The Ronnie Wood Band return to the blues and announce the second instalment of his live album trilogy, ‘Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’, set for release via BMG on 17th September 2021. Ronnie will also share tracks ‘Good Lover’ and ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’, the first taste of what’s to come.
The 18-track album features The Ronnie Wood Band including Mick Taylor with incredible special guests Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller, and pays tribute to one of Ronnie’s musical heroes and major influences, the Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed.
The album was recorded live at a memorable night at the Royal Albert Hall on 1st November 2013, and features stunning tracks including ‘Good Lover’ and ‘Ghost of A Man’. With unique album artwork specially created by Ronnie, ‘Mr. Luck’ will be available digitally, on CD, as a standard black vinyl release, and as a beautiful limited edition dual-tone ‘smoky blues’ vinyl.
When self-taught guitarist Eddie Taylor imparted his skills onto his friend Jimmy Reed, he surely couldn’t have imagined the effect this was to have on the Chicago blues scene. Backing up such luminaries as John Lee Hooker, he is best remembered for his work with his former student.
Sweet coincidence, then, that in 1974 another Taylor, Mick, would make way for Ronnie Wood in the Rolling Stones, paving the way for these two friends and celebrated guitarists to work on projects ever since. The culmination of this to date is Taylor’s place in The Ronnie Wood Band at the Royal Albert Hall for 2013’s Bluesfest, where they played the now-legendary set that would come to give birth to this recording.
In regard to ‘Mr. Luck’, Ronnie comments:
“Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on the Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day. It is my honour to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute.”
This album marks the second iteration in a trilogy of special and personal albums by Wood and the band, celebrating Ronnie’s musical heroes. The first album, ‘Mad Lad’ by Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five, explored the work of Chuck Berry as an emotional commemoration after Berry’s passing just over two years ago. Ronnie toured with Berry and was a lifelong fan.
This album marks the second iteration in a trilogy of special and personal albums by Wood and the band, celebrating Ronnie’s musical heroes. The first album, Mad Lad explored the work of Chuck Berry as an emotional commemoration after Berry’s passing just over two years ago. Ronnie toured with Berry and was a lifelong fan.