Bill’s track of the week: Beds Are Burning

Taken from the new album Studio Time, this exclusive hand-picked track of the week is the wonderful Beds Are Burning…

Bill’s track of the week is chosen from Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings’ latest studio album, Studio Time. This special set of studio recordings, the first ones to be issued since 2004, gathers up fifteen outtakes from eight different sessions, including two songs from as far back as March 1987 (before the actual formation of the Rhythm Kings).

Listen to Beds Are Burning, which includes the vocals of Beverley Skeete and Bill himself:

These previously overlooked and unheard gems have been newly mixed for this album by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor. The booklet contains all the musician credits.

It’s a very eclectic selection of songs, from Midnight Oil to Canned Heat to Dan Hicks, via classics by Willie Dixon, Slim Harpo, Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan and Don Covay, and some originals – there’s a solo song by Georgie Fame, “Skiing Blues”, and “Jazz Walk”, a Wyman/Fame co-write.

Bill Wyman put together his ten-piece Rhythm Kings ensemble after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1992. The band has a core rhythm section, but features a revolving combination of all-star guest front men and women. These recordings feature the talents of Gary Brooker, Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete, Terry Taylor, Mike Sanchez, Andy Fairweather Low, Martin Taylor, Chris Stainton and Albert Lee.

Buy Studio Time from Bill’s official online store.

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  1. love the rhythm kings bill has got music susst FUN

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