Monday, May 30, 2011

"Happy" by The Rolling Stones.

OK, back to the 70's: This cut from The Stones' '72 "Exile On Main St." was their first chart hit with Keith Richards on lead vocals, peaking at #22. According to Richards, for the first time ever he got to the studio EARLY before the rest of the band. The guitar riff came to him and he "layered" the song around it with him on acoustic and electric guitars and bass, a session musician on sax and their producer doing the rest. The basic tracks were laid down before the rest of the group arrived. Mick Taylor added lead guitar, Charlie drums and Jagger percussion and background vocals. Considered his "signature" tune in concerts.

Yesterday's answer: "Remember Then" by The Earls. On my "bucket list": Attending the annual "Brooklyn Reunion" doo-wop show.

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