THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY– HONEST I DO

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The Rolling Stones Song of the Day is -Honest I Do. Honest I Do is another cover of a song written and performed by a legendary bluesman. Jimmy Reed wrote the song along with Ewart Abner. Reed’s original was a #4 R&B hit and #32 hit on the pop chart in 1957. Reed was once called by the late music critic Cub Koda as perhaps the most influential bluesman of all due his accessible style. Big praise. The Rolling Stones version is highlighted by the guitar playing of Keith Richards and Brian Jones but the song is probably one of the lesser songs on the debut album-which went to #1 in the UK. It is certainly no match to Jimmy Reed’s original.

 

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