Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Forgotten Rolling Stones Song

The influence of Brian Jones, the fellow standing in the photo above, is obvious in this tune's production as he drew from a variety of musical traditions and instrumentation.  Jones was the actual founder of the Stones, not Jagger or Richards, and the one who loved American Blues to the extent that they were the originators of what's known as "blue-eyed soul".  He played rhythm guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, various types of percussion, dulcimer, oboe, and some brass.

Unfortunately, he was just as various and deliberate in his drug use, to the extent that the rest of the band voted him out in 1969.  He would drown in his pool just a month later.