Category Archives: ROLLING STONES

CHARLIE WATTS The Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (2000) – The Stones’ Drummer At His Best!

Project FrontThe Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (2000)
Speaking Of Great Drummers…

If there was ever any question about the coolness quotient of Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts, look no further than this release from Watts and drummer/producer Jim Keltner. Over the years, Charlie has quietly issued over a half-dozen quality, but low-selling, albums dedicated to his first musical love, 50s jazz. But this album is unlike anything Watts has ever dabbled in, and it easily stands as the hippest, most far-reaching Stones-related solo release ever. The titles (name-checking a host of jazz greats) might look like just another jazz-fest, but that assumption is wrong. Instead, Watts, along with session drummer extraordinaire Jim Keltner (whose credits are impossible to reproduce), has crafted a vital and eclectic drum-fest fusion of world beat, Afro-techno, East Indian and blues… and, yes, even a little jazz. Instead of emulating the styles of the title characters, Watts/Keltner use the names merely as a launching pad for something far more contemporary. And, while other artists (of lesser stature) have worked in these genres for years, hearing Watts (then 60, now 74) jumping head-first into a new sonic arena is exhilarating. Highly recommended for drums fans, as the rhythms dominate this collaboration of two greats… both better known for their backbeats than beat extremes. Big thanks to Chris for first posting this in (Son Of) Readers Links… just one more example of the unbelievable shares from our more generous readers awaiting your discovery. Of course, we’ve got TONS of Stones in the archives, HERE. Find The Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (unbelievably cheap) at Amazon, HERE.

Shelly Manne (2:53)
Art Blakey (5:17)
Kenny Clarke (3:22)
Tony Williams (11:39)
Roy Haynes (4:09)
Max Roach (4:03)
Airto (6:20)
Billy Higgins (4:34)
Elvin Suite (12:17)

MOJO PRESENTS… Life Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (2015)

MOJO Life CompanionLife Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (September, 2015)

The latest free CD from the September, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who has a new solo album out. Instead of going for a straight blues comp, which might be expected when one 20/20s Keith Richards career in hindsight, this comp seems more reflective of what was actually on his record player back in the day…. back when he was subliminally laying the groundwork for what would become the longest-standing rock ‘n’ roll band ever. Includes music from Scotty Moore (Elvis’ guitar man), Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters and more. As you should already know… you can head to the archives to find all 161 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel (1:59)
Chuck Berry
Little Queenie (2:39)
Little Richard
Lucille (2:23)
Bo Diddley
Diddley Daddy (2:25)
Buddy Guy
First Time I Met The Blues (2:16)
Pat Hare
I’m Gonna Murder My Baby (3:09)
Muddy Waters
Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights Big City (2:34)
The Coasters
Poison Ivy (2:39)
Fats Domino
Blue Monday (2:14)
Jay McShann
Confessin’ The Blues (2:49)
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream (2:21)
Buddy Holly
Learning The Game (1:59)
Sanford Clark
Son-Of-A-Gun (2:33)
Hoagy Carmichael
The Nearness Of You (3:21)

THE ROLLING STONES: The Marquee Club Live In 1971, The Brussels Affair ’73, L.A. Friday (Live 1975), Some Girls Live In Texas ’78, Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), Live At Leeds Roundhay Park 1982, Live At The Tokyo Dome Tokyo 1990, Light The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour Toronto Live 2005, Hyde Park Live 2013

Sticky Fingers LiveSticky Fingers Live (2015)
Sway (3:37)
Dead Flowers (4:14)
Wild Horses (4:42)
Sister Morphine (5:55)
You Gotta Move (3:38)
Bitch (4:27)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (7:21)
I Got The Blues (4:30)
Moonlight Mile (4:41)
Brown Sugar (7:22)

The Marquee Club Live In 1971The Marquee Club Live In 1971 (2015)
Live With Me (4:17)
Dead Flowers (4:15)
I Got The Blues (3:35)
Let It Rock (2:32)
Midnight Rambler (9:52)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (4:58)
Bitch (4:11)
Brown Sugar (4:15)
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 1) (4:12) – Bonus
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 2) (3:52) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 1) (4:24) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 2) (4:18) – Bonus

Brussels coverThe Brussels Affair ’73 (2013)
Brown Sugar (3:56)
Gimme Shelter (5:33)
Happy (3:14)
Tumblin’ Dice (5:04)
Star Star (4:16)
Dancing With Mr. D (4:38)
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (5:03)
Angie (5:15)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:01)
Midnight Rambler (12:53)
Honky Tonk Women (3:12)
All Down The Line (4:21)
Rip This Joint (2:25)
Jumping Jack Flash (3:27)
Street Fighting Man (5:15)

L.A.Friday (Live 1975) (2013)
Honky Tonk Women (5:29)
All Down The Line (4:05)
If You Can’t Rock Me (3:25)
Get Off Of My Cloud (4:03)
Star Star (4:46)
Gimme Shelter (6:12)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:25)
You Gotta Move (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (15:23)
Happy (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (5:24)
Band Intros (1:21)
It’s Only Rock N Roll (6:04)
Heartbreaker (5:03)
Fingerprint File (9:24)
Angie (5:18)
Wild Horses (7:25)
That’s Life (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (3:17)
Outta Space (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (4:05)
Brown Sugar (4:16)
Midnight Rambler (15:15)
Rip This Joint (2:06)
Street Fighting Man (4:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (6:58)
Sympathy For The Devil (10:22)

Some Girls Live - In Texas '78Some Girls Live In Texas ’78 (2014)
Let It Rock (2:13)
All Down The Line (3:57)
Honky Tonk Woman (3:38)
Star Star (3:48)
When The Whip Come Down (5:13)
Beast Of Burden (6:29)
Miss You (8:36)
Just My Imagination (6:40)
Shattered (4:45)
Respectable (3:23)
Far Away Eyes (5:51)
Love In Vain (4:54)
Tumbling Dice (4:39)
Happy (3:13)
Sweet Little 16 (3:12)
Brown Sugar (3:15)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:15)

Rolling StonesHampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (2013)
Under My Thumb (5:04)
When The Whip Comes Down (5:07)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:32)
Shattered (4:50)
Neighbours (4:23)
Black Limousine (3:28)
Just My Imagination (9:47)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:48)
Going To A Go Go (4:03)
Let Me Go (5:25)
Time Is On My Side (4:13)
Beast Of Burden (7:25)
Waiting On A Friend (5:55)
Let It Bleed (6:58)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (9:35)
Band Introductions (1:43)
Little T&A (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (4:49)
She’s So Cold (4:26)
Hang Fire (2:41)
Miss You (7:46)
Honky Tonk Women (3:43)
Brown Sugar (3:39)
Start Me Up (5:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (8:44)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:29)

coverLive at Leeds Roundhay Park 1982 (2013)
Under My Thumb (3:42)
When The Whip Comes Down (4:13)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:15)
Shattered (5:01)
Neighbours (4:11)
Black Limousine (3:41)
Just My Imagination (9:06)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:46)
Going To A Go-Go (3:48)
Let Me Go (4:25)
Time Is On My Side (3:44)
Beast Of Burden (8:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:04)
Band Intros (1:15)
Little T & A (3:31)
Angie (4:42)
Tumbling Dice (4:18)
She’s So Cold (4:05)
Hang Fire (2:48)
Miss You (8:31)
Honky Tonk Women (3:28)
Brown Sugar (3:45)
Start Me Up (5:28)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:53)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:18)

coverLive At The Tokyo Dome 1990 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:05)
Bitch (3:47)
Sad Sad Sad (3:46)
Harlem Shuffle (4:18)
Tumbling Dice (3:57)
Miss You (6:43)
Ruby Tuesday (3:20)
Almost Hear You Sigh (5:18)
Rock And A Hard Place (5:16)
Mixed Emotions (5:21)
Honky Tonk Women (5:01)
Midnight Rambler (10:32)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:45)
Can’t Be Seen (5:11)
Happy (4:13)
Paint It Black (4:07)
2000 Light Years From Home (6:49)
Sympathy For The Devil (7:59)
Gimme Shelter (6:29)
Band Introductions (1:39)
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (4:26)
Brown Sugar (4:35)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:57)
Jumping Jack Flash (7:38)

coverLight The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour – Toronto Live 2005 (2013)
Rough Justice (4:15)
Live With Me (4:12)
19th Nervous Breakdown (5:57)
She’s So Cold (4:44)
Dead Flowers (4:18)
Back Of My Hand (5:10)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:22)
Band Intros (3:29) Infamy (5:50)
Oh No, Not You Again (4:37)
Get Up, Stand Up (6:22)
Mr. Pitiful (3:29)
Tumbling Dice (4:42)
Brown Sugar (4:49)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (5:04)

coverHyde Park Live 2013 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:18)
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (4:47)
Emotional Rescue (5:54)
Street Fighting Man (5:23)
Ruby Tuesday (3:22)
Doom And Gloom (4:17)
Paint It Black (5:01)
Honky Tonk Women (6:59)
You Got The Silver (3:18)
Before They Make Me Run (4:33)
Miss You (7:19)
Midnight Rambler (11:55)
Gimme Shelter (7:16)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:54)
Sympathy For The Devil (6:47)
Brown Sugar (4:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (8:05)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:20)
Tumbling Dice (4:05)

THE ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969/2002)

FrontThrough The Past Darkly
(Big Hits Vol. 2)
An Old, Favorite, Obsolete LP

In my household, the answer to the all important, ever-essential, must-be-asked question (The Beatles or The Stones?)… was The Beatles. Saw ’em on Sullivan, collected all their records and shut out far too many other artists in my endless quest to absorb their every utterance. As a result, I didn’t own any early Rolling Stones albums, despite the irony that I now listen to The Stones far more than The Beatles these days. I liked a lot of their music, and enjoyed albums like Flowers and Beggar’s Banquet via friends, but the LP that completely turned me around on The Stones was 1969’s Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2). Just in time, as it turned out, for their immortal string of LPs from Let It Bleed to Exile On Main St., each of which I devoured on release day. Despite Through The Past Darkly being a collection of hits and singles (some non-LP), to me it was a stand-alone album… and one of the best I had (with a great cover, to boot). Since I didn’t own much else from them, this US version, a smart cross-section of Oldham-era material (“Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Ruby Tuesday”), recent psychedelia (“Dandelion,” “2000 Lights Years From Home,” “She’s A Rainbow”) and the “new,” Jimmy Miller-produced Stones (“Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Honey Tonk Woman”) was a perfect set that made for one great introduction to the best of the Stones’ varied stylings. Of course… having this collection these days is rather pointless, as this stuff is available in various configurations, rendering this set all but obsolete. But, there might be a few others, like myself, who grew to better understand The Stones as a result of this album (and maybe came to grips with the notion that there were other bands besides The Beatles). This is ripped from the 2002 ABKCO hybrid, two-layered, SACD gold disc. It even has a “Certificate Of Authenticity” (oh, boy). Which layer actually gets read during a burn is beyond me, but it sounds good either way. Find this CD version of Through The Past Darkly is at Amazon, HERE and, totally coincidentally… a new vinyl version was just released this week, too… HERE.

Paint It Black (3:24)
Ruby Tuesday (3:18)
She’s A Rainbow (4:13)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:43)
Mother’s Little Helper (2:48)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (3:37)
Honky Tonk Women (3:02)
Dandelion (3:33)
2000 Light Years From Home (4:47)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (2:36)
Street Fighting Man (3:15)

We’ve got more Stones if you want it… Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) and the Exile Promo Flexi-Disc (HERE), Their Satanic Majesties Request (MONO) (HERE), Satanic Sessions, Volumes One, Two & Three – 12CDs (HERE), 2120 South Michigan Ave. (HERE), Stripped (Deluxe Edition) (HERE), Palais Royale Ballroom (2002, HERE), Singles 1963-1965, Singles 1965-1967 & Singles 1968-1971 (HERE), Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (HERE), The Brussels Affair ’73, Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), Light The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour Toronto Live 2005, L.A. Friday (Live 1975), Live At The Tokyo Dome Tokyo 1990, Live At Leeds Roundhay Park 1982, Hyde Park Live 2013 (All HERE), The Harder They Come 1978 Rehearsal Tapes (HERE), “Fancy Man Blues” (HERE), The Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978) (HERE), Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978 HERE), Live In England ’65 (HERE), Sticky Fingers (2011 Mix HERE), Montreux Rehearsals, May, 1972 (Video, HERE), MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS The Famous Blues Session (HERE), JOHN PHILLIPS Pay Pack & Follow (w/ the 70s Stones, HERE) and BEN WATERS & THE STONES (with Bill Wyman in 2011) “Watching The River Flow” (HERE).

THE ROLLING STONES Exile On Main St. Promo Flexi-Disc (1972) w/Rare “Exile On Main Street Blues” + Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) (2010)

Exile On Main St. Flexi1Exile On Main St. Promo Flexi-Disc (1972)
Includes The Rare “Exile On Main Street Blues”

The April 29, 1972 issue of the UK’s New Musical Express offered this promotional flexi-disc to announce the arrival of the new Rolling Stones 2LP, Exile On Main St. The label reads “M. Jagger with piano accompaniment introduces excerpts from their forthcoming double album…” What that means is that you get to hear Mick (and a pianist, Nicky Hopkins? Ian Stewart? Billy Preston?) performing an off-the-cuff blues number that name checks 7 or 8 song titles from the album (including the great line, “Come on Virginia, let’s shoot some dimes”). NMEDubbed “Exile On Main Street Blues” by future bootleggers, the cool quickie appears in three segments between LP snippets of “All Down The Line,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Shine A Light” and “Happy.” The flexi has never been officially released in any other format, and it also has a B-side – a track each from Curved Air (“Phantasmagoria”) and Fanny (“Blind Alley”) – not included. Just as The Stones used this to promote the availability of the 2LP Exile On Main St., we’re using it to promote the availability of the 2CD Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition). Only seems fitting. It’s unfortunate that the Deluxe Edition didn’t bother to include this flexi rarity with the freshly remastered 2010 version’s other bonus tracks. Hear it all below.

Exile On Main St. (Featuring All Down The Line, Tumbling Dice, Shine A Light, Happy) (6:22)

FrontExile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) (1972/2010)
The original was a gloriously muddy mess, with lyrical content that was abjectly foreign to many a white suburban teenager still wrestling with social dilemmas like bra hooks and acne. In this modern, instantly disposable, consumer/product age, gone are the days when one actually lived with a vinyl investment for a period of time. Since chucking it in the digital trash bin and moving on to the next album wasn’t a considered option. It was a time when listeners could allow an album the time to fester in your psyche, perhaps to better understand its nuance and merits. In my case, I actually “hated” Exile for nearly a year… before (very) slowly wising up that it was one of the greatest albums ever made. The 2010 Deluxe reissue addresses the muffled sound head on, with great success. And it’s about time. The bonus tracks are a mixed bag, as most of them are heavily overdubbed tracks that contain only some of the era’s sonic characteristics. But… it’s still better to have them than not. Find it for as little as $5 at Amazon, HERE. (Thanks to this instantly disposable age, people have already moved on.) Check out our voluminous Stones archives (way too much to list), HERE.
Rocks Off (4:33)
Rip This Joint (2:23)
Shake Your Hips (2:59)
Casino Boogie (3:35)
Tumbling Dice (3:47)
Sweet Virginia (4:27)
Torn And Frayed (4:18)
Sweet Black Angel (2:58)
Loving Cup (4:26)
Happy (3:05)
Turd On The Run (2:38)
Ventilator Blues (3:25)
I Just Want To See His Face (2:54)
Let It Loose (5:19)
All Down The Line (3:50)
Stop Breaking Down (4:35)
Shine A Light (4:17)
Soul Survivor (3:49)
Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren) (4:54)
Plundered My Soul (3:59)
I’m Not Signifying (3:55)
Following The River (4:52)
Dancing In The Light (4:22)
So Divine (Aladdin Story) (4:33)
Loving Cup (Alternate Take) (5:25)
Soul Survivor (Alternate Take) (3:59)
Good Time Women (3:21)
Title 5 (1:48)

THE ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request (MONO Vinyl Version 1967) w/ Bonus Tracks

FrontTheir Satanic Majesties Request (MONO Vinyl Version) (1967)
It All Its Drugged-Up Mono Glory

You hear audiophiles and mono-maniacs talk about mono mixes all the time. That’s because, back in the day, when the industry began adopting the new fangled “stereo” format, studio engineers were forced to make separate mixes for mono and stereo LP pressings (since programmable mixing boards hadn’t been invented yet). As a result, the two versions would often include different instruments, emphasis and/or sounds. Not always noticeable, but sometimes extremely distinct. Their Satanic Majesties Request is one such example of the latter. A mono mix that easily surpasses the better known stereo version we’re all familiar with (or roundly ignored). Of course, mono doesn’t make TSMR sound any more “Stonesy,” or do anything to enhance the majority of second-rate songs that made up the band’s 6th (UK), overtly psychedelic studio album. What the mono edition does do is convey an ambience and live-in-the-studio spontaneity the stereo version seems to lack – accurately capturing The Rolling Stones venturing into musical territory they knew little about, and wouldn’t stick with long enough to perfect. It also proves that you don’t need speaker swirling psychedelic effects to attain psychedelia. Bill Wyman’s “In Another Land” is so simplistically typical of the psych era it’s hard not to laugh, while the raw vibe of “Citadel” is a pre-punk rock eye-opener. Regardless of those who’ve dismissed the material on TSMR over the years, there are still a few truly great Stones songs to admire, including “She’s A Rainbow” and “2000 Light Years From Home.” If only The Stones had just used a few less drugs and a little more care, Their Satanic Majesties Request might have been a legitimate contender to Sgt. Pepper’s lysergic throne, but history would disagree and The Stones would retreat back to the blues for their next album, Beggar’s Banquet… where they belonged. Regardless, this mono vinyl version should help you appreciate The Stones’ brilliant mistake better than any CD reissue ever will. This high quality rip also features three bonus tracks to fill out the experience; “Child Of The Moon,” “We Love You” (with backing vocals by Lennon & McCartney) and “Dandelion.” We’ve got LOTS more Stones in the archives, HERE, including the 12CD collection of great sounding Majesties outtakes, The Satanic Sessions, HERE.

Sing This All Together (3:46)
Citadel (2:47)
In Another Land (3:15)
2000 Man (3:08)
Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (8:45)
She’s A Rainbow (4:36)
The Lantern (4:25)
Gomper (5:09)
2000 Light Years From Home (4:46)
On With The Show (3:43)
Child Of The Moon (Outtake/B-Side To Jumpin’ Jack Flash) (3:09)
We Love You (7″ Mix, w/Lennon & McCartney On Vocals) (4:31)
Dandelion (B-Side To We Love You) (3:33)

THE ROLLING STONES The Harder They Come 1978 (Rehearsal Tapes)

FrontThe Harder They Come 1978 (1978)
Great Sounding Rehearsals

Excellent sounding, often instrumental rehearsal tapes of the Rolling Stones, circa 1978. Though, the style here is a far cry from the band’s rockin’ 1978 album, Some Girls, the sessions are disciplined and the tapes sound great, even if some of the material on this 2CD set amounts to little more than light weight backings. The boys do delve into the blues on a few tracks, which is always welcomed, but there’s not much of an overriding vision directing these session tapes. Kinda like Emotional Rescue, where some of these songs found a home in 1980. Some vocals creep into these live-in-the-studio roughs, but are often purposely mixed down or just simply lost in the shuffle. The track “What Am I Living For” is better known as “Not The Way To Go,” while “Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven” was picked up from Gram Parsons after it appeared on The Flying Burrito Brothers’s 1976 LP, Sleepless Nights. That’s Keith’s junkie singing on “My Last Plea.” The bulk of these sessions took place between August 23rd and September 8th, 1978 at RCA Studios in Los Angeles. I have no clue what the “Fat Mixes” are all about, as they don’t sound any fatter, or phatter, but frankly, I didn’t spend much time with them. It’s probably just a reason to fill out two discs for this nicely packaged boot. We’ve got tons more Stones in the archives… too much to list, all HERE.

Knee Trembler (5:36)
What Gives You The Right I (5:24)
Jimmy Reed Jam (6:51)
One Night (2:53)
What Gives You The Right II (5:17)
My Last Plea I (4:15)
My Last Plea II (4:51)
My Last Plea III (5:16)
My Last Plea IV (3:50)
Tallahassee Lassie (2:38)
Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven (3:08)
The Harder They Come II (3:40)
Serious Love (1:38)
What Am I Living For I (9:36)
I’ll Let You Know II (7:00)
Summer Romance IV (5:25)
Where The Boys Go I (3:52)
Where The Boys Go II (3:55)
Where The Boys Go III (cut-out) (0:36)
What Am I Living For II (7:13)
Knee Trembler (5:36)
Jimmy Reed Jam (6:51)
One Night (2:54)
What Gives You The Right II (5:17)
My Last Plea I (4:14)
Tallahassee Lassie (2:37)
Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven (3:09)
The Harder They Come II (3:39)
Serious Love (1:39)
Summer Romance IV (5:24)
Where The Boys Go I (3:49)
I’ll Let You Know II (7:00)


MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS The Famous Blues Session (1992)

FrontThe Famous Blues Session (1992)
Mick’s Got The Blues

One of the things I’ll continue to plead for until the day I die is for The Rolling Stones to record a straight-up blues album. They still can… and still should. Oddly enough, Mick Jagger had that very idea 20 years ago, way back in 1992, when he recorded a live session with L.A. blues band, The Red Devils, who were recommended to him by producer Rick Rubin. These recordings took place in Hollywood during a single, 13-hour session, with little rehearsal and no overdubs, and, as you’ll hear, the emphasis is on straight up Chicago blues. The sound quality is good, but there’s a slight generational loss of sonics – the only thing that keeps this session from being truly great. Hearing Mick in front of a blues band is a total treat… which only whets my appetite for a Stones version even more. None of these recordings found their way onto the 1993 solo album Mick was working on at the time, Wandering Spirit, though one track, “Checkin’ Up On My Baby,” did appear on 2007’s The Very Best Of Mick Jagger (at Amazon, HERE), which curiously seems to be out of print and going for higher than expected prices. Give a listen to Mick singing the blues, below (the entire session is equally as good), and just imagine the possibilities.

Mean Old World (Take 1) (2:47)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 2) (2:28)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 4) (3:21)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 5) (3:42)
I Got My Eyes On You (Take 2) (3:12)
Still A Fool (Take 3) (3:40)
Still A Fool (Take 4) (3:52)
Checkin’ Up My Baby (Take 3) (3:24)
One Way Out (Take 1) (2:31)
One Way Out (Take 2) (2:20)
Talk To Me Baby (Take 2) (2:47)
Evil (Take 2) (2:28)
Evil (Take 3) (2:59)
Evil (Take 4) (3:03)
Ain’t Your Business (Take 3) (2:15)
Shake ‘M On Down (Take 1) (5:35)
Somebody Loves Me (Take 3) (3:01)
Dream Girl Blues (Take 1) (5:46)
Dream Girl Blues (Take 3) (5:16)
40 Days 40 Nights (Take 1) (2:53)
40 Days 40 Nights (Take 2) (2:50)

THE ROLLING STONES Satanic Sessions, Volumes One, Two & Three (1967) – 12CD Box Set

Satanic Sessions, Volume One (1967)
Satanic Sessions, Volume Two (1967)
Satanic Sessions, Volume Three (1967)
Sitting In With The Rolling Stones, Circa 1967

Easily one of the all time great sessions bootlegs, though… it rarely gets any deserving accolades. Maybe because Their Satanic Majesties Request, The Rolling Stones’ flawed (and fascinating) second cousin to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s – has historically been considered one of the band’s weakest releases. But, the main reason these unofficial box sets are lost on most radars is the same reason it appeals to me so much. It accurately documents what it’s really like at a recording session… the hit and miss nature of working out ideas with the tapes rolling, the miscues, the tedium, the endless takes, the misguided avenues and the proportionally small successes that all go into the creation of an album. The elements that are normally edited out of a finished work are at the core of the Satanic Sessions – 12CDs of The Stones’ trial-and-error making of the pure psychedelia that was Their Satanic Majesties Request, with (for the most part) great sound. And… for those of you who quickly get their fill of Mick Jagger’s antics, you’ll be pleased to know that these are instrumental takes, rehearsals, experimentations and tomfoolery. Jagger is heard throughout, counting off some takes, directing others, sha-la-la’ing… but his vocals are largely M.I.A. For fly-on-the-wall action, it doesn’t get much better than this; Brian Jones’ initial experiments with a mellotron on “2000 Light Years From Home,” Nicky Hopkins piano work on “She’s A Rainbow,” and jams (such as they are) along with all sorts of wayward studio chatter. Disc 8 actually comes from early 1968 sessions that would form the basis for Beggar’s Banquet, but it still fits in well with the feel and flow of this overall concept, and marks the band’s shift back to their bluesier roots. Vols. 1 & 2 of this set were actually released on bootleg CDs, while Vol. 3 has been cobbled together from various sources. If you want to know what it was like to hang with the Stones in the studio in the Summer of ’67… here you go. Find plenty more Stones in the archives, HERE… including the very different MONO version of Their Satanic Majesties Request, HERE.

Disc 1 July 1967
2000 Light Years From Home
2000 Light Years From Home (take 1)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 2-4)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 5-6)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 7-10)
2000 Light Years From Home (take 11)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 12-13)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 14-15)
2000 Light Years From Home (retakes 3-4)
5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 1-2)
5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 3-5)
5 Part Jam:Part 5 (takes 1-3)
5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 1-10)
5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 11-15)
5 Part Jam:Part 3 (takes 1-5)
5 Part Jam:Part 2 (takes 1-5)

Disc 2 June-July 1967
We Love You (takes 15-16)
We Love You (takes 17-19)
She’s A Rainbow (takes 1-2)
She’s A Rainbow (takes 3-7)
Citadel (takes 20-24)
Citadel (takes 25-31)
Citadel (takes 32-33)
Citadel (take 34)
Citadel (extra piano)
In Another Land (takes 1-3)
In Another Land (takes 4-8)
In Another Land (take 9)
Child Of The Moon (take 10)

Disc 3 May-September 1967
Child Of The Moon (takes 11-12)
Sing This All Together (take 7)
Sing This All together (intro)
The Lantern (take 1)
The Lantern (takes 2-3)
The Lantern (takes 4-5)
The Lantern (take 10)
The Lantern (take 11)
The Lantern (take 14)
The Lantern (takes 15-17)
The Lantern (retakes 1-3)
On With The Show (takes 1-3)
On With The Show (takes 4-6)
On With The Show (takes 7-10)

Disc 4 July-September 1967
On With The Show (take 11)
On With The Show (takes 12 & 14)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 1-2)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 3-4)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 5-14)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 1-2)
Majesties Honky Tonk (take 3)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 4-9)
Majesties Honky Tonk (take 10)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 11-12)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 15-17)
Jam One (takes 1-7)
Jam One (takes 8-9)
Jam One (takes 10-15)
Title 15 (takes 1-3)
Title 15 (take 4)
Title 15 (take 5)

Disc 1 August-September 1967
Title 15 (take 6)
Title 15 (take 7)
Gomper (take 1)
Gomper (take 2)
Gomper (take 3)
Gomper (take 4)
Gomper (take 5)
Gomper Part 1, Take 1 (take 6)
Gomper Part 1, Take 2 (take 6)
Soul Blues (take 1)
Soul Blues (take 2)
Soul Blues (take 3)
2000 Man (takes 1-2)
2000 Man (take 3)
2000 Man (takes 4-5)

Disc 2 August-September 1967
2000 Man (take 6)
2000 Man (takes 7-8)
2000 Man (takes 9-11)
2000 Man (takes 13-15)
2000 Man End Part (takes 1-3)
2000 Man Intro (takes 1-2)
2000 Man Intro (takes 3-14)
Organ Part She Smiled Sweetly
Blues # 3 (takes 27-31)
Blues # 3 (takes 32-39)
Blues # 3 (takes 40-44)
Blues # 3 (retakes 1-2)
Blues # 3 (retake 3)
Blues # 3 (retakes 4-5)

Disc 3 August-October 1967
Gold Painted Nails (take 1)
Gold Painted Nails (take 2)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 3-4)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 5-9)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 10-11)
Gold Painted Nails (take 12)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 13-16)
Gold Painted Nails (take 17)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 18-22)
Gold Painted Nails (take 23)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 2-3)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 4-6)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 7-10)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 11-12)
2000 Man Middle Part (take 13)

Disc 4 March 23-29 1968
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 1)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 2)
Jigsaw Puzzle (takes 3-5)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 6)
Jigsaw Puzzle (takes 7-8)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 9)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 10)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 11)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 12)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 13)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 14)

Disc 1
On With The Show (Take 13) (1:46)
On With The Show (Take 14) (1:46)
On With The Show (Takes 15-17) (1:47)
Title 15 (Takes 1-2) (1:30)
Title 15 (Take 3) (2:21)
Title 15 (Take 4) (1:11)
Sing This All Together (2:39)
Mick Talks (2:14)
The Lantern (3:00)
In Another Land (Part One) (2:49)
Interview (1:11)
Gomper (Part One) (2:21)
2000 Light Years From Home (2:18)
Citadel (2:42)
Unknown Title (1:33)
On With The Show (0:51)
Gomper (Part Two) (1:13)
In Another Land (Part Two) (1:11)
She’s A Rainbow (2:21)
Ride On Baby (1:28)
We Love You (2:43)

Disc 2
The Lantern (Take 1) (3:14)
The Lantern (Takes 2-3) (4:25)
The Lantern (Take 4) (4:25)
The Lantern (Take 5) (1:15)
The Lantern (Takes 11-13) (2:00)
The Lantern (Take 14) (4:38)
The Lantern (Takes 15-17) (3:11)
The Lantern (Part Two, Takes 1-4) (2:41)
On With The Show (Takes 1-5) (3:10)
On With The Show (Takes 6-7) (1:28)
On With The Show (Takes 8-10) (3:45)
On With The Show (Take 11) (2:11)
On With The Show (Take 12) (1:23)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 1-2) (2:54)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 3-4) (4:18)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 5-15) (4:48)
On With The Show (Part Three, Takes 1-2) (5:28)
On With The Show (Part Three, Take 3) (5:21)
On With The Show (Part Three, Takes 4-9) (3:44)

Disc 3
Title 15 (Take 6) (4:07)
Title 15 (Take 7) (4:04)
Gomper (Take 1) (3:06)
Gomper (Take 2) (8:49)
Gomper (Take 3) (1:15)
Gomper (Take 4) (1:20)
Gomper (Take 5) (0:21)
Gomper (Take 6) (1:26)
Gomper (Part One, Take 2) (8:55)
Soul Blues (Take 1) (1:43)
Soul Blues (Take 2) (2:04)
Soul Blues (Take 3) (3:52)
2000 Man (Takes 1-2) (3:00)
2000 Man (Take 3) (0:37)
2000 Man (Takes 4-5) (4:23)
2000 Man (Take 6) (1:47)
2000 Man (Takes 7-8) (2:51)
2000 Man (Takes 9-11) (2:20)
2000 Man (Takes 13-15) (2:11)
2000 Man (Take 16) (1:31)

Disc 4
Gold Painted Nails (Take 1) (2:52)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 2) (2:56)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 3) (0:37)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 4) (1:46)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 5) (1:03)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 6) (1:22)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 7) (3:18)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 8) (2:48)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 10) (2:37)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 11) (2:56)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 14) (0:45)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 15) (1:09)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 16) (1:15)
Gold Painted Nails (Takes 17-18) (5:24)
Gold Painted Nails (Retake 1) (1:07)
Gold Painted Nails (Retakes) (3:55)
Citadel (Take 1a) (1:22)
Citadel (Take 1b) (1:03)
Citadel (Take 1c) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 1d) (0:41)
Citadel (Take 1e) (0:42)
Citadel (Take 1f) (0:42)
Citadel (Take 2) (1:33)
Citadel (Take 3) (1:01)
Citadel (Take 4) (1:52)
Citadel (Take 5a) (2:56)
Citadel (Take 5b) (3:09)
Citadel (Take 5c) (2:09)
Citadel (Take 5d) (1:02)
Citadel (Take 5e) (0:54)
Citadel (Take 6) (0:56)
Citadel (Take 7) (0:33)
Citadel (Take 8) (4:28)
Citadel (Take 9) (0:45)
Citadel (Take 10) (1:24)
Citadel (Take 11) (0:34)
Citadel (Take 12) (0:28)
Citadel (Take 14) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 15) (0:15)
Citadel (Take 16) (1:26)
Citadel (Take 17) (1:45)
Citadel (Take 18) (2:17)
Citadel (Take 19) (0:14)
Citadel (Take 20) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 21) (1:30)
Citadel (Take 22) (0:32)
Citadel (Take 23) (1:31)
Citadel (Take 24) (4:01)

THE ROLLING STONES Singles 1963-1965 (2004), Singles 1965-1967 (2004) & Singles 1968-1971 (2004)

Singles 1963-1965 (2004)
Singles 1965-1967 (2004)
Singles 1968-1971 (2004)
31 CDs Chronicling The Stones From 1963-1971

Thanks to V3122 for getting us these incredible Singles box sets from the Rolling Stones. All have high quality scans of the band’s 45s from 1963-1971, along with big booklet scans for each box. Each file is around 330 to 400MB. Find them at Amazon for about $30 each used; 1963-1965 (HERE), 1965-1967 (HERE), 1968-1971 (HERE).

Singles 1963-1965
Come On (1:48
I Want To Be Loved (1:52)
I Wanna Be Your Man
Stoned (2:09)
Bye Bye Johnny
Money (2:31)
Poison Ivy (2:06)
You Better Move On (2:40)
Little By Little
Not Fade Away (1:47)
Good Times, Bad Times
It’s All Over Now (3:28)
2120 South Michigan Avenue
Around And Around (3:05)
Confessin’ The Blues (2:48)
Empty Heart (2:37)
If You Need Me (2:03)
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Tell Me (2:37)
Time Is On My Side (2:52)
Little Red Rooster
Off The Hook (2:34)
Heart Of Stone
What A Shame (3:03)
Play With Fire
The Last Time (3:42)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
I’m Alright (2:22)
I’m Moving On (2:12)
Pain In My Heart (2:03)
Route 66 (2:36)
We Want The Stones (0:13)

Singles 1965-1967
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (3:43
The Spider And The Fly (3:38)
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man (3:07)
Get Off Of My Cloud
I’m Free (2:24)
The Singer Not The Song (2:22)
As Tears Go By
Gotta Get Away (2:07)
19th Nervous Breakdown
Sad Day (3:02)
Long Long While
Paint It, Black (3:44)
Stupid Girl (2:55)
Lady Jane
Mother’s Little Helper (2:46)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
Who’s Driving Your Plane? (3:14)
Let’s Spend The Night Together
Ruby Tuesday (3:13)
We Love You (4:36)
2000 Light Years From Home
She’s A Rainbow (4:12)
In Another Land (2:53)
The Lantern (4:26)

Singles 1968-1971
Child Of The Moon (rmk) (3:12
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:38)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
No Expectations (3:55)
Street Fighting Man (3:08)
Surprise Surprise (2:30)
Honky Tonk Women
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (4:50)
Memo From Turner
Natural Magic (Ry Cooder Inst. From The Film Performance) (1:40)
Brown Sugar (3:49)
Wild Horses (5:43)
I Don’t Know Why
Try A Little Harder (2:17)
Jiving Sister Fanny
Out Of Time (3:22)
Sympathy For The Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Sympathy For The Devil (Full Phatt Remix) (5:34)
Sympathy For The Devil (Original Recording) (6:17)
Sympathy For The Devil (The Neptunes Remix) (5:53)

JOHN PHILLIPS Pay Pack & Follow (1973-1979/2001) The Stones Back The Ex-Mamas & Papas Singer

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Mid-70s Stones With A Different Vocalist

Pretty cool release from the former leader of The Mamas & The Papas, John Phillips, recorded between 1973-1979 with most of The Rolling Stones acting as his back up band. The flavor of The Stones is immediately apparent, as Jagger provides background vocals on half of these recordings, and Richards is (I believe) on every track. Mick & Keith produce and Mick Taylor and Ron Wood are also in the house. Cool, because Pay Pack & Follow often recalls the sound and feel of the 70s Stones, as if it emerged from a time capsule. Of course, the songs aren’t as timeless and Phillips vocals are sometimes a sore thumb in these surroundings, but he’s an accomplished and proven songwriter and three or four of the tracks are genuinely memorable. As for the subject matter of “She’s Only 14,” given the salacious headlines regarding Jagger, Phillips and MacKenzie Phillips (John’s daughter), one can only shudder to think. Jagger co-writes “Zulu Warrior” and Rebop & Chris Spedding also appear. Rumor is that some form of this album was supposed to be released on Rolling Stones Records back in the day, but nothing officially surfaced until after Phillips’ death in 2001. It did receive another re-issue in 2008 (entitled Pussycat, HERE), with added music from the film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, which Phillips was scoring at the time. It’s at Amazon (cheap), HERE.

Mr. Blue (3:51)
She’s Just 14 (4:58)
Wilderness Of Love (3:51)
Oh Virginia (4:13)
Sunset Boulevard (4:19)
Pussycat (6:10)
Zulu Warrior (3:30)
Very Dread (4:39)
2001 (4:40)

THE ROLLING STONES The Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978)

FrontThe Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978)
Studio Rehearsals From Munich And Paris

I’m a sucker for the process, so hearing these competently recorded rehearsal tapes of The Stones getting their act together in the mid-70s, around the time of Black And Blue and, mostly, Some Girls, is a fun, fly on the wall exercise. The 2 disc collection includes some jams, some unreleased tracks and a handful of early versions of well-known classics, all in various stages of completion. The 10 minute “When The Whip Comes Down” is a stand out, as the boys work the rhythm for all it’s worth. The pay-off comes in the slashing guitar attack after the first six minutes. Find more Stones in the archives, HERE (if any of the links are down, just leave a comment).

Do You Think I Really Care (6:12)
When The Whip Comes Down I (10:07)
A Different Kind (6:07)
I Love Ladies (3:33)
Lies I (4:16)
Lies II (3:47)
The Way She Held Me Tight (4:39)
I Need You (3:41)
Munich Reggae (5:13)
Fiji Jim I (4:05)
Slave I (8:49)
Let’s Do It Right I (6:24)
Worried About You I (7:32)
Everything Is Turning To Gold II (4:28)
Munich Hilton II (10:46)
Miss You II (11:58)
Respectable I (3:55)
Far Away Eyes I (5:07)
It Won’t Be Long I (2:40)
Hang Fire I (6:33)
Hang Fire II (6:48)
Golden Caddy I (1:58)
Light Up (5:02)
Miss You VI (5:54)
Far Away Eyes IV (3:48)
Beast Of Burden II (5:23)
Before They Make Me Run IV (3:20)
Shattered IV (2:45)

MOJO PRESENTS Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Uncovered (July 2013)

The latest free CD from the July, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Another ‘roots of’ type release (they just did The Roots Of The Rolling Stones in August, 2012) featuring a lot of familiar names; Muddy, Howlin’, Bo, Chuck, etc. You should have most of the old blues guys, but the ancient files from the likes of Jay McShann (1941), Nat King Cole (1946), Hank Snow (1950) and The Will Bradley Trio (1940) make this a worthwhile score. Find all 135 MOJO‘s HERE.

FREDDY CANNON Tallahassee Lassie
EDDIE COCHRAN Twenty Flight Rock
CHUCK BERRY Around And Around
HANK SNOW I’m Moving On
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love
BUDDY HOLLY Learning The Game
JAY McSHANN Confessin’ The Blues
MUDDY WATERS I Just Want To Make Love To You
HOWLIN’ WOLF The Red Rooster


THE ROLLING STONES Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978)

frontSome Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978)
First Rate Boot

Excellent Stones boot from one of their last truly fertile periods, amidst the backdrop of the Some Girls Tour. Originally an FM broadcast, the sound is good (or, at least, typical of the period), while the performances are culled from shows in Detroit, Memphis and Houston, 1978. You wouldn’t know that to listen, however, as this gathering is well-paced and the performances are stripped and streamlined, thankfully missing much of the pomp and circumstance that would later infect the band’s live shows. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of this stuff wind up as official releases from The Stones Archive (we’ve got four of those releases in our archives). Find much more Stones… (including Live In England ’65, L.A.Friday (Live 1975), Sticky Fingers, Stripped (Deluxe), Palais Royal Ballroom (2002), Ladies And Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972), 2120 South Michigan Ave. and Singles 1963-1965, 1965-1967 & 1968-1971) HERE.

Let It Rock (2:43)
All Down The Line (4:13)
Honky Tonk Women (4:03)
Miss You (7:48)
Imagination (7:30)
Shattered (4:39)
Hound Dog (2:04)
Respectable (3:23)
Beast Of Burden (6:55)
When The Whip Comes Down (5:14)
Love In Vain (5:56)
Tumbling Dice (5:30)
Happy (3:17)
Brown Sugar (4:06)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:31)

THE ROLLING STONES Live In England ’65 (2012)

Live In England ’65 (YEAR)
Exactly Why Were All Those Girls Screaming, Anyway?

Disc four from the Charlie Is My Darling box set captures The Rolling Stones touring England in 1965… complete with screaming girls, over-stressed microphones and out-of-tune guitars. It’s a cool document though, even if the sound is only a couple notches up from bootleg quality. But we’re used to that from The Stones. Consisting of old rockers and blues covers and only a couple of Stones hits. The box set is at Amazon. Stones in the archives.

Show Intro (0:21)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (0:36)
Pain In My Heart (2:04)
Down The Road Apiece (1:43)
Time Is On My Side (2:51)
I’m Alright (2:15)
Off The Hook (2:27)
Charlie’s Intro (0:33)
Little Red Rooster (2:36)
Route 66 (2:44)
I’m Moving On (2:29)
The Last Time (3:10)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (4:06)

Enter The Wormhole #53 (Stoned Boot-y)

Enter The Wormhole #52 (No Moss, No Moss)


THE ROLLING STONES “Doom And Gloom” (2012) + GRRR! (2012) and Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 (Box Set 2012)

“Doom And Gloom” (2012)
New Stones Single

The Stones have a new single out to promote their latest greatest hits release, GRRR!. Their first new music in 6 years. Give a listen below.

GRRR! (2012)
2012 Greatest HIts

A 3CD Rolling Stones greatest hits collection is coming November 12. The import version is priced @ $41 @ Amazon. 50 tracks (with an expanded 80 track super deluxe version coming, too), including the two new recordings, “Doom And Gloom” and “One More Shot.” Good to see Mick putting his business school training to good use.

Come On
Not Fade Away
It’s All Over Now
Little Red Rooster
The Last Time
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Time Is on My Side
Get Off of My Cloud
Heart of Stone
19th Nervous Breakdown
As Tears Go By
Paint It, Black
Under My Thumb
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
Ruby Tuesday
Let’s Spend the Night Together
We Love You
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Honky Tonk Women
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Gimme Shelter
Street Fighting Man
Wild Horses
She’s a Rainbow
Brown Sugar
Tumbling Dice
Rocks Off
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
Fool to Cry
Miss You
Beast of Burden
Emotional Rescue
Start Me Up
Waiting on a Friend
Undercover of the Night
She Was Hot
Streets of Love
Harlem Shuffle
Mixed Emotions
Love Is Strong
Anybody Seen My Baby?
Don’t Stop
Doom and Gloom
One More Shot”

Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 (2012)
DVD of Long Lost Early Stones Film

From Amazon: “ABKCO Films presents a meticulously restored and fully realized version of this first-ever, legendary, but never released film. Shot during a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after “(I Can t Get No) Satisfaction” hit # 1 on the charts, The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 is an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones. It features the first professionally filmed concert performances of the band and documents the early frenzy of their fans and the riots the band s appearances inspired. The band is shown traveling through the Irish countryside by train; dashing from cabs to cramped, basement dressing rooms through screaming hordes of fans. Motel rooms host impromptu songwriting sessions and familiar classics are heard in their infancy as riff and lyric are united. The Super Deluxe Box Set includes both DVD and Blu-ray discs that incorporate the new 2012 version of the film as well as the director’s cut and producer’s cut, plus significant unseen additional performance and other footage shot in Dublin and Belfast in September of 1965, bonus content, two audio CDs, one of which is the film’s soundtrack album and the other a compilation of 13 live recordings the band made over the course of their 1965 UK tour. A 10 inch vinyl record of the live material is also part of the package, as well as a replica poster heralding the September 4, 1965 date they played in Belfast.” $71.99 @ Amazon for the Super Deluxe Box. There’s a standard $15.99 version, too.

THE ROLLING STONES L.A. Friday (Live 1975)

L.A.Friday (Live 1975) (2012)
You Can Always Get What You Want

Another addition to the Rolling Stones’ reasonably priced online series of vintage live concerts. This one’s from 1975, recorded in Los Angeles and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. The band includes Ronnie Wood (replacing the recently departed Mick Taylor), Ian Stewart and Billy Preston, who gets a couple of songs for himself. Also available in the series is The Brussels Affair ’73 Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981). The newest is titled either Tokyo (Live 1990)Tokyo 1990 or Live At The Tokyo Dome… it’s hard to tell. Google The Rolling Stones Archive for a link to their live downloads and expensive boxed product. As usual, you’re invited to visit our archives to find 2120 South Michigan Ave.Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling StonesPalais Royale BallroomSingles 1963-1965, Singles 1965-1967 + Singles 1968-1971Sticky FingersStripped (Deluxe Edition)“Fancy Man Blues”, “Plundered My Soul”/”All Down The Line”“No Spare Parts”/”Before They Make Me Run”

Honky Tonk Women (5:29)
All Down The Line (4:05)
If You Can’t Rock Me (3:25)
Get Off Of My Cloud (4:03)
Star Star (4:46)
Gimme Shelter (6:12)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:25)
You Gotta Move (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (15:23)
Happy (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (5:24)
Band Intros (1:21)
It’s Only Rock N Roll (6:04)
Heartbreaker (5:03)
Fingerprint File (9:24)
Angie (5:18)
Wild Horses (7:25)
That’s Life (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (3:17)
Outta Space (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (4:05)
Brown Sugar (4:16)
Midnight Rambler (15:15)
Rip This Joint (2:06)
Street Fighting Man (4:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (6:58)
Sympathy For The Devil (10:22)

MOJO PRESENTS: The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (2012)

The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (Aug 2012)

Not a very creative freebie from the latest edition of MOJO, as there are dozens of these kinds of tributes to the Rolling Stones from various sources… but, you can’t fault the music. It’s some of the best on earth. I’ve got it on now and am loving every second of it.




Elmore James & The Broom Dusters – Dust My Blues
Eddie Taylor – Bad Boy [Original]
Jimmy Reed – Hush-Hush
Bo Diddley – Cops And Robbers
Dale Hawkins – Susie Q
Gene Allison – You Can Make It If You Try
Muddy Waters – I Wanna Be Loved
The Coasters – Poison Ivy
Arthur Alexander – You Better Move On
Bo Diddley – Pretty Thing
Chuck Berry – Memphis Tennessee
The Crickets With Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away
Muddy Waters – I Just Wanna Make Love
Jimmy Reed – Honest I Do
Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee

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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)
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – Wild Horses (5:32)
THE BAMBOOS – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (3:42)
THE SUGARMAN 3 – Bitch (2:17)
ALOE BLACC & JOEL VAN DIJK – I Got The Blues (4:10)
REN HARVIEW – Sister Morphine (2:32)
LEE FIELDS – Moonlight Mile (3:39)
BETA HECTOR – Angie (3:44) (Bonus Track)


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.

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THE ROLLING STONES “No Spare Parts” & “Before They Make Me Run” (2011) ADVANCE SINGLE + The Brussels Affair ’73 (Official Release) & Info On The Some Girls Box Sets

It’s a new era in catalog marketing and, of course, the business-minded Mick (and the ever-growing, EMI-buying mega-conglomerate, Universal) is there every step of the way. For the upgraded edition(s) of one of the band’s last “classic” albums, Some Girls, the marketing machine is going full throttle. Along with your basic 2CD Deluxe Edition ($20), you can now order Some Girls Super Deluxe Edition ($143, pictured), Some Girls Gift Case Set ($53), Some Girls Wig Box ($180. Yes… Mick’s selling cosmetics now), Some Girls – Live In Texas ’78 CD/DVD Combo ($22) and Some Girls Vinyl ($28… and I remember bitching when they went to $5). There’s probably lots more, but that’s what came up at Amazon during an “audio” search. I’ll let you click the links to see what all the marketing’s about. Notice how the 2CD set is moderately priced. Since it’s something that’s easily put online, it’s nice priced to attract everybody (fans and pirates alike). The real money comes in selling the era itself, t-shirts in spray cans, lipstick, buttons, pictures and assorted crap that won’t upload. All are available for pre-order. Release date: November 21. (CHECK COMMENTS)

“No Spare Parts” b/w
“Before They Make Me Run”

To let you know that all this stuff exists… here’s an advance vinyl single of the unreleased outtake “No Spare Parts” and Keith’s classic “Before They Make Me Run.” Download in comments.


The Brussels Affair ’73 (2011)
Download Direct From The Stones

Thanks to Gerald for sending us the link to the Rolling Stones new download site, The Rolling Stones Archive. Their first bootleg release, The Brussels Affair ’73, is from one of the band’s most highly acclaimed unreleased series of shows. The site accurately points out that the files have been traded online for years, cobbled together from different sources. These files (which we weren’t able to hear yet) are from Andy Johns’ original master tapes. Excuse me… my pants are wet. Mick’s selling them for $7 (@256) & $9 (FLAC). Pretty amazing. UPDATE: Apparently, Stateside buyers are shut out for the time being, but our pal Pete found where to get it from Google for only $4.99. Thanks to all.

THE ROLLING STONES Stripped (Deluxe Edition) (1995)

Stripped (Deluxe Edition) (1995)
The 2nd Best Live Stones Album?

If you’ve listened to The Stones long enough to know when they’re not up to their own standards, you’ve probably also had a love/hate affair with their live albums. One of them is essential, and side four of another is brilliant, but many of the rest are simply documents of The Rolling Stones being The Rolling Stones – characterized by sped-up arrangements, exaggerated vocals and zero intimacy. But The Stones did something unique for their 1995 tour and resulting live album, Stripped. Instead of just recording yet another live spectacle, this time the band taped their rehearsals instead, along with a few intimate concerts, and assembled a collection of beautifully rendered, largely acoustic, classics that must rank among the group’s finest live recordings. Skip the first 2 songs – they’re just loud, arena-styled versions of “Street Fighting Man” & “Like A Rolling Stone” (both used for promotional purposes). After those typical attention-getters, you’ll find a lost treasure of richly-detailed, prime unplugged Stones that captures the essence of the original material, track after track after track. Imagine “Wild Horses,” “Sweet Virginia” and “Dead Flowers” performed with the proper conviction and speed, with none of the pomp & circumstance that usually accompanies a live Stones date. The band has always managed moments of intimacy, but hearing them pull it off like this, at this late date, is a total surprise, making Stripped the best live example of The Stones’ soft white underbelly you’ll likely ever hear. Possibly their last great live album. In addition to the oft-ignored original CD, there were B-sides, too. This faux Deluxe Edition gathers those together, along with some of the unreleased club material. It’s not all unplugged, but it’s all excellent. The original 1CD Stripped is at Amazon (HERE) for under a buck (often as cheap as a penny).

Street Fighting Man
Like A Rolling Stone
Not Fade Away
Shine A Light
The Spider And The Fly
I’m Free
Wild Horses
Let It Bleed
Dead Flowers
Slipping Away
Love In Vain
Sweet Virginia
Little Baby

Honest I Do
Let’s Spend The Night Together
No Expectations
Beast Of Burden
Memory Motel
Let It Bleed
Like A Rolling Stone (Single Version)
Black Limousine
All Down The Line
Live With Me
Tumbling Dice
Gimme Shelter
Dead Flowers
Shine A Light
Sweet Virginia
Rip This Joint


THE ROLLING STONES Palais Royale Ballroom (2002)

Palais Royale Ballroom (2002)
In A Club… They Are The Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band In The World

Here’s a great live Stones bootleg from a tour warm-up club gig, recorded at the Palais Royale Ballroom in Toronto, August 16th, 2002. Don’t let the year of this recording put you off. In a club setting, the Stones are at their best and the intimate confines, excellent sound and largely pre-1975 set list make for a great, raw Stones experience. Jagger’s in fine form and the guitars are crisp and classic. Listen for yourself.

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (6:07)
Sad Sad Sad (4:31)
If You Can’t Rock Me (3:35)
Stray Cat Blues (3:40)
Hot Stuff (4:30)
Don’t Stop (4:19)
Honky Tonk Women (4:59)
Torn And Frayed (5:01)
Wild Horses (5:19)
Happy (4:30)
I Can’t Turn You Loose (5:01)
Heart Of Stone (4:18)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (6:53)
Jumpin‘ Jack Flash (5:05)
Brown Sugar (5:16)


MOJO Presents x 3 – The Roots Of Bob Dylan (2006), Motown Nuggets (2009) + Stoned (2007)

Three more freebies from the UK’s MOJO Magazine. The Roots Of Bob Dylan is another in an unending series of CDs spotlighting those who’ve influenced Bob. Motown Nuggets is kinda self-explanatory, buried treasures from one of Earth’s most valued vaults. Stoned is a collection of Rolling Stones covers and original recordings. All are at Amazon for a buck or two apiece. Check the archives for dozens more MOJO discs. Three more next Sunday.


MOJO Presents: The Roots Of Bob Dylan (September 2006)
SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE McGHEE You’d Better Mind (2:07)
JULIA LEE Mama Don’t Allow It (2:53)
LIGHTIN’ HOPKINS Baby Please Don’t Go (2:48)
MUDDY WATERS Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
KAREN DALTON How Did The Feeling Feel To You (2:50)
RICHIE HAVENS High Flying Bird (3:33)
JOSH WHITE Good Morning Blues (4:24)
HANK WILLIAMS Lost Highway (2:40)
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN House Of The Rising Sun (3:22)
CISCO HOUSTON Dark As A Dungeon (2:50)
CHARLIE POOLE White House Blues (3:26)
THE STAPLE SINGERS Uncloudy Day (2:57)
THE HIGHWAY Q.C.’s Working On The Building (2:23)
BIG BILL BROONZY When The Sun Goes Down/Going Down This Road Feeling Bad (7:24)
THELONIOUS MONK Ruby, My Dear (7:44)

MOJO Presents: Motown Nuggets (February 2009)
THE CONTOURS Do You Love Me (2:50)
MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS Come And Get These Memories (2:20)
THE SUPREMES Run, Run, Run (2:15)
EDDIE HOLLAND Leaving Here (2:26)
MARVIN GAYE At Last (I Found A Love) (2:37)
THE MARVELETTES Locking Up My Heart (2:19)
THE JACKSON 5 I Found That Girl (3:06)
THE FOUR TOPS Still Water (Love) (3:10)
THE MIRACLES Baby Don’t You Go (2:54)
THE TEMPTATIONS Fading Away (2:33)
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Didn’t You Know (3:31)
BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS Does Your Mama Know About Me (2:45)
MARV JOHNSON Come To Me (2:14)
MABLE JOHN You Made A Fool Out Of Me (2:24)

MOJO Presents: Stoned (September 2007)
THE TEMPTATIONS Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (2:30)
IRMA THOMAS Time Is On My Side (2:49)
CHRIS FARLOWE Think (3:32)
JOE SIMON Let’s Spend The Night Together (5:42)
ERIC DONALDSON Cherry Oh Baby (3:01)
CHUCK BERRY Come On (1:47)
BENNY SPELLMAN Fortune Teller (2:08)
BO DIDDLEY Crackin’ Up (2:03)
SANDIE SHAW Sympathy For The Devil (5:35)
NANCY SINATRA As Tears Go By (2:46)
TURIN BRAKES Moonlight Mile (3:55)
BILLY BRAGG She Smiled Sweetly (2:46)
JIMMY REED Honest I Do (2:36)
GENE ALLISON You Can Make It If You Try (2:07)

BEN WATERS & THE ROLLING STONES (with Bill Wyman) “Watching The River Flow” (2011)

BEN WATERS “Watching The River Flow(2011)
Bill Wyman Rejoins The Fold

The big recent Stones news is that Bill Wyman rejoined his mates to record some music for Ben Waters’ Ian Stewart tribute album, Boogie 4 Stu. Listen below to The Stones covering Bob Dylan’s “Watching The River Flow.” The musicians are Mick Jagger (vocal/harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Ronnie Wood (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), Bill Wyman (bass), Ben Waters (piano), Jools Holland (Hammond) and Willy Garnet, Don Wellor, Alex Garnet & Tom Waters (saxophones). The long, slow wind down is sublime. Get it at Amazon, HERE.

THE ROLLING STONES Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972)

Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972)
Unofficial Film Soundtrack

Since certain areas of the country would never get anywhere near a Stones world tour, this “Quadrophonic Film Concert” (as it was billed) was about the next best thing. It’s from the Stones’ 1972 Exile On Main Street Tour, recorded in Texas over four nights, and the band line-up features Mick Taylor, along with auxiliary greats like Nicky Hopkins and Bobby Keys. So it’s hard to go wrong with this set, which sounds about as good as any other live material from the Stones during this period. Wiki has some detailed information about how unique the film was. This particular post is some variation of a soundboard version, as no official soundtrack has been released. A DVD was finally issued just last month after decades in storage. Amazon has it, and the standard, expensive box set. (@320)

Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (2:10)
Brown Sugar (3:13)
Bitch (4:45)
Gimme Shelter (4:49)
Dead Flowers (4:11)
Happy (3:07)
Tumbling Dice (5:21)
Love In Vain (6:36)
Sweet Virginia (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:27)
All Down The Line (4:57)
Midnight Rambler (11:56)
Band Introduction (1:21)
Bye Bye Johnny (3:19)
Rip This Joint (2:26)
Jumping Jack Flash (3:38)
Street Fighting Man (4:35)
Closing (1:15)

THE ROLLING STONES "Fancy Man Blues" (1989)

“Fancy Man Blues” (1989)
Rare, Raw Blues B-Side

A wonderful, straight up blues tune that was originally recorded during the Steel Wheels sessions and released as a B-side to 1989’s “Mixed Emotions.” The song also surfaced on the various artists LP, After The Hurricane (Songs For Montserrat) and, as I’ve since learned, on The Stones’ so-called Rarities 1971-2003. Just one more reason why I pray The Stones record a full blues album before the end of days. We’ve got more Stones in the archives.