Rolling Stones songs: Feel On Baby
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Wanderlust and love disease/ Taken over and strangled me…
Written by: Jagger/Richards
Recorded: EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Jan. 31-Feb. 15 1983; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, May 1983; The Hit Factory, NYC, USA, June-July 1983
Guest musicians: Sly Dunbar (percussion), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
Reggae session men Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar played bass and drums on this. They supplied reggae rhythms for Bob Dylan and Grace Slick, among others.
Musicians from Senegal were brought in for percussion.
An instrumental version is the B-side to the “Undercover Of The Night” 12-inch single.
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
Following some tentative incursions into reggae with “Luxury” (on It’s
Only Rock ’N’ Roll) and “Cherry Oh Baby” (on Black and Blue), this time
the Rolling Stones really get to the heart of the matter. Under the aegis of
Keith Richards, who has never tried to conceal the influence an artist like
Max Romeo has had on him, “Feel on Baby” is 100 percent Jamaican in
spirit. And this influence is legitimized by the presence of bassist Robbie
Shakespeare and drummer Sly Dunbar, who, together, constituted the most
famous, most acclaimed rhythm section in Jamaica. The lyrics concern a
young woman whose sultry charms are redolent of the Caribbean: From the
first time, such a crush, such excitement, such a rush, in the kitchen, in the
car, in the ditch on the dirty floor. “Feel on Baby” has never been performed
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