Cool musicians covering cool music is always a cool thing, but when the artists in the equation happen to be two of the most influential artists of all time, things get extraordinary. As previously reported, The Rolling Stones are heavily featured on a tribute album to Ian Stewart, the former pianist, tour manager, and oft called “Sixth Stone”, due for release on April 19th.
In addition to previously revealed “Rooming House Boogie”, the compilation includes the Stones covering the 1971 Bob Dylan single “Watching the River Flow”. The five-minute track features a honky tonk piano curating a parade of 12-bar blues while Mick howls his way through the classic Dylan lyrics. Via TwentyFourBit, stream the track below.
The cover also marks the first time former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has played with the group in 19 years. Although he contributed to rest of the album, the Dylan cover is the only track that finds him playing collectively with the rest of the Stones.
Boogie 4 Stu is set for release on April 19th via Eagle Rock. You pre-order the album at Amazon.com, where a portion of the proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation, a group that provides quality health care for those living with heart problems.