This time around (January 14-28, 1974) the band, with Mick Taylor, who missed the first sessions because of illness, back in their ranks worked on five more future album tracks. Once again, Nicky Hopkins and Billy Preston were around to help out on keyboards, but they sat out on 'Dance Little Sister', a no-nonsense rhythm and blues track that appealed to Ian Stewart's perception of what the Stones ought to be.
Dance Little Sister is a typical Keith Richards R&B rocker. After the first few seconds, where the guitar and drums almost struggle to find the exact groove, the song rocks at road-running pace with twin guitar riffs under the bonnet. Stu confirms the song's rock 'n' roll origin capturing a trade-mark bar room piano feel.
Adapted from the following sources:
Martin Elliott, The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2002, Cherry Red Books, 2002.
James Hector, The Complete Guide To The Music Of The Rolling Stones, Omnibus Press, 1995.