Like everybody knows, Ian Stewart wasn't the only piano player to serve the Rolling Stones. Some other illustrous keyboard players like Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian 'Mac' McLagan and Chuck Leavell also made their contributions to Stones records and live shows. But the first piano 'outsider' to enter the Stones' camp happened to be Jack Nitzsche. Nitzsche, who helped to create Phil Spector's wall of sound, joined the band during their first recordings at RCA Studios, Hollywood (November 2-3, 1964).
On November 8, 1964, still during their second US tour, the Rolling Stones returned to Chess Studios, Chicago, to finish work on "Time Is On My Side", and to record another track for their upcoming second album. With Jack Nitzsche nowhere around Stu played piano on the Jagger-Richards composition "What A Shame", a true attempt to conjure up some down home Chicago rhythm and blues style magic.