In 1973 or 1974 (accounts vary) while Lennon was in L.A. during his infamous “Lost Weekend,” he produced a song for Mick Jagger — a cover of bluesman Willie Dixon’s “Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup).” Accounts also vary as to whether Lennon plays guitar on the track or appears at all, but it is in the vein of some of the funky tunes on his 1974 album WALLS AND BRIDGES, such as “Beef Jerky” and “What You Got.”
It also features some of Lennon’s favorite session musicians: Jim Keltner on drums, Jesse Ed Davis on guitar, Bobby Keys on sax, not to mention Harry Nilsson on backing vocals. (Lennon was producing Nilsson’s PUSSY CATS albums around the same time.) Other musicians include Jack Bruce of Cream on bass and Al “Like a Rolling Stone” Kooper on keyboard.
It was not released until 2007, on the compilation THE VERY BEST OF MICK JAGGER.