We know that the Stones built their early career on songs originally performed by The Holy Trinity – Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed. But did you know that the Stones also performed songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens and the Shadows? It’s all here – fully documented and sounding terrific. We focus on the seminal years 1962- 1965 as the Stones evolved from duplicating the music made by their American idols and start to give it their own distinctive treatment. Even after fifty years these 27 tracks tells us a lot about the musical DNA of the Rolling Stones. Dig in!

A series of CDs analysing the songs and styles that inspired the Rolling Stones with fully illustrated 24-page booklet.



1. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone Elvis Presley
2. Beautiful Delilah Chuck Berry
3. Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
4. I Ain’t Got You Billy Boy Arnold
5. Dust My Blues Elmore James
6. Little Queenie Chuck Berry
7. Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed
8. Look What You’ve Done Muddy Waters
9. Hey Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
10. Memphis Chuck Berry
11. Bad Boy Eddie Taylor
12. Bright Lights, Big City Jimmy Reed
13. I’m A Hog For You The Coasters
14. Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry
15. I Know (I’m Alright) Bo Diddley
16. Don’t Want No Woman Bobby “Blue” Bland
17. Close Together Jimmy Reed
18. Soon Forgotten Muddy Waters
19. Back In The USA Chuck Berry
20. Poison Ivy The Coasters
21. La Bamba Ritchie Valens
22. Money Barrett Strong
23. Apache The Shadows
24. Crackin’ Up Bo Diddley
25. Come On Chuck Berry
26. Over You Aaron Neville
27. Road Runner Bo Diddley

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