Editors’ Notes Collecting the Stones' BBC radio performances from 1963 to 1965, On Air captures a young band realizing and embracing its power. In keeping with the Stones' early approach, most of the tracks are blues or soul covers, and the band brings a scrappy, feral feel to Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" and Tommy Tucker's "Hi Heel Sneakers." When they toss in an original song like "The Last Time" or "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” the tunes bear an even more visceral feel than their now-classic studio versions.

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Come On (Saturday Club / 1963)
1
2:02
 
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Saturday Club / 1965)
2
3:46
 
Roll Over Beethoven (Saturday Club / 1963)
3
2:19
 
The Spider and the Fly (Yeah Yeah / 1965)
4
3:14
 
Cops and Robbers (Blues In Rhythm / 1964)
5
3:44
 
It's All Over Now (The Joe Loss Pop Show / 1964)
6
3:18
 
Route 66 (Blues In Rhythm / 1964)
7
2:32
 
Memphis, Tennessee (Saturday Club / 1963)
8
2:22
 
Down the Road Apiece (Top Gear / 1965)
9
2:01
 
The Last Time (Top Gear / 1965)
10
3:10
 
Cry to Me (Saturday Club / 1965)
11
3:07
 
Mercy, Mercy (Yeah Yeah / 1965)
12
2:54
 
Oh! Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin’) [Saturday Club / 1965]
13
1:49
 
Around and Around (Top Gear / 1964)
14
2:45
 
Hi Heel Sneakers (Saturday Club / 1965)
15
1:56
 
Fannie Mae (Saturday Club / 1965)
16
2:11
 
You Better Move On (Blues In Rhythm / 1964)
17
2:46
 
Mona (Blues In Rhythm / 1964)
18
2:58
 
I Wanna Be Your Man (Saturday Club / 1964)
19
1:52
 
Carol (Saturday Club / 1964)
20
2:31
 
I'm Moving On (The Joe Loss Pop Show / 1964)
21
2:06
 
If You Need Me (The Joe Loss Pop Show / 1964)
22
2:01
 
Walking the Dog (Saturday Club / 1964)
23
2:59
 
Confessin' the Blues (The Joe Loss Pop Show / 1964)
24
2:26
 
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (Top Gear / 1965)
25
3:34
 
Little By Little (The Joe Loss Pop Show / 1964)
26
2:30
 
Ain't That Loving You Baby (Rhythm and Blues / BBC World Service / 1964)
27
1:55
 
Beautiful Delilah (Saturday Club / 1964)
28
2:10
 
Crackin' Up (Top Gear / 1964)
29
2:16
 
I Can't Be Satisfied (Top Gear / 1964)
30
2:30
 
I Just Want to Make Love to You (Saturday Club / 1964)
31
2:16
 
2120 South Michigan Avenue (Rhythm and Blues / BBC World Service / 1964)
32
3:47