Sunday, December 4, 2016


The Rolling Stones have released their first new studio album in ten years, and it's a good one. Of course, it's a good one because anything this band releases is good!

Two days ago the Stones album, "Blue & Lonesome, hit the record stores, maybe I should say bookstores these days, and fans are gobbling it up. This album reaches way back to their straight blues roots as they have recorded a cover album of the bands favorite blues songs. A fitting tribute for a band that owes much of its musical identity to American blues music.

Album highlights include "Little Rain", written by Jimmy Reed, and "Everybody knows About My Good Thing", by Miles Grayson. Also, Eric Clapton makes a guest appearance on the track, by the way!

The last time I looked the album was at no. 3 on Billboard. Not bad for a band that has been around for over 50 years!

Jeff Brown
Purple Walrus Press.
The Rolling Stones circa 1974.

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