Airdate – Jun 05, 2022
The Rolling Stones landed in New York City on June 1, 1964, for their first North American tour. When they met with Deejay Murray the K, he played them a recently recorded song. The Stones liked it so much that they recorded their own version nine days later at Chess Records in Chicago …
This hot off the press cover version made its way on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1964 and reached the #26 position on the charts.
Years later, the lead member of the Valentinos, the group who originally recorded the song, said in an interview that he had told Sam Cooke that he did not want the Rolling Stones to cover the song, but Cooke convinced him otherwise.
As the story goes, after receiving a royalty cheque six months later, he told Cooke that the Stones could have any song of his they wanted.
The Valentinos were an American family R&B group out of Cleveland, Ohio and are best known for launching the careers of Bobby Womack and his brother Cecil.
Bobby Womack’s career as a performer spanned six decades and, in addition to being Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, he had the ability to adapt to multiple styles including R&B, jazz, soul, Rock & Roll, doo wop and gospel.
Their cover version was just the beginning for the Rolling Stones and thanks to the Valentinos and Bobby Womack, it’s not time to say, “It’s All Over Now,” this week’s Tom Locke moment in time.
YouTube video of this song: