Remember when the Rolling Stones recorded a classic Tampa Red song?

"It Hurts Me Too" was on the Stones' lost 'Jamming with Edward' LP.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1972, Jamming with Edward was released. Recorded in 1969 during sessions for Stones classic Let It Bleed and made up of loose, impromptu jams, personnel included three members of The Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts — who were joined by guitarist Ry Cooder and keyboardist Nicky Hopkins. Stones guitarist Keith Richards was noticeably absent from the sessions, and fabled reasons for Richards’s lack of participation range from him simply not being available to his distaste with Ry Cooder being invited to join the recordings. The record made no impact on British sales charts, but it did climb to No. 33 in America. The album’s title derives from a nickname given to Hopkins, and the record itself consisted of only six tracks. One of the standouts is the group’s reading of “It Hurts Me Too,” a song written by Blues legend Elmore James which was originally cut in 1941 by former Tampa resident, renowned guitarist Tampa Red.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1955, Bill Haley's classic single, "Rock Around The Clock" debuted on U.K. charts. The record would reach the No. 1 spot on British charts several times over the next few years and is considered one of the best-selling rock and roll single of all time, with worldwide sales topping 25 million. One of the best-known and most recognizable 1950s rock songs, the upbeat tune served as the opening theme for mid-’70s sitcom Happy Days which took place in the ‘50s.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1971, the second Black Sabbath album, Paranoid, was released in the United States. The same album saw a September 1970 release in the U.K., but its stateside release was delayed since Sabbath’s self-titled debut was still high on U.S. charts. Featuring its title track, "War Pigs" and "Iron Man,” the Sabbath classic peaked at No. 12 on U.S. Billboard charts and was a million-selling album for the influential heavy-metal band.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1980, despite not being known as a singles band, Pink Floyd released "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” from its enormously successful landmark album, The Wall. The single was Pink Floyd’s only No. 1 hit single in several countries around the world, including the U.S., England, Australia, Germany and Italy.


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Gabe Echazabal

I was born on a Sunday Morning.I soon received The Gift of loving music.Through music, I Found A Reason for living.It was when I discovered rock and roll that I Was Beginning To See The Light.Because through music, I'm Set Free.It's always helped me keep my Head Held High.When I started dancing to that fine, fine...
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