Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video For ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’
Check out the latest video from the Rolling Stones' new blues album.
"Ride 'Em On Down" arrives today as part of Blue and Lonesome, the Stones' first original studio effort since 2005's A Bigger Bang. The best-known version of "Ride 'Em On Down" arrived courtesy of Eddie Taylor, who released his version in 1955 on Vee-Jay. That was based on a '30s-era original by Delta blues legend Bukka White.
Blue and Lonesome also features previously previewed covers of Little Walter's "Just Your Fool" and Little Walter's "Hate to See You Go" – the latter of which was featured in this project's first video back in November – as well as songs by Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Lightnin' Slim and Howlin’ Wolf. The Rolling Stones had already covered "I'm a King Bee" by Lightnin' Slim's brother-in-law and regular touring companion Slim Harpo.
They completed this album in just three days, recording live with no overdubs during London sessions held a year ago in December of 2015 alongside co-producer Don Was. Eric Clapton guests on a pair of Blue and Lonesome songs: Little Johnny Taylor's "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing" and Otis Rush's "I Can’t Quit You Baby." Longtime touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) also appear.
Clapton was working on another album next door when he dropped by these sessions. The Rolling Stones previously announced via Facebook that the new clip for "Ride 'Em On Down" would premiere today.
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