Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Rolling Stones Releasing Curated Double Album of Blues Songs That Inspired Their Illustrious Career


Wanna know how the Rolling Stones came up with their original blues sound in the 60s? They’re going to tell by releasing a curated album of blues songs that influenced them. “Confessin’ the Blues” will be out next Friday, November 9th. It’s a neat idea, and I’m looking forward to it. All major ( I mean major, like the Stones, Beatles, Dylan) should do curated sets of old records. Starbucks used to have artists do this when they first began their CD label Hear Music (long gone). If anyone finds the tracklist for this, please send it to showbiz411 So far there’s no press release and no info on any Stones sites. The cover is by Ronnie Wood. (It’s like digging ditches to get info around here!)

The tracklist follows. They’re going to have a slight problem as the Rolling Stones are not listed as the Artist so if you search Amazon by their name (and I presume other places) this album doesn’t come up.

Disc: 1
1. Rollin’ Stone (Muddy Waters)
2. Little Red Rooster (Howlin’ Wolf)
3. Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
4. I Hate to See You Go (Little Walter)
5. Little Queenie (Chuck Berry)
6. You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover (Bo Diddley)
7. Ride ‘Em On Down (Eddie Taylor)
8. I’m A King Bee (Slim Harpo)
9. All Your Love (Magic Sam)
10. Dust My Broom (Sonny Boy Williamson)
11. Just Your Fool (Little Walter)
12. I Want to Be Loved (Muddy Waters)
13. Key to the Highway (Big Bill Broonzy)
14. Love In Vain Blues (Robert Johnson)
15. You Gotta Move (Mississippi Fred McDowell)
16. Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed)
17. Worried Life Blues (Big Maceo Merriweather)
18. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Pt. 1) (Little Johnny Taylor)
19. Commit a Crime (1991 Chess Box Version) (Howlin’ Wolf)
20. I Can’t Quit You Baby (Otis Rush)
21. Confessin’ the Blues (with Walter Brown) [Single Version] (Jay McShann)

Disc: 2
1. Just Like I Treat You (Howlin’ Wolf)
2. I Got to Go (Little Walter)
3. Carol (Chuck Berry)
4. Mona (Bo Diddley)
5. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Muddy Waters)
6. Blues Before Sunrise (Elmore James & The Broom Dusters)
7. Bad Boy (Eddie Taylor)
8. Boogie Children (Boy Blue)
9. Little Rain (Jimmy Reed)
10. Stop Breakin’ Down Blues (Robert Johnson)
11. The Prodigal Son (Reverend Robert Wilkins)
12. Hoodoo Blues (Lightnin’ Slim)
13. Don’t Stay Out All Night (Billy Boy Arnold)
14. Crawdad. (Bo Diddley)
15. Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins)
16. Down The Road Apiece (Amos Milburn)
17. Little Baby (Howlin’ Wolf)
18. Blue and Lonesome (Little Walter)
19. Rock Me Baby (B.B. King)
20. Damn Right I Got The Blues (Buddy Guy)
21. Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters)

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Roger Friedman
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