Jamming With Edward!
And so begins my love/hate relationship with the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger. I think I already had a greatest hits package of the Stones (Hot Rocks 1964–1971) before I came across this album. I bought this because it was extremely cheap; beggars can’t be choosey.
I’d heard of Ry Cooder and Nicky Hopkins and of course the guys from the Stones. I really liked the way this album moved and it turns out Jagger’s a pretty good harmonica player. I carried this album around with me for years until I purged myself of vinyl. I haven’t been able to get it on CD because it’s too expensive, but available (on Amazon.)
However, thanks to YouTube we can listen. Try it — I think you’ll like it.
All tracks are written by Ry Cooder, Nicky Hopkins, and Charlie Watts, except where noted.
1. “The Boudoir Stomp” 5:13
2. “It Hurts Me Too” (Elmore James, Mel London, original version Tampa Red 1941 Includes a quotation from “Pledging My Time” (Bob Dylan)) 5:12
3. “Edward’s Thrump Up” 8:11
4. “Blow With Ry” 11.05
5. “Interlude à la El Hopo” (Includes a quotation from “The Loveliest Night of the Year” (Webster, Ross)) 2:04
6. “Highland Fling” 4:20
Ry Cooder Guitar
Mick Jagger harmonica, vocals
Charlie Watts Drums
Nicky Hopkins keyboards, piano
Bill Wyman bass guitar
Released January 7, 1972
Recorded April 23, 1969 Olympic Studio London
Producer Glyn Johns