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The upcoming re-release of the Rolling Stones‘ 1978 album ‘Some Girls,’ will feature 12 bonus tracks many of which were recorded instrumentally with vocals added recently by Mick Jagger. All of the tracks will be included in the remastered Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Some Girls,’ to be released November 21st.
Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards wrote most of the bonus tracks, which were performed by Jagger, Richards, bassist Bill Wyman (who has since left the band) and drummer Charlie Watts. Also making appearances were Stones collaborators Ian Stewart and Chuck Leavell on pianos and Sugar Blue on harmonica, with none other than former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty contributing handclaps.
The bonus tracks kick off with a Chuck Berry inspired ‘Claudine.’ ‘So Young,’ ‘When You’re Gone’,’ ‘Keep Up Blues’ and ‘Petrol Blues’ all have a rhythm and blues slant. ‘Do You Think I Really Care’ and ‘No Spare Parts,' (the bonus disc’s first single) tap into the Stones county influences, whil ‘Love You Too Much’ is a straight ahead rocker and ‘Don’t Be a Stranger’ has a Reggae feel. Three cover tunes are included: The 1959 Freddy Cannon track ‘Tallahassee Lassie,’ the Hank Williams standard ‘You Win Again,’ and ‘We Had It All,’ written by Southern songwriters Troy Seals and Donnie Fritts and recorded with guest appearances by many country stars, including Waylon Jennings and Conway Twitty.
“It’s wonderful to see the quality of these tracks measuring up to the songs that came out on the original album,” raves Wood, comparing the tracks to the ‘Some Girls’ album cuts. “It’s an extension of what was going on then,” adds Keith Richards. “Sometimes great stuff gets left behind and its great to see it out there.”
‘Some Girls’ Bonus Disc Track Listing:
2. ‘So Young’
3. ‘Do You Think I Really Care’
4. ‘When You’re Gone’
5. ‘No Spare Parts’
6. ‘Don’t Be a Stranger’
7. ‘We Had It All’
8. ‘Tallahassee Sally’
9. ‘I Love You Too Much’
10. ‘Keep Up Blues’
11. ‘You Win Again’
12. ‘Petrol Blues’
Jack White and Stephen Colbert collaborate for a sure Grammy winning record; What’s Jack White up to?
"2011: A Rock Odyssey," took place this week on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" as Jack White agrees to help Colbert in his quest for a Grammy. Colbert apparently had a musical career in the 80's new wave era, but needs to fullfill his calling!
Colbert seeks White's help in recording a sure-to-win-a-Grammy record, which wraps up with a performance of his new song with White proteges, The Black Belles. Here's all the show segments, as well as the final concert.
Jack White has joined Bob Dylan in a tribute to Hank Williams, sprung from Dylan’s gifting of a folder of Williams’ lyrics that were never put to music.
“I did a project with Bob Dylan: he put together 20 or 25 people to finish writing Hank Williams songs that only had lyrics and didn’t have music … I had to write music for Hank Williams’ lyrics,” White said. “I looked through all the piles of lyrics, and one of ‘em just kept speaking to me. Sometimes you think ‘it’s gonna be really hard to find my spot,’ and then it picks it for you. You don’t even have to choose it; it just picks it for you.”
Dylan has yet to announce the full list of artists tied to the project, but White let a few names slip in an interview with MTV News. “He [Dylan] did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it too,” he said.
Dylan and White have colaborated before, performing live versions of the White Stripes’ "Ball and Biscuit" as well as "Meet Me in the Morning" from Dylan’s iconic Blood on the Tracks album, as well as others.
Jack White is in talks to provide music for comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s musical based on The Kinks’ 1976 concept album, Schoolboys in Disgrace.
Kinks legend Ray Davies has been appointed as an executive director of the film, which is being produced by Howard Gertler and Tim Perell of Warp Films, an offshoot of Warp Records that has worked on Submarine and Four Lions and is distributing new Australian film Snowtown. White is being courted to “re-record the music,” and said the film could be a German co-production.
Schoolboys in Disgrace is a prequel of sorts to the Kinks’ 1973-74 rock opera, Preservation: Acts 1 & 2. According to the album’s liner notes, Schoolboys in Disgrace is the story of “a naughty little schoolboy” who is turned into a hard and bitter character after a public punishment in front of the whole school for getting himself into “very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl.” That naughty boy grows up to be Mr. Flash, the villain from Preservation.
“It’s the genesis story of a supervillain set to music,” Goldthwait says. “It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.”