In its original version, "Mercy Mercy" was an excellent soul tune with a gospel overlay in the pleading tone of the lyrics, with deft Curtis Mayfield-influenced guitar picking by young session man Jimi Hendrix. The Stones' cover really upped the guitar wattage, as heard in the memorable opening section of interwoven guitars and, more particularly, in the booming low fuzz guitar riffs that underpin the verses.
There were more backup harmonies than many people realize on the Rolling Stones' records, and "Mercy Mercy" makes good use of high ones during the urgent choruses.
Mick Jagger was at this point gaining confidence as a soul-rock vocalist, and does a good job of pleading his case without sounding like he's about to stoop to begging. Especially good are the points at the end of the bridge; on one pass, all the instruments drop out to leave Jagger to declare his determination sans backing, while at another the group leaps into falsetto harmonies to sing "please don't say we're through!
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From The Album Play album. Play track. Artist images more. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones guitar, harmonica, and keyboards , Mick Jagger lead vocals, harmonica , Keith Richards guitar, vocals , Bill Wyman bass , Charlie Watts drums , and Ian Stewart piano. Stewart was removed from the official line-up in but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in The band's primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager.
Jones lef… read more. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones guitar, harmonica, and keyboards , Mick Jagger lead voca… read more. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones guitar, harmonica, and keyboards , Mick Jagger lead vocals, harmonica , Keith Richards guitar, vocals… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am.
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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards. Andrew Loog Oldham. It's no more significant in relation to Hendrix 's later sound than the guitarist's work with the Isley Brothers from the same period, but it Mercy great music that he happened Mercy play on. Streams Videos All Posts. Overall, it is the band's third British and fourth American studio album. Friday 7 August Music Story. Gotta Get Away. Six songs would be included in the UK version of the album.
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