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Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman - Jamming with Edward

A Sneak Peek...

Are there any "Rolling Stones" fans in the audience?

If so, you'll probably be happy to hear a little story about an album that the entire band except Keith Richards played on and was released on January 7, 1972.

This album features Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder and is called "Jamming with Edward!".

So the story of this album takes place while recording "The Rolling Stones" album "Let It Bleed".

The recordings took place in the spring of 1969 at the "Olympic Studio" studios in London.

During one of the sessions, while the band awaited the return of Keith Richards who left the studio, the members started a jam session with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder, who were at the studio at the time.

The reason for Keith Richards' departure from the studio is unclear, but the common opinion is that he got into an argument with producer Glyn Johns over bringing Ry Cooder to the studio to help "the Rolling Stones" enrich their sound. Another version of keyboardist Nicky Hopkins claims that Keith Richards' girlfriend did not feel well, so he was forced to leave the studio.

The same Ry Cooder played the guitar during the recording of the jam session.

The album was called "Jamming with Edward!". Edward was the nickname of the keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, given to him by another member of the "Rolling Stones" - Brian Jones, who passed away in July 1969.

By the way, the same Nicky Hopkins is also responsible for the album cover.

Singer Mick Jagger nicely summed up what he thinks of this album, in the following words:

"a nice piece of bullshit ... which we cut one night in London, England while waiting for our guitar player to get out of bed. It was promptly forgotten (which may have been for the better) ... I hope you spend longer listening to this record than we did recording it. "

What's surprising is that even though it's a jam session album, it reached #33 on the US Billboard charts and #7 in Germany.

So if you want to listen to "The Rolling Stones" members jamming, click the following link: Spotify

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