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Prince & Jill Jones ~ 1989-1990

Graffiti Bridge era [1990 a Different View]

"a different kind of movie. It's not violent. Nobody gets laid."

-Prince

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Love Machine ( lead vocals Elisa Fiorillo )

Chocolate

AOSIS Studio in London

Kim Basinger + Jill Jones = Ingrid Chavez

Chris Bruce
Deep Kiss

Living Legend

Long Time

Unattainable Love

White Dogs

Red

Tango

Ecstasy

Revolutionary

Sweet Liberty

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Flesh And Blood

Am I Without U?

My Baby Knows How To Love Me

Boom, Boom, Can’t U Feel The Beat Of My Heart

My Man

Music is the Power. Love is the message. Truth is the answer.


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"I found somebody who, when we were writing together, there is a real dynamic energy aroused," Jill says of Bruce. "We are kindred and I owe him so much for walking into my life."

surrounding Prince & Jill Jones the Graffiti Bridge character and role and JJ's 2nd album music aborted

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Reply #1 posted 08/25/17 11:26am

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In 1989,Prince was preparing Jill's second album.One of the songs he submitted to her was "Boom Boom" and a video was filmed.

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Reply #2 posted 08/26/17 12:52pm

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SoulAlive said:

In 1989,Prince was preparing Jill's second album.One of the songs he submitted to her was "Boom Boom" and a video was filmed.

NICE!!!!

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Reply #3 posted 08/28/17 11:02am

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In 1989,Prince was preparing Jill's second album.One of the songs he submitted to her was "Boom Boom" and a video was filmed.

No wonder why Prince kept her around! Trying to be a little silly, but when I saw her in GB, I was amazed. She is hot and has talent.

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Reply #4 posted 08/28/17 7:44pm

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The second album... My mother passed away in '95. When she was diagnosed in cancer in '94, I had a deal with London Records. Steve Fargnoli hooked me up with them. My contract expired with Prince in 1993 on April 15... which I remember because it was seven years to the day. When my mom passed...I didn't want to sing. I don't think I handled it as professionally as I should have. I wrote a letter to my manager that said “You're just too busy going through the corporate world, because you don't know what the fuck you're doing.” And I faxed it. And we were dropped... I (later) recorded (the album Two) with Chris Bruce and it was cathartic. I had a new boyfriend at the time and that was a nightmare. (I) just had to get it all out. That record came and it was supposed to come. (The song) "Gorgeous Wonder" is about my daughter and she just saved me in so many ways. I just ended up going into interior design through friends. It was very trying and tricky. I remember (one time) that I was bartending and the RZA (from the Wu-Tang Clan) came in and said “you're Jill Jones” and I was like “No, I don't understand” and I pretended like I was French. Don't let your pride swallow you up...because that is a mistake. Everything's fixable and your good friends would never make you feel bad about it...

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Reply #5 posted 08/28/17 8:55pm

SoulAlive

Jill didn't like the "Boom Boom" song.She said it is an older song (from 1982?) that Prince reworked for her,but she still wasn't happy with it.Her planned second album on Paisley Park was never released.
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Reply #6 posted 08/29/17 9:28am

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I am surprised she did a video for this since she said she hated the song. Also notice another associate who had a bad time with Steve.

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Reply #7 posted 08/29/17 1:49pm

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Good song!

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Reply #8 posted 08/29/17 2:13pm

SoulAlive

laurarichardson said:

I am surprised she did a video for this since she said she hated the song.

Prince probably insisted that she do a video,just to see if it will work or not.....and to convince her that the song could be a hit.

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Reply #9 posted 08/29/17 2:21pm

SoulAlive

"My Baby Knows How To Love Me" and "Flesh and Blood" were two other songs that Prince was going to use for her second album

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Reply #10 posted 08/29/17 3:27pm

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kingricefan said:

Good song!


It is a really good song and not as sexual as she made it out to be. Tame for the times.
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Can't U feel the pumpin', baby?
Boom boom, pumpin', baby
Can't U feel the beat of my heart?

B-b-b-boom boom {x2}
B-boom boom {x3}

Come a little closer, baby
Put your hand on my chest
Feel the beat of my heart pumping through my dress
Something's on fire, baby
It's burning me up
Desire, it must be cuz your body's 2 much

CHORUS:
Can't U feel the beat of my heart?
Boom boom
Can't U feel the beat just a pumpin' 4 U?

Come a little closer, baby
I promise not 2 bite
U could tie me down, I wouldn't put up a fight
U can tear my clothes off
Cut my brand new dress
Something tells me U just might be the best

Boom boom

Can't U feel the pumpin', baby?
Boom boom, pumpin', baby
Can't U feel the beat of my heart?
Can't U feel the pumpin', baby?
Boom boom, pumpin', baby
Can't U feel the beat of my heart?

Come a little closer, baby
Put your hand on my chest
Feel the beat of my heart pumping through my dress
Something's on fire, baby
It's burning me up (It's burning me up)
Desire, it must be cuz your body's 2 much

CHORUS {x3}
(Boom boom)
(Just a pumpin' baby, baby, just a pumpin' baby) {x2}
Can't U feel it? {x3}
Can't U feel the beat of my heart?
B-b-boom boom
Can U... hehe... my heart... boom... hehe

Boom, Boom (Can't U Feel The Beat Of My Heart) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In Summer 1989, Prince revamped the track at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with My Baby Knows, from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and Am I Without U?). A video clip was produced for the song, indicating that it may have been intended as the first single from the album, but the album was not completed, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing.

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #12 posted 08/29/17 8:01pm

RJOrion

any Jill Jones content is GREATLY appreciated by me... always loved her, always will...

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Reply #13 posted 08/29/17 8:10pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

Boom, Boom (Can't U Feel The Beat Of My Heart) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In Summer 1989, Prince revamped the track at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with My Baby Knows, from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and Am I Without U?). A video clip was produced for the song, indicating that it may have been intended as the first single from the album, but the album was not completed, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing.



I've said this before: Jill's debut album should have been prepared and released much earlier.In 83/84,Prince had no shortage of songs for her ("Boom Boom" was originally recorded in 1982) and she would have been able to benefit from Prince's massive popularity back then.Late 1984 or early '85 is when her album should have came out.
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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:
Boom, Boom (Can't U Feel The Beat Of My Heart) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In Summer 1989, Prince revamped the track at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with My Baby Knows, from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and Am I Without U?). A video clip was produced for the song, indicating that it may have been intended as the first single from the album, but the album was not completed, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing.
I've said this before: Jill's debut album should have been prepared and released much earlier.In 83/84,Prince had no shortage of songs for her ("Boom Boom" was originally recorded in 1982) and she would have been able to benefit from Prince's massive popularity back then.Late 1984 or early '85 is when her album should have came out.

Yep, we've both been saying the same thing for a long time.

Under the Cherry Moon missed out on some good protege promo too

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #15 posted 08/30/17 12:14pm

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Was bumping Boom Boom n Jill's Flesh cuz o this thread earlier smile.

Listen to who? Let's get what?

Can't nobody... fuck wit us.
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Reply #16 posted 08/30/17 12:17pm

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Also, luv that pic n the vid. She was fine! love

Listen to who? Let's get what?

Can't nobody... fuck wit us.
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Reply #17 posted 08/30/17 12:37pm

leadline

Jill was always my fav, vocally and visually, of his associated artists. What a babe.

I also found out today she is half black, never knew that!


[Edited 8/30/17 13:31pm]

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Reply #18 posted 08/30/17 1:27pm

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leadline said:

Jill was always my fav, vocally and visually, of his associated artists. What a babe.

I also found out today she is half black, never know that!


[Edited 8/30/17 12:52pm]



SNIP -off topic -OF4S
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Reply #19 posted 08/30/17 1:33pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



SoulAlive said:


OldFriends4Sale said:
Boom, Boom (Can't U Feel The Beat Of My Heart) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In Summer 1989, Prince revamped the track at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with My Baby Knows, from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and Am I Without U?). A video clip was produced for the song, indicating that it may have been intended as the first single from the album, but the album was not completed, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing.

I've said this before: Jill's debut album should have been prepared and released much earlier.In 83/84,Prince had no shortage of songs for her ("Boom Boom" was originally recorded in 1982) and she would have been able to benefit from Prince's massive popularity back then.Late 1984 or early '85 is when her album should have came out.


Yep, we've both been saying the same thing for a long time.



Under the Cherry Moon missed out on some good protege promo too





Totally missed out, UCM could have faired better maybe if protégés were included more.
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Reply #20 posted 08/30/17 2:25pm

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leadline said:

Jill was always my fav, vocally and visually, of his associated artists. What a babe.

I also found out today she is half black, never know that!


[Edited 8/30/17 12:52pm]

SNIP-off topic -OF4S

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Reply #21 posted 08/30/17 4:52pm

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Jill Jones' role in the Graffiti Bridge movie was originally much larger than what she ended up playing. Kim Basinger was intended as the original lead in the movie, but when she and Prince parted company shortly before filming began, Prince simply combined Kim's and Jill's parts together and gave them to Ingred Chavez. Jill was then given a much smaller role as Prince's girlfriend.

While flying to Minneapolis to film the movie, Jill read the revamped script and began to tear it up and started to throw pages all around the cabin. Jill retired to the bathroom while her PA had to walk around the plane asking fellow passengers for pages of the script back.

Jill later said that if she had not been on the plane already she would have turned right round and returned home.

Jill did turn up in Minneapolis but she refused to talk to Prince on the set of Graffiti Bridge. In fact she refused to communicate with anyone except in French. Prince got upset and told Jill "If you don't smile and act better round here, then this is your replacement," and then showed Jill a photograph. Jill replied "Oh, an old girlfriend?" She stayed to complete the film but her relationship with Prince was never the same.

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What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Cat Glover

Prince, Madonna and I were the original lineup for Graffiti Bridge. That movie was strictly written for Prince, Madonna and myself. Period. Exclamation point.
That movie was actually written on the Lovesexy Tour. Everyone in that movie replaced us. Prince actually wrote the movie and most of it was what we experienced on the Lovesexy Tour. Madonna pulled out of the movie and I left Prince; I quit. So, he had to revamp the script.
That's when he got Ingrid Chavez and everyone else. But, Mavis Staples was one person that was originally supposed to be in the movie. She was always part of the movie. Sheila E. was part of the movie. Everyone else was a replacement. I don't mean to say it that way, it sounds kind of harsh and mean, but, I know the original script.
I was in the studio with Madonna and Prince when they were discussing the script. The story was totally different. I remember they were arguing over the script, bragging on each other, talking about each other's shoes and I was laughing. Madonna said to Prince "Cat and I should have a dance battle" and Prince said (speaking in a low raspy voice) "I don't think so. I don't think you want to do that. I don't think you want to dance against Cat." That's just how he said it. I'll never forget it.
That was two powerful people, together, in the same space—and me. I was more like a bystander listening and watching.
But, the whole movie changed.

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #23 posted 08/30/17 6:19pm

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Beautiful!!

OldFriends4Sale said:

Cat Glover

Prince, Madonna and I were the original lineup for Graffiti Bridge. That movie was strictly written for Prince, Madonna and myself. Period. Exclamation point.
That movie was actually written on the Lovesexy Tour. Everyone in that movie replaced us. Prince actually wrote the movie and most of it was what we experienced on the Lovesexy Tour. Madonna pulled out of the movie and I left Prince; I quit. So, he had to revamp the script.
That's when he got Ingrid Chavez and everyone else. But, Mavis Staples was one person that was originally supposed to be in the movie. She was always part of the movie. Sheila E. was part of the movie. Everyone else was a replacement. I don't mean to say it that way, it sounds kind of harsh and mean, but, I know the original script.
I was in the studio with Madonna and Prince when they were discussing the script. The story was totally different. I remember they were arguing over the script, bragging on each other, talking about each other's shoes and I was laughing. Madonna said to Prince "Cat and I should have a dance battle" and Prince said (speaking in a low raspy voice) "I don't think so. I don't think you want to do that. I don't think you want to dance against Cat." That's just how he said it. I'll never forget it.
That was two powerful people, together, in the same space—and me. I was more like a bystander listening and watching.
But, the whole movie changed.

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There was a thread by Robin Power earlier this year or late last year, where Robin talked a little about her interaction with JJ or lack of on the Graffiti Bridge set, ...

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #25 posted 08/30/17 6:57pm

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In the interview Jill Jones did on Aug20 for the Prince Podcast, she goes into great detail on graffiti bridge, some real interesting stuff. Inteview is over 2 hours long and very very informative.

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Reply #26 posted 08/30/17 8:11pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



Jill Jones' role in the Graffiti Bridge movie was originally much larger than what she ended up playing. Kim Basinger was intended as the original lead in the movie, but when she and Prince parted company shortly before filming began, Prince simply combined Kim's and Jill's parts together and gave them to Ingred Chavez. Jill was then given a much smaller role as Prince's girlfriend.



While flying to Minneapolis to film the movie, Jill read the revamped script and began to tear it up and started to throw pages all around the cabin. Jill retired to the bathroom while her PA had to walk around the plane asking fellow passengers for pages of the script back.


Jill later said that if she had not been on the plane already she would have turned right round and returned home.



Yeah I remember this story smile Jill angrily walked to the restroom and her assistant was going around the plane saying "can I have that page,please....yeah the one in your fettuccini"? LMAO

When you think about it,Jill got a raw deal in both movies (PR and GB).Neither movie featured a song by her and her character was unimportant.In GB,she had to lip-sync someone else's vocals ("Love Machine").

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Reply #27 posted 08/30/17 8:12pm

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Cat Glover

Prince, Madonna and I were the original lineup for Graffiti Bridge. That movie was strictly written for Prince, Madonna and myself. Period. Exclamation point.
That movie was actually written on the Lovesexy Tour. Everyone in that movie replaced us. Prince actually wrote the movie and most of it was what we experienced on the Lovesexy Tour. Madonna pulled out of the movie and I left Prince; I quit. So, he had to revamp the script.
That's when he got Ingrid Chavez and everyone else. But, Mavis Staples was one person that was originally supposed to be in the movie. She was always part of the movie. Sheila E. was part of the movie. Everyone else was a replacement. I don't mean to say it that way, it sounds kind of harsh and mean, but, I know the original script.
I was in the studio with Madonna and Prince when they were discussing the script. The story was totally different. I remember they were arguing over the script, bragging on each other, talking about each other's shoes and I was laughing. Madonna said to Prince "Cat and I should have a dance battle" and Prince said (speaking in a low raspy voice) "I don't think so. I don't think you want to do that. I don't think you want to dance against Cat." That's just how he said it. I'll never forget it.
That was two powerful people, together, in the same space—and me. I was more like a bystander listening and watching.
But, the whole movie changed.

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lol

...he told Madonna to her face, she didnt want it with Cat's sexy ass... Cat must have felt like a million dollars at that moment... great story...

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Reply #28 posted 08/30/17 10:18pm

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purplefam99 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:



SoulAlive said:


OldFriends4Sale said:
Boom, Boom (Can't U Feel The Beat Of My Heart) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In Summer 1989, Prince revamped the track at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with My Baby Knows, from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and Am I Without U?). A video clip was produced for the song, indicating that it may have been intended as the first single from the album, but the album was not completed, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing.

I've said this before: Jill's debut album should have been prepared and released much earlier.In 83/84,Prince had no shortage of songs for her ("Boom Boom" was originally recorded in 1982) and she would have been able to benefit from Prince's massive popularity back then.Late 1984 or early '85 is when her album should have came out.


Yep, we've both been saying the same thing for a long time.



Under the Cherry Moon missed out on some good protege promo too





Totally missed out, UCM could have faired better maybe if protégés were included more.


I could have sworn that,months before UTCM came out,I heard that Mazarati was gonna appear in it....probably be in a club scene?
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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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