection is excellent.

    • 28
      Willard
      January 2, 2012 - 09:20 | Permalink

      Some are pretty good, some are just gatherings.

  • 29
    Dr Wu
    July 17, 2013 - 11:13 | Permalink

    Hi Willard. Any chance of re-posting the 2010 SHM 320? I’ve been loving the MOJO tribute album since you originally posted it two years ago – a belated thank you for that revelation.

    • 30
      Willard
      July 17, 2013 - 14:27 | Permalink

      New link up, thanks.

  • 31
    Emilio Marengo
    May 10, 2014 - 02:11 | Permalink

    great remaster…the definitive Sticky Fingers…many thanks

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