Eric Clapton Contributes To 2 Tracks On Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome
On December 2, the Rolling Stones will release their 25th album and first in over a decade, Blue & Lonesome. Eric Clapton contributes to two tracks, "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing" and "I Can't Quit You Baby." All 12 songs on the disc are blues taking the band back to their roots when they gigged at places like Richmond's Crawdaddy Club, central London's Marquee Club.and Eel Pie Island.
The Rolling Stones recorded Blue & Lonesome at British Grove Studios in Chiswick over three days in December 2015. Eric's guest spot happened as he was working on his album, I Still Do, in an adjacent studio on and stopped by the Stones' session to say hello. Much like EC's 1994 album, From The Cradle, the Stones' recorded live without overdubs. Keith Richards revealed EC's guest session over the summer when told Matt Everitt of BBC 6 Music "Eric Clapton dropped by for a couple of numbers and it was like old times down in Richmond."
Blue & Lonesome will be issued on CD, vinyl and digital. A deluxe boxset featuring the album on CD, a 64 page book on the recording of the album plus a set of collectable artcards will also be available.
BLUE AND LONESOME TRACKLIST
Produced by Don Was and the Glimmer Twins
01. Just Your Fool (original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)
02. Commit a Crime (original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf aka Chester Burnett)
03. Blue and Lonesome (original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)
04. All of Your Love (original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam aka Samuel Maghett)
05. I Gotta Go (original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
06. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson and Lermon Horton) - featuring Eric Clapton
07. Ride ’Em On Down (original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
08. Hate To See You Go (original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
09. Hoo Doo Blues (original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim aka Otis Hicks, composed by him and Jerry West)
10. Little Rain (original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by him and Ewart G Abner Jr)
11. Just Like I Treat You (original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)
12. I Can’t Quit You Baby (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956) - featuring Eric Clapton