Edit for headphones.
Recorded live for BBC radio in 1964.
I tried to get a photo every half second, but the program couldn't handle it, so, a bit bumpy now and then. From the bootleg cd "Get satisfaction... if you want!" by The Swingin' Pig Records (TSP-CD-003).
Not a very good performance, not a very good sound quality, still, nice enough to give it an edit. I like the guitar part most.
And - tipped by Graham Wellington - I must add this: Mick Jagger totally ruins this song by demonstrating he is the lousiest harmonica player that I ever heard. Sorry Mick, thank you Graham.
Official version was recorded on June 10 & 11, 1964. Released on the second UK EP "Five by five" (five songs by five guys), August 14, 1964, and on the second US album "12 x 5" (yes, right guess, twelve songs by five guys)(though the Stones really were six guys), October 24, 1964. Also released on "No stone unturned", October 1973.
Line up of the official release: Harmonica: Brian Jones. Bass: Bill Wyman. Drums: Charlie Watts. Guitar: Keith Richards. Organ: Ian Stewart. Percussion: Mick Jagger.
This live version has Mick Jagger on harmonica and it sounds awfull. Sorry.
2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE
2120 South Michigan Avenue is the address of the Chess recording studios in Chicago where the song was recorded, together with the other four songs of the EP.
Bill Wyman said that the composition process started with him playing a bass riff and that the others followed on jamming.
("There were two different versions of this song recorded during these sessions", says http://www.keno.org. I doubt that. There is a live BBC recording of the song from the radio programme Rhythm And Blues, October 31, 1964 that sounds quite crappy. For all other information http://www.keno.org is outstanding!)
BUT, I would be delighted if a third version was brought to my attention!
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