Rolling Stones Announce New Blues Cover Album ‘Blue & Lonesome’

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It’s official: The Rolling Stones will put out their initial studio record in over a decade on Dec 2nd with a recover of new manuscript Blue Lonesome.

The 12 tracks, available in 3 days during London’s British Grove Studios, all cover songs by classical bluesmen, including Howlin’ Wolf (“Commit a Crime”), Little Walter (“I Gotta Go”) and Jimmy Reed (“Little Rain”). Eric Clapton guest on a group’s cover of Little Johnny Taylor’s “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” and Otis Rush’s “I Can’t Quit You Baby.” The manuscript doubles as a curtsy to a band’s infirm years, when a rope would play covers by their favorite blues artists. 

Keith Richards told Rolling Stone in Sep that a organisation had been recording in London, slicing several songs in a fast period. “It was fun – always is,” he said. At a time, he claimed a manuscript would enclose “a lot of Chicago blues.”

Later in a month, Mick Jagger posted a print of his harmonica box and some guitar picks on Twitter, regulating a hashtag #PlayingThe Blues. The organisation also posted a teaser video, display images of their rigging in a studio with a sound of guitar strumming and a voice counting in a song.

The subsequent day, they posted another, display them personification a overhanging blues line punctuated by some harmonica.

Co-producer Don Was suggested in an talk with a French announcement Le Figaro (via Ultimate Classic Rock) that a Stones had available a LP live in a studio with a musicians in a round surrounding microphones. “The record sounds unequivocally crude, unequivocally authentic,” he said. “It captures a hint of what they are.”

“This manuscript is perceptible covenant to a virginity of their adore for creation music, and a blues is, for a Stones, a root of all they do,” Was pronounced in a statement.

Ron Wood initial discussed a group’s blues angle in an Apr talk with The Associated Press. “We went in to cut some new songs, that we did,” he said. “But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in dual days. They are intensely good cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they unequivocally sound authentic. … When we listened them behind after not conference them for a integrate of months, we were, ‘Who’s that? It’s you,’ It sounded so authentic.”

Was suggested that a organisation had available Little Walter’s “Blue and Lonesome” in a sessions in an Apr radio interview. “It was only magnificent,” he said, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. “When they play that music, they turn something unequivocally loyal to who they are and something unequivocally singular as well.”

Blue Lonesome Track List

1. “Just Your Fool” (Originally created and available in 1960 by Little Walter)
2. “Commit a Crime” (Originally created and available in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Burnett)
3. “Blue and Lonesome” (Originally created and available in 1959 by Little Walter)
4. “All of Your Love” (Originally created and available in 1967 by Magic Sam – Samuel Maghett)
5. “I Gotta Go” (Originally created and available in 1955 by Little Walter)
6. “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” (Originally available in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, stoical by Miles Grayson Lermon Horton)
7. “Ride ‘Em On Down” (Originally created and available in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
8. “Hate To See You Go” (Originally created and available in 1955 by Little Walter)
9. “Hoo Doo Blues” (Originally available in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, stoical by Otis Hicks Jerry West)
10. “Little Rain” (Originally available in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, stoical by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)
11. “Just Like we Treat You” (Originally created by Willie Dixon and available by Howlin’ Wolf in Dec 1961)
12. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (Originally created by Willie Dixon and available by Otis Rush in 1956)

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