Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Rolling Stones curate vintage blues compilation

The Rolling Stones have curated a new vintage blues compilation called “Confessin' The Blues.”

Due November 9, the 2-disc, 42-track collection features pioneering artists from the genre including B.B King, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Muddy Waters, among others.

Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood supplied the cover art for the package while the group – longtime champions of the blues who took their name from the Muddy Waters’ track “Rollin’ Stone” – personally hand-picked songs that have inspired them throughout their career.

“The first Muddy Waters album that was really popular was Muddy Waters At Newport,” explains Mick Jagger, “which was the first album I ever bought.”

“If you don't know the blues,” adds Keith Richards, “there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”

A portion of the proceeds from “Confessin’ The Blues” will be donated to Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation to help the non-profit organization continue to promote Blues music, as well as the ongoing preservation of the historic Chess Records building, where much of this music was recorded.

“We are extremely honoured, grateful and humbled that Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation has been included in such an astonishing project,” says Blues Heaven Foundation President and CEO Jacqueline Dixon. “It means so much that my father’s dream of creating an organisation that promotes, protects and preserves the Blues for future generations is being recognized and supported by artists that have achieved so much.”

“Confessin’ The Blues” will be available as a 2CD set, 2x2 Vinyl LP sets and a 5x10” Vinyl bookpack (mimicking the original 78RPM releases). All versions include liner notes by music journalist Colin Larkin and the bookpack contains removable art card prints by noted blues illustrator Christoph Mueller.

The Rolling Stones’ latest studio album, 2016’s “Blue & Lonesome”, featured covers of legendary blues tracks and earned the band a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Blues Album category at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York in January.

The iconic UK outfit recently wrapped up shows on their No Filter European tour.

Various Artists
“Confessin’ The Blues”

Release date: November 9

Disc 1

01. Muddy Waters - Rollin’ Stone
02. Howlin’ Wolf - Little Red Rooster
03. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
04. Little Walter - Hate To See You Go
05. Chuck Berry - Little Queenie
06. Bo Diddley - You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
07. Eddie Taylor - Ride ‘Em On Down
08. Slim Harpo - I’m A King Bee
09. Magic Sam - All Your Love
10. Elmore James - Dust My Broom
11. Little Walter - Just Your Fool
12. Muddy Waters I Want To Be Loved
13. Big Bill Broonzy - Key To The Highway
14. Robert Johnson - Love In Vain Blues
15. Mississippi Fred McDowell - You Gotta Move
16. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, Big City
17. Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues
18. Little Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Part 1)
19. Howlin’ Wolf - Commit A Crime
20. Otis Rush - I Can’t Quit You Baby
21. Jay McShann & Walter Brown - Confessin’ The Blues

Disc 2

01. Howlin’ Wolf - Just Like I Treat You
02. Little Walter - I Got To Go
03. Chuck Berry - Carol
04. Bo Diddley - Mona
05. Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love To You
06. Elmore James - Blues Before Sunrise
07. Eddie Taylor - Bad Boy
08. Boy Blue - Boogie Children
09. Jimmy Reed - Little Rain
10. Robert Johnson - Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
11. Reverend Robert Wilkins - The Prodigal Son
12. Lightnin’ Slim - Hoodoo Blues
13. Billy Boy Arnold - Don’t Stay Out All Night
14. Bo Diddley - Craw Dad
15. Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q
16. Amos Milburn - Down The Road Apiece
17. Howlin’ Wolf - Little Baby
18. Little Walter - Blue And Lonesome
19. B.B. King - Rock Me Baby
20. Buddy Guy - Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues
21. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy

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