Hey Negrita

Album: Black And Blue (1976)
  • Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics about his wife at the time, Bianca, who he affectionately called "Negrita." The title was sometimes misinterpreted as a racial slur.
  • The Stones were experimenting with reggae music, which was an influence on this track. Ron Wood said of how it came together: "I had this particular lick that I took into the studio and the others said, What are we going to start with? and I said, I've got this song. Charlie was sitting behind his kit, so he was already into it and then Keith and Mick both got into the motion of it. That was Hey Negrita, which came together very easily. The key to getting a song across in this band is never to try and write all the words. If you've got the rhythm, you're lucky! Let Mick write the words and then you're in with a chance." >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2

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