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
Length       36:05
Label         Rollingstones
Producer   Glyn Johns

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.