Don Was: ‘Crude, Authentic’ Rolling Stones Blues Album In On The Way!
The Rolling Stones “playing the blues” on their new album due out in December.
Mick Jagger has shared a tweet that suggested that the Rolling Stones were planning to release an album of blues covers. Jagger’s tweet featured a picture of a harmonica case that had a few Stones guitar picks thrown in (watch it below) . Since then, we’ve uncovered a few clues, including some quotes from producer Don Was, who says that it might be out in time for Christmas and features guitar work from Clapton on a pair of songs.
“We cut 11 blues in two days”, said in April Ron Wood “They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic. When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that? It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic”.
On Sept.29 producer Don Was told to the French newspaper Le Figaro “The album consists of covers of blues songs of Chicago”, he began “It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones. There was no retouching on the pieces. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are”.