I’ve Got My Own Album To Do is Ronnie Wood’s first solo album. Released in September 1974 and recorded in Ronnie’s home basement recording studio, The Wick, in Richmond, London, the album is the first – in what would become a hallmark feature of a Ronnie Wood solo album – to feature a starry array of musical guests. According to Ronnie’s interview with Rolling Stone magazine at the time, making the album was “controlled madness”.
The album contains eleven tracks comprised of Ronnie Wood originals, Jagger and Richards’ ‘Sure the One You Need’ and ‘Act Together’, plus a cover of Rudy Clark’s ‘If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody’ and ‘Am I Grooving You’, a song originally recorded in 1967 by soul singer Freddie Scott. Wood sings with Mick Jagger on ‘I Can Feel the Fire’ and George Harrison on ‘Far East Man’.
The stellar line-up of musicians on the album include Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Wood’s Faces bandmates Rod Stewart and Ian McLagan, Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, and the all-American rhythm section of Willie Weeks, former bassist with Donny Hathaway, and Andy Newmark, drummer with Sly and the Family Stone.