March - May 1970: Place: Rolling Stones Mobile, Stargroves, Newbury, Olympic Sound Studios, Trident Studios, London, England.
Played Live: 1971, 1999
Rolling Stones with Bobby Keys, Billy Preston, Jim Price.
Producer: Jimmy Miller.
Engineer: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns, Chris Kimsey.
Assistant Engineer: Keith Harwood.
UK LP STICKY FINGERS: 23 April 1971: No. 1 - 25 weeks
USA LP STICKY FINGERS: 30 April 1971: No. 1 - 26 weeks
Billy Preston, who had found brief pop fame with the Beatles in 1969 when he had played keyboards on Get Back and Don't Let Me Down, joined the Stones to play organ on this tease of the Stax sound. I Got The Blues is played in a slow blues mould and includes the brass sounds of Bobby Keys and Jim Price. In his biography, Every Night's A Saturday Night, Bobby Keys revealed that Mick Jagger was very much into the sound of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the Memphis Horns. He told Mick that he had his own Texan Horns - the Longhorns! Ian Stewart, who was a big fan of Leon Russell, also promoted their inclusion within the band set-up. The outcome, on this occasion, is not a classic but it did have a sincere delivery.