THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY—PAIN IN MY HEART

Rolling Stones 1964

 

The Rolling Stones Song of the Day is- Pain In My Heart. Pain In My Heart was written by Allen Toussaint- one of the great songwriters out of New Orleans worked over the years with a who’s who list- Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Paul McCartney- and near the end of his life recorded an album with Elvis Costello. Pain In My Heart is most famous- for Otis Redding recording it on his first album in 1964. The Rolling Stones heard Otis Redding’s version and recorded it themselves soon afterwards. The song wasn’t that well known- Otis hadn’t had a hit with it- but The Stones knew a good song when they heard it. This song is a ballad and The Rolling Stones recorded it as more of a pop song- than soul like Otis’s. Noticeable on this song is the distortion on Bill Wyman’s bass . Jack Nitzsche plays a toy piano. The definitive version of the song belongs to Otis.

 

 

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