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Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday Music "Harlem Shuffle" by the Rolling Stones

I am continuing my run of songs that I don't care for.  My favorite Rolling Stones song is ""Paint it Black" and this song ain't nowhere the same caliber.  I don't knock the Stones, they have broken more records and surpassed the Beatles on sheer influence. 

The Rolling Stones' cover version, with Bobby Womack on backing vocals, appeared on their 1986 album Dirty Work, and went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #13 in the UK. Keith Richards had been looking for songs to possibly include on the album and had been working up songs with Ronnie Wood and Womack while waiting for Jagger to return to the studio in Paris after doing promo work on his solo album. To Richards' surprise, Jagger liked the feel and cut the vocals quickly. It became the first cover song the Stones had released as an opening single off a new studio album since 1965. It opens with:
You move it to the left and you go for yourself
You move it to the right yeah if it takes all night
Now take it kinda slow with a whole lot of soul.
In 1986, a 12" extended single mix of the song was released. One side contained the "London Mix" and ran 6:19. The other side had a "New York Mix" and ran 6:35. Both mixes were variations of the 7" mix. The "New York Mix" is available on the CD, Rarities 1971–2003, although it has been edited to 5:48. Both full-length 12" versions can be found on Disc 25 of Singles 1971–2006.

Music video


The Rolling Stones produced an accompanying three-minute music video, which combined live-action and animation. The live-action was directed by famous animation director Ralph Bakshi and the animation was directed by future The Ren & Stimpy Show creator John Kricfalusi.  Other animators who also worked on the video included Lynne Naylor, Jim Smith, Bob Jaques, Vicky Jenson, Pat Ventura and two other unknown animators. 


  1. Ok. I am chuckling at your theme of #songsyoudontcarefor. I am not a fan of the Rolling Stones. I like some songs and I appreciate their legency, but not a super fan.

    1. Hey Momma Fargo;

      I figured that I would change it up a bit, LOL. There are a few more on that list that trip my gag reflex. I will post them on the coming weeks. I am not a superfan of the Stones or the Beatles...I know heresy,

  2. Nope, didn't like this one either.

    1. Hey Old NFO;

      Yep didn't care for it at all truth be told. There are a few more on that list that I will post in the coming weeks, LOL


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