Friday, October 10, 2014

Rolling Stones Friday: Live With Me

"Live With Me" was recorded in May 1969 and represented many significant firsts for the Rolling Stones - it was the debut song with the band for both Mick Taylor and Bobby Keys, and the only time Leon Russell recorded with the Stones. And Taylor and Keith Richards' trading off licks on the song (released on Let It Bleed) signaled a major stylistic change for the Stones, the beginning of a new sound and era for the band, and the beginning of their creative zenith.

The studio version:

An interesting live version from a British TV show in 1971:

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