Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Rolling Stones - How Britain Got The Blues [SBD]

The Rolling Stones
'How Britain Got The Blues'
(2002 Bad Wizard : BW 6134)

Soundboard Recordings
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Quality: varying - more on the Low-Fi end - BUT terrific stuff from the early years.
Very rare early recordings including Mick Jagger with the Little Boys Blue in 1961.

Track List: (Full Artwork & Booklet Included)
01 Little Queenie
02 Beautiful Delilah
03 Down The Road Apiece
04 I Ain't Got You
  [late 1961 or early 1962, Dartford, home demos - Little Boys Blue]
05 Leave Me Alone (Demo for Doug Gibbons)
  [November 20 & 21, 1963, London, Regent Sound Studios]
06 Goodbye Girl
  [November 8, 1964, Chicago, Chess Studios]
07 It Should Be You (take II)
  [November 20 & 21, 1963, London, Regent Sound Studios]
08 My Only Girl (early version of "That Girl Belongs To Yesterday"; demo for George Bean, later given to Gene Pitney)
  [November 20, 1963, London, Regent Sound Studios]
09 Ain't That Loving You Baby
  [October 8, 1964, BBC London]
10 Don't Lie To Me
11 Mona I Need YOu Baby
12 Walking The Dog
13 Bye Bye Johnny
14 I Wanna Be Your Man
  [February 3, 1964, BBC Saturday Club]
15 Roll Over Beethoven
  [March 8, 1964, BBC Saturday Club]
16 Little By Little
17 I Just Wanna Make Love To You
18 I'm Moving On
  [April 10, 1964, BBC Joe Loss Pop Show]
19 Not Fade Away
20 Beautiful Delilah
21 High Heeled Sneakers
  [April 13, 1964, BBC Saturday Club]
22 Down In The Bottom
23 You Can Make It If You Try
24 Route 66
25 Confessin' The Blues
26 Down The Road Apiece
  [May 25, 1964, BBC Saturday Club]
27 It's All Over Now
28 If You Need Me
29 Carol
  [July 17, 1964, BBC Joe Loss Pop Show]
30 Around And Around
31 I Can't Be Satisfied
32 Crackin' Up
  [July 17, 1964, BBC Top Gear]

Included are unreleased versions of the Jagger-Richards compositions "It Should Be You" and "My Only Girl" (aka "That Girl Belongs To Yesterday"). There's also "Leave Me Alone," a Jagger-Richards original not released by anyone! There's also the unreleased studio effort "Goodbye Girl," a routine blues-rocker dated as having been recorded in November 1964 and written by Bill Wyman. While these are no doubt fascinating for the Stones fan, as well as historically important, the subsequent 24 BBC session tracks are better music. Those BBC performances include many songs that didn't appear on the group's early releases, such as covers like "Roll Over Beethoven" (a different version than a more commonly circulated one also recorded around this time for another BBC session), "Meet Me In The Bottom," Jimmy Reed's "Ain't That Loving You Baby," "High Heel Sneakers," and Bo Diddley's "Crackin' Up." The fidelity on these is generally very good, with the performances different enough from the studio versions to make them quite interesting! -Original

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