Black Songs Covered By The Rolling Stones

Black Artists Covered by Rolling Stones

This Spotify playlist presents some of the essential songs performed or written by black artists that were covered by the Rolling Stones.

The original songs are presented back to back with the Stone’s covers.

Needless to say that the Stones learned a lot from these songs and built a 50 year career on them.

If you want to dig deeper into songs covered by the Stones, I recommend Gerard Slinkert’s project Undercover. He presents 83 original songs and compares them with the Stone’s version. You can listen to both the originals and the covers.

Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant usw: Werden die alten britischen Pop-Stars je ergrauen?

Mick Jagger

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“Nein, Botox nehme ich nicht.”

Paul McCartney

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“Mein Friseur meinte, ich sehe toll aus.”

Ozzy Osbourne

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“Unser Haar ergänzt sich farblich sehr gut.”

Robert Plant

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“Pst, mein Haar ist gefärbt – aber das bleibt unter uns.”

Cliff Richard

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“Ich bin erst grade 70 geworden.”

The Hair Of Old British Pop And Rock Stars: Does It Ever Turn Gray?

Mick Jagger

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“What a drag it is getting old.”

Paul McCartney

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“My hairdresser said I look great.”

Ozzy Osbourne

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“I’m glad that I don’t have white hair like the dog.”

Robert Plant

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“Don’t tell anyone that I had my hair dyed.”

Cliff Richard

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“Hey, I’m only seventy.”

Jazz Saxmen On Pop Records

On my favorite music blog JazzWax I read that jazz sax player Sonny Rollins soloed on a few Rolling Stones songs in the eighties. I don’t know if Sonny Rollins did regularly rock and pop sessions or only occasionally.

Anyway, I had to think about how traditionally jazz players are brought in whenever a good sax solo is needed. Like for example Plas Johnson, another great jazz sax player who contributed many stirring solos to countless pop, R&B and rock and roll records. He played on records by Rod Stewart, Elton John, the Monkees, Duane Eddy, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, the Coasters and many more. Or David Sanborn who played with David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and also the Rolling Stones.