The featured number this week was released on May 24, 1968, and was referred to as “supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London” by Rolling Stone. This song was hailed as evidence of the band’s return to their blues roots after the psychedelia of their preceding albums. This hit reached #1 on the UK charts, #3 in the United States, and was the most played in concert of this group’s extensive and impressive repertoire.
In 2004, Rolling Stone rated this song 124th on its list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March, 2005, Q Magazine placed this superhit at #2 in its list of 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. VH1 placed it at #65 on its show “100 Greatest Rock Songs.”
So, without further ado, the featured original this week is the Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin Jack Flash.”