100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs


"Slave" (1981)

The Rolling Stones
Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Like almost everything on Tattoo You, this grunting, growling stomp was recorded years earlier – in Rotterdam, during the Black and Blue sessions. It's a five-minute, cowbell-thwacking jam, with funky organ from Billy Preston and the great Sonny Rollins on sax. It's also a superb showcase for the range of Jagger's voice, which leaps from soul-man falsetto to bluesy moans.

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