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Prince & the Time(What Time Is It?) 1982-1983

Once upon a time ...

The Starr ★ Company

Jamie Starr's a thief
It's Time 2 fix your clock
Vanity 6 is so sweet
No U can all take a bite of my purple rock...

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Prince Morris Day Jerome Benton Dez Dickerson Jimmy Jam Jellybean Johnson JJ/Jill Jones Jessie Terry Lewis Johnson Monte Moore Vanity Kim Upsher Susan Moonsie

The Walk
Wild & Loose
OneDayI'mGonnaBeSomebody
I Don't Want 2 Leave U
777-9311
Gigolos Get Lonely Too
Grace
Jerk Out
Colleen

Bold Generation

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OnedayI'mgonnabesomebody

Prince & the Time (Controversy) era 1981-1982 *

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As the mystery in Minneapolis grows wider, more and more wonder who's really doing what to earn those gold records which are accumulating among Prince's entourage.

He wears his sexuality just above the knees, where his uni-sex leg-warmers end and his fleshy thighs begin. His multi-racial politics dart in and out of darkens and light between religious doom-saying and party-hearty platitudes. Born with a dirty mind, he's learned the music au natural, with no guidance, no lessons, no waiting.

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Self described as "his mother's favorite freak," Prince has a grand chance at becoming a King. But to those who first plucked him from obscurity in north Minneapolis at age 17, he's a "very thorny rose," a five-foot-two Napoleon in drag. He's also super secret. And at 23 years, the handsome kid in his Frederics of Hollywood underwear and Humphery Bogart's (studded) trenchcoat is quickly becoming the most talked about, least understood mystery musicmaker on the block. Here in Minneapolis-St. Paul (America's Twin Cities located in the quiet, and often cold, north country), we simply call him "His Royal Badness," founding father of The Time, master designer behind Vanity 6. The man-child behind the curtain. Sometimes he plays unannounced with his band in our bars.

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Ironic as it is, that sad situation may prove to be the ideal environment for the one-man sex and music machine. Prince still makes his home here, out of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, 20 minutes from the cities. His family, including his divorced father, who leads a musical life of his own, and one of his sisters, who sings in a local Black gospel choir is scattered across the Twin Cities. One of nine children, Prince Rogers Nelson can go about his business, recording in his private studio, the one located "somewhere in uptown." Or he can hang out at the First Avenue club where he has often tested out his latest jams on an unsuspecting dance crowd. Nobody bothers him much, even when he's in the cool company of his good pal Morris Day from The Time, or Vanity from Vanity 6. If he feels claustrophobic, he can commute to Los Angeles or New York. Being famous insures a smooth getaway.

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...Musically, Prince has already gone beyond being "the next big thing" in Black funk and White rock. He's blasted the color line with more credible street sense than a dozen Rick James come-ons. He warns parents not to let their children watch TV until they know how to read, but in the next minute, he can be singing praises of blow jobs in the bedroom or inciting everybody to party up "cuz "everybody's got the bomb" and the selective service has got your number.

One thing, though is certain - Prince is busy building his Kingdom. In 1980, he took a floundering local R&B band called Flyte Tyme (one of its former lead singers was Cynthia Johnson of Lipps, Inc. "Funkytown" fame), redressed its players, realigned its musical grooves and some of its members and created The Time. Depending on whom you talk to, The Time is either a bad-assed brainchild of Morris Day, a former drummer turned slick Romeo, a Little Richard look-alike and the group's lead singer and showman. Or The Time is a complete front for Prince, the workaholic wonderkid, who some say wrote, produced, played and arranged everything on The Time's first album. Son Of A Dirty Mind cried privileged insiders here in the Twin Cities when the band turned out its first flag-raising anthem, "Get It Up," or dancefloor showpiece and anthem called "Cool," By the time The Time got around to album number two, What Time Is It?, few local critic and record moguls believed that the baggy-trousered funksters weren't just spewing back a Princely script complete with smooth moves and a more accessible Black pop sound than his own.

Ask Alexander O'Neil about the royal court, another Flyte Tyme singer who didn't make the team or didn't want to keep Time under Prince's decrees, and he'd all but tell you, Morris and the fellas are being kept by you know who. Jamie Starr, a name that's appeared on Prince's albums as well The Time's, could settle the controversy surrounding the Prince connection. But finding Jamie Starr is like trying to cop a dip from the invisible man. He doesn't exist. Jamie Starr is Prince's nowhere man. O'Neil would no doubt love to see that Starr name at the bottom of his own current recording project. It's magical; it moves records, it opens big doors at major record labels, especially Warner Brothers.

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... In a live setting, The Time backs Vanity, with you know who looking over their shoulders. You see, it's family affair. And it's becoming so solidified that even Prince has begun dropping joke lines about Jamie Starr and his too wild and loose offspring. "Jamie Starr's a thief," he says on the new 1999 album. "The Time will fix your clock," and "Vanity 6 is so sweet" he mugs during "Dance,Music,Sex,Romance." So what if Prince is indeed the mystery man pulling the wool over our eyes? He's pitting people to work and giving the rest of the general population a proven formula for outrageousness in this year's unending depression. And so far, Prince's potent prescriptions have proven to be the most satisfying lethal doses of fun any listener on the rock or soul front lines, could ask for. Besides, his low profile, high octane output and pet projects give people here in the Twin Cities bars something to talk about all winter other than the cold. Did you think Prince wore those leg-warmers just for show?

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Released August 25, 1982

Side one
Wild and Loose 7:32
777-9311 8:05
Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody 2:26

Side two
The Walk 9:31
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 4:41
I Don't Wanna Leave You 6:29

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Love this album! In my opinion, the guitar solo in 777-9311 is one of the best, he's ever put on record. Every time this cut rolls across my Pandora 80s R&B station, I have to stop everything and listen to that guitar solo! Still slays me every time I hear it!!!

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Is that from Morris 1987/88 Daydreaming/Fishnet album?

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The Time: What Time Is It?, home studio, 11 January 1982
Gigolos Get Lonely Too (4:40)*
Bold Generation

The Time: What Time Is It?, Sunset Sound, 14-20 January 1982
International Lover (6:35)* (14/1)

Initial tracking took place on 14 January, 1982 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (three days after Bold Generation and Gigolos Get Lonely Too, the same day as The Walk, and the day before Colleen), during sessions for The Time's second album What Time Is It?.

It was intended to be sung by Morris Day, but Prince reclaimed the song to use on 1999 instead. It is likely that Morris Day recorded vocals for the song during these sessions, but this is unconfirmed.

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The Walk (9:30)* (14/1)
Colleen (15/1)
You’re All I Want #1 (16/1)
Wild And Loose (7:32)* (19/1) (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Turn It Up (5:30) (20/1)
Turn It Up (Edit) (3:33)
Turn It Up (Part 2) (2:30)

The Time, pre 12 February 1982
Dance To The Beat (Live at 1st Avenue 8/3-1982) (5:48)



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Wild and loose (7:34)
recorded 14th-20th January 1982 by [Prince] at Sunset Sound [7] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments and vocals) with [Morris Day] (additional lead vocals and drums) & Vanity 6 (background vocals) • final mixing 20th-21st July 1982 at Sunset Sound
written by [Prince] with Dez Dickerson (both uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr) with Desmond D'Andrea Dickerson
finally released 1982 on the Album
[What Time Is It?]

Initial tracking took place on 19 January, 1982 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (three days after You're All I Want, and the day before Turn It Up). As with much of the What Time Is It album, the recording features only Prince and Morris Day.

Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince - background vocals and all other instruments (uncredited)
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What time is it?

Hangin' by the backstage door, decked out like a queen
Your body's sayin' 21, but your face says 17
My intuition tells me, that you're waitin' for the band
Before you get your hopes up, one thing understand

Wild and loose, that's how it's got to be

'Cuz that's the only kind of dame that appeals to me
Wild and loose, the only life I know
Just havin' one big party from show to show

Talkin' trash to Jimmy Jam, tell us where the party's at
We don't care who you came with, we'll take care of that
Just meet us at the motel, room 602
Tell your mama you won't be home, 'cuz we got plans for you

Wild and loose, that's how it's got to be
'Cuz that's the only kind of dame that appeals to me
Wild and loose, the only life I know
Just havin' one big party from show to show

Universal freak delight, where'd you get those thighs?
Where did you get the nerve to wear that miniskirt so high?
Don't worry, baby, I can keep a secret for as long as snow is white
Hey Jesse? Yeah, come here man, guess what I did last night?

Wild and loose, that's how it's got to be
'Cuz that's the only kind of dame that appeals to me
Wild and loose, the only life I know
Just havin' one big party from show to show

Baby, you ain't no saint, 'cuz there ain't no in-between
Either you come or you can't, now get loose, let me hear you scream
Baby, you ain't no saint, 'cuz there ain't no in-between
Either you come or you can't, now get loose, let me hear you scream

Wild and loose, that's how it's got to be
'Cuz that's the only kind of dame that appeals to me
Wild and loose, the only life I know
Just havin' one big party from show to show

Wild and loose, ah pardon me, say it one more time
Wild and loose, I can't hit it baby, maybe I'm blind
Wild and loose, everybody know you got to be
Wild and loose, 'cuz ain't nobody cool but me, slap me

Wild and loose, somebody, somebody sing it
Wild and loose, tell your mama you won't be home
Wild and loose, everybody know you got to be
Wild and loose, ain't nobody cool but me, now break it down

{"Kim, wasn't the concert great?"
"Oh yeah, it sure was"
"Did you see Jesse up there, wasn't he fine?"
"Oh yeah"
"Morris looked so good"
"Yeah, but I think Jesse is cuter"
"Oh yeah"
"I wonder what they are doin' after the concert"
"Oh yeah, I got a strange feelin' they're nasty"
"Yeah, I bet I'll remember this concert for the rest of my life"
"So will I"}

{"Did you see Jesse's eyes, aren't they pretty?"
"Oh, they're so pretty"
"No one at school will ever believe I talked to Morris"
"On the phone last night"
"Oh, I believe you"
"His voice was so soft, he sounded so sweet"
"Oh yeah, he's so cool"
"Yeah, but now I want to meet him in person"}

{"What's happening? You girls don't want to go party tonight"
"Jerk"
"Get out, get away, eh yuck"
"Kim, you ain't gonna believe it"
"The guys from the time are right behind you"
"Are you serious?"
"No, I'm not look, I, I mean yes I am! Over there"}

{"Oh my God"
"Can you believe it? Look"
"Should I look?"
"Should I go over and see if he remembers me?"
"Oh yeah"
"But what should I say?"
"Say somethin'"}

{"Hi, hi Morris"
"Excuse me, hello, do I know you?"
"Yeah, you talked to me on the phone last night"
"Is that right? Well, you sure don't look like you sound"
"Well, excuse me"
"It's okay baby, I got things to do, I'll talk to you later"
"Jerk! That was the worst concert I've ever been to"}

Wild and loose
Wild and loose
Wild and loose
Wild and loose

Wild and loose, that's how it's got to be
'Cuz that's the only kind of dame that appeals to me
Wild and loose, the only life I know
Just havin' one big party from show to show

Wild and loose, I can't hear you singin'
Wild and loose, help me out, help me out, hey
Wild and loose, baby, I got plans for you
Wild and loose, everybody get loose

Fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
Fellas? Yeah? What time is it?
Time to get wild and loose

Show time fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
Fellas? Yeah? What time is it?
Time to get wild and loose

Fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
Fellas? Yeah? What time is it?
Time to get wild and loose

Fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
Show time fellas? Yeah? What?
Time to get wild and loose

Fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
That's right fellas? Yeah? What time is it?
Time to get wild and loose, tonight

Fellas? Yeah? Where the party at?
Right here under your shoes
Fellas? Yeah? What time is it?
Time to get wild and loose
Somebody bring me a mirror

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Reply #10 posted 01/06/16 8:14pm

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1999 and What Time Is It? are the two best albums that Prince ever produced.

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12.2.1982 @ Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

Vanity 6

the Time

1. Get It Up

2. Cool

3. Girl

4. Wild & Loose

5. Gigolos Get Lonely Too

6. 777-9311

7. The Walk

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The Time: What Time Is It?, home studio, 11 January 1982
Gigolos Get Lonely Too (4:40)*
Bold Generation

The Time: What Time Is It?, Sunset Sound, 14-20 January 1982
International Lover (6:35)* (14/1)
The Walk (9:30)* (14/1)
Colleen (15/1)
You’re All I Want #1 (16/1)
Wild And Loose (7:32)* (19/1) (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Turn It Up (5:30) (20/1)
Turn It Up (Edit) (3:33)
Turn It Up (Part 2) (2:30)

The Time, pre 12 February 1982
Dance To The Beat (Live at 1st Avenue 8/3-1982) (5:48)



Should B a Deluxe Edition Re-Issue!!!!!

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Producer, Arranged By - Morris Day , The Starr ★ Company



Time, The - 777-9311
Label:Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#:PRO-A-1066
Format:Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo

Country:US
Released:1982

Baby, what's your phone number?
I know I'm kinda fast, but I hate 2 waste time
Baby, what's your phone number?
Girl, I have 2 ask cuz U're so fine
CHORUS:
777-9311
I wanna spend the night with U if that's alright
777-9311
Ooh baby, please can I come 2 night?

Baby, what's your phone number?
How can U be reached on a lonely night?
Baby, what's your phone number?
How can I get into U when I'm feeling right?

CHORUS

Jellybean

Ain't nothin' worse than rejection
I'd feel a little better if U slapped my face

Hey, what's your phone number?
Can't U see the agony I'm goin' through?
Baby, what's your phone number?
Girl, it's getting hard baby, won't U let me love U, love U?

CHORUS

Yeah, ooh

Hey baby,what's your phone number?
I know it sounds fast, but I ain't got all night
Come on baby, what's your phone number?
U know I got 2 be cooler than this cat U're sittin' with
I'll do U right, baby
Come on! {x3}
Oh no, come on!
Oh, hey

CHORUS

Come 2 night if it's alright (777-9311)
Honey, please can I come 2 night?
Can't U see what I'm gonna do? (777-9311)
I wanna do it 2 night, baby, I wanna do it 2 U
It's on fire, U burn me out (777-9311)
It's getting higher, U know what I'm talkin' about
Help me out good Lord above (777-9311)
Marry me girl, give me some of that love
Terry...

777-9311

© 1982 Tionna Music - ASCAP

777-9311 is the second track on The Time's second album What Time Is It?, and, four weeks before the album's release, 777-9311 was released as the album's first single. The song was written by Prince, although the song is officially credited to Morris Day. It was produced by Prince (as The Starr Company), but was credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company)

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in May or June, 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody, I Don't Wanna Leave You, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years). Although Morris Day calls various bandmembers' names before solos, the recording features only Prince and Morris Day.

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While reflecting on the track's history on Facebook in 2014, Jesse Johnson wrote "777-9311 Was A Stock Drum Beat In Prince's Linn LM-1 ($5,500 drum machine you know it wasn't The Time's) ... The beat was programed into the Linn LM1 by [ Tower of Power drummer] David Garibaldi ... for Roger Linn." (David Garibaldi's drumming would also be sampled, uncredited, years later on The Time's Release It.) He also added "Prince used my $179.00 Hondo Strat to play the chords on 777 (that's why the guitar sounds so nice and dull...cause it was cheap!)"

The title of the track was Dez Dickerson's home phone number at the time, and he was allegedly upset that it was used in the song; when the album was released he received several unwanted calls and changed the number as a result.

-PrinceVault

777-9311 (8:04)
recorded May/June 1982 by [Prince] at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments and vocals) with [Morris Day] (additional lead vocals) • final mixing 20th-21st July 1982 at Sunset Sound [7]
written by [Prince] (uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1982 on the Album
[What Time Is It?] • 1982 on the promo 12"-Single [777-9311] • 1982 on the 12"-Single [777-9311] • 1995 on the sampler [Planet Funk] • 1997 on the sampler [Phat Trax]

777-9311 (edit) (3:28)
finally released 1982 on the 7"-Single [777-9311] • 1982 on the 7"-Single [The walk]

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the Ritz NYC Oct 25.1982

1. Intro

2. Get It Up

3. Cool

4. Girl

5. Wild & Loose

6. Gigolos Get Lonely Too

7. 777.9311

8. the Walk

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Chili Sauce has gotta b the bestest jawn eva. I no it's not from this album i'm just rediscovering the second n third albums. Wild n loose I never got but it jams as well. Morris? 17... Then into Jungle love dancing jig. Is that P doing the "know ya"s? eek Some classic shit cloud9.
God bless 'em, God bless 'em, God bless 'em 🙏.
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purplepolitician said:

Chili Sauce has gotta b the bestest jawn eva. I no it's not from this album i'm just rediscovering the second n third albums. Wild n loose I never got but it jams as well. Morris? 17... Then into Jungle love dancing jig. Is that P doing the "know ya"s? eek Some classic shit cloud9.

lol we will get to Ice Cream Castles later

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Grace (non-album track) (2:37)
recorded May/June 1982 by [Prince] at at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) and Vanity (co-lead vocals)
written by
[Prince] (uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1982 on the 7"-Single
[777-9311] • 1982 on the promo 12"-Single [777-9311]

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
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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.... Hi. I'm Bridgette Harrington and I'm here to interview Morris Day, lead singer of THE TIME.
.... Mr. Day, How are you?

Need you ask?

.... I'll take it that you're fine.

Yes, I've been told that.

.... Oh, OK. Tell me. Are you really so cool?

Is money green?

.... When did you first notice your coolness?

I didn't. The doctor did.
You see, most people were born in birthday suits. I was born in a zute suit.

.... You got to be joking.

Baby, I ain't got time for jokes. What time is it anyway?

.... It's time for us to continue this interview.
.... How does THE TIME go about generating such a funky sound?

Pardon me. I know you didn't say "funk.".

.... Well?

Let me just say one thing. Funk is dead.
Funk is something you can learn in school and ain't nothing funky about being cool, ... Grace.

.... OK, but my name is Bridgette.

Oh I'm sorry, ... Grace.

.... It seems your image has a lot to do with your approch to music.
.... Your clothes for example.

My clothes, fuck. Hold it.
Let me, let let me just say something to all the fellas out there.
Take off them blue jeans and them "New Wave" clothes and go get you some "Baggies."
It's about the freedom, right?
In other words, stay at the hotel with the biggest ballroom.
Don't get me wrong. Some of my best friends wear blue jeans.
I'm just not ever seen them in it.
What time is it?

.... Why are you concerned with the time?

'Cause I got somewhere to go.

.... Where's that?

To the Cork, Johnny.

.... I told you my name is Bridgette.

Sorry, Nella.

.... I don't think I like you at all.
.... Is there anything else you would like to say before we close this interview?

Yes!!!!
What's your phone number?

.... Uuh! - 7..., 7..., 7..., 9..., 3..., 1..., 1.

Ain't nobody bad like me?

777-9311
777-9311

Grace was released as the b-side of 777-9311, the first single from The Time's second album What Time Is It?. The song uses the musical backing of 777-9311 as its basis, with a staged interview between Morris Day and a fictitious journalist known as Bridgette Harrington (played by Vanity) overlaid, and was written and produced by Prince, although the song is officially credited to Morris Day.

Morris Day insists on calling the interviewer "Grace" throughout, giving the track's title.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking of 777-9311 took place in May-June, 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody, I Don't Wanna Leave You, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years).

It is likely that the interview portion was recorded soon after, also at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, although this is unconfirmed.

-PrinceVault

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Sept 11, 1982 (Billboard)

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
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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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
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 #26 posted 01/13/16 1:23pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

Grace (non-album track) (2:37)
recorded May/June 1982 by [Prince] at at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) and Vanity (co-lead vocals)
written by
[Prince] (uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1982 on the 7"-Single
[777-9311] • 1982 on the promo 12"-Single [777-9311]

I remember back then, our local R&B station (KSOL) used to play use to play both of these songs,one after the other.I like how the interviwer (Vanity) tells Day that she doesn't like him at all and then a few seconds later,she's giving him her phone number smile

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Reply #27 posted 01/14/16 8:05pm

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The Walk really is a gem, isn't it? dancing jig
God bless 'em, God bless 'em, God bless 'em 🙏.
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Reply #28 posted 01/14/16 11:18pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Grace (non-album track) (2:37)
recorded May/June 1982 by [Prince] at at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) and Vanity (co-lead vocals)
written by
[Prince] (uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1982 on the 7"-Single
[777-9311] • 1982 on the promo 12"-Single [777-9311]

I remember back then, our local R&B station (KSOL) used to play use to play both of these songs,one after the other.I like how the interviwer (Vanity) tells Day that she doesn't like him at all and then a few seconds later,she's giving him her phone number smile

rolleyes

That's not Vanity...

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #29 posted 01/15/16 12:02am

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I grew up on KSOL. You're talking about the Bay Area, right? Before KMEL Jams?

Wish I could find a clean version of "Grace"...

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