The Rolling Stones ‎– The Rolling Stones

Decca ‎– LK 4605
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, B1Z

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Written-By – Troup*
A2 I Just Want To Make Love To You
Written-By – Dixon*
A3 Honest I Do
Written-By – Reed*
A4 I Need You Baby
Written-By – McDaniels*
A5 Now I've Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil And Uncle Gene)
Organ – Ian StewartWritten-By – Phelge*
A6 Little By Little
Maracas – Phil SpectorPiano – Gene PitneyWritten-By – Phelge*, Spector*
B1 I'm A King Bee
Written-By – Moore*
B2 Carol
Written-By – Berry*
B3 Tell Me (You're Coming Back)
Piano – Ian StewartWritten-By – Jagger, Richard*
B4 Can I Get A Witness
Piano – Ian StewartWritten-By – E, & B. Holland, Dozier*
B5 You Can Make It If You Try
Organ – Ian StewartWritten-By – Jarrett*
B6 Walking The Dog
Written-By – Thomas*

Companies, etc.



This version contains the longer version of 'Tell Me'.
Cover - B1 : "Printed in England only", no "McNeil press".
Label - Z : Track A3 has "Hurran-Calvert" credit [rear sleeve has the correct "Reed" credit].

Also note the circular groove on the Decca labels. By 1968, this record was being reissued without the groove.

A1. E.H. Morris
A2,A4,B2. Jewel Music
A3. Cromwell Music
A5,A6,B3. Southern Music
B1. C. Connelly
B4. Belinda
B5. Burlington Music
B6. Hill & Range

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): XARL.6271
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): XARL.6272
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): XARL-6271-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): XARL-6272-3A
  • Rights Society: N.C.B
  • Rights Society: M.C.P.S
  • Other (Tax Code, Label): K/T

Other Versions (5 of 255) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LK 4605 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(LP, Album, Mono) Decca LK 4605 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LK 291 010 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Decca LK 291 010 France 1980 Sell This Version
LK 4605 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(LP, Album, Mono, B1V) Decca LK 4605 UK 1964 Sell This Version
844 055-2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(CD, Album, Mono, RE) London Records, ABKCO 844 055-2 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
820 047-2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RP) London Records 820 047-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version


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December 30, 2016
edited 11 months ago

All in all, I still find this a very listenable album. Much like the Beatles' 'Introducing the Beatles', this first Rolling Stones album reveals a real magic for rock and roll music. Unlike Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Richards were less taken with the idea of songwriting. I consider their composition 'Tell Me' mediocre in both the writing and the performance. But to overlook the Stones' masterful playing of rock and roll on 'Route 66', 'Walking the Dog', and they even manage to speed up the Waters' classic 'I Just Want to Make Love To You' into great jumping rock. (Ironically, Jagger would perform the superior slower version of Muddy's classic.) That Jagger can even cover this Waters' classic is testament enough to the Rolling Stones' talent.

Lot of the blues is Jimmy Reed. I've grown to love Marvin Gaye's 'Can I Get a Witness' that the Stones' attempt here is unusually weak. Even worse was their obviously very tired cover of 'My Girl'. Curiously, the Stones' didn't have a real feel for Motown, although I am probably the only one on the planet Earth who likes their country rock version of 'Just My Imagination' (from 'Some Girls') better than the acapella original by the Temptations.

I noted a rather curious lyric change as I listened to 'Walking the Dog' by the Stones. Jagger was quite literate. Certainly he was aware of the phrase 'fourth of July' as it related to history. Rufus Thomas, even with his beautiful raw voice, clearly says 'fourth of July' on the original issue. Did Jagger mishear the lyric? For he clearly sings 'til a quarter to five' instead of 'fourth of July' in the Stones' version. 'Quarter to five?' What does THAT have to do with anything? Maybe Mick was 'Stoned'. It's a minor point, but rather amusing as Jagger is the King of singers that Make You Wonder What The Hell He Said.

I've heard a story that Fats Domino once told Jagger never to enunciate song lyrics too much. Make the listener wonder what you said. I think there is a truth in this and I couldn't count the many times I've looked for song lyrics and seen them as aural 'variations' on what the actual lyric is.

I think I like this album just as much as 'Introducing the Beatles', or 'Please Please Me' or 'Twist and Shout' or whatever you want to call the first Beatles' album!!


November 24, 2014
There is a mistake in this - Label Z should have NO 'BIEM' on it but the photos show labels with it on.