The Rolling Stones curate album of inspirational blues classics

Ronnie Wood painted the release's artwork himself

The Rolling Stones have curated a compilation of classic blues tracks that have inspired their career. Check out the trailer and full tracklist below.

Teaming up with BMG and Universal, the legendary rock band have put together their favourite cuts to create ‘Confessin’ The Blues’. The double-disc album will be released November 9.

Kicking off the collection of 42 tracks is the song that gave Mick Jagger and co. their band name – ‘Rollin’ Stone’ by Muddy Waters. Also featured are the likes of Chuck Berry, B.B King, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed and more.


Jagger reflected on his early love for the genre, saying: “The first Muddy Waters album that was really popular was Muddy Waters at Newport, which was the first album I ever bought”.

Keith Richards added: “If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”

Artwork for the release was created by Ronnie Wood himself, which “depicts the raw passion and emotion the blues artists channelled into their music”.

The full tracklist for ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ is as follows:


Disc 1 

1. Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone
2 Howlin’ Wolf Little – Red Rooster
3. John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen
4. Little Walter – Hate To See You Go
5. Chuck Berry – Little Queenie
6. Bo Diddley – You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover
7. Eddie Taylor – Ride ‘Em On Down
8. Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee
9. Magic Sam – All Your Love
10. Elmore James – Dust My Broom
11. Little Walter – Just Your Fool
12. Muddy Waters – I Want To Be Loved
13. Big Bill Broonzy – Key To The Highway
14. Robert Johnson – Love In Vain Blues
15. Mississippi Fred McDowell – You Gotta Move
16. Jimmy Reed – Bright Lights, Big City
17. Big Maceo – Worried Life Blues
18. Little Johnny Taylor – Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Part 1)
19. Howlin’ Wolf – Commit A Crime
20. Otis Rush – I Can’t Quit You Baby
21. Jay McShann & Walter Brown – Confessin’ The Blues

Disc 2

1. Howlin’ Wolf – Just Like I Treat You
2. Little Walter – I Got To Go
3. Chuck Berry – Carol
4. Bo Diddley – Mona
5. Muddy Waters – I Just Want To Make Love To You
6. Elmore James – Blues Before Sunrise
7. Eddie Taylor – Bad Boy
8. Boy Blue – Boogie Children
9. Jimmy Reed – Little Rain
10. Robert Johnson – Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
11. Reverend Robert Wilkins – The Prodigal Son
12. Lightnin’ Slim – Hoodoo Blues
13. Billy Boy Arnold – Don’t Stay Out All Night
14. Bo Diddley – Craw Dad
15. Dale Hawkins – Suzie Q
16. Amos Milburn – Down The Road Apiece
17. Howlin’ Wolf – Little Baby
18. Little Walter – Blue And Lonesome
19. B.B. King – Rock Me Baby
20. Buddy Guy – Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues
21. Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones recently concluded their huge UK stadium tour. During their final show, they were joined onstage by James Bay for a performance of ‘Beast of Burden’. At an earlier gig, Mick Jagger welcomed Florence Welch to the stage to sing ‘Wild Horses’.

Earlier this year, the band released a huge 15-album vinyl box set.