Rolling Stones Blues Compilation

The Rolling Stones Set To Release Inspirational Blues Compilation

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The Rolling Stones are set to release a compilation of the blues music that has inspired them throughout their career. The unstoppable rock band have joined forces with BMG and Universal to put together their favourite cuts,  which has resulted in ‘Confessin’ The Blues’. The curated 42 track double-disc record will be released on November 9th. A full track listing and promo for the mega comp is available below.

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One of the most noteworthy tracks is Muddy Waters’ ‘Rollin’Stone’ which gave rise to the band’s moniker in the 1960s. Singer Mick Jagger spoke of his early love for the genre: ‘The first Muddy Waters album that was really popular was Muddy Waters at Newport, which was the first album I ever bought’.

Also featured on the blues compilation are the likes of B.B King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed and a lot more. Speaking about the blues’ influence on music, Keith Richards said, ‘If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.’ Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood created the artwork for the release which ‘depicts the raw passion and emotion the blues artists channelled into their music’.

Here’s the full tracklist for ‘Confessin’ The Blues’,

Disc 1 

  1. Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone
    2 Howlin’ Wolf Little – Red Rooster
    3. John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen
    4. Little Walter – Hate To See You Go
    5. Chuck Berry – Little Queenie
    6. Bo Diddley – You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover
    7. Eddie Taylor – Ride ‘Em On Down
    8. Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee
    9. 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

  1. Howlin’ Wolf – Just Like I Treat You
    2. Little Walter – I Got To Go
    3. Chuck Berry – Carol
    4. Bo Diddley – Mona
    5. Muddy Waters – I Just Want To Make Love To You
    6. Elmore James – Blues Before Sunrise
    7. Eddie Taylor – Bad Boy
    8. Boy Blue – Boogie Children
    9. 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