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Thread started 01/12/19 5:47am

Doozer

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Sexy MF chorus: Sonny T or Levi?

I’ve always read conflicting information about who actually SINGS “You sexy motherfuckerrrr” on this track. Does anyone have information on this that’s more definitive than an opinion? (Opinions are welcome, too...I’m just looking for something verifiable.)
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Reply #1 posted 01/12/19 5:59am

jjam

It's Levi.

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Reply #2 posted 01/12/19 6:05am

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I've always seen Levi credited for writing & singing the chorus.

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Reply #3 posted 01/12/19 7:43am

dodger

http://prince.org/msg/7/444033

Levi.
Confirmed in this thread by Mr Moops (Michael B Nelson).
And someone said they asked Levi himself and he confirmed.
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Reply #4 posted 01/12/19 8:02am

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dodger said:

http://prince.org/msg/7/444033 Levi. Confirmed in this thread by Mr Moops (Michael B Nelson). And someone said they asked Levi himself and he confirmed.

Whew. falloff

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Reply #5 posted 01/12/19 8:41am

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It's Levi.


And sounds nothing like Sonny's voice anyway.

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Reply #6 posted 01/12/19 9:17am

Doozer

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TrivialPursuit said:



jjam said:


It's Levi.




And sounds nothing like Sonny's voice anyway.



Well, I thought it could be heard as Sonny’s falsetto.
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Reply #7 posted 01/12/19 9:20am

Doozer

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dodger said:

http://prince.org/msg/7/444033

Levi.
Confirmed in this thread by Mr Moops (Michael B Nelson).
And someone said they asked Levi himself and he confirmed.


Thanks - that’s the kind of verification I was looking for and couldn’t find.
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Reply #8 posted 01/12/19 9:50am

jjam

Doozer said:

TrivialPursuit said:


And sounds nothing like Sonny's voice anyway.

Well, I thought it could be heard as Sonny’s falsetto.

That vocal is not falsetto anyway.

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Reply #9 posted 01/12/19 10:52am

TrivialPursuit

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Doozer said:

TrivialPursuit said: Well, I thought it could be heard as Sonny’s falsetto.

That vocal is not falsetto anyway.


Indeed!

Sonny has a rawness to his voice, almost a blaring quality (for lack of a better word, and it's not meant as a criticism). Levi has a smoother edge to this vocals a lot of the times. I never thought about who sang that line back in the day until someone pointed out that it wasn't Prince.

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Reply #10 posted 01/12/19 12:12pm

iZsaZsa

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Y'all are mega hardcore fans to know this kind of stuff cool.

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Reply #11 posted 01/12/19 12:23pm

TrivialPursuit

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all are mega hardcore fans to know this kind of stuff cool.


This ain't Top40.org.

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Reply #12 posted 01/12/19 12:25pm

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I would say Levi, sounds just like him.

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Reply #13 posted 01/12/19 12:32pm

dodger

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all are mega hardcore fans to know this kind of stuff cool.



Stop acting like you didn’t know. It’s your ringtone
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Reply #14 posted 01/12/19 12:43pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all are mega hardcore fans to know this kind of stuff cool.


This ain't Top40.org.

lol I hear you.

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Reply #15 posted 01/12/19 12:43pm

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dodger said:

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all are mega hardcore fans to know this kind of stuff cool.

Stop acting like you didn’t know. It’s your ringtone

lol

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