Various Artists – The Many Faces Of The Rolling Stones (2015)

FrontCover1This is a great sampler from Mexico !

The Rolling Stones have become the reincarnation of rock itself, being the representation, both musically and in terms of image and behavior, what rock & roll represents. In The Many Faces Of The Rolling Stones, we will highlight their side-projects, their roots, their favorite songs and even a brand new song, which becomes and event in itself, for all the Stones’ fans around the world. The idea sounds wonderful right?. Well, The Many Faces Of The Rolling Stones will meet the expectations of even the most demanding Stones fan. We have a lost recording by Leslie West (Mountain’s guitarist) with Mick Jagger playing guitar, a duet by Keith Richards with Ian McLagan (Faces’ keyboardist), and also the hard-to-find single versions of Bill Wyman’s solo hits.

Also we have Mick Jagger and Keith Richards all time favorite songs (handpicked by themselves), and an extremely rare track titled Catch As Catch Can, that was released only in a limited edition in France as a 7″ and never previously available on CD single, by musician and producer Robin Millar (Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Sade) recorded in 1973 along with Mick Taylor, Bobby Keys and Mick Jagger!!!.

Finally, we have the originals versions of the best songs the Stones covered during his long and illustrious career. This is a marvelous project that with remastered sound, beautiful cover art extended liner notes is an essential addition to your collection. (promo text)

Yes, yes, yes … a real great and intersting Project … Listen and discover the many faces of The Rolling Stones !


CD 1:
The Adventures Of The Stones:
01. Leslie West feat. Mick Jagger:High Roller (Jagger/Richards/Laing/Palmer) 4.13
02. Ron Wood & Ian McLagan: She Stole It (McLagan) 3.45
03. Bill Wyman: Monkey Grip (single edition) (Wyman) 3.17
04. Ian McLagan & Keith Richards: Truly (McLagan) 5.58
05. Toots & The Maytals feat. Keith Richards:- Careless Ethiopians (Hibbert) 3.22
06. Ron Wood & The Jones Gang: Had Me A Real Good Time (Lane/Wood) 4.45
07. Ian McLagan feat. Bobby Keys: Somebody (McLagan) 3.00
08 .British Invasion All-Stars feat. Dick Taylor: Gimme Some Loving (Winwood) 4.15
09. Bill  Wyman: (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (single edit) (Wyman) 3.23
10. Robin Millar feat. Mick Taylor, Nicky Hopkins & Bobby Keys: Catch As Catch Can (Millar)  3.33
11. John Phillips feat. Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor & Keith Richards:- Zulu Warrior (Phillips/Jagger) 3.30
12. Ron Wood & The Jones Gang: Stay With Me (Wood/Stewart) 5.09
13. Chris Farlowe produced by Mick Jagger: Out Of Time (Jagger/Richards) 3.15
14. Johnny Winter: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Jagger/Richards) 4.42
CD 2:
Mick & Keith’s Favourite Tracks:
01. Little Walter: I Go To Go (Walter)  2.41
02. Muddy Waters: Forty Days And Forty Nights (Roth) 2.50
03. Robert Johnson: Stones In My Passway (Johnson) 2.28
04. Ray Charles: Lonely Avenue (Pomus) 2.34
05. Z.Z. Hill: Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Grayson /Horton) 4.57
06. Blind Willie Johnson: Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) (Johnson) 3.20
07. Howlin’ Wolf: Forty Four (Burnett) 2.48
08. Jesse Fuller: Stagolee (Traditional) 3.44
09. Bill Broonzy: When Did You Leave Heaven (Bullock/Whiting) 3.29
10. Elmore James:- It Hurts Me Too (Red/James/London)  3.19
11. Little Walter: Key To The Highway (Segar) 2.45
12. Erna Franklin: Piece Of My Heart (Ragovoy/Berns) 2.38
13. Chuck Berry: Memphis (Berry) 2.14
14. Robert Johnson: 32-20 Blues (Johnson) 2.52
CD 3:
The  Originals:
01. Chuck Berry: Around And Around (Berry) 2.40
02. Larry Williams: She Said Yeah (Jackson/Williams) 1.50
03. Nat King Cole Trio: Route  66 (Troup) 3.01
04. Muddy Waters:  Just Want To Make Love To You (Dixon) 2.51
05. Howlin’ Wolf: Little Red Rooster (Burnett/Dixon) 2.26
06. Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away (Holly/Petty) 2.23
07. Jimmy  Reed: Honest I Do (Reed/Abner) 2.42
08. Dale Hawkins: Suzie Q (Hawkins/Lewis/Broadwater)  2.19
09. The Coasters: Poison Ivy (Leiber/Stoller) 2.42
10. Jim Harpo: I’m A King Bee (Harpo) 3.04
11. Robertt Johnson: Love In Vain (Johnson) 3.20
12. Bo Diddley: Mona (McDaniel) 3.39
13. Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try (Jarrett) 2.09
14. Eric Donaldson: Cherry Oh, Baby (Donaldson) 3.07



Ian McLagan – Troublemaker (1979)

FrontCover1Troublemaker is the debut album from former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. Backed by a core group of Johnny Lee Schell (guitar and vocals), Paul Stallworth (bass) and Jim Keltner (drums), McLagan’s rough-hewed voice and keyboards along with the party atmosphere permeating throughout the album – especially on the lead-off “La De Da” and Schell’s donated “Little Troublemaker” – make the album a late part three to Ronnie Wood’s albums I’ve Got My Own Album to Do (1974) and Now Look (1975), which had featured McLagan as core keyboardist. In the period Troublemaker was recorded, McLagan toured with The New Barbarians, and the other members of that band – Wood, Keith Richards, Bobby Keys, Stanley Clarke and Zigaboo Modeliste – are all featured on the reggae number “Truly”. (by wikipedia)


Ron Wood, Bobby Keys + Keith Richard during the “Troublemaker” Sessions

Faces and Small Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan dies aged 69
London-born musician also brought his Hammond and Wurlitzer sound to acts including Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry

Ian McLagan, the London-born keyboardist who wrote his name into rock history as a member of the Small Faces and the Faces and as a collaborator with other groups including the Rolling Stones, has died in Texas at the age of 69.

McLagan, who co-wrote Faces songs including Cindy Incidentally, You’re So Rude, Bad’n’Ruin and Three Button Hand Me Down, was also behind the distinctive Wurlitzer electric piano heard on tracks including the Faces’ Stay With Me and the Stones’ Miss You.

IanMcLagan1979He died on Wednesday in Austin, Texas, where he had lived for 20 years, after what local reports said was a stroke.

Born in Hounslow in May 1945, McLagan began his music music career in the early 1960s, when he took up the Wurlitzer and the Hammond organ. Don Arden, manager of the Small Faces, hired him in 1965 to replace Jimmy Winston in the band, which changed its name to the Faces in 1969 after Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined.

IanMcLagab01McLagan, known to friends and fans as “Mac”, worked with the Rolling Stones after the Faces split in 1975 and was a session musician for artists including Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen. Rod Stewart, who paid tribute to the musician in a statement, said that McLagan embodied “the true spirit of the Faces”.

He added: “Last night I was at a charity do, Mick Hucknall was singing I’d Rather Go Blind and Ron Wood texted to say Ian had passed. It was as if his spirit was in the room. I’ll miss you mate.”

A debut solo album, Troublemaker, was released in 1979, and McLagan continued to make music in his own right with his own group, the Bump Band.

Ken Kushnick, his manager, was quoted by US news outlet KXAN as saying: “He was a beloved friend to so many people and a true rock’n’roll spirit. His persona and gift of song impacted the music across oceans and generations.

“Ian’s artistry, generosity and warmth of spirit touched countless other musicians and music fans around the world. His loss will be felt by so many.”

IanMcLagan02McLagan had earlier this year sketched out plans for reunions in 2015 by the Faces and Small Faces, suggesting that both groups could re-form. Despite a recent argument about which project should take precedence, McLagan said it was “looking very healthy” for a full Faces lineup in 2015.

Fans should expect “big news any day”, he told ABC News Radio: “It’s a plan. I hope it all comes together. It sounds like it will this time.”

Among those paying tribute to McLagan was Billy Bragg, who tweeted: “I have lost a dear friend and British rock has lost one of its greatest players. RIP Ian McLagan.”

Others included Steve Jones, guitarist with the Sex Pistols, who tweeted: “Sorry to hear Ian McLagan died today, he and the faces was a big part of my teens.”

McLagan was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.

Ian McLagan (keyboards,vocals, guitar)
Johnny Lee Schell )guitar, vocals)
Paul Stallworth (bass)
Jim Keltner (drums)
Stanley Clarke (bass on 03.)
Bobby Keys (saxophone on 03. – 06. + 10.)
Darryl Keys (saxophone on 03.)
Steve Madaio (trumpet on 04.)
Zigaboo Modeliste (drums on 03.)
Keith Richards (guitar, vocals on 03.)
Jaime Segal (vocals on 10.)
Ringo Starr (drums on 09.)
Ronnie Wood (guitar, saxophone, vocals on 03. + 04.)
Geoff Workman (accordion on 09.)

01. La De Da (McLagan) 2.25
02. Headlines (McLagan) 3.00
03. Truly (Levy) 5.58
04. Somebody (McLagab) 2.58
05. Movin’ Out (McLagab) 3.52
06. Little Troublemaker (Schell) 2.26
07. If It’s Alright (McLagan) 2.00
08. Sign (McLagan/Schell) 3.24
09. Hold On (McLagan) 3.43
10. Mystifies Me (Wood) 5.25



IanMcLagan04Ian Patrick ‘Mac’ McLagan (12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014)  
R.I.P and thanks for all !