Stone Rock Blues

Stone Rock Blues


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"The original recordings of songs covered by the Rolling Stones" is understandably heavy on the blues, R&B, and early rock & roll chestnuts they gleaned from Chess Records. Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters are, unsurprisingly, the most heavily represented artists here; seven Chuck tunes, five by Muddy (one of which, "Rollin' Stone," wasn't actually recorded by The Stones, but is included because it inspired their name). This 18-song collection is filled out by a couple of Bo Diddley tracks, Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster," and three songs outside of Chess' black music axis: Dale Hawkins' rockabilly classic "Suzie Q," Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" (which of course relied heavily on the Bo Diddley beat), and Arthur Alexander's early soul ballad "You Better Move On." What this collection doesn't have are the early soul classics by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, and more obscure singers like Barbara Lynn and Gene Allison that formed another vital component of their early cover material. It's missing a few stray tracks by Slim Harpo, Rufus Thomas, Hank Snow, Larry Williams, and others that were covered by The Stones on their early albums. And it doesn't have Berry's "Let It Rock," which was available (albeit briefly) on a British maxi-single in the early '70s. But Chuck, Muddy, and Bo were their greatest influences, when you get down to it, and this is a handy basic primer of the blueprints for The Stones' early repertoire, with decent liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/1994
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076732934722
catalogNumber: 9347


  1. Carol
  2. Look What You've Done
  3. Little Queenie
  4. Mona @@Bo Didley
  5. You Better Move On
  6. Around and Around
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You
  8. Little Red Rooster
  9. You Can't Catch Me
  10. Not Fade Away
  11. Come On
  12. Susie-Q
  13. Crackin' Up
  14. Mannish Boy
  15. I'm Talking About You
  16. I Can't Be Satisfied
  17. Bye Bye Johnny
  18. Rollin' Stone

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Cotton   Harmonica
Willie Dixon   Bass
Little Walter   Harmonica
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Arthur Alexander   Vocals,Track Performer
Chuck Berry   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Holly   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Dale Hawkins   Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Jones   Piano
Sam Lay   Drums
Jody Williams   Guitar
Jerry Allison   Drums,Background Vocals
Fred Below   Drums
Martha Berry   Background Vocals
Bo Diddley   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Reggie Boyd   Bass
Howlin' Wolf   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Francis Clay   Drums
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
L.C. Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Elgin Evans   Drums
Jerome Green   Maracas
Ebby Hardy   Drums
Clifton James   Drums
Frank Kirkland   Drums
Joe Mauldin   Bass
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Forrest Riley   Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
G.E. Smith   Bass
George "Harmonica" Smith   Bass
Otis Spann   Piano
Andrew Stephenson   Bass
Niki Sullivan   Background Vocals
Phil Thomas   Drums
Terry Thompson   Guitar
David Briggs   Keyboards
Carnations   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Producer
Dale Hawkins   Composer
Norman Petty   Producer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
Rick Hall   Producer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Jimmy Guterman   Liner Notes
Eleanor Broadwater   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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