England's Newest Hit Makers (1964)
||30 May 1964
||3 January - 25 February 1964
||R&B, Rock & Roll
||Eric Easton, Andrew Loog Oldham
"Contains a large amount of great covers of R&B classics."
History and recording
The album was recorded over only five days at Regent Sound Studios in London, through January and February of 1964. It was produced by the managers at the time, Eric Easton and Andrew Loog Oldham.
Release and aftermath
The album did not perform as well as expected in the US charts (it was not released in the UK), and is the only Stones American album which has failed to reach the top five in the US Billboard album chart.
The cover was photographed by Nicholas Wright.
The album reached only #11 in the US Billboard chart (it was not released in the UK). However, it reached #1 in the Australian album chart where it remained for three weeks.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
Brian Jones - guitar, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, backing vocals
Gene Pitney - piano
Phil Spector - maracas
Ian Stewart - organ and piano