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May 01, 1974

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Monkey Grip

For his 1974 solo debut, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman amassed a band full of heavy friends, among them Leon Russell, Lowell George, Dr John and Danny Kootch.

But the real star was Bill Wyman himself, with his songwriting talents unleashed for the first time to prove that there were more than two great composers in the Rolling Stones' line-up. Single mixes and studio leftovers ensure that this is the definitive version of this album.

Recorded while he was still very much a member of the Rolling Stones, Monkey Grip was bassist Bill Wyman's first solo album. Released in May 1974, it was recorded with a star-studded session band that included names like Lowell George, Dr John, Leon Russell, Danny Kortchmar, and Dallas Taylor. This special expanded edition comes with eight bonus tracks, including a quartet of rare single edits, previously unavailable on CD.

Released (UK): October 30, 2006 (Castle Records CMRCD1362)

Released (US): November 21, 2006 (Castle Records CMRCD1362)

Full track listing

Monkey Grip

  • I Wanna Get Me A Gun
  • Crazy Woman
  • Pussy
  • Mighty Fine Time
  • Monkey Grip Glue
  • What A Blow
  • White Lightnin'
  • I'll Pull You Thro'
  • It's A Wonder
  • Bonus Tracks

  • Wine And Wimmen (early version)
  • It's Just A Matter Of Time
  • If You Got The Feelin'
  • Five Card Stud
  • Monkey Grip Glue (single edit)
  • What A Blow (single edit)
  • White Lightnin' (single mix)
  • Pussy (single mix)
  • 4 Comments

    1. This album gives me smiles 🙂 my mom pretends not to like it, but she sings along every time

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    2. Can I buy this album or CD? If I can where is it available?

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    3. Will you sign my first run monkey grip l.p. ?

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    4. One of the best solo albums of all time.

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