Rock Me Baby - Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Vinyl, LP, Album)

The Stones played this both times I saw them live, and it feels like a tribute to Jones. This Album) right at the moment he began to drift away from the band and into addiction; he was a key component to their sound, and then he was gone. This fairly vague and innocuous song about yearning turns into something special when the bridge hits. This is a straightforward, rough-and-ragged rocker bolstered by horns that seem to come out of nowhere. The lyrics are flowery nonsense, but at least the band sounds semi-sincere in their sentiment.

Aside from Simon Kirke on congas, this is the just the five Stones in a deep, loosey-goosey groove. A little outside inspiration never hurt. He sounds like your buddy whose wife finally let him out for a night with the LP, brags about how he can do whatever he wants, then gets called home to put the kids down an hour later. This is also the last song Meredith Hunter heard in his too-short life. The title track is nutty, but this straightforward rocker redeems the entire endeavor.

Longtime associate Ian Stewart makes a welcome return to the keys, and the band lets it all hang out in classic Stones fashion. But did you know it was almost recorded as a reggae song?

The boys at their bratty best. This countrified rockerwith its casual allusions to heroin use, makes giving up sound like a party. Another classic Stones track with two distinctly different versions. The song that launched a restaurant chain! It seems to be a very personal song for Keith who was writing about his girlfriend at the timebut Marianne Faithfull claims it was a collaboration between her and Brian Jones.

As is the case with most Stones songs of that era, Jones was the special sauce in this case, he played the recorder. The track keeps building in intensity until the horns kick in and the revelries are renewed. The party must go on. This is the Stones at their bluesy, boozy best. The lick-trading chemistry between Keith and Wood is effervescent, but never overwhelms the laidback vibe. The tempo shift three minutes in takes this track to a completely different, funkier level. A minute later, it turns downright sinister.

So much cowbell. The title track is Album), but this straightforward rocker redeems the entire endeavor. Longtime associate Ian Stewart makes a welcome return to the keys, and the band lets it all hang out in classic Stones fashion.

But did you know it was almost recorded as a reggae song? The boys at their bratty best. This countrified rockerwith its casual allusions to heroin use, makes giving up sound like a party.

Another classic Stones track with two distinctly different versions. The song that launched a restaurant chain! It seems to be a very personal song for Keith who was writing about his girlfriend at the timebut Marianne Faithfull claims it was a collaboration between her and Brian Jones. As is the case with most Stones songs of that era, Jones was the special sauce in this case, he played the recorder.

The track keeps building in intensity until the horns kick in and the revelries are renewed. The party must go on. This is the Stones at their bluesy, boozy best.

The lick-trading chemistry between Keith and Wood is effervescent, but never overwhelms the laidback vibe. The tempo shift three minutes in takes this track to a completely different, funkier level. A minute later, it turns downright sinister. So much cowbell. This is The Rolling Stones at their hybrid best. You can play this as a country song, a rock song or a rhythm-and-blues song. And a quick gender switch turns this into a feminist or a gay anthem.

A lot went down in between those records. The special sauce here is Clydie King, Venetta Fields and Sherile Matthews; the Stones could strike a honky-tonk vibe here and there, but this is essentially the mission statement for the album. Pour yourself a few fingers, and kick back for four sides of booze-soaked blues rock. This song was meant to be. Nicky Hopkins synth-and-piano work here is perfection.

This is as good as white-boy blues rock gets. The difference here is that it starts big, drops down to an acoustic guitar and French horn thanks, Al Kooper! Iron Butterfly - Live at the Galaxy Iron Butterfly - Live from Canada Live. Iron Butterfly - Live in Copenhagen. Iron Butterfly - Live in San Francisco ' Iron Butterfly - Live in Sweden Iron Butterfly - Live in Toronto Live. Iron Butterfly - Metamorphosis. Iron Butterfly - Metamorphosis Mono. LP Butterfly - Original Album Series. Available here.

A few other recent acquisitions:. The Rolling Stones - Origins Power Pop Anthems. Following weeks and weeks of extensive research reading through critics polls, readers and listeners polls. Townshend coined the term " power Rock Me Baby - Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Vinyl " when he used it to describe the song in a May interview with NME. Compiled after exhaustive and extensive research, including the songs which feature most on the many many lists of the best and greatest power pop songs ever made:.

These are the top songs which are mentioned and feature most on all the power pop discussion forums and critics and fan lists. There has never been a really good power pop compilation with a thorough overview from the 60s thru the 00s, and like my previous 'greatest' collections. Labels: Power Pop Anthems. Thursday, 19 August The Shirelles. Labels: The Shirelles. Wednesday, 18 August Elaine Stritch … Requested. Labels: Elaine Stritch.

I originally posted 40 Quo albums. Original post in ?? Labels: Status Quo updated This is the Shangri-Las debut album, originally released in on the Red Bird label. It had never been released on CD until recently. There are a number of album tracks featured here which had never been released on CD previously, despite the many official compilations released up until this point.

Fully remastered, it now contains 7 bonus tracks:. This is the second Shangri-Las album, originally released in on the Red Bird label.

This is the third and final Shangri-Las album, a compilation originally released in on the Mercury label. It has never been released on CD. This is my own compilation using all the original mono mixes from the highest quality digital sources of the 12 track album. The label's first release was "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups, which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Hot Album), a feat matched later that year by the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack".

Eleven of the first 30 singles released by Red Bird reached the Top Forty. All tracks are tagged correctly and in the correct running order of this compilation I have made. I actually own the original 7" single which I bought at Penny Lane in at a special price of only 35p! I always remember the owner who I knew well getting upset with me and saying "You shouldn't be.

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