Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bluesberry Jam

With Exile On Main St. released it was time for the Rolling Stones to rehearse for the upcoming US tour, due to commence on June 3, 1972. Rehearsals took place from May 15-19 at the Rialto Theatre, Montreux, Switzerland, a disused theatre complete with the intended tour stage. The backing band for the tour again comprised Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys and Jim Price, but during the rehearsals Ian Stewart also jammed with the band, most notably on an instrumental shuffle and roll blues song called 'Bluesberry Jam', aka 'Jammin' With Stu'.

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

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  1. 720517A ca. 15th - 19th May: Montreux, Switzerland, Rialto Theater. Rehearsals for the upcoming US-tour. The Stones rehearsed about 45 different songs. Line-up: see below. Ian Stewart on piano on Bluesberry Jam aka Jammin’ With Stu.

    May 26, onwards, 1972: Los Angeles, Santa Monica Boulevard, unidentified small backroom and Bel Air, California, The Pink Palace. First set-rehearsals for the upcoming US tour.
    Late May, 1972: Burbank, California,Warner Brothers Studios. Set-rehearsals for the upcoming US tour.

    June 3 (Vancouver, Canada) - July 26 (New York City, USA), 1972: 1972 North American Tour. Line-up: Mick Jagger (voc, harm)/Keith Richards (gtr, voc)/Mick Taylor (gtr)/Bill Wyman (bass)/Charlie Watts (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/Bobby Keys (sax)/Jim Price (tp, tb). Special guests: Stevie Wonder and Wonderlove on 'Uptight/Satisfaction'.