Besides being a dynamic performer and singer, Mick Jagger plays a mean harmonica, something the Rolling Stones frontman demonstrates on “You Did the Crime,” a song featured on Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy‘s just-released studio album, The Blues Is Alive and Well.
Jagger’s soulful, reverb-drenched blues harp can be heard throughout the track, which you can check out now at Guy’s official VEVO YouTube channel. In addition, a short video of Mick talking about his contribution to the song has been posted on Buddy’s Facebook page.
As previously reported, The Blues Is Alive and Well also includes a tune called “Cognac,” which features Guy trading guitar licks with Jagger’s Stones band mate Keith Richards and his fellow British guitar great Jeff Beck.
Regarding why he tapped Jagger, Richards and Beck to be on his new record, Guy tells Billboard, “[I feel] like I owed the British the respect they gave [late blues icon] Muddy [Waters]. In the ’60s, when our music was dying, The Stones and their English buddies woke up the world to the blues. They wouldn’t play if Muddy wasn’t on their show. They were shocked America was ignorant of the geniuses living right here in our own backyard. They saw where the gold was buried and they dug it up.”
The 81-year-old Guy has more than 40 upcoming North American concerts on his 2018 schedule. Check out his full itinerary at BuddyGuy.net.
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