Rehearsal Sessions

Summertime Blues

An Eddie Cochran song, rehearsed at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York From May 19, 1978 onward. "Surf-like" reverb dominates the track.

Found on the LP:

First issued on the "Back to the Fifties" 2LP on the Mic's Disc's record label, 300 numbered copies (RSW-1/2/3/4).

Found on CD's:

"1978 Tour Rehearsals Vol. 1 & Vol. 2" 2CD on Glimmerpub Records (10427/10428)

Disc 2 made from the "Back to the Fifties" LP

"Blue-S-tones" on Luna Records (LU 9315)

"Made In The Shade 1978" Invasion Unlimited (IU 9537-1)

"The Complete Woodstock Tapes" 4CD Vinyl Gang Products (VGP-130)

The words (partial - starts with the second verse):

Well my mama/papa told me I gotta make some money

Been working all week, big party next Sunday

Well I didn't go to work till how 'bout late

Now I can't use the car 'cause I didn't work late

Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do

'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Cochran/Capeheart's words (2nd verse):

A well my mom and papa told me, son you gotta make some money

If you wanna use the car to go a ridin' next Sunday

A well I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick

Well you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a late

Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do

But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

A rehearsal jam with Jagger trying his best to get the feel of the songs and the words. Cochran was lost at the untimely age of 21 in a car accident in Bath, England. One of the "founders" of Rock 'n Roll. This guy still has influence on the Stones to this day, just listen to the first 30 seconds of Flip The Switch!

Other Cochran Covers by the Stones and Stones Personnel:

Twenty Flight Rock - Live on '81/'82 Tours and released on the "Still Life" album

C'mon Everybody - Instrumental rehearsed at Bearsville, Woodstock, May, 1978

Cut Across Shorty - Recorded by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood on the "Gasoline Alley" album. The song was written by Wayne Wilkin Walker. Woody lays down some very nice acoustic guitar.

Somethin' Else - Played live by the X-Pensive Winos during the 1992 tour

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