The Record Collection

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones

Decca LK 4605

Track list:

01 – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
02 – I Just Want to Make Love to You
03 – Honest I Do
04 – I Need You Baby (Mona)
05 – Now I’ve Got a Witness (Like Uncle Gene and Uncle Phil)
06 – Little By Little
07 – I’m a King Bee
08 – Carol
09 – Tell Me (You’e Coming BAck)
10 – Can I Get a Witness
11 – You Can Make It If You Try
12 – Walking the Dog

Personnel:

Mick Jagger – vocals, harmonica
Brian Jones – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Keith Richards – guitar
Bill Wyman – vocals, bass
Charlie Watts – drums
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Ian Stewart – piano (#09), organ (#10,11)
Gene Pitney – piano (#06)
Phil Spector – maracas (#06)

Arranged by The Rolling Stones
Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, Eric Easton

Photography by – Nicolas Wright

released in April 1964

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No words, no title, just five young men staring menacingly, the cover of the first Rolling Stones long player hints at the bad boy image that followed them throughout their career.

Here was a band that refused to conform, not least of which was the custom of all groups wearing matching suits.

At this point there was no other band in Britain it could be.

Of the twelve tracks, nine are covers, there’s one original by Mick and Keith and two group compositions (including one with a little help from Phil Spector).

Recorded at Regent Sound in London it’s as close as you can get to a live album, but in a studio setting.

There’s not a UK hit single to be heard, although Mick and Keith’s “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” became the second US single, making No.24 on the Billboard chart as well as their first ever composition to appear as a Stones single – there would be a few more. . .
—rollingstones.com
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England’s Newest Hit Makers

Decca

Track list:

01 – Not Fade Away
02 – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
03 – I Just Want to Make Love to You
04 – Honest I Do
05 – Now I’ve Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene)
06 – Little By Little
07 – I’m a King Bee
08 – Carol
09 – Tell Me
10 – Can I Get a Witness
11 – You Can Make It If You Try
12 – Walking the Dog

Personnel:

Mick Jagger – vocals, harmonica
Brian Jones – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Keith Richards – guitar
Bill Wyman – vocals, bass
Charlie Watts – drums
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Ian Stewart – piano (#09), organ (#10,11)
Gene Pitney – piano (#06)
Phil Spector – maracas (#06)

Released in May 1964

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With the British invasion of America in full swing the band were announced as England’s Newest Hit Makers.

Released to co-incide with the Stones’ arrival in New York City on 1st June 1964, where they began their first US tour.

The band played to very small audiences in the eight cities.

The tracklisting is the same as their eponymous first UK release, but it includes the Womack and Womack classic, “Not Fade Away”.

The inclusion of the hit song and good airplay helped the album make no. 11 in the Billboard Top 50.
—Rollingstones.com
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