100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs


"Prodigal Son" (1968)

The Rolling Stones
GAB Archive/Redferns

The Stones cut plenty of blues covers but rarely sounded this authentic: an unplugged, acoustic-slide-guitar-driven cover of the Rev. Robert Wilkins' country blues about a boy who returns home after venturing out into the world on his own. Considering that the Stones began as blues purists, they were making a kind of homecoming too.

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