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Album: Let It BleedReleased: 1969
This is a Country version of "Honky Tonk Women
," which was released as a single a few months earlier. Says Keith Richards: "On Let It Bleed
, we put that other version of Honky Tonk Women on because that's how the song was originally written, as a real Hank Williams/Jimmie Rodgers, '30s Country song. And it got turned around to this other song by Mick Taylor, who got into a completely different feel, throwing it off the wall completely."
This is based on Hank Williams' "Honky Tonk Blues."
Mick Taylor, who took over lead guitar when Brian Jones died, recorded with The Stones for the first time on this album.
Taylor: "My part on Country Honk wasn't on a regular guitar; it was on one of those cheap little Selmer Hawaiian guitars, which I played on my lap in regular tuning."
Byron Berline played fiddle. He was recorded on a Hollywood sidewalk, which accounts for the car horns in the background.