ROLLING Stone legend Keith Richards is present in spirit in the new album by Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, who play Glasgow’s King Tuts on Sunday night.

For a classic acoustic guitar, a 1964 Gibson Hummingbird, used by Richards in the writing and recording of such Stones hits as Street Fightin’ Man, is used on the album.

It reached Jones after Richards gave it to a mutual acquaintance, musician Alan Clayton. “There’s a real spirit to that guitar,” says Jones. “Just striking a chord felt as if a classic song was about to be written. It ended being played on every song on the album.”

Jim Jones himself is well-known from The Jim Jones Revue, Black Moses, and the garage psychedelic rockers, Thee Hypnotics, who were renowned for what one critic dubbed their ‘incandescent rock & roll’. They got back together last year for a reunion tour and put on a stunning show at King Tut’s.

Jones is no stranger to Scottish audiences - the Jim Jones Revue kicked off their farewell ‘The Last Hurrah’ tour in Glasgow - and he’s happy to be returning to King Tut’s on Sunday night.“I’ve always loved playing Scotland,” he says. “We’re always getting mails and texts from our fans asking when we’re coming up, so I’m really pleased that we’re bringing the show to King Tut’s.”Jones has appeared on such TV shows as Later with Jools Holland and Late Night with David Letterman, and took part in recording sessions for BBC presenter John Peel.

A seasoned veteran of the road, he has shared bills with The Stooges, Jack White, The Cult, The Cramps and Grinderman, the side-project of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He has also had his own shows on 6 Music.

CollectiV, the brand-new new album from the Righteous Mind, offers a dozen tracks, including a great cover of Wilson Pickett’s 1967 hit, I Found A Love. The opening track and lead-off single, Sex Robot, is a real statement of intent, and the album is, it’s said, made up of “rock ‘n’ roll, chain-gang chants, mutant soul and gospel.”

Top music magazine Mojo (“Jim Jones’ groove is fully maintained in gale-force determination, resolution and incision”) awarded the record four out of five stars, and others have joined in including Shindig!, Classic Rock, Record Collector (“explosive”) and Vive Le Rock (a “must-have album”).

‘CollectiV’ features a number of guest appearances including Thee Hypnotics’ guitarist Ray Hanson, and ‘Better Call Saul’ composer and ex-Primal Scream guitarist, ‘Little’ Barrie Cadogan, among others.

Commenting on the album, Jones said: “The idea was to take disparate influences and ideas and then bring them together.

“Just like in real life, these different elements work really well together.

“Come together and get involved!” he adds. “It’s an important time for us all to break down the barriers, work together and channel each other’s energies. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with CollectiV.”

The musicians in the Righteous Mind are Jones on vocals and guitar, Gavin Jay on bass, contrabass and backing vocals, Mal Troon on guitar, pedal steel and backing vocals, Matt Millership on piano and organ, and Andy Marvell on drums.

And it’s in a live setting where Jones believes fans will find the very essence of the band.

“This is a band that thrives on its interaction with an audience to create a spirit and force that sees both parties feeding off of each other,” he says.

“I absolutely love going out there and playing live, and the band goes out as often as possible,” says Jones. “A good rock’n’roll show is a positive force and it should have an emotional punch. It’s a heightened collective experience. ”

He adds: “There’s nothing worse than a band standing around and starting at its shoes. Give it your all or nothing at all!”

The band will be supported on the tour are the fast-rising Scottish band, ID KID, whose debut full-length album is ‘I Eat Cars Like You for Breakfast and There is Nothing You Can Do About It.’

* King Tut’s, Sunday, 8.30pm.