Ronnie Wood returns to the blues and announces the second installment of his live album trilogy Mr. Luck-A Tribute To Jimmy Reed: Live At The Albert Hall, set for release September 2, 2021 via BMG.
The 18-track album features The Ronnie Wood Band including Mick Taylor with incredible special guests Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller, and pays tribute to one of Ronnie’s musical heroes and major influences, the Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed.
The album was recorded live at a memorable night at the Royal Albert Hall on November 1, 2013, and features stunning tracks including ‘Good Lover’ and ‘Ghost of A Man’. With unique album artwork specially created by Ronnie, ‘Mr. Luck’ will be available digitally, on CD, as a standard black vinyl release, and as a beautiful limited edition dual-tone ‘smoky blues’ vinyl.
Listen to “Baby What You Want Me To Do”
A ‘Tayle’ of Two Sidemen
When self-taught guitarist Eddie Taylor imparted his skills to his friend Jimmy Reed, he surely couldn’t have imagined the effect this was to have on the Chicago blues scene. Backing up such luminaries as John Lee Hooker, he is best remembered for his work with his former student.
In 1974 another Mick Taylor would make way for Ronnie Wood in the Rolling Stones, paving the way for these two friends and celebrated guitarists to work on projects ever since. The culmination of this to date is Taylor’s place in The Ronnie Wood Band at the Royal Albert Hall for 2013’s Bluesfest, where they played the now-legendary set that would come to give birth to this recording.
In regard to ‘Mr. Luck’, Ronnie comments: “Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on the Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day. It is my honour to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.”
This album marks the second iteration in a trilogy of special and personal albums by Wood and the band, celebrating Ronnie’s musical heroes. The first album, ‘Mad Lad’ by Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five, explored the work of Chuck Berry as an emotional commemoration after Berry’s passing just over two years ago. Ronnie toured with Berry and was a lifelong fan.
This album marks the second iteration in a trilogy of special and personal albums by Wood and the band, celebrating Ronnie’s musical heroes. The first album, Mad Lad explored the work of Chuck Berry as an emotional commemoration after Berry’s passing just over two years ago. Ronnie toured with Berry and was a lifelong fan.
2. Good Lover
3. Mr. Luck
4. Let’s Get Together
5. Ain’t That Loving You Baby
6. Honest I Do
7. High & Lonesome
8. Baby What You Want Me To Do 9. Roll and Rhumba
10. You Don’t Have To Go
11. Shame Shame Shame
12. I’m That Man Down There
13. Got No Where To Go
14. Big Boss Man
15. I Ain’t Got You
16. I’m Going Upside Your Head 17. Bright Lights Big City
18. Ghost of a Man
Ronnie Wood is one of the foremost rock guitarists in the world, and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the Rolling Stones and the Faces. Ronnie has also pursued a remarkable parallel career as a highly regarded artist and, as a natural raconteur, has won a record three prestigious Sony Radio Personality awards.
Pre-order link for Mr. Luck-A Tribute To Jimmy Reed’