Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones

Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones



The idea behind Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones is such a simple, appealing one that it's a wonder that the record wasn't made before 1997. The Stones never made any secret of their debt to the blues, so it makes sense that their songs would sound good when performed by blues and R&B artists. That's the idea behind Paint It Blue -- contemporary blues and R&B artists sing some of the band's bluesiest songs. While some may quibble that the idea is a little too cute, the performances by Luther Allison ("You Can't Always Get What You Want"), Junior Wells ("(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"), Taj Mahal ("Honky Tonk Women"), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ("Ventilator Blues"), the Holmes Bros. ("Beast of Burden") and Bobby Womack ("It's All Over Now"), among many others, are hard to argue with. It's a rock-solid record that confirms what great songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/1997
UPC: 0751416131528
catalogNumber: 1315

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Allison   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
James Cotton   Harmonica,Track Performer
Willie Dixon   Drums
Holmes Brothers   Track Performer
Larry McCray   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lucky Peterson   Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Clavinet,Track Performer
Taj Mahal   Dobro,Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Louis Walker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Otis Clay   Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Womack   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pete Sears   Piano
Tim Rose   Guitar
Dan Baird   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Eric Ambel   Guitar
Bob Margolin   Guitar
Sonny Landreth   Dobro
Dennis Chambers   Drums
Terry Anderson   Drums
Butch Bonner   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Gottlieb   Conga,Drums,Tambourine
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Guitar,Violin,Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Copeland   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
John Firmin   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Guitar
Johnny B. Gayden   Bass
Semon "Tiny" Holmes   Track Performer
Sherman Holmes   Vocals
Wendell Holmes   Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Steve Hunt   Bass
Jacqueline Johnson   Background Vocals
Barry Lowenthal   Drums
Bill MacBeath   Bass
Steve McCray   Drums,Background Vocals
Larry McRae   Track Performer
Jeff Minnieweather   Drums
Coco Montoya   Guitar
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
Hense Powell   Bass,Percussion,Electric Piano
Ron Prince   Guitar
Jacquelyn Reddick   Background Vocals
Yonrico Scott   Drums
Rob Sudduth   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Derek Trucks   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar,Track Performer
Ernest Williamson   Hammond Organ
Tony Z   Hammond Organ
Jimmy Vivino   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Alvin Youngblood Hart   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,Lap Steel Guitar
Dave Smith   Bass
Mike Eppley   Piano,Hammond Organ
Joe Thomas   Bass
Joseph Thomas   Bass
Shemekia Copeland   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Roosevelt Purifoy   Piano,Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Bob Sunda   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Yahoos   Track Performer
Keith Christopher   Bass
Kenny Smith   Drums
Steve Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

Mick Taylor   Composer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Rusty McFarland   Engineer
Jay Newland   Producer,Engineer
John Snyder   Producer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Daryn Roven   Engineer
Steve Devick   Executive Producer,Concept
Tim Bryant   Art Direction
Devon Devick   Executive Producer
Alan Aldridge   Art Direction
Yayhoos   Contributor
Kevin Devick   Executive Producer

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