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5 standalone drum tracks that prove The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is a genius

His drumming skills are amazing, and today, after he is no longer with us, we revisit five of his best musical moments through individual drum tracks that bring his contribution to the Rolling Stones to the fore...

Top best drum tracks by Charlie Watts, the legendary drummer of the Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts was a vital cog in the machine Rolling Stones for almost 60 years... And although he was not one of the founding members of the group, and The Stones hired him only a year after their formation - Watts became a legend and one of the most important members of the team! As soon as "rollings" hired him after a lot of drummers who weren't right for them for a number of reasons, they realized they finally didn't have to look for anyone else... "Charlie Watts gives me the ability to soar above the stage!" noticed once Keith Richards about your bandmate. The two musicians have always shared a special kinship, although in reality they could be different from each other: while Richards is a walking rock and roll cliché, Watts was far from it ...

He is a jazz lover and music is all that has ever mattered to him. His drumming skills are amazing, and today, after he is no longer with us, we will return to five of his best musical moments through selected drum tracks that highlight his contribution to creativity. Rolling Stones to the fore... So: these are Charlie Watts' best isolated drum parts. We begin…

"Sympathy For The Devil"

Song The Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil - a masterpiece, but if you hear it only through the prism of creativity Charlie Watts, the listener will be able to enjoy it in a whole new light. The track is considered to be one of the band's greatest creations. On top of that, it remains one of the album's most impressive tracks. Beggars Banquet

Later Mick Jagger will notice:

“It has a very hypnotic rhythm, a samba that has great hypnotic power, like good dance music… It doesn't speed up or slow down. It retains this permanent groove. In addition, the real samba rhythm is great for singing. However, there are other moments in it, for example, hidden primitiveness - because it is a primitive African, South American, Afro rhythm ... So for white people this is something very sinister ... "

Stray Cat Blues

In Stray Cat Blues featured some of the best percussion tricks Charlie Wattsas it perfectly sets the tone for a ferocious rock and roll number! Another delightful part of listening to Watts' isolated drums is that you don't hear the "dubious lyrics" that Mick Jagger blurts out about underage girls...

"Gimme Shelter"

"Gimme Shelter" fully embodies the best that is in The Rolling Stones! There's a dark undertone to this track, but the euphoria isn't too far off either. It can be said that in "Gimme Shelter" The Stones carving something beautiful out of the dark...

sixties turned out to be a crazy decade, the time when The Stones took to the forefront of a hectic typhoon that lit up the world with a bright new fuss. Although the Stones are not the most political group ever, they could not bring themselves to stand still while the atrocities were taking place in Vietnam, which they lament in a passionate manner. "Gimme Shelter". You can hear this energy clear as day on this isolated track...

"Start Me Up"

Keith Richards later said that this revered classic Stones was originally born as a reggae track, which is strange even to imagine ... However, during a break in recording, he and Watts decided to play around a bit with the track: by accident they turned it into the rock and roll giant we all know today!

"Honky Tonk Woman"

"Honky Tonk Woman" was conceived when Richards and Jagger temporarily opened a store in Brazil. They were inspired by the inhabitants of rural and remote areas of the country, known as "kaipiras". Richards' guitar did the rest... The Glimmer Twins (author's duet Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) brought back the essence of the song, and as you can hear, Watts helped bring their vision to life...

Later Keith Richards talking about the song:

“Honky Tonk Women was born in Brazil. Mick and I, Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg, who was pregnant with my son at the time... What didn't stop us from going to Mato Grosso and living on this ranch? It's all cowboys. It's all horses and spurs. Mick and I were sitting on the porch of this ranch and I started playing, basically fooling around with an old Hank Williams tune. Because we really thought we were real cowboys. Honky-tonk, women!”

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