From 1940-1960 it was
common for songwriters to write songs that
were being sung by different singers. If
such a song was very popular it became a
A 'Crooner' is a singer
of american 'standards'. Their style was
characterized by a relaxed and intimate
posture by the performer, singing in a soft
low tone in a sentimental manner.
Richards is known as “Mr. Rock 'n
Roll” . Most fans adore him because of his
rugged image. His most 'famous' songs are
'Happy', 'Before They Make Me Run' and others
all in the 'Chuck Berry' tradition.
What most fans do NOT know is that Keith
has an other side, next to his Rock &
Roll 'image'. To be able to see that 'side'
we must go back to his youth: After his
parents divorce he was raised by his mum.
"My mother played me jazz and all the
standards. That stuff just drips off of
me" , according to Keith himself. Sarah
Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie, Cole Porter, Hoagie Carmichael
were the songwriters/performers that influenced
Keith in that period.
On several occassions
during his Stones-career he has showed his
crooner-skills. He -especially- played some
melancholic "un-Stones-like" songs
during his stay in Toronto (1977), pre-rehearsals
at LongviewFarm (1981) and sessions at Finisterra
Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (1983) during
his marriage with Patti Hansen. Later he
also recorded some beautiful ballads with
the Xpensive Winos and The Rolling Stones.
It seems that while getting older more and
more Keith wants to show his 'real self'
in spite of the image he has build up in
the last fourty years.
we care, as we are getting older ourselves
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