Commit a Crime

Composer: Chester Burnett          Original performer: Howlin' Wolf (1966)      
Recording date:
December 2015 & April 2016
Recording locations: British Grove Studios, London, England; The Parlour Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA;
& Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was
& The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Piano: Chuck Leavell
Wurlitzer piano: Matt Clifford
 

I'm going to leave you, baby, before I commit a crime
I'm going to leave you, baby, before I commit a crime
You tried so hard to kill me, woman it was just not my time

You put poison in my coffee instead of milk or cream

You put poison in my coffee instead of milk or cream

You're about the evilest woman that I have most seen

Never leave you, baby, hey, before I commit a crime
I'm going to leave you, woman, before I commit a crime
Yeah, you tried so hard to kill me but, woman, it was not, it was not my time



   

TrackTalk

(In rehearsals) we would play blues versions and we played Commit a Crime, for instance, and we had played Blue and Lonesome.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016

I'd played Howlin' Wolf's Commit a Crime with Jeff Beck at the White House, in front of President Obama. I'd also rehearsed it with the band, for fun. I was messing with Ronnie saying, I'm sure you can play this. As we'd done it before, I thought we should cut it. So there were tunes that had been around that I put on that list.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016


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