zondag 19 januari 2020

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils "Nature of My Game aka The Famous Blues Session" - 2CD

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils ,
Nature Of My Game aka The Famous Blues Session
May 1992

The Famous Blues Sessions

Label: Rabbit Records
Catalog-Nr: RR04

01 Blues With A Feeling (Take 1) ( 2:50 )
02 Blues With A Feeling (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
03 Blues With A Feeling (Take 4) ( 3:24 )
04 Blues With A Feeling (Take 5) ( 3:44 )
05 I Get My Eyes On You (Take 2) ( 3:15 )
06 Still A Fool (Take 3) ( 3:42 )
07 Still A Fool (Take 4) ( 3:55 )
08 Checkin' Up On My Baby (Take 3) ( 3:27 ) (on Best of Mick Jagger)
09 One Way Out (Take 1) ( 2:34 )
10 One Way Out (Take 2) ( 2:23 )
11 Talk To Me, Baby (Take 2) ( 2:50 )
12 Evil (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
13 Evil (Take 3) ( 3:02 )
14 Evil (Take 4) ( 3:06 )
15 Ain't Your Business (Take3) ( 2:18 )
16 Shake'M On Down (Take 1) ( 5:38 )
17 Somebody Loves Me (Take 3) ( 3:03 )
18 Dream Girl Blues (Take 1) ( 5:49 )
19 Dream Girl Blues (Take 3) ( 5:19 )
20 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 1) ( 2:56 )
21 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 2) ( 2:49 )

"The Nature of My Game" is Mick Jagger interpreting his favourite blues singers, such as Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson. Still, this is a white man's blues. The overall sound makes me think of those 60s British and American pop groups playing the blues, say The Yardbirds and The Animals in their early days. The pace is usually uptempo and the band lays down a very tight and not too subtle rhythm with too much stres on bass and drums. The guitar playing is rather uninspired, but the harmonica is fine. There must be hundreds of white blues bands sounding like The Red Devils. The sound is rather muted, but acceptable. An equalizer or sound field processor will upgrade the sound quality to a certain extent, but will not do away with the hiss and rumble in the background. "One Way Out" was also recorded and claimed by Elmore James, as can be checked on his "One Way Out" LP.

Lester Butler - vocals, harp
Mick Jagger - vocals
Dave Lee Bartel - guitar
Paul Size - guitar
Johnny Ray Bartel- bass
Bill Bateman - drums

This is a recording I found out about via Dan Leroy's book The Greatest Music Never Sold. I remember reading an online review of the book where someone complained that a chapter about Mick Jagger's solo work from his later career shouldn't be a concern of anyone, but they must not have read the book because Mick has very little to do with the story.

The Red Devils were a blues-rock band from LA featuring members of The Blasters (Bill Bateman, drums) and The Knitters (Johnny Ray Bartel, bass) but the majority of the focus fell on the band's vocalist and harmonica player, Lester Butler. Not to ignore the other band members (Dave Lee Bartel and Paul Size, both guitarists), but Lester got a lot of hype for his presence and the band got signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings where they released one album, King King in 1992, and an EP in 1994. The album is considered a classic and Rubin gets props for recording the band live without overdubs to capture their vibe, but he had bigger things in store for the band.

While producing Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit, it was decided that the Devils would back Mick on a collection of classic blues covers. What followed was described by the band as Mick, whom they had just met, essentially becoming one of the guys and they all fell in love with him. An album's worth of songs were recorded but sat in the vault with no promise of release. Mick had said he loved the recordings and might release them as an album unto itself, but his relationship with the band became strained when he stopped communicating with them regularly. A few shows were performed in the UK with the Devils as his backing band but, apart from that, zilch.

The Red Devils were still working with Rick Rubin, but that became short lived as well. They did some sessions with Johnny Cash, played live with Bruce Willis at Planet Hollywood events and recorded a second album with Rubin on production, but that album remains unreleased and tracks from the Cash sessions wouldn't be released until after his death. Lester Butler began showing signs of drug addiction and his relationship with the group became strained. Rubin, a notoriously anti-drug individual, probably used this as his excuse to stop working with the band, and it was one of many factors that lead to their downfall.

Lester went on to play in the band 13 and continued performing sporadically until his death at the age of 38. In 1998 he suffered an overdose and the two individuals he was with decided to inject him with cocaine rather than perform any lifesaving measures or call 911.

The band has reformed a few times since Lester's death but they openly acknowledge that it will never be the same without him.

As for the recordings with Jagger, the Devils themselves couldn't even get a copy of the tapes, at least not by any direct methods. A few stories circulate about how a tape was acquired, one involving Lester somehow receiving a very poor quality cassette and selling it to bootleggers, but other members of the band have insinuated that a copy was dubbed for them by a secretary at American Recordings, leading to far superior copies circulating. Regardless, apart from one track having been released on a 2007 compilation of Mick Jagger recordings, the sessions remain shamefully unreleased, at least officially. 


Mick Jagger "One Night Stand" - 1CD - live in Australia 1998 - soundboard

Mick Jagger - One Night Stand

320kbps - FM Broadcast

01. Lonely At The Top  04:03
02. Little Red Rooster  05:05
03. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll  03:22
04. Just Another Night  04:18
05. Honky Tonk Women  03:36
06. Miss You  04:51
07. Ruby Tuesday  03:42
08. You Can't Always Get What You Want  07:20
09. Band introductions  01:59
10. Foxy Lady  03:26
11. Gimme Shelter  05:44
12. Start Me Up  03:38
13. Brown Sugar  03:31
14. Jumpin' Jack Flash  03:37
15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  05:10


Mick Jagger: Vocals / Harmonica / Guitar
Joe Satriani: Guitar
Jimmy Ripp: Guitar
Susie Davis: Keyboards
Phil Ashley: Keyboards
Doug Wimbish: Bass
Simon Phillips: Drums
Carol Kenyon: Backing Vocals
Jenny Douglas: Backing Vocals
Valerie Scott: Backing Vocals
Bernard Fowler: Backing Vocals


Mick Jagger live in New York 1993 - 1CD - February 9

Mick Jagger
Live At Webster Hall – New York City, NY

1. Wired All Night
2. Out Of Focus
3. Sweet Thing
4. Use Me
5. Don’t Tear Me Up
6. Evening Gown
7. Angel In My Heart
8. Band Introduction
9. Wandering Spirit
10. Put Me In The Trash
11. Think
12. Mother Of A Man
13. Rip This Joint
14. Live With Me
15. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby


Mick Jagger live in Auckland 1988 - 2CD - November 5

Mick Jagger - Auckland, New Zealand, Western Springs Stadium
5 November 1988 on Guy Fawkes night

My Master from orginal Tape (video)
Are revised with stereoprossor & Band extrapolation - WAV - Flac - mp3

Total Time: 2 Hours 16 Minutes 13 Secunden

* Opening
Deep Down Under
Just Another Night   
Honky Tonk Woman
Miss you
Tumbling Dice
Radio Control   
Ruby Tuesday       
Can't you Hear me Knocking       
Harlem Shuffle     
Lucky in Love
War Baby
You Can't always get what you Want     
Little Red Rooster
* Band Introduction
One Hit (on the Body)     
Foxy Lady   
Party Doll     
Hard Woman
Sex Machine
Simon Philips Drum Solo 
Joe Satriami Guitar Solo 
Gimme Shelter   
Start me up     
Brown Sugar
It's Only Rock'n Roll     
Jumpin' Jack Flash       
(I Can't get no) Satisfaction
* Outro

Mick Jagger - vocal, guitar, hamonica
Jimmy Rip - guitar
Joe Satriani - guitar
Doug Wimbish - bass
Phil Ashley - keyboards
Susie Davis - keyboards, guitar
Simon Phillips - drum
Bernard Fowler - backing vocal
Carol Kenyon - backing vocal
Valerie Scott - backing vocal
Jenny Douglas - backing vocal

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Keith Richards "Works 38" - 1CD - Studio outtakes 1987-1988

Keith Richards
Studio outtakes 87' 88
Artwork is included

01-How I Wish
03-Looked Away
04-What She Wanted?
06-It Means Of Lot
07-Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
08-Little T & A
09-Let's Go Steady

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Keith Richards live at the ABC Studios 1992 - 2CD - Afternoon show & evening show - December 27 - soundboard

Keith Richards - This Is Rock'N Roll, Baby (Dec. 27th, 1992).

ABC Studio Sessions - Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos

Label: Stone Alone Records
Catalog-Nr: SAR 092893


ABC - Studio Sessions
Live at the ABC Studio's Chicago, December 27, 1992.
Although the backcover says 28th December 1992 it surely is from the 27th December 1992. On the 28th, Keith Richards recorded live for the TV series Center stage.

CD One, live in Chicago, ABC Studios, December 27th, 1992 secret afternoon show.
CD Two, live in Chicago, ABC Studios, December 27th, 1992 evening show.

CD 1

01. Albert King Blues
02. Bodytalks
03. 999 
04. Wicked As It Seems
05. Eileen
06. Eileen (False Start)
07. Gimmie Shelter
08. Bodytalks (False Start)

CD 2

01. How I Wish
02. Wicked As It Seems
03. 999
04. Hate It When You Leave
05. Time Is On My Side
06. Gimmie Shelter
07. Whip It Up
08. Eileen
09. I Could Have Stood You Up
10. Happy 

Artwork included.

Keith Richards - Guitar, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Ivan Neville - Keyboards, Harmony Vocals, Guitar
Charley Drayton - Bass, Harmony Vocals, Drums
Steve Jordan - Drums, Harmony Vocals, Bass
Bobby Keys - Saxophone, Percussion
Sarah Dash - Vocals, Harmony Vocals
Babi (Bobby) Floyd: - Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion

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Keith Richards "The Complete Honeymoon Tapes" - 2CD

Keith Richards - The Complete Honeymoon Tapes

Artwork:  →  Original Scans Inside

Version 2

Label:  →  Hot Lips Records HLR-KR 001-002

Contains all until now known tracks from Keith Richards' wedding session from tape in best possible quality, but still good mono only. 2 CD box partly packed in a 7" cardboard case. December 18, 1983

Disc 1 - 40:46
01. Please Please Me
02. Darling
03. Sweet Dreams 1
04. Apartment #9
05. So Sad (To Watch God Love Go Bad)
06. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1
07. Memphis Tennessee
08. All Shock Up (Broken Off)
09. That'll Be The Day
10. Love Is Strange
11. Learning The Game
12. Cathy's Clown
13. Let's Spend The Night Together
14. Wild Horses
15. Time Is On My Side
16. Unknown
17. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goobye
18. Unknown (Restarted)
19. Let It Be Me
20. Heartbeat

Disc 2 - 52:05
01. Donna
02. I Got Stripes
03. If You See Her, Say Hello
04. Can't Take A Joke
05. Instrumental - (this is MAYBE the very first demo for Springsteen's "Waiting on a Sunny Day")
06. Sweet Dreams 2
07. Never On Sunday I
08. 32:20 Blues
09. Devoted To You
10. Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 2
11. Try A Little Tenderness
12. Flamenco
13. Problems
14. Heartache Coming On (Incomplete)
15. Beast Of Burden
16. No Expectations
17. Never On Sunday 2
18. Dreams
19. Heartache Coming On (Complete)
20. Don't Be Cruel

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