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Various Artists: The Influences Behind the Rolling Stones

Track List

>Come On - Chuck Berry
>Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
>From the Bottom of My Heart - Chuck Willis
>Poison Ivy - The Coasters
>Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
>I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo
>Walkin' and Talkin' - Bo Diddley
>Bony Moronie - Larry Williams
>Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
>Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
>Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas
>Ooh Pooh Pah Doo, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jessie Hill
>Juke - Little Walter
>Cry To Me - Solomon Burke
>One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer - Thurston Harris
>Misery - Professor Longhair
>Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed
>Girl Can't Help It, The - Little Richard
>Jock-A-Mo - Sugar Boy Crawford
>Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
>Little By Little - Nappy Brown
>I'll Go Crazy - James Brown & His Famous Flames
>Confessin' the Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Big Joe Williams
>Walking the Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
>Susie Q - Dale Hawkins
>I'm Ready - Fats Domino
>Get Your Yas Yas Out - Blind Boy Fuller

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Gary Blailock.

The roots of the Rolling Stones have hardly been secrets. Drawing on a love of Chess Records, Chicago blues, Motown, bayou swamp blues, R&B, and early rock & roll, the Stones initially mimicked, and then later refined, re-formed, and reinvented their influences until they were arguably the greatest touring rock & roll band on the planet. So nothing on this compilation of songs the Stones have covered, played live or otherwise drawn from, should come as much of a surprise to anyone. Chuck Berry is here ("Come On"), and so is Howlin' Wolf ("The Red Rooster"), Sim Harpo ("I'm a King Bee"), Bo Diddley ("Walkin' and Talkin'"), Muddy Waters ("Mannish Boy"), Jimmy Reed ("Honest I Do"), Little Richard ("The Girl Can't Help It"), Buddy Holly ("Not Fade Away"), and a host of other old blues and rock & roll pioneers. It adds up to a pretty nice playlist full of absolute classic tracks that one doesn't have to use the Rolling Stones connection to enjoy. ~ Steve Leggett


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