It does not get any cooler than this... The Rolling Stones latest album titled Blue & Lonesome, named after a song by one of the Rolling Stones' own idols, Little Walter, is their first in over a decade. They give beautiful tribute to the music of their roots doing an all covers abum of the music that influenced the Rolling Stones sound and their lives. Produced by Don Was, they had set out to do an original album, but changed course after recording some loose jam sessions. They made what Ron Wood and Don Was said is a "crude & authentic" album.
The first video, a song originally By Eddie Taylor titled Ride 'Em All Down, features actress Kristin Stewart. The video was directed by François Rousselet and produced by Natalie Arnett. Both the producer and the director are with Riff Raff Films of London.
The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down
The music video below was directed by Julian Gibbs of Intro, a production house in the United Kingdom. The director's company website wrote the following about the video:
‘Hate To See You Go’ was originally recorded by Little Walter, one of the key blues musicians defining the original Chicago Blues sound. The first harp player to employ the use of a small microphone to amplify his harmonica thus giving it that distinctive electric sound, more reverb, more volume, a new distorted power cutting through just like a guitar.The Rolling Stones - Hate To See You Go
We wanted to reflect this powerful, electrified sound in the film - a gathering storm seemed the natural metaphor for Mick’s moody, sustained harmonica work.
Rolling black clouds and multiple lightning strikes sit effortlessly alongside Keith and Ronnie’s insistent riffing. The Stone’s storm driven performance is infused by alternative blinking snapshots of the whole spectrum of inner city struggle. And the image of the city and its people engulfed by a raging storm feels like an integral component of the sound, epic, gritty and huge - just like the Stones.
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This post was created on December 7, 2016 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network