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Reply #30 posted 12/20/18 3:13pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

anyone else think that "Miss Understood" should have been offered to Jill?

she definately would have been able to play that role, because it seems like the character she had in Purple Rain.

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Absolutely, and they would have pit her against Madonna who was aping that look for "Material Girl". That could have worked to her advantage. She might have even got the jump on owning that style if her album came out before True Blue.

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Reply #31 posted 12/21/18 1:41pm

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I think early to mid-1985 would be perfect.Some songs that I would use...

*"Sugar Walls"---the way I see it,Sheena Easton was already having hit singles.Prince needed to take care of his own artists first biggrin this would have been the perfect debut single for Jill.

*"Miss Understood"---this is a Family outtake that Susannah wasn't too fond of.I like it and I think it would have been perfect for Jill.

*G-Spot"----but with the same music used on Prince's 1983 version.

*"Baby,You're A Trip"

*"Wednesday"

Yes. There are like Purple Rain era songs that could have been a first JJ album PR-ATWIAD era bridge.

1 Sugar Walls

2 G-Spot

3 Wednesday

4 Manic Monday(Prince/Jill duet)

5 Baby Ur a Trip

6 Our Destiny (it would be cool if 3 versions were released -leads- 1. Prince 2. Lisa Coleman 3. Jill Jones

7 Miss Understood


Oh yeah...I forgot about "Our Destiny".That would have worked well on her album.

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Reply #32 posted 12/24/18 9:31am

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4 Manic Monday(Prince/Jill duet)

I know I'm in the minority,but I never really liked this song.It worked well for the Bangles,but it's not the type of sound I would want for a Jill Jones album in 1984/85.Jill's album should have that synth-heavy Minneapolis sound smile

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Reply #33 posted 12/28/18 6:07am

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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

4 Manic Monday(Prince/Jill duet)

I know I'm in the minority,but I never really liked this song.It worked well for the Bangles,but it's not the type of sound I would want for a Jill Jones album in 1984/85.Jill's album should have that synth-heavy Minneapolis sound smile

Well remember Jill was always trying to add music that was different... so I think her and Prince doing it as a duet would have worked and it would have been a hit directly attached to the purple camp.

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Reply #34 posted 12/28/18 6:53am

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SoulAlive said:

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Do you think it would have had the same success?
I mean for me whether it was Sheena or Jill I'm just glad it was released despite any popularity

I think it would have done well.Jill could have rode the Purple Rain hype train,just like Sheila E. and the others.And as a vocalist,she's just as good as Sheena.

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But Sheena already had an audience etc. "Sugar Walls" worked in part because it kinda was "a nice girl is getting corrupted by Prince".

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Reply #35 posted 12/28/18 6:57am

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Cinny said:

SoulAlive said:

speaking of Sheila......it took Prince one week to produce her album,so it's not like there wasn't enough time smile


And it seems that Jill Jones did guide vocals/BG vox on almost all of Prince's female-lead demos then. Another reason Sheila's album was finished so fast.

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It was done fast because most of it was originally recorded for Apollonia 6. https://musicfans.stackex...a/5508/129 .

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Reply #36 posted 12/28/18 7:26am

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BartVanHemelen said:

SoulAlive said:

I think it would have done well.Jill could have rode the Purple Rain hype train,just like Sheila E. and the others.And as a vocalist,she's just as good as Sheena.

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But Sheena already had an audience etc. "Sugar Walls" worked in part because it kinda was "a nice girl is getting corrupted by Prince".

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Reply #37 posted 01/03/19 5:12pm

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SoulAlive said:

I know I'm in the minority,but I never really liked this song.It worked well for the Bangles,but it's not the type of sound I would want for a Jill Jones album in 1984/85.Jill's album should have that synth-heavy Minneapolis sound smile

Well remember Jill was always trying to add music that was different... so I think her and Prince doing it as a duet would have worked and it would have been a hit directly attached to the purple camp.

I agree with SoulAlive - Manic Monday was perfect for The Bangles, because they put their "indie"rock spin on it, so it appealled to a more diverse crowd. It would have been more of a "pop" sound with Jill doing it. That song was HUGE in '86!!!

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Jill got a bum deal with regard to the delay of her album. However, I think Prince knew that Sheila would go big with Glamorous Life, and he was right. Sheila could also hold a crowd's attention with her drum playing. Jill had a decent voice, but not sure how she would have done as a solo act.

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I do agree she would have had more success with a release in '84/'85 - coming right off of PR and with the blonde "Marilyn Monroe" style.

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