The Record Collection

The Rolling Stones: I wanna be your man

DECCA 457.026

Track list:

01 – I Wanna Be Your Man
02 – Money
03 – Bye Bye Johnny
04 – You Better Move On

Personnel:

Mick Jagger – lead vocals
Brian Jones – backing vocals, slide guitar
Keith Richards – rhythm guitar
Bill Wyman – bass
Charlie Watts – drums

****
Released as The Rolling Stones’ second single on 1 November 1963, the Stones’ version was an early hit,[2] peaking at No. 12 on the British chart.

Their rendition is a frenetic electric rock/blues song featuring Brian Jones’ distinctive slide guitar and Bill Wyman’s driving bass playing.

It is one of the few Rolling Stones songs featuring backing vocals by Jones.

In the US, the song was released on 6 March 1964 as the B-side to “Not Fade Away”.
—wikpedia
****

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones (EP)

Decca 8817-1

Track list:

01 – Bye Bye Johnnie
02 – Money
03 – You Better Move On
04 – Poison Ivy (Version 2)

Personnel:

Mick Jagger – lead vocals
Brian Jones – backing vocals, slide guitar
Keith Richards – rhythm guitar
Bill Wyman – bass
Charlie Watts – drums

released in January 1964

****
“Whichever way the present musical trends develop, the Stones are likely to stay in there swinging at the top.”
-The sleeve notes of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ first eponymous extended player was the third record release by the band, after their debut single, “Come On” and the follow-up “I Wanna Be Your Man”.

The EP came out as the Stones began their second package tour, where they joined the Ronettes for fourteen dates.

Among the four tracks are “You Better Move On”, played nightly on the tour, as well as on Top of the Pops two weeks after the EP’s release, and “Poison Ivy” that was originally intended to be the second UK single, but was withdrawn prior to going on sale.

Like all the band’s material at the start of their career, all the tracks are covers and include the Stones take on “Money”, a song that also featured on the Beatles second album.
—rollingstones.com
****

Advertisements