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Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: René ()
Date: January 30, 2012 11:14

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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Keep Up Blues
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Pathé Marconi Studios (EMI Studios), Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France,
January 5 - March 2, 1978, Le Fork Studios & La Fourchette,
Pocé sur Cisse, France, August 2011 and Electric Ladyland Studios,
New York City, New York, US, September 2011

Mick Jagger - vocals, harmonica
Keith Richards - electric guitar
Charlie Watts - drums
Bill Wyman - bass
Ron Wood - electric slide guitar

I got a new suit, kinda Italian style, it’s got low-cut collar, kinda carved behind
Cinched in the waist and its real tight in the butt, that's right
You better watch out, baby, see me strut my stuff, yeah, come on

Yeah, my shirt’s made in England, my shoes in Rome
You know I’m coming, smell my cologne
You gotta keep up, baby, keep up with the times, yeah, you better
Well, you better watch out, you’ll be left lagging far behind, oh yeah
Keep up, baby, keep up

I got a new apartment, the view's sublime, sit on my sofa and let's pass some time
But the roof is leaking, oh, the rent is high, yes it is
I got to keep up, baby, keep up with the times
Yeah, you gotta keep up now, keep up, yeah

I, I got a new actress, she ain't been in much, except for filling a cocktail bar
But, said she got a break, she got a starring part in a movie
Well, if I don’t watch out, I’ll be pushing a shopping cart, that'll be me

You gotta keep up, baby, keep up, baby
Keep up, baby, keep up with the times
Yeah, that’s right, keep up with the times
Well, if you don't watch out, you’ll be left lagging far behind, alright

What I said

Produced by The Glimmer Twins, Chris Kimsey & Don Was

First released on:
The Rolling Stones - “Some Girls” 2CD
(Universal Music 278 924-3) UK, November 18, 2011



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2012-02-06 10:09 by René.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: January 30, 2012 13:16

The 2011 version of "Some People Tell Me". In my opinion the best track of the Deluxe Some Girls, although the original version with the guitar duett by RW and KR is essentially better. The only thing that is a little too excessive in the '78 version is the barking, growling and shouting MJ.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Date: January 30, 2012 13:19

A blues classic already!

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: palerider22 ()
Date: January 30, 2012 14:37

Having not been familiar with the original version when the new version came out....I thought it was a great track

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: January 30, 2012 14:49

Quote
palerider22
Having not been familiar with the original version when the new version came out....I thought it was a great track

The guitars are more prominent by far in the mix of '78.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 30, 2012 15:01

the final line isn't "Well, that's it", it's "what i said"
and i like this track a lot ... but i love Some People Tell Me

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: January 30, 2012 15:06

Quote
DandelionPowderman
A blues classic already!

Agree 100%, and my favorite as well off the SG Deluxe. This one has so many classic Stones elements ... a deliciously bluesy, devil-may-care attitude, gloriously raunchy guitars and harp, sparkling drumming from Charlie, and a fabulous, preening performance by Mr Jagger (vastly improved from the original "Some People Tell Me" vocals). I love how he challenges the band to keep up with him, and they get their asses in gear and do just that.

The best part of all is how he pronounces "butt". A normal singer would have lacked the imagination and sense of humor to come up with the inflection he uses here, but Mick transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary with just this little twist. He does the same later with "that'll be me". This is what sets the Stones apart from everybody else.

Drew

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 30, 2012 15:32

The original is miles and miles better. The duelling by Richards and Wood is fantastic, and Jagger's growling voice is one of his best blues vocals ever. Shame they really butchered the original version.

Mathijs

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 30, 2012 18:01

some people tell me the bootleg track is better

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: January 30, 2012 20:42

I think that Italian suit is cinched in the waist, not stitched - and I'm not sure about "carved" either, though I can't make out what the word actually is.

I agree that the guitars sound better on the original bootleg track, but I do enjoy the new lyrics, and Mick's cynical way of singing them, with all those little asides: yes it is, that's right, in a movie, that'll be me...

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: January 30, 2012 21:14

Quote
drewmaster
Quote
DandelionPowderman
A blues classic already!

Agree 100%, and my favorite as well off the SG Deluxe. This one has so many classic Stones elements ... a deliciously bluesy, devil-may-care attitude, gloriously raunchy guitars and harp, sparkling drumming from Charlie, and a fabulous, preening performance by Mr Jagger (vastly improved from the original "Some People Tell Me" vocals). I love how he challenges the band to keep up with him, and they get their asses in gear and do just that.

The best part of all is how he pronounces "butt". A normal singer would have lacked the imagination and sense of humor to come up with the inflection he uses here, but Mick transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary with just this little twist. He does the same later with "that'll be me". This is what sets the Stones apart from everybody else.

Drew




+1

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: TrulyMicks ()
Date: January 31, 2012 20:24

Quote
RobberBride
Quote
drewmaster
Quote
DandelionPowderman
A blues classic already!

Agree 100%, and my favorite as well off the SG Deluxe. This one has so many classic Stones elements ... a deliciously bluesy, devil-may-care attitude, gloriously raunchy guitars and harp, sparkling drumming from Charlie, and a fabulous, preening performance by Mr Jagger (vastly improved from the original "Some People Tell Me" vocals). I love how he challenges the band to keep up with him, and they get their asses in gear and do just that.

The best part of all is how he pronounces "butt". A normal singer would have lacked the imagination and sense of humor to come up with the inflection he uses here, but Mick transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary with just this little twist. He does the same later with "that'll be me". This is what sets the Stones apart from everybody else.

Drew




+1

Great song. I love Mick on it. No one can keep up with him!

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: February 1, 2012 01:07

Hard to believe it's not Jagger on that very "Stop Breaking Down" sounding guitar. The Stones in very good blues form, I like it.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: stupidguy2 ()
Date: February 1, 2012 06:48

Quote
Mathijs
The original is miles and miles better. The duelling by Richards and Wood is fantastic, and Jagger's growling voice is one of his best blues vocals ever. Shame they really butchered the original version.

Mathijs

I agree. I never knew the name of the track, but it was always one of my favorites: and you're right, that growl was sexy, dangerous, nasty....it was raunchy.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Wuudy ()
Date: November 15, 2012 01:33

I'm loving this track but I've never heard the original. I really want to hear the original as most of you guys say it's better.
Can someone post a link of the original? I can't find it on youtube...

Cheers,
Wuudy

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: November 15, 2012 01:48

Probably because the original isn't called Keep Up Blues - it's this:




Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Wuudy ()
Date: November 15, 2012 02:06

Thanks, Green Lady!

Great track! I love the guitars and Jaggers vocals are hilarious.

So, they re-recorded the track completely for the some girls reissue?
I'm pretty impressed by that then. They should do an complete blues album like that!!!!!

Cheers,
Wuudy

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 15, 2012 03:01

Quote
Wuudy
So, they re-recorded the track completely for the some girls reissue?
(/quote]

Not unless Bill came back in the group. They had to have used elements from the past. I don't think Charlie has had anything to do with these 'brushups' of old tracks.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: johnypar ()
Date: November 15, 2012 03:34

one of my favourite tracks on the deluxe edition, love it!

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: November 15, 2012 03:47

Definately one of my favorite tracks off of SG Deluxe. Good tune, either version. peace

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: slew ()
Date: November 15, 2012 06:09

I just listened to the outake that Greenlady posted and the gutars are great but Mick is not listenable. I like the rversion on SG the guitars are dirty especially in the beginning

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: KeithNacho ()
Date: November 15, 2012 14:48

Yes the rough and dirty intro guitar is superb, and Jagger's singing is better. This is 100% Rolling Stones music at their best. I mean, i like it, i like it too much, and is the kind of songs that i have been waiting for since 19........

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: nankerphlege ()
Date: November 15, 2012 15:50

This song is awesome! Play it live!

Go Dawgs!

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: November 15, 2012 19:15

Quote
Mathijs
The original is miles and miles better. The duelling by Richards and Wood is fantastic, and Jagger's growling voice is one of his best blues vocals ever. Shame they really butchered the original version.

Mathijs

I agree.




Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: September 17, 2020 00:18

Was just listening to Keep Up Blues today ... a phenomenal blues track.

Lurv it.

Drew

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: September 17, 2020 02:02

I just heard this today too! Great track.

Which songs on SG deluxe have original 70’s vocals?

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: September 17, 2020 09:56

Quote
DandelionPowderman
A blues classic already!

thumbs up

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: September 17, 2020 10:35

Quote
TravelinMan
I just heard this today too! Great track.

Which songs on SG deluxe have original 70’s vocals?

I prefer the original version "Some People Tell Me". Terrific guitars and powerfull voice.

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: September 17, 2020 10:49

They could easily cut another 5 volumes of B&L...

...and I for one wouldn't complain .

Re: Track Talk (Some Girls Deluxe): Keep Up Blues
Posted by: exil ()
Date: September 17, 2020 12:21

Micks Muddy Waters impression

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