Out Now: Ronnie Wood & the Ronnie Wood Band ‘Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ (Listen)


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Today, Sept. 17, Rolling Stones great Ronnie Wood released Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a live album capturing the magic from a 2013 gig performed by the Ronnie Wood Band at the iconic London venue.

Announced a while back and previewed with a handful of tracks leading up to the release, Mr. Luck is the second installment of a trilogy of live releases from Wood, following Mad Lad (a live album honoring Chuck Berry).

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A bit of context surrounding Wood’s affinity for Jimmy Reed, per a news release:

When self-taught guitarist Eddie Taylor imparted his skills onto 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.

Sweet coincidence, then, that in 1974 another Taylor, Mick, 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 birth to this recording.

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 honor to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.”

Stream the live set below.


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