Monday, April 15, 2024

Rolling Stones Plan 700th Album on December 2– “Blue and Lonesome” featuring Eric Clapton


The Rolling Stones are releasing a new studio album, possibly their 700th, on December. “Blue and Lonesome” is an album of blues covers, with Eric Clapton featured on two tracks. (He just happened to be next store at the same studio!) Interscope is releasing the album in various formats.

I kid about ‘700’ but really the first single sounds great. Will this sell? Yeah, first week, to aficionados. But it’s fun, it’s real music. The Stones were always serious about blues. And it was easier than writing 12 new songs that everyone would ignore and wouldn’t get played on the radio anyway.

Maybe this will pave the way for some club dates (yeah!) and a Grammys performance. Things to look forward to! PS Produced by Don Was with the Glimmer Twins (Mick and Keith).

PS Original Stone Bill Wyman — now ex-officio– turns 80 on October 24th. Really.

The Rolling Stones ‘Blue & Lonesome’ full tracklisting

1. Just Your Fool

(Original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)

2. Commit A Crime

(Original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Burnett)

3. Blue And Lonesome

(Original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)

4. All Of Your Love

(Original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam – Samuel Maghett)

5. I Gotta Go

(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)

6. *Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (with Clapton)

(Original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)

7. Ride ‘Em On Down

(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)

8. Hate To See You Go

(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)

9. **Hoo Doo Blues

(Original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)

10. Little Rain

(Original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)

11. Just Like I Treat You

(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)

12. *I Can’t Quit You Baby (with Clapton)

(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)

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