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The Ronnie Wood Band share new Jimmy Reed covers

The Ronnie Wood band have released two covers from their upcoming album Mr Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

Jimmy Reed is one of The Rolling Stones’ guitarists heroes and his covers of ‘Shame Shame Shame’ and the instrumental track ‘Roll and Rhumba’ honour the influence of the Mississippi-blues guitarist on Wood’s music. The songs are taken from the third instalment in The Ronnie Wood Band’s live album trilogy.

Mr Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is comprised of 18 live tracks performed at the esteemed venue back in November 2013. It features guest stars such as Bobby Womack and Mick Hucknall. The Jam frontman Paul Weller also appears on ‘Shame Shame Shame’, which was originally released in 1963 when Weller was only five years old. Both renditions stay fairly true to the originals, embracing the and vitality of Reed’s original performance.

Of his idol, Wood said: “Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on The Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day. It is my honour to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.”

Mr Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall follows The Ronnie Wood Band’s 2019 album Mad Lad, which similarly paid tribute to the music of Chuck Berry, another key influence on The Rolling Stones. It will be released on September 17th via BMG. The band have also released the album tracklist, which you can see below.

Mr Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall tracklist:

  1. ‘Essence’
  2. ‘Good Lover’
  3. ‘Mr. Luck’
  4. ‘Let’s Get Together’
  5. ‘Ain’t That Loving You Baby’
  6. ‘Honest I Do’
  7. ‘High And Lonesome’
  8. ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’
  9. ‘Roll and Rhumba’
  10. ‘You Don’t Have To Go’
  11. ‘Shame Shame Shame’
  12. ‘I’m That Man Down There’
  13. ‘Got No Where To Go’
  14. ‘Big Boss Man’
  15. ‘I Ain’t Got You’
  16. ‘I’m Going Upside Your Head’
  17. ‘Bright Lights Big City’
  18. ‘Ghost Of A Man’

Listen to ‘Shame Shame Shame’ below:

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