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Thread started 02/01/11 9:11am

MrNorway

Prince´s first ever song

Question: What was the very first song that Prince ever wrote? Has he ever revealed that in an interview or something? I think that based on the fact that he has such a huge amount of songs it would be very interesting to know a bit about his first attempts on making music, like; the name of the song, when he wrote it and if he has it on tape. (BTW, has anyone heard it??) Maybe it could say something in one of the Per Nielsen books for those who have read them, cos´I understand that he has severe Prince knowledge.

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Reply #1 posted 02/01/11 10:35am

OnlyNDaUsa

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I have read that "just another sucker" was the first song he wrote the lyrics of as part of a recording project.

but i suspect he like most middle/high school kids, wrote songs or poems well before anything he ever recorded or preformed.

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Reply #2 posted 02/01/11 10:52am

OnlyNDaUsa

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other continders are

Don't You Wanna Ride

I Spend My Time Loving You

Leaving For New York

Nightingale

Rock Me, Lover

Sweet Thing

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Reply #3 posted 02/01/11 10:57am

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One of the earliest Prince compositions mentioned in The Vault is a Prince penned song called "Machine." The song is described as having had a strong sexual content and compared in graphic detail a woman to a machine.

The song was part of 'Grand Central Corporation's' repertoire, in which Prince was a member. This was mentioned in a paragraph dating to early 1975.

The first real Prince songs mentioned (of which are entirely Prince's compositions) are in the summer of 1976. They were recorded at Chris Moons studios and the Prince penned songs listed are Baby, I'm Yours, Since We've Been Together, Leaving For New York and the instrumental Jelly Jam. All other songs recorded at this time were written by both Chris Moon and Prince.

Not saying this is 100% fact, but that is what is quoted in the book.

Some of the Moon sessions songs are included on the Work It 2.0 Vol 1 bootleg.

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Reply #4 posted 02/01/11 11:12am

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I am thinking the first mentions of prince was in Early 1976 in the Central High News paper.

I was called something like "Prince Nelson finds getting known is hard"

But I do not recall any mention of that song. I think he mentioned "machine" in a radio interview in 1981 in the UK. (the date is sometimes said to be 1979 as Prince fibs about his age by 2 years.)

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Reply #5 posted 02/01/11 11:27am

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^^ The OP asked what was Prince's first ever song. Not the first time he was mentioned.

And as i said in my post, i'm just going by what is printed in The Vault. And it mentions that Pepe Willie arranged for his friend Dale Menton to take a look at Grand Central Corporation.

The band set up in Mentons "Cook House" studio and ran through their songs. One of which was the Prince penned track "Machine."

This was early 1975.

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Reply #6 posted 02/01/11 11:38am

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According to DMSR, Prince said he wrote his first song at age 7 & it was titled "Funk Machine"

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Reply #7 posted 02/01/11 11:41am

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TheScouser said:

According to DMSR, Prince said he wrote his first song at age 7 & it was titled "Funk Machine

Ahh, conflicting information by the same author.

Cute song title for a 7 year old if it is true. lol

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Reply #8 posted 02/01/11 3:08pm

0ne0n0ne

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Whatever it was, it must've been good.

Can we get 2gether
To talk about everything?
We can talk about all of our dreams
Better yet darling...
We can talk about sleeping in.~0ne
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Reply #9 posted 02/01/11 5:16pm

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0ne0n0ne said:

Whatever it was, it must've been good.

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Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #10 posted 02/01/11 6:18pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

I am thinking the first mentions of prince was in Early 1976 in the Central High News paper.

I was called something like "Prince Nelson finds getting known is hard"

But I do not recall any mention of that song. I think he mentioned "machine" in a radio interview in 1981 in the UK. (the date is sometimes said to be 1979 as Prince fibs about his age by 2 years.)

Long nickname. Glad nobody ever called me that.

"Hello, Welcome to the Dawn...You've Just become an official member of the New Power Generation." "Your NPG Lunchbox and Membership Card will be in the mail soon." "This lame interlude will get worse each year you own this album."
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Reply #11 posted 02/01/11 10:30pm

jonylawson

his first song was called "machine"

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