Ronnie Wood – Jimmy Reed
Ronnie Wood announces a new album with the Ronnie Wood Band, Mr. Luck. A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. The album, arrives on Sept. 3, pays tribute to the blues legend. “Jimmy Reed is one of the premier influences on the Rolling Stones and the bands that love American blues”. “It’s my honor to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.” Wood says.
On Instagram, Wood notes that he is “excited” for fans to hear the material”. “recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2013 with my good guitar buddy Mick Taylor.” Other special guests include Paul Weller, Bobby Womack, and Mick Hucknall. This is the second installment from his planned live tribute trilogy; the first, Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chick Berry, released in 2019.
Reed is a legendary blues artist who came to prominence in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. The Rolling Stones were influenced by his work and covered his songs in concert early in their career. Including “Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby”, “The Sun Is Shining”, “Bright Lights, Big City.” Also “Shame, Shame, Shame”. Which appears in the Stones set lists over the years. Including their rendition of “Honest I Do” on their 1964 debut album. Recently, the group also covers Reed’s “Little Rain” on their 2016 LP, Blue & Lonesome.
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