Black And Blue

Universal Music Italia srL.
Release date
17 Aug 2009
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Hot Stuff (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 5:21 214
2 Hand Of Fate (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 4:29 214
3 Cherry Oh Baby (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 3:54 173
4 Memory Motel (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 7:09 239
5 Hey Negrita (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 5:00 139
6 Melody (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 5:50 152
7 Fool To Cry (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 5:06 228
8 Crazy Mama (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) 4:35 135

About this album

Black and Blue is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1976. It was the band’s first studio album released with Ronnie Wood as the replacement for Mick Taylor. Wood had played 12-string acoustic guitar on the track “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)” of the 1974 Rolling Stones album It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll and appears on half of the Black and Blue album tracks (mostly backing vocals) with Wayne Perkins and Harvey Mandel playing guitar on the remaining titles.


In December 1974 The Rolling Stones returned to Munich, Germany—the recording site of their previously release It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll—and began the recording of their new album at Musicland Studios, with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (as The Glimmer Twins) producing again. With a view to releasing it in time for the summer 1975 Tour of the Americas, the band broke for the holidays and returned in January in Rotterdam, Netherlands to continue working—all the while auditioning new guitarists as they recorded. Among the hopefuls were Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher, Harvey Mandel, Wayne Perkins, Peter Frampton and Ronnie Wood (although only Mandel’s, Perkins’ and Wood’s guitar work would appear on the finished album). With much work to follow, it was decided to delay the album for the following year and release the Made in the Shade compilation instead. “Cherry Oh Baby” (which was a cover version of an early reggae song) would be the only song from the upcoming album sporadically played on the Americas tour.

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  • reagan0

    Not their best, but it's got some really good stuff, including a great rendition of Cherry Oh Baby.

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • santivillarreal

    One of his worst

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    underrated--hand of fate is one great song

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • pepganzo


    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • FerdinandCoool

    Idon't know if I'm getting connected with this one, better listen some more times to see if I can get along.

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lihei

    One of my fav albums of the Stones and I think their last really great album.

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Turnersmemo

    Memory Motel is a great ballad

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • ReachDown

    One of their worse album. At least not as bad as Dirty Work.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Bose-Man

    If I was Charlie Watts I would have been mighty unhappy with the picture on this album cover.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zepelinho

    well guys, this probably ain't one of the best albuns, but at least it's much better than black & blue by backstreet boys... think 'bout it an' enjoy it!!!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Gaffes

    Black and Blue shows the talent by The Rolling Stones.

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mirrorball95

    To me this is probably one of the worst Stones albums and I've only heard a few of their 90s/00s ones. Not a fan of the disco-esque vibes on this album.

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • killingursoul


    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ClaudioGurgel

    Sem querer mal dizer o álbum,“Black And Blue” é sem dúvida nenhuma o trabalho menos rock da banda. Embalado por grooves e jams as faixas passam pelo R&B, Disco, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, até chegar ao rock em “Hand Of Fate” e “Crazy Mama”. As baladas “Memory Motel” e “Fool To Cry” são os grandes destaques, com ótimos arranjos, e a interpretação histórica de Mick Jagger nos vocais. Esse que é o décimo terceiro trabalho da banda traz o estreante Ron Wood no lugar de Mick Taylor, e sua chegada abriu um novo horizonte mais dançante e ritmado pra banda, bem diferente do antecessor, e bem roqueiro, “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll”. Mesmo assim até hoje não ouvi nenhum fã falar mal do álbum.

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • dominic_john

    V. Good album.

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • cAsblancas

    my favourite stones album

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • iantm

    Calling this their best album is hyperbolic, but it's underrated.

    7 Nov 2009 Reply

    The Rolling Stones Jam & Reggae album. It grows on you after a couple of listens.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Bentwick09

    their best album..., point.

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ianlefferts

    One of the most underrated, greatest albums of all time. I second what Roapte said.

    16 May 2009 Reply
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