Patrick Sweeney and McKinley James of The Tiger Beats join host Ric Stewart for the first episode of Soul Country. They talk blues, country, The Rolling Stones and pursuing blues purity in Nashville. Catch them every Monday at the 5-Spot in East Nashville.
Stone Ronnie Wood offers the second chapter of his blues salute albums; Mr. Luck-A Tribute To Jimmy Reed: Live At The Albert Hall, coming out September 2, 2021 on BMG. Here’s a preview with Reed’s all-time classic “Baby What You Want Me To Do.”
Ronnie shared: “Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on the Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day. It is my honour to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.”
The album was recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 2013 with Ronnie Wood Band featuring guests Mick Taylor,Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller. The concert pays tribute to Mississippi popular blues legend Jimmy Reed.
Wood began the series of tributes with ‘Mad Lad’covering the late Chuck Berry’s fine catalog of tracks as Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five.
1. Essence 2. Good Lover 3. Mr. Luck 4. Let’s Get Together 5. Ain’t That Loving You Baby 6. Honest I Do 7. High & Lonesome 8. Baby What You Want Me To Do 9. Roll and Rhumba 10. You Don’t Have To Go 11. Shame Shame Shame 12. I’m That Man Down There 13. Got No Where To Go 14. Big Boss Man 15. I Ain’t Got You 16. I’m Going Upside Your Head
The Rolling Stones began as a Chicago blues ensemble in 1962. As mid-2019 approaches they are set to embark on another U.S. tour. Marksville, LA’s Little Walter featured prominently in Blue and Lonesome the band’s 2016 Grammy winning blues set. The Chicago Tribune offers this run down.
Two Louisiana rock legends for the price of one in this 1957 gem. Dale Hawkins (Gold Mine, LA) and James Burton (Dubberly, LA) on lead guitar. Suzie-Q was covered by The Rolling Stones with a 1:49 version in 1964 and and most famously by Creedence Clearwater Revival with an 8 minute version four years later. Dale’s cousin Ronnie Hawkins led the Hawks (later The Band), while Burton went on to tasty fretwork behind Ricky Nelson and Elvis turning ears on both sides of the Atlantic and making the Rock Hall of Fame in 2001.