Roots of the Rolling Stones CD

One of the most successful groups of all time, THE ROLLING STONES started out as a blues cover band in 1962, and the blues and early rock 'n' roll have always underpinned their long career. The artists included in this collection were always the touchstone for many Stones classics and this 16-track collection dips into some of the band's obvious influences as well as some of their most famous covers. These songs are the template for the band that the Stones became, so in that sense this set isn't exactly revelatory, but hearing these original versions underscores just how strongly the Stones absorbed, expanded, and relied on the blues every step of the way. Features Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and many more.

Released in 2010.