Jr. & Jimmy Reed Original
performer: Jimmy Reed
Recording date: December 2015 & April 2016
Recording locations: British Grove Studios, London, England & Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Never performed onstage
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Keyboards (electric): Matt Clifford
Hammond B-3 organ: Matt Clifford
We tried to capture the strange mood that's on the original that's bathed in echo.
I always loved the atmosphere on Jimmy Reed's Little Rain. I went through all of his songs I had and pciekd that one out as a strange one.
The last time I ever played Little Rain was with Brian Jones. Now, I'm playing Little Rain in the studio and suddenly Brian is looming in front of me...
Exactly! You can feel them around you. Keith probably thought, I'd better get this right. I just wanted to get the harmonica solo right. I must have learned that from Brian.
It helps that Darryl Jones is from Chicago... It must be remembered that some of these original songs had no bass and so Darryl's found a way to be restrained and yet add immeasurably to songs like Little Rain.
For myself, Little Rain Falling, the old Jimmy Reed song. Just because it's an atmospherically different sound. But it only squeaks through on Blue and Lonesome and the rest of them actually. I just love playing them all.
An unusual choice was Little Rain. I use it as a lullaby for my little twin girls.
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