Brian Jones - Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujuka
Label: Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#: COC 49100
Style: Field Recording
Credits: Engineer - George Chkiantz
Producer - Brian Jones
Vinyl is Mint
Cover has slightest ringwear and a 2 milimetre cut a half inch down the top lefthand corner.
Includes insert on textured brown paper including pictures and a paragraph from jones and one commenting on the music.
In 1967, the Rolling Stones were busted for drugs after police raided Keith Richards’ country house, Redlands. To escape the media frenzy they decided to go to Morocco, where they met Brion Gysin
Brian Jones, the musical experimenter of the group, became fascinated with Moroccan music. Through Brion Gysin and Hamri he got to hear the music of Joujouka. Jones found the music had a deep effect on him. According to Anita Pallenberg: “Brian wanted to learn the secrets of the Joujoukan music and incorporate it into the sound of the Rolling Stones”.
In 1968 Jones decided to go to the village and record an album there. He brought a young sound engineer from E.M.I.’s London studio and spent just two days in the village. When he returned to London he spent several week manipulating the sounds in an effort to recreate what he had heard in the village.
He supervised the cover design, which was dominated by a Hamri painting of Brian with the musicians.
However, before the album was released in 1969, Jones died in mysterious circumstances. The resulting album Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan in Joujouka was eventually released in 1971 and was the first LP released on the Stones’ own record label, Rolling Stones Records.
The album drew global media attention to the tiny village. Rolling Stone journalist Robert Palmer came to Morocco and wrote a feature on the group. This attention led to further western visitors and Joujouka inadvertently became the first group to be identified with what is now called “World Music”.
In honour of Jones, Hamri wrote the lyrics of “Brian Jones Joujouka very Stoned”, which the musicians put to music. This song has become an essential part of the musicians’ repertoire.
Courtesy of the MythiMedia project - Bologna University.
The paintings in the video are by William S. Burroughs.
The music, played by the Master Musicians of Joujouka, was recorded by Brian Jones
Brian Jones at Joujouka (art by William S. Burroughs)