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Fort Worth-born horn player Jim Price is usually a footnote in most Rolling Stones histories; his contributions to the canon -- he appears on Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup -- seldom merit mention, save as a sideman to sideman Bobby Keys, the Slaton, Texas, native oft considered "the longest-standing member of the Rolling Stones' auxiliary musicians."
But as we wind down the work week, let us take a moment to celebrate the trumpet playing of Jim Price, if only to point your direction toward a highly coveted (and recently remastered) Stones love-you-live offering on which he appears throughout: Get Your Leeds Lungs Out: Revisited. It's an essential, invaluable collection of never-fresher standards taken from a soundboard at the University of Leeds on March 13, 1971. Stones completists consider it the only live album worth a damn, so you'd best act now before it scampers back into the shadows. And, among the cuts: "Love in Vain," the Robert Johnson side cut at 508 Park Avenue in downtown Dallas in June 1937.
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