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Prince & JIll Jones era (1987-1989)

I'll pretend I'm in a movie...

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even thought a lot of music spans earlier time periods as well

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...and the music continued 4 ever...

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All Day All Night

Baby Cries (Ay Yah)

Baby You're A Trip

Come Elektra Tuesday

Euphoria Highway

4 Love

G-Spot

Killin At the Soda Shop

Living Doll

Married Man

Mia Bocca
My Baby Knows(How 2 Love Me)

My Man

My Sex

Poka-Dot Tiger

Our Destiny

77 Bleeker St

Violet Blue

With U

Zebra With the Blonde Hair

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n_a

Paisley Park

Soundset Sound

Washington Avenue Warehouse

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Prince, Jill Jones, David Z, Clare Fischer, Coke Johnson, Susan Rogers, Peggy McCreary, Ed Garcia, Bernie Grundman

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St Paul Peterson, Jellybean Johnson, Eric Leeds, Atlanta Bliss, Bobby Z, Dr Fink, Lisa Coleman, BrownMark, Wendy Melvoin

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John Luongo Gary Hellman Paul Pesco

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Phil Ashley Rob Mounsey Mike Chase Steve Stevens(Billy Idol guitarist) Hugh McCraken Steven Gadd Randy Brecker John Faddis John Pugh Roger Rosenberg Chris Hunter Bob Minzer

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photos will span Prince's 1978-1989 period

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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #1 posted 01/09/18 6:23am

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"A very long pregnancy..." -Jill Jones

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I have only had one lover
Since I was 12 years old
So I don't care how hot U get me
I wouldn't do him cold
But there's somethin' about U, baby
That's got me koo koo
Would U hold it against me
If I said I loved another?
Tu vuole la mia bocca {U want my lips}

CHORUS:
Tu vuole la mia bocca
I love another
Tu vuole la mia bocca
Don't want no other

VERSE:
Something's happenin', I just can't explain it
U're doin' somethin' 2 me
My body's shakin', baby, shake, shake, shakin', baby
Shakin' like a leaf on a tree
I could never be unfaithful
Baby, I could never be
Boy, I got a feelin' that I ain't used 2 feelin'
I gotta do somethin'
Tu vuole la mia bocca

(I love a drama) {repeat in BG)
I'll pretend I'm in a movie
A make believe dream world caprice de la drama {... whimsical drama}
U can be a page in my diary
If U promise not 2 tell my mama
There's somethin' about U, baby
That's got me koo koo
I can't explain what's dancin' in my brain
We gotta do somethin'
Tu vuole la mia bocca

CHORUS
Sono caliente d' amore {I'm hot with love}
Il mio labio sono resbaloso {My lips are boiling hot}
Puoi toccare piano {U can touch softly}
Lo siento ma io voglio un altro {I'm sorry, but I love another one}

I love another! (CHORUS {x3})
I don't want no other! {x2}
Tu vuole la mia bocca
I love another
I'm going koo koo
Sono caliente d' amore
Il mio labio sono resbaloso
Puoi toccare piano
Lo siento ma io voglio un altro
Mia bocca

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-PrinceVault

Basic tracking for Prince's original version took place in 1982 or early 1983, most likely at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA.

In early November 1983 the song was worked on further, when Jill Jones recorded her vocals for it. Clare Fischer's horn and string arrangement was added sometime in 1986 or late 1985.

Prince mixed the song on 30 January 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (on the same day as mixing With You, G-Spot and Baby, You're A Trip, and recording It's A Wonderful Day).

Orchestral Players:
  • Cello - Fred Seykora, James Arkatov, Mary Louise Zeyen, Raphael Kramer
  • Double Bass - Arni Egilson, David Stone
  • French Horn - David Duke, James Thatcher, Joseph Meyer, Marny Johnson
  • Trombone - Charles Loper, Garnett Brown, Morris Repass
  • Trumpet - Bob Bryant, Robert Findley, Hal Espinosa, Ray Brown
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Viola - Alan DeVreitch, Jorge Moraga, Margot MacLaine, Myer Bello, Norm Forrest, Pam Goldsmith
  • Violin - Betty Moor, Bill Hybel, Don Palmer, Edward Green, Francine Walsh, Henry Ferber, Irma Neumann, Isabelle Daskoff, Janice Gover, Karen Jones, Pam Gates, Pat Johnson, Robert Sushel, Ron Folsom, Terry Schoenburn, William Hymanson
  • Woodwind - Arni Egilson, Bob Tricarico, David Edwards, Dick Mitchell, Gary Foster, Joe Soldo, John Lowe

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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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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A Mia Bocca (Extended Version)
Co-producer – PrinceWritten-By – Jill Jones, Prince
6:04 B1 Mia Bocca (Dub Version)
Co-producer – PrinceWritten-By – Jill Jones, Prince
5:48 B2 77 Bleeker St. (Extended Version)
Written-By – Jill Jones
4:34

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You forgot '4 Lust':

https://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=4_Lust

Not a huge loss tho biggrin

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FunkyDancer said:

You forgot '4 Lust':

https://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=4_Lust

Not a huge loss tho biggrin

4 Lust was created for her 2nd album, from what I've read

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OldFriends4Sale said:

FunkyDancer said:

You forgot '4 Lust':

https://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=4_Lust

Not a huge loss tho biggrin

4 Lust was created for her 2nd album, from what I've read

Well it still does belong to the 1987-1989 Prince & Jill Jones era (as per your thread title) so I figured it should be on that list too.

Do we know any other outtakes from that hypothetical second album?

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FunkyDancer said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

4 Lust was created for her 2nd album, from what I've read

Well it's still a Prince/Jill Jones collaboration written between 87 and 89 so I figured it should be on that list as well.

Do we know any other outtakes from that hypothetical second album?

Yeah I know, I did a previous thread on the 2nd album:Prince & Jill Jones 1989-1990

http://prince.org/msg/7/446425

this one is (it's how I keep it focused and not being all over the place) is about the events and music surrounding the 1987 released album.

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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 matter with your world
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OldFriends4Sale said:

FunkyDancer said:

Well it's still a Prince/Jill Jones collaboration written between 87 and 89 so I figured it should be on that list as well.

Do we know any other outtakes from that hypothetical second album?

Yeah I know, I did a previous thread on the 2nd album:Prince & Jill Jones 1989-1990

http://prince.org/msg/7/446425

this one is (it's how I keep it focused and not being all over the place) is about the events and music surrounding the 1987 released album.

Ok thanks I didn't see this one, will read now. Great threads by the way! Very visual.

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http://people.com/archive...l-28-no-1/

People Staff
July 06, 1987 12:00 PM

Jill Jones

Maybe Prince keeps finding new female protégées such as Vanity, Apollonia, Sheila E. and now Jones just to make sure there’s always someone to sing dirty to him. On All Day, All Night, Jones sings, “I watch as you make love to others/ Disgusting as it seems, it intoxicates me…/ My heartbeat accelerates and my mouth waters uncontrollably.” That lewd song is the weakest of three that Prince co-wrote and co-produced on Jones’s debut album. The others, Mia Bocca and For Love, have Prince’s banty rooster, rhythmic impetus. The man should bottle his remarkable ability to make all the instruments on a track sound percussive. David Z., who produced the rest of the album with Jones, gets a good horn sound but tends to overdo the strings. In a way Jones makes the same mistake with her voice, overindulging in pyrotechnics and histrionics. In a misguided effort to prove her versatility, she sings each song in a different character. There’s the herky-jerky Lydia Lunch delivery on Mia Bocca, the breathy Sheila E. soprano of G-Spot and the topper, a chiding Carmen Miranda-as-battle-ax tone for My Man. Jones may have talent, but it’s hard to find under her frantic ambition. (Paisley Park)

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 matter with your world
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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 matter with your world
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http://people.com/archive...l-28-no-1/

People Staff
July 06, 1987 12:00 PM

Jill Jones

Maybe Prince keeps finding new female protégées such as Vanity, Apollonia, Sheila E. and now Jones just to make sure there’s always someone to sing dirty to him. On All Day, All Night, Jones sings, “I watch as you make love to others/ Disgusting as it seems, it intoxicates me…/ My heartbeat accelerates and my mouth waters uncontrollably.” That lewd song is the weakest of three that Prince co-wrote and co-produced on Jones’s debut album. The others, Mia Bocca and For Love, have Prince’s banty rooster, rhythmic impetus. The man should bottle his remarkable ability to make all the instruments on a track sound percussive. David Z., who produced the rest of the album with Jones, gets a good horn sound but tends to overdo the strings. In a way Jones makes the same mistake with her voice, overindulging in pyrotechnics and histrionics. In a misguided effort to prove her versatility, she sings each song in a different character. There’s the herky-jerky Lydia Lunch delivery on Mia Bocca, the breathy Sheila E. soprano of G-Spot and the topper, a chiding Carmen Miranda-as-battle-ax tone for My Man. Jones may have talent, but it’s hard to find under her frantic ambition. (Paisley Park)

That's an interesting contemporary review alright, huh. This is my favourite ever Prince protégé album.

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B2 77 Bleeker St. (Extended Version)
Written-By – Jill Jones

Producer [Additional], Mixed ByArthur Baker

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jaawwnn said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

http://people.com/archive...l-28-no-1/

Picks and Pans Review: Jill Jones

People Staff
July 06, 1987 12:00 PM

Jill Jones

Maybe Prince keeps finding new female protégées such as Vanity, Apollonia, Sheila E. and now Jones just to make sure there’s always someone to sing dirty to him. On All Day, All Night, Jones sings, “I watch as you make love to others/ Disgusting as it seems, it intoxicates me…/ My heartbeat accelerates and my mouth waters uncontrollably.” That lewd song is the weakest of three that Prince co-wrote and co-produced on Jones’s debut album. The others, Mia Bocca and For Love, have Prince’s banty rooster, rhythmic impetus. The man should bottle his remarkable ability to make all the instruments on a track sound percussive. David Z., who produced the rest of the album with Jones, gets a good horn sound but tends to overdo the strings. In a way Jones makes the same mistake with her voice, overindulging in pyrotechnics and histrionics. In a misguided effort to prove her versatility, she sings each song in a different character. There’s the herky-jerky Lydia Lunch delivery on Mia Bocca, the breathy Sheila E. soprano of G-Spot and the topper, a chiding Carmen Miranda-as-battle-ax tone for My Man. Jones may have talent, but it’s hard to find under her frantic ambition. (Paisley Park)

That's an interesting contemporary review alright, huh. This is my favourite ever Prince protégé album.

Yeah a bit harsh.

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I've heard a good number of Prince fans express this about her vocal excersizes
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But I think, like a lot of us have expressed, that if she had a more 'cohesive' album set in particular time frames connected to a Prince album ie Purple Rain ATWIAD or Parade, it would have had much more success.
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The part about 'she sings each song in a different character' is kinda true because of that fact. So many songs spanning a wide time frame.

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Jill wanted a a more 'mature' album too. I think a more cohesive album would have given that. Like Glamorous Life is a very mature cohesive album.

There is a lot of good music on there. Mia Bocca & G-Spot being 2 of my favorites, but Violet Blue being right up there, yet a very new song to the catalogue

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OldFriends4Sale said:

jaawwnn said:

That's an interesting contemporary review alright, huh. This is my favourite ever Prince protégé album.

Yeah a bit harsh.

.

I've heard a good number of Prince fans express this about her vocal excersizes
.
But I think, like a lot of us have expressed, that if she had a more 'cohesive' album set in particular time frames connected to a Prince album ie Purple Rain ATWIAD or Parade, it would have had much more success.
.
The part about 'she sings each song in a different character' is kinda true because of that fact. So many songs spanning a wide time frame.

.

Jill wanted a a more 'mature' album too. I think a more cohesive album would have given that. Like Glamorous Life is a very mature cohesive album.

There is a lot of good music on there. Mia Bocca & G-Spot being 2 of my favorites, but Violet Blue being right up there, yet a very new song to the catalogue

I see it as an extension of the year, 1987, Sign O The Times - there ain't nothing cohesive about Sign o the Times 'cept it's brilliance. Similarly Jill Jones transcends the more limited (albeit still brilliant) earlier protege albums by not being stuck in a specific year or new studio sound.

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ill Jones, Mia bocca Directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino

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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 matter with your world
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Mia Bocca(instrumental) appeared/was heard in the Prince movie Under the Cherry Moon during Mary Sharons' birthday party.

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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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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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 matter with your world
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Reply #20 posted 01/17/18 1:53am

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1987 was an amazing year for music and for being a Prince Friend. Sign 'o' The Times and Jill Jones.
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Reply #21 posted 01/17/18 2:01am

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Jill's album is also the best protégé album

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