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The Yardbirds – Stroll On (1966)

I’ve never been a huge fan of The Yardbirds but this is exceptional; recorded soon after Jimmy Page joined the band in 1966.

I re-stumbled upon this while re-watching Blow Up a few months ago and have been meaning to post it for some time.

The riff is a version of the all-time classic “Train Kept A-Rollin'” which was originally recorded by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951 (although, on this blog, it is Johnny Burnette’s era defining version from 1956 that has previously been posted here).

Apparently the plan had been to use Train Kept A-Rollin’ in Blow Up but it was axed for copyright reasons and this reworking was knocked together at the last minute.

Two versions of Stroll On: the first is the studio original while the second is the classic excerpt from Blow-Up which features the Yardbirds playing live in a club.

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