Friday, March 9, 2012

Shake Your Hips

Right after their 1970 European tour the Rolling Stones returned to Olympic Sound Studios and Stargroves (with the Mobile) to work on tracks for "Sticky Fingers", and also on songs that would appear on later albums. The Stones' version of Slim Harpo's 'Shake Your Hips' ended up on the "Exile On Main St." album. The song is played in rockabilly fashion. Charlie Watts tick-tacks the rhythm throughout on the drum rim while the lead guitars interweave authentic fifties sounds. Mick Jagger warbles on harmonica as the song fades out. Ian Stewart is on piano.

Adapted from the following source:
Martin Elliott, The Rolling Stones. Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2002, Cherry Red Books, 2002.

Suggested further reading:
Bill Janovitz, Exile On Main St., Continuum, 2005.

1 comment:

  1. 701017A 17th October - 31st October: Newbury, Stargroves (Mick Jagger’s house) with Mobile Record Unit and London, Olympic Sound Studios. Producer: Jimmy Miller. Sound engineer: Glyn Johns. Incl.
    - Aladdin Story (Jagger-Richards) - Bobby Keys on sax, Nicky Hopkins on organ; instrumental
    - All Down The Line (Jagger-Richards) - second, unverified electric version
    - Bitch (Jagger-Richards) - Bobby Keys on sax, Jim Price on trumpet, Jimmy Miller on percussion
    - Hide Your Love (Jagger-Richards) - unverified early version
    - Moonlight Mile (Jagger-Richards) - Jim Price on piano, strings arranged by Paul Buckmaster
    - Potted Shrimp (Jagger-Richards) - Nicky Hopkins on piano; instrumental
    - Red House (Hendrix) - unverified
    - Shake Your Hips (Moore) - Ian Stewart on piano, Bobby Keys on sax; early version
    - Silver Train (Jagger-Richards) - early version with slightly longer finish
    - Stop Breaking Down (Johnson) - Ian Stewart on piano; early (rough) take
    - Sway (Jagger-Richards) - Nicky Hopkins on piano, strings arranged by Paul Buckmaster
    - Sweet Black Angel (Jagger-Richards) - instrumental, under title Bent Green Needles; unverified
    - Sweet Virginia (Jagger-Richards) - Ian Stewart on piano, Bobby Keys on sax; early version without backing vocals
    - Travellin' Man (Jagger-Richards) - Nicky Hopkins on piano
    - Tumbling Dice (Jagger-Richards) - Nicky Hopkins on piano; with different lyrics, under title Good Time Women.

    Line-up: Mick Jagger (voc, gtr, harm)/Keith Richards (gtr, bvoc)/Mick Taylor (gtr)/Bill Wyman (bass)/Charlie Watts (dr).