Cherry Oh Baby

Album: Black And Blue (1976)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is cover of Eric Donaldson's 1971 reggae song. The Stones recorded Goats Head Soup three years earlier in Jamaica, but this is the most they got into reggae.
  • This was the first time Ron Wood appeared on a Stones album. They were auditioning lead guitarists during Black And Blue, and while Wood only played on this and "Hey Negrita," he was named to the band before it was released and appeared on the cover.
  • The reggae group from England UB40 also covered this. It's on their 1983 album Labour Of Love. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Christopher - Greenfield Center, NY
  • Charlie Watts (from According to the Rolling Stones): "The reggae influence on the songs on Black And Blue came primarily from Keith... Mick was certainly into reggae. I had all those (reggae) records in France with me when we moved there and when we were recording tracks for Exile on Main St. at Keith's house. Mick used to have them as well. I'd play him 'Cherry Oh Baby' or he'd play one to me. And The Harder They Come was an album Keith listened to a lot." >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France

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  • Simon from London, United KingdomI think you will find that ron wood was also on "its only rock'n'roll" from 1974 on the title track.
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