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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Stones Return to Their Blues Roots

When they first started performing, the Rolling Stones set list was heavy with songs from American blues artists. Now, with their latest CD entitled Blue and Lonesome released earlier this month, the Stones have returned to their blues roots.

The album features 11 covers by such legendary bluesmen as Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Jimmy Reed.

Here the Stones talk about how the retro-yet-still-new CD came to be in a feature article in Rolling Stone magazine.

And here you can read Rolling Stone's 4-and-a-half-out-of-5 star review of Blue and Lonesome.

And finally here is a Spotify playlist that NPR compiled of the new Stones covers and the original versions, as well as some of the earlier blues and R&B covers that the then-young Stones first played.

The early Rolling Stones live ...
... and the Stones today more than 50 years later

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