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ALBUM REVIEW - The Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome

The Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome By Jeremy Williams The Rolling Stones have proven once again why they have such staying power with their most recent studio album. Blue and Lonesome is a covers album harkoning back to the Stones’ blues bar band roots. With songs such as Buddy Johnson’s “Just Your Fool”, Otis Hicks’ “Hoo Doo Blues”, and Willie Dixon’s “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, the album has a line up of songs that does not disappoint.

Recorded in just three days, the album showcases just how tight the Stones have kept their group over the years. It seems Mick Jagger and the group are the type of band that gets better with age, just like a fine wine. One you want to savor and not rush through.

With the inclusion of Eric Clapton on “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” and “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, the album is reminiscent of the old “get together and jam” albums blues artists put out so many years ago. The sound is rough yet clean at the same time and gives the listener a feeling of being in a hole-in-the-wall dive bar somewhere on the Mississippi, throwing back a beer and missing their “ol’ lady”. Or “ol’ man”, if you prefer.

The Rolling Stones are not currently touring, but if one is so inclined to travel to the Industria in New York City, Exhibitionism, an immersive music exhibition, shows off up to 500 personal items of the Rolling Stones. Exhibitionism will be at the Industria until March of 2017.​

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