Album: Gettin’ Ready
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Like “Get Ready,” I first heard “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” on the AM radio as a cover version by a white group. In this case, it was a now-obscure group of English cultural appropriators called “The Rolling Stones,” whose version I heard all the time on 13 KYNO AM all the time during the autumn of 1974.
That version made it to #17, making the Rolling Stones kinda sorta one-hit wonders before they drifted off into obscurity. After all, their pedestrian arrangement of the song had none of the wit and interplay of what the Funk Brothers put down, and instead relied on the tired rock trick of speeding up at the end. Yawn. Let us never speak of The Rolling Stones ever again.