Gem Stones: The Lost Treasure

Love In Vain
Hoffeinz Pavillion, Houston, Texas, June 25, 1972 1st Show

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Stones Touring Party in full flight.

Love In Vain was recorded by the Stones in sessions that took place between March 24-27, 1969 at Olympic Studios, in England. The song was released on December 5, 1969 on the "Let It Bleed" album and played live prior to the studio record release during the 1969 US Tour. It is a brilliant adaptation of a song written and performed by the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. The Stones release of the song preceeds the Columbia release of additonal Johnson sides that came out on the LP "King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II". Johnson originally recorded the song at The Blue Bonnet Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, in 1936. There are two takes of the Johnson song in existance.

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