THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY- YOU GOTTA MOVE

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The Rolling Stones Song of the Day is- You Gotta Move. You Gotta Move is the final track on side 1 of Sticky Fingers. You Gotta Move is a traditional African-American spiritual song- up until The Rolling Stones cover- the most famous version of the song was by bluesman- Fred McDowell who recorded it in 1965. The McDowell track was noteworthy for his slide guitar- and The Rolling Stones version is also noted for the slide guitar playing of Mick Taylor. The songwriting credit was given to Fred McDowell and Rev. Gary Davis-and while they did make changes to the song the original author is unknown. Mississippi Fred McDowell did live to see The Rolling Stones cover You Gotta Move- he died in 1972 at the age of 66.

 

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