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You Gotta Move

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“You Gotta Move” is a song written by Fred McDowell and Rev. Gary Davis. Being a well-known song of McDowell’s as “You Got to Move”, it was most famously recorded by the British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones and is featured on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. The song has a haunting and raw acoustic blues-riff and the lyrics has a clear touch of gospel, as Mick Jagger sings as if he were imitating a Southern Black dialect. It’s a rustic, Delta blues song that’s led on by Charlie Watts’ minimalistic drumming and cymbal smashing, Mick Taylor’s fierce el-guitar and some ritualistic backup vocals, and ends with an almost falsetto note, in a tradition of many gospel songs. The Rolling Stones released a concert version on Love You Live in 1977, featuring Billy... Read on...

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