AC/DC and The Rolling Stones – “Rock Me Baby” Live
How Cool Is This?!
“Rock Me Baby” is a blues standard which was popularized by B.B. King when it became his very first hit in the Top 40 upon its release in May 1964. It has been interpreted in a wide array of styles by musicians of different genres. It’s regarded as among the most recorded blues tracks of all time.
Mick Jagger’s “Rock Me Baby” is based on “Rockin’ and Rollin'”, a song recorded by Lil’ Son Jackson in 1950 (Imperial 5113). Jagger’s lyrics are nearly identical to Jackson’s, although instrumentally the songs are different. “Rockin’ and Rollin'” is a solo piece, with Jackson’s vocal and guitar accompaniment, whereas “Rock Me Baby” is an ensemble piece.
During the 2003 worldwide concert tour of The Rolling Stones called “Licks”, they perfomed “Rock Me Baby” along with AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. This happened during the live performances in Sydney, Leipzig, Toronto, Oberhausen and Hockenheim.
The Leipzig performance can be found on disc 2 of AC/DC’s Plug Me In, while the Toronto performance was included in the Toronto Rocks DVD.
Love the jazzy vibe!