12 X 5 (1964)
||17 October 1964
||25 February, 12 May, 10-11 and 24-26 June, 2 and 28-29 September 1964;
||Andrew Loog Oldham
"Nice album with great tracks on it."
History and recording
Again, this album consists largely of R&B covers, although it does include five tracks written by the Rolling Stones themselves - three by the developing Jagger/Richards partnership, and two under the pseudonym Nanker Phelge (a name given to songs where the whole group co-wrote the track, so they could share royalties).
Release and aftermath
The album went gold quickly, reaching #3 in the US charts.
In 1964 the album reached #3 in the US Billboard Pop Albums chart (it was not released in the UK).
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica, and percussion
Brian Jones - electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine and backing vocals
Keith Richards - acoustic and electric guitar, and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums and tambourine
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and backing vocals
Ian Stewart - piano and organ