The Rolling Stones Album

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The Rolling Stones  is the debut album by The Rolling Stones, released by Decca Records in the UK on 16 April 1964.  The American edition of the LP, with a slightly different track list, came out on London Records on 30 May 1964, with the added title England’s Newest Hit Makers.  (More from Wikipedia)
Another artist that I loved a lot is the Rolling Stones, and getting all of their albums was a little tougher than those of Bob Dylan, since I didn’t really start buying them in earnest until around the time of Let it Bleed.  The early albums in particular were not that easy to find.  I did locate an original copy of their first album, The Rolling Stones and another that was almost as old for $2 each as I recall.  Like those that I ordered through Columbia Record Club, they were mono copies (that was a simple decision for my junior-high self:  stereo albums cost a dollar more, though with some records I definitely wish I’d have bitten the bullet). 
 (April 2012)
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The Rolling Stones’ bootleg albumThe Greatest Group on Earth is mostly familiar material as might be expected in a live concert.  However, until I got this album, I did not know or at least remember the song “I’m Free” (a different song from the well-known track, I’m Free from the Who’s album Tommy); it had been the b-side for the Stones’ second #1 song, “Get off of My Cloud”.  The album also includes two Chuck Berry songs, Carol and “Little Queenie”.  “Carol” was released as a single in January 1964, charting only in France, and was also on their first album, The Rolling Stones.  While Little Queenie was never recorded by the Stones on a single or a studio album as far as I have been able to tell, Carol as well as Little Queenie are included on their second live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert (1970).  According to Wikipedia:  “It [Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!] was reported to have been issued in response to the well known bootleg Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be” (the alternate name of The Greatest Group on Earth). 
(September 2017)
Last edited: March 22, 2021