Monday, December 12, 2011

Not Allowed




















Back in '71, the Stones took on Fred McDowell's You Gotta Move with their Sticky Fingers, a song I never had much time for. Don't know what Fred thought of course, but I'm sure both the royalties and the recognition must have made the last of the great Mississippi blues men extremely happy. Had I been in Keith's shoes though, I would have lobbied for a go at McDowell's Mama Don't Allow instead. A song that sounds like it was made for the Stones to cover in all their sleazy early-seventies glory. "Drop down baby, let your daddy see, you got somethin' really worryin' me..."

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Mama Don't Allow

4 comments:

Big B said...

Wow! The Stones missed a good opportunity here.

Ramone666 said...

Glad you agree. Cheers!

hobohiatus said...

This is a great song, thanks for sharing. I am going to look for more of his albums for sure.

Ramone666 said...

Cool. In that case, do start with the one pictured and take if from there.