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Thursday 24 April 2014

Sticky Soul Fingers

The British music magazine Mojo often does track by track covers of classic albums.
Whereas this can be quite interesting with the occasional gem here and there they seldom come close to the original.
One notable exception is Sticky Soul Fingers from January 2012 which is a soul interpretation of the classic 1971 Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers.
Although the same tracks are covered it is obviously completely different and it  is also absolutely tremendous.
It is one of those rare freebee albums that you would consider worthy of a purchase in its own right.

It features such artists as Black Joe Lewis  & the Honeybears, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens and Ren Harvieu.
I've opted for Alice Russell's interpretation of Brown Suger and the mighty Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings version of Wild Horses.
I've a CD with sixteen versions of Wild Horses downloaded from somewhere a few years ago.
Unfortunately this version does not feature. Thankfully neither does Susan Boyle's version!

Alice Russell - Brown Sugar

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Wild Horses