Song of the Day: Sugar Blue, “Miss You”

James “Jimmie” Whiting, also known as blues harmonicist Sugar Blue, was born in Harlem on this day in 1949. In the late ’70’s Memphis Slim suggested he visit Paris. Mick Jagger found him busking on the streets and invited him to play on several songs on the Rolling Stones’ Some Girls and Emotional Rescue albums, specifically “Some Girls,” “Send It To Me,” “Down In The Hole,” and “Miss You.” He’s also played with Johnny Shines, Louisiana Red, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie Dixon, Brownie McGhee and others. His cover of “Miss You” appeared on his 1994 album Blue Blazes.

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