Brown Sugar
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1971 Brown Sugar 45 - 2

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he`s doing alright
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971 for two weeks
  • peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles chart in 1971
  • from the album Sticky Fingers (1971)
  • sax solo: Bobby Keys
  • ranks #495 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first single released on the groups own label, Rolling Stones Records
  • on the record:
               Mick Jagger- lead vocal, percussion
               Keith Richards- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
               Mick Taylor- electric guitar
               Bill Wyman- bass
               Charlie Watts- drums
               Ian Stewart- piano
               Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • written primarily by Mick Jagger, credited to Jagger/Richards
  • produced by Jimmy Miller
  • recorded December 2-4, 1969 at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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