Friday, February 19, 2016

Record #0628: Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want – THE ROLLING STONES

London 45-910 (original) USA, Jul. 11, 1969
Words & Music bySide A – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards; Side B – Jagger, Richards
Musicians: Mick Jagger (lead vocals, acoustic guitar on side B), Keith Richards (lead guitar, rhythm guitar on side A, acoustic guitar on side B, background vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums on side A), Mick Taylor (2nd lead guitar on side A), Ian Stewart (piano on side A), Bud Beadle (sax on side A), Steve Gregory (sax on side A), Doris Troy (background vocals), Nanette Workman (background vocals), Reparata and the Delrons (background vocals on side A), Madeline Bell (background vocals on side B) Jimmy Miller (cowbell on side A, drums on side B), London Bach Choir (choir on side B), Al Kooper (keyboards and french horn on side B), Rocky Dijon (congas, maracas & tambourine on side B)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jimmy Miller at Olympic Studios, London, UK; Side A - May 30. - Jun. 5, 1969; Side B - Mar. 15, 1969
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #1, UK #1; Side B - US #42 (in 1973)

Brian Jones departed from the Rolling Stones just 3 days after the recording sessions of "Honky Tonk Women" and he depared from this world the day before this single was first released in the UK. As a guitar player, Jones was replaced by Mick Taylor, who auditioned for the job on May 14, 1969.

Jagger and Richards were inspired by Hank Williams' "Honky Tonk Blues", when writing the title song.

List price:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15

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