Album: Black And Blue (1976)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the only track on Black And Blue that was not recorded at Musicland in Munich. It was done in their mobile studio in Rotterdam in January 1975.

    The album title is a popular one - other acts who have released records with this bruising label include Lou Rawls (1962), Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (1973), Gene Harris (1991), and Backstreet Boys (2000).
  • "Melody" is more of a jazz-themed song on an album that has a variety of styles, including reggae and funk. Charlie Watts used brushes on his drums.
  • Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings covered this song in 1998 with Peter Frampton playing the guitar solo. Which is interesting because Peter Frampton was among the auditioned guitarists jockeying for Mick Taylor's old spot in The Rolling Stones.
  • Billy Preston played piano and organ, and sings lead on the track with Mick Jagger. The song was originally listed as "inspired by" Billy Preston, but when Wyman covered the song, he just straight credited it to Preston.

Comments: 5

  • AnonymousDoes anyone’s dog howl to this song?
  • Zabo from Pugh, Pa.It's been said that Billy Preston did the foot stomp you hear on the song. Billy used to pimp out his hair and had a big Afro. He said Jagger & Keef used to make fun of his Afro. All in good fun though.
  • Frank from Boise, IdBill Wyman's Rhythm Kings recorded this song in 1998 with Georgie Fame on vocals/organ and Peter Frampton doing the guitar solo.
  • Melody from Jacksonville, Fli checked this song out because the title is the same as my name. my first name, not second...
  • Ted from Loveland, CoRecorded in January, 1975. Released in 1976 on the album Black & Blue.
    Lead Vocal: Mick Jagger Vocal Harmony: Billy Preston Guitars: Keith Richards Bass: Bill Wyman Drums: Charlie Watts Piano & Organ: Billy Preston Foot Stomp: Mick Jagger
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