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22 August 2012

Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 9 July 2012 of the "Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981" DVD & CD set from Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones [Cat No EREDV946]. Restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time, and comes packaged with bonus CD of highlights from the show. Although a few tracks have been on poor quality bootlegs this official release is the most complete version of the show ever to have appeared and is in vastly superior sound and picture quality.

On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera.

The performers featured on this release include Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar); Mick Jagger (vocals); Keith Richards (guitar); Ronnie Wood (guitar); Ian Stewart (piano); Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Lefty Dizz (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells (harmonica, vocals); George "Mojo" Buford (harmonica); Lovie Lee (piano); Earnest Johnson (bass); Ray Allison (drums); John Primer (guitar); Rick Kreher (guitar); Nick Charles (bass)

TRACKLISTING
1) Sweet Little Angel 2) Flip Flop And Fly 3) Muddy Waters Introduction 4) You Don't Have To Go 5) Country Boy 6) Baby Please Don't Go 7) Hoochie Coochie Man 8) Long Distance Call 9) Mannish Boy 10) Got My Mojo Working 11) Next Time You See Me 12) One Eyed Woman 13) Baby Please Don't Go (Instrumental) 14) Blow Wind Blow 15) Champagne & Reefer

2012 is the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones and, whilst their inclusion amongst the greats is unquestioned, this performance with another of music's giants is a celebration of all that is best in blues.

For more information please contact Chris Hewlett PR on chris@chrishewlett.com or 0845 601 2833

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