Monkey Man (The Rolling Stones song)
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|Song by the Rolling Stones|
|from the album Let It Bleed|
|Released||5 December 1969|
Composition and recording
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote "Monkey Man" as a tribute to Italian pop artist Mario Schifano, whom they met on the set of his movie Umano Non Umano! (Human, Not Human!). Recorded in April 1969, the song's introduction features distinctive vibraphone, bass and guitar, as well as piano; it came between the band's firing of Brian Jones and the hiring of Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Richards plays the main guitar riff, with Ry Cooder (un-credited)) playing the slide guitar solo, Jagger provides vocals, producer Jimmy Miller plays tambourine, Nicky Hopkins plays piano, Charlie Watts provides drums, while Bill Wyman plays vibraphone and bass. Wyman's vibraphone is mixed onto the left channel together with Hopkins' piano.
- Mick Jagger – vocals
- Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar, vibes
- Charlie Watts – drums
- Nicky Hopkins – piano
- Jimmy Miller – tambourine
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