The Rolling Stones are set to release new album 'Blue & Lonesome' on December 2nd.
The band were famously named after a song by blues legend Muddy Waters, and have always retained a fondness for the blues as an art form.
New album 'Blue & Lonesome' seems to be the full expression of this. Recorded in just three days at British Grove Studios, the record is exclusively made up of blues covers.
Produced by Don Was (and the Glimmer Twins, naturally) the album features material from Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Otis Rush, and many more.
Guests include Eric Clapton (on 'I Can't Quit You Baby') and Jim Keltner (on 'Hoo Doo Blues') with producer Don Was describing the album thus:
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.”
'Blue & Lonesome' will be released on December 2nd. 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 (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 (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)