I didn’t know anything about this album when I picked it up but since we’re in the middle of counting down to Christmas with the Rolling Stones, I figured I could work it in. The group seems to refer to themselves as The Edward so I’m going to run with that but it’s made up of a bunch of Rolling Stones Members.
Jamming With Edward! is an album recorded by three members (Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman) of The Rolling Stones with Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder at London’s Olympic Studio during the Let It Bleed sessions of 1969 and released on Rolling Stones Records in 1972. The album is a series of loose jams the band performed while waiting for Keith Richards to show up to the studio. On the strength of the band’s association with the album, Jamming With Edward! reached #33 on the US charts, although it failed to reach the UK listings.
The eponymous Edward was pianist Nicky Hopkins. Hopkins also contributed the cover art. The liner notes were written by Mark Paytress and Mick Jagger.
Jamming with Edward!
The Boudoir Stomp
It Hurts Me Too
Edwards Thrump Up
Blow with Ry
Interlude a la El Hopo
The Loveliest Night of the Year