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BRIAN JONES
The founder, former leader
and owner of the name ~ The Rolling Stones
Examples of his
Musical Contributions
excluding his normal guitar works
Brian Jones
A highly gifted multi-instrumentalist, Brian who achieved 9 "O" levels and 2 "A" levels at school with a sensative soul, he was a musical genius. Brian played guitar, slide guitar, piano, sitar, tamboura, organ, bells, dulcimer, harmonica, mellotron, xylophone, marimba, recorder, clarinet and several other instruments on his and the Rolling Stones records. There didn't seem to be an instrument he could not play, if he needed a sound, it took him no time at all to understand and play the instrument needed.
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Brian's main guitar in the early years was a Harmony Stratotone, which he replaced with a Gretsch Double Anniversary in two-tone green. In 1964 and 1965 he often used a teardrop-shaped prototype Vox Mark VI. From late 1965 until his death, Brian used Gibson models (various Firebirds, ES-330, and a Les Paul model), as well as two Rickenbacker 12-string models. He can also be seen playing a Fender Telecaster in the 1968 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" promo video.
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Some examples of Brian's musical contributions
(EXCLUDING HIS NORMAL GUITAR WORK)

Accordion
TRACKS


Autoharp
(chorded zither)
"You Got the Silver" (Album: Let It Bleed - 1969)
his final recording as a Rolling Stone
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67

Bass Guitar
TRACKS
"Gomper"
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967
Flowers - 1967

Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Forty Licks - 2002

Bells
TRACKS
"Lady Jane"
"I Am Waiting"

ALBUMS

Aftermath - 1966

Bo Diddley-style rhythm guitar
"I Need You Baby (Mona)"
the guitar riff in "The Last Time"

Bowed Double Bass
ALBUMS
Forty Licks - 2002

Clarinet
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67

Concert Harp
TRACKS
"2000 Light Years From Home"
"On with the Show"

ALBUMS

Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Dulcimer
(Appalachian)

TRACKS
"I Am Waiting"
"Lady Jane"
ALBUMS
Flowers - 1967
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67
Aftermath - 1966
Got Live If You Want It! - 1965

Dulcimer
(electric)

ALBUMS
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Between the Buttons - 1967

Flute
TRACKS
"Gomper"

"Citadel"
ALBUMS

Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Glockenspiel
TRACKS
"Citadel"
ALBUMS
Their Satanic Majesties Request

Harmonica
Brian played harmonica on many of the Rolling Stones' early songs.
Some Noted Examples

"Come On" (1963)
"Stoned" (1963)
"I Want To Be Loved" (1963)
"Not Fade Away" (1964)
"Little by Little"
"Tell Me (You're Coming Back)"
"I Just Want to Make Love to You" (1964)" (from The Rolling Stones)
"Good Times, Bad Times" (1964)
"Heart of Stone" (1964)
"2120 South Michigan Avenue" (1964) (from E.P. Five By Five)
"The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (1965) (from Out Of Our Heads)
"Look What You've Done" (1965) from December's Children (And Everybody's)
"High and Dry" - 1966
"Goin' Home" (1966)
"Who's Driving Your Plane?" (1966)
"Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son" (1968) (from Beggars Banquet)
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Beggars Banquet - 1968
Between the Buttons - 1967
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67
Aftermath - 1966
December's Children (And Everybody's) -1965
Out of Our Heads - 1965
The Rolling Stones, Now! - 1965
Got Live If You Want It! - 1965
12 X 5 - 1964
England's Newest Hitmakers (US) - 1964
The Rolling Stones - 1964


Harpsichord
TRACKS
"Lady Jane"
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967
Aftermath - 1966

Horn
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967

Kazoo
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967

Keyboards
TRACKS
"High and Dry"
"Goin' Home"
ALBUMS
Flowers - 1967
Aftermath - 1966


Koto
TRACKS
"Take It or Leave It"
"Ride On, Baby"

ALBUMS
Flowers - 1967

Marimba
TRACKS
"Under My Thumb"
"Out Of Time"
"Yesterday's Papers"
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967
Aftermath - 1966

Mellotron
TRACKS
"She's a Rainbow"
"We Love You"
"Jigsaw Puzzle"
"Stray Cat Blues"
"2000 Light Years from Home"
"Citadel"
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967


Oboe
"Dandelion"
"Baby, You're a Rich Man" ~ The Beatles (1967)
Organ
TRACKS
"Let's Spend the Night Together"
"Complicated"
"2000 Man"
"In Another Land"
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Between the Buttons - 1967
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67
Out of Our Heads - 1965
December's Children (And Everybody's) - 1965
Out of Our Heads - 1965
The Rolling Stones - 1964

Percussion
TRACKS
"Gomper"
"Midnight Rambler"
"My Little Ones" ~ Brian & Jimi Hendrix
All Along the Watchtower ~ Jimi Hendrix

ALBUMS
Let It Bleed - 1969
Flowers - 1967
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Between the Buttons - 1967
England's Newest Hitmakers (US) - 1964
The Rolling Stones - 1964

Piano
TRACKS
"2000 Light Years From Home"
ALBUMS

Between the Buttons - 1967
December's Children (And Everybody's) - 1965

Recorder
TRACKS
"Gomper"
"Ruby Tuesday"
"All Sold Out"
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Flowers - 1967
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967
Between the Buttons - 1967
A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67

Saxophone
TRACKS
"Dandelion"
"Citadel"
"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" - Beatles
1970
(recorded 1967)
ALBUMS
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967 (soprano sax)
Between the Buttons - 1967

Sitar
TRACKS
"Gomper"
"Street Fighting Man"
"Paint It, Black"

"My Little Ones" ~ Brian & Jimi Hendrix
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Beggars Banquet - 1968
Between the Buttons - 1967

Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

A Degree of Murder: Soundtrack - 1966/67
Aftermath - 1966

Slide Guitar
"I Wanna Be Your Man" (1963)
"I'm a King Bee" (1964)
"Little Red Rooster" (1964)
"I Can't Be Satisfied" and "Grown Up Wrong" (1964)
"I'm Movin' On" (1965, on the EP Got Live If You Want It!),

"Doncha Bother Me" (1966)
"No Expectations" (1968)

ALBUMS

The Rolling Stones
- 1964
The Rolling Stones No. 2 - 1964

The Rolling Stones, Now! - 1965
Aftermath - 1966
Beggars Banquet - 1968
Forty Licks - 2002

Tambourine
Album - The Rolling Stones (UK) - 1964
Album - England's Newest Hitmakers (US) - 1964
Album - 12 X 5 - 1964

Tambura
"Street Fighting Man"
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Beggars Banquet - 1968

Theremin
TRACKS
"2000 Light Years From Home"
"Please Go Home"
ALBUMS

Between the Buttons - 1967
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Flowers - 1967

Trumpet
TRACKS
"Child of the Moon"
ALBUMS
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967
Between the Buttons - 1967

Trombone
ALBUMS
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Between the Buttons - 1967
12 X 5 - 1964

Vibraphone
ALBUMS
Between the Buttons - 1967

In the early years, Brian also served as a backing vocalist.
Notable examples are

Backing Vocals
"Walking The Dog" co-lead vocals
"Come On"
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
"I Just Wanna Make Love to You"
"Walking the Dog"
"Money (That's What I Want)"
"I'm Alright"
"You Better Move On".
"Sympathy for the Devil".
ALBUMS
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) - 1969
Between the Buttons - 1967
Aftermath - 1966
Out of Our Heads - 1965
The Rolling Stones, Now! - 1965
The Rolling Stones No. 2 - 1965
Album - 12 X 5 - 1964
England's Newest Hitmakers (US) - 1964
The Rolling Stones - 1964

From 1966 onwards Brian's contributions in the recording studio were more as a multi-instrumentalist than as a guitarist. His aptitude for playing a wide variety of instruments is particularly evident on the albums
Aftermath (1966)
Between the Buttons (1967)
Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967).

Brian Jones

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