"Boogie 4 Stu" is a tribute to pianist Ian Stewart ("Stu"), founding member of the Rolling Stones and later their long serving road manager. Pianist Ben Waters, who played with Stu's band Rocket 88 and is now in The A,B,C & D Of Boogie Woogie with Charlie Watts, is the man behind the project.
Ben Waters plays throughout, with both Charlie Watts and Jools Holland on many tracks. Other guest appearances come from Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, PJ Harvey and Hamish Maxwell but for many the highlight of the album will be the bluesy cover of Bob Dylan's "Watching The River Flow" featuring Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood on guitars, Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass.
The album concludes with Ian Stewart and his band Rocket 88 performing the Sam Cooke track "Bring It On Home" live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
1) Boogie Woogie Stomp (Albert Ammons) 2) Roomin' House Boogie (Amos Milburn) 3) Worried Life Blues (Big Maceo) 4) Boogie 4 Stu (Waters, Holland) 5) Make Me A Pallet (Jimmy Yancey) 6) Midnight Blues (Trad) 7) Lonely Avenue (Ray Charles) 8) Watchin' The River Flow (Bob Dylan) 9) Roll Em' Pete (Big Joe Turner) 10) Suitcase Blues (Albert Ammons) 11) Bring It On Home (Sam Cooke).