rolling stones no. 2 pain in my heartCan You Hear the Music?


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Rolling Stones songs: Pain in My Heart
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And one day/ My days are gettin’ tough/ Won’t you come back, come back, come back, baby…

Written by: Redding/Walden
Recorded: RCA Studios, Hollywood, USA, Nov. 2-3 1964
Guest musicians: Jack Nitzsche (Nitzsche-phone)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
“Pain in My Heart” is the song from which Otis Redding’s first album,
released on the Atco label (a subsidiary of Atlantic) on January 1, 1964,
took its name. The singer from the state of Georgia was already at the peak
of his emotional power, to such an extent that this song influenced most of
the composers of soul ballads in the sixties. It was written by Allen
Toussaint, one of the masters of the New Orleans sound (who often used his
wife’s maiden name, Naomi Neville, as a pseudonym). A disciple of
Professor Longhair, Toussaint, after serving as the artistic director at Minit
Records, set up the Tou-Sea label with Marshall Sehorn and went on to
make a name for himself as one of the very best producers of New Orleans
rhythm ’n’ blues, directing sessions for Ernie K-Doe (“Mother-In-Law”),
Lee Dorsey (“Do-Re-Mi,” “Ride Your Pony,” “Working in the Coalmine”),
and Irma Thomas (“Ruler of My Heart”). “Pain in My Heart” is actually an
adaptation of “Ruler of My Heart.” Although Otis Redding’s version of
“Pain in My Heart” only reached number 61 on the US charts, it seduced
the Rolling Stones into cutting their own version of it at the RCA Studios in
Hollywood on November 2, 1964.

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