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Rolling Stones songs: Each and Everyday of the Year
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Never get around any more/ Don’t know what my friends are for/ No fun sitting all alone/ When I cry cry cry on my own…

Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Regent, IBC and Decca Studios, London, England, July 1-10 1964
Guest musicians: Jim Sullivan, Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin (guitars), Joe Moretti (bass), Andy White (drums)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
“Each and Everyday of the Year” is one of the first compositions (1964) by
the Jagger-Richards duo, offering no hint of their future misogyny in songs.
In fact, it is a thoroughly sad pop song. The story concerns a lovesick man
who is forlorn because the woman he passionately loves, for whom he has
been waiting every day of the year, has gone forever. This song seems to
have been recorded by the Rolling Stones several times between January
and September 1964. However, the version released first (on November 27,
1964, as the B-side of “All I Want Is My Baby,” a composition by Richards
and Oldham) was that of the American singer Bobby Jameson (under the
title “Each and Everyday”) with, what’s more, Mick Jagger and Andrew
Loog Oldham on backing vocals. One interesting detail: Keith Richards is
credited on both sides of the single as “Music Director”!

“Each and Everyday of the Year” is apparently a simple exercise in style by
Jagger and Richards, who, spurred on by Oldham, were seeking to form a
songwriting duo along the lines of Lennon and McCartney. Their know-how
was not yet equal to their aspirations, however, and this slow number
with a Spanish flavor is definitely not one of their best songs. The
orchestration seems to have been executed and conducted by Mike Leander
within the context of the Andrew Oldham Orchestra, and with instruments
far removed from the Stones universe: tearful trumpets, a female second
voice that seems to have Eurovision ambitions, a heartrending harp,
intrusive castanets, and syrupy strings. Mick Jagger, as at ease as a minnow
in a shoal of piranhas, does not exactly deliver a memorable performance,
and lags far behind Bobby Jameson. Two or three guitars can be heard,
including a 12-string, and some sources name the guitarists as Big Jim
Sullivan and Jimmy Page or John McLaughlin. It has also been suggested
that Joe Moretti is on bass and Andy White on drums (although virtually
inaudible). Finally, it is probable that the future Led Zeppelin bassist John
Paul Jones joined his guitarist colleague to work on the arrangements. That
would help to explain why he didn’t continue down this particular path…

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