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(Prince & Bonnie Raitt) 1987 sessions

Prince
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Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio

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I Need A Man is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Make-Up, Wet Dream and Drive Me Wild). The track contained lead vocals by Jamie Shoop, and was intended for The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt.

Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 21 January 1987 (the same day Madhouse's first album 8 was released, four days before saxophone overdubs on There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool).

Prince worked on the track again, possibly re-recording it entirely, on 31 May 1988, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track remains unreleased.
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BONNIE RAITT STARTS OVER IN MINNESOTA WITH PRINCE 8.27.1987

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There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool is an unreleased song recorded in early Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was worked on further in mid-June 1981, at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and was mixed at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, on the first two days of mixing for the Controversy, 14 and 15 August 1981, indicating that it was intended for the album until the last minute.

Prince pulled out the track in 1985 for possible use by Jill Jones, but it is not known if additional instrumentation or vocals were recorded at this point.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between the two artists. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 25 January 1987 (four days after recording saxophone overdubs on I Need A Man). Raitt recorded vocals for the track in April 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio with Susan Rogers overseeing.

Engineer Don Batts has mentioned that Steve Fargnoli loved the song, and wishes it had been released by Prince. The track is a fast rockabilly-style track, with lyrics about an unfaithful woman who crashes the narrator's car (an idea revisted in Adore), but the narrator is willing to make up with her, "because there's something I like about being your fool".

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There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool is an unreleased song recorded in early Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was worked on further in mid-June 1981, at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and was mixed at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, on the first two days of mixing for the Controversy, 14 and 15 August 1981, indicating that it was intended for the album until the last minute.


Prince pulled out the track in 1985 for possible use by Jill Jones, but it is not known if additional instrumentation or vocals were recorded at this point.


The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between the two artists. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 25 January 1987 (four days after recording saxophone overdubs on I Need A Man). Raitt recorded vocals for the track in April 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio with Susan Rogers overseeing.


Engineer Don Batts has mentioned that Steve Fargnoli loved the song, and wishes it had been released by Prince. The track is a fast rockabilly-style track, with lyrics about an unfaithful woman who crashes the narrator's car (an idea revisted in Adore), but the narrator is willing to make up with her, "because there's something I like about being your fool".


-PrinceVault


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Crazy that!!!i I love that song hope it makes it out of the vault.
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It looks like there were two other songs recorded, too, according to Princevault: Jealous Girl and Promise to be true. Interesting that Prince would consider The Hookers' songs for Bonnie. lol

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"Jealous Girl is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same session as Pizza and Drive Me Wild). The track was intended for The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was offered to The Bangles after Prince met Bangles lead singer Susannah Hoffs on a flight to London, England, in early February 1985 (while flying over for the BPI Awards, 11 February 1985); Hoffs asked Prince to provide songs for their next album, and he provided them with Manic Monday and Jealous Girl, which they rejected. It is unlikely The Bangles ever recorded a version of the song.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 5 February 1987. The track remains unreleased, however."--Princevault

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"Promise To Be True is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was intended for Vanity 6's planned second album. When Vanity left the group and decided not to participate in the Purple Rain movie, Prince instead began the group Apollonia 6. The song is not known to have been considered for the Apollonia 6 album.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, for use by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt. It is not clear if she recorded lead vocals for the track, however. The track remains unreleased."--Princevault

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Hey Hey..what can eye say?

Im just a jealous Girl!

I cant see Bonnie doing this track but I guess they did. Only the one with his vocals have been heard and it sounds really good. I like it alot. The Bangels should have swept this one up even if the lyrics were immature lol.

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Chicago Tribune article from 1987:

Bonnie Raitt Starts Over, In Minnesota With Prince

August 27, 1987|By Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star and Tribune.

If you want to start over, sometimes it`s best to go back to where you started.

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That`s what Bonnie Raitt has done. She went back to Minnesota this year to begin recording anew-with fellow Minnesotan Prince-after severing a 15-year relationship with Warner Bros. Records.

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In 1971, Raitt recorded her debut album in folk-bluesman Dave Ray`s studio in a garage on an island in Lake Minnetonka. That LP was the California singer`s first step toward becoming one of pop music`s most enduring cult figures. She has been a folk singer, a blueswoman, an R & B stylist and a distinguished guitarist who has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and in the all-star video of the anti-apartheid anthem ``Sun City.``

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Prince, she said, ``called me in November and he came to one of my shows. He told me he wanted to work with me.``

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They met twice to discuss parameters of the project, then in April she went to the studio in Prince`s home and recorded three songs.

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``It was interesting to see what he would come up with,`` she says,

``especially because I`m political and not a very shy person, and he`s not very political and he is very shy. But the fact that we both do R & B, and now that I`ve heard the songs, it makes complete sense to me. It came out really well.``

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Her sessions with Prince were different from any of her previous recording experiences.

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``It was nice to be working with another singer and guitarist,`` she says. ``There was a lot of mutual respect. There isn`t any danger of his steamrolling me into his own image. I`m strong enough personality-wise so I`m not going to be told how to sing. He was not any more demanding than I was of myself.``

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Prince wrote and recorded the instrumental tracks in advance, then Raitt added vocals and lead guitar. They cut two R & B songs and one reggae tune.

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Raitt said it was as refreshing to record in Minnesota this year as it was 16 years ago. That isn`t the only reason the veteran singer-guitarist feels as if she`s starting over. A hand injury forced her to take a lengthy vacation for the first time in years. She exercised, changed her eating habits, stopped partying and basically altered her life style.

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There was hardly any partying when Raitt went to the Soviet Union in July to perform with the Doobie Brothers, Santana, James Taylor and various Soviet rock, swing and folk performers in conjunction with a U.S.-Soviet peace march. But performing in front of 25,000 Russians connected Raitt with her past in another way.

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``For an old peace activist like me, I was very heartened by it,`` she says. ``I`m thrilled with all these big (benefit) concerts because the tradition I came out of was the Bob Dylan-Joan Baez protest song.``

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Raitt, the daughter of Broadway singer John Raitt, grew up in the Los Angeles area. Having played guitar since she was 9, she gravitated to the folk and blues scenes in Boston when she attended Radcliffe College in 1967. After four years on the club circuit as a soloist, she signed with Warner Bros. Records.

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Now her managers are shopping for a new contract for her. She called her 15-year relationship with Warner Bros. a marriage that went stale.

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``The last few years my spirit was broken by them not promoting me,``

says Raitt, who had only one album released by Warners in the last five years. ``I`ve always made money for the label. (Her best seller, ``Sweet Forgiveness,`` has sold nearly 1 million copies.) At a certain point, you either ought to get off the label or stop complaining.``

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Raitt has renewed confidence that there is a market for artists older than 25 who play blues- and R & B-oriented rock. She points optimistically to the recent success of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray and Steve Winwood, as well as smaller record labels.

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``I decided that I`m going to be okay regardless of whether I have a hit record,`` she says. ``I wouldn`t like to be a household word, but I would like the records to be in the stores. I want sensible marketing techniques used at my target audience.``

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There's also an old Prince.org thread on the collaboration from 2006: http://prince.org/msg/7/190870

Also one from 2005: http://prince.org/msg/7/146571

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OldFriends4Sale said:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-08-27/features/8703050299_1_bonnie-raitt-broadway-singer-john-raitt-protest-song

BONNIE RAITT STARTS OVER IN MINNESOTA WITH PRINCE 8.27.1987

Pardon me, I posted this article before I saw that you had already posted it. lol

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Danny Goldberg discusses Prince/Bonnie Raitt Sessions.

Danny Goldberg, the legendary manager of seemingly every band from the late 60s to now, has a new book out where he talks about the unheard, uncirculating Bonnie Raitt/Prince sessions...

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Q: You mention in the book that at one point, before "Nick of Time," Prince produced some sessions with Bonnie Raitt. What did that sound like?

A: It was a well-intentioned idea that didn't work. It didn't sound like Bonnie Raitt. It sounded too much like Prince and not enough like Bonnie Raitt. It was too generically Prince and not authentically enough something that would work with Bonnie's voice. It wasn't bad, but it was inconsistent with her natural persona. It was an incredible close call because he was so big and she was struggling to get a deal. It was exciting that he was acknowledging her, and it was a door-opener, in theory. But at the end of the day, just 'cause something looks good on paper, if it doesn't work artistically, it just doesn't work, and it didn't.

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Prince
Bonnie Raitt
Eric Leeds
the Hookers

Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio

check out Youtube:

I Need A Man is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Make-Up, Wet Dream and Drive Me Wild). The track contained lead vocals by Jamie Shoop, and was intended for The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt.

Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 21 January 1987 (the same day Madhouse's first album 8 was released, four days before saxophone overdubs on There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool).

Prince worked on the track again, possibly re-recording it entirely, on 31 May 1988, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track remains unreleased.
-PrinceVault

I know this leaked last year right? I think it is pretty decent. Sounds just like a Bonnie Raitt song but with lyrics that Prince helped her write. Have not heard the others yet though.

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3rdeyedude said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Prince
Bonnie Raitt
Eric Leeds
the Hookers

Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio

check out Youtube:

I Need A Man is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Make-Up, Wet Dream and Drive Me Wild). The track contained lead vocals by Jamie Shoop, and was intended for The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt.

Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 21 January 1987 (the same day Madhouse's first album 8 was released, four days before saxophone overdubs on There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool).

Prince worked on the track again, possibly re-recording it entirely, on 31 May 1988, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track remains unreleased.
-PrinceVault

I know this leaked last year right? I think it is pretty decent. Sounds just like a Bonnie Raitt song but with lyrics that Prince helped her write. Have not heard the others yet though.

Yeah, its a nice song, but not 'her'

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3rdeyedude said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Prince
Bonnie Raitt
Eric Leeds
the Hookers

Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio

check out Youtube:

I Need A Man is an unreleased song recorded in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Make-Up, Wet Dream and Drive Me Wild). The track contained lead vocals by Jamie Shoop, and was intended for The Hookers, but was abandoned when The Hookers developed into Vanity 6.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between Prince and Raitt.

Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 21 January 1987 (the same day Madhouse's first album 8 was released, four days before saxophone overdubs on There's Something I Like ... Your Fool).

Prince worked on the track again, possibly re-recording it entirely, on 31 May 1988, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track remains unreleased.
-PrinceVault

I know this leaked last year right? I think it is pretty decent. Sounds just like a Bonnie Raitt song but with lyrics that Prince helped her write. Have not heard the others yet though.

I don't know, I just heard it on YT

http://princetext.tripod....one90.html

While being so productive on his own, Prince has also found time to produce such disparate talents as Mavis Staples, George Clinton and Bonnie Raitt. "The best thing about producing is that there are so many really talented people who just never got that push over the top," he says. "Without that push, they just get lost."

Raitt was perhaps his most talked-about reclamation project. "Oh, those sessions were kicking!" Prince says. But nothing was ever released -- a fact which Prince takes the blame for. "There was no particular reason it didn't come out," he says. "I was just working on a lot of things at the same time, and I didn't give myself enough time to work with her. I used to do that a lot -- start five different projects and only get a couple done. That's the biggest thing I'm working on: patience and planning."

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And the story goes that you thought you might be making a video with Prince and suddenly realized you had to do something about your weight.
What happened was, he had seen my show at the Beverly Theater, in L.A., in December of '86, and he called me up and said he was interested in working with me. He was renting a place in L.A., and he sent his private limo over to pick me up. I don't ride around in limos much, and this car had all kinds of neat stuff — all kinds of purple stuff and neat lighting and little porcelain masks. I didn't realize I'd be whisked away in a fairy tale!

We got to know each other a little bit, and he told me he was starting a new record label and was interested in having me on it. I told him I was interested if it was a true collaboration and not just me singing his music — if we could meet somewhere in the middle.

But then in January I had a skiing accident, and I was sidelined for two months. I look back on it now, and I realize that it was really me asking to have an excuse to get off the road. I knew that I was not feeling great and not looking great. Everybody's got their own thing that pushes them over the edge, and in my case I had this incentive, which was, if I was going to record with Prince, we'd probably have to make a video, and I looked bad, so I wanted to be proud of myself.

A couple of friends who were really close to me told me about a meeting, and they took me with them. And then I got a bicycle and went on a diet. And I've been sober ever since.

Now I feel like I'm a walking poster girl for sobriety. Over the last couple of years, people go, "God, you look great, and you sound like you really know what you're doing, and you don't look like you're ready to jump off a cliff anymore." I don't want to say I've mellowed out, but I'm certainly a lot happier.

And what happened with your collaboration with Prince?
I went to Minneapolis for two days in April of '87. The basic tracks were all done when I got there, and one day we worked together on a song. The next day, I pretty much sang and played on my own with his engineer. He wrote some songs that were in the vein of what I would do, although not knowing what key I sing in, some of them were kind of low. It was really a preliminary collaboration, and he said, "Let's get together in July when I get back from Europe." But I was touring then, and his tour went on longer than he expected, and we ended up not doing any more work together. And in the meantime, I realized that I didn't want to be working with the Warner Bros. promotion staff, which was handling his label.

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first off, THE HOOKERS falloff P was fucking nuts, I love it! I always forget their initial name lol

second, I would have loved to hear the results of those two. in fact, I would have loved to hear them work together later, when he was dabbling a bit more in bluesy stuff nod

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OldFriends4Sale said:

3rdeyedude said:

I know this leaked last year right? I think it is pretty decent. Sounds just like a Bonnie Raitt song but with lyrics that Prince helped her write. Have not heard the others yet though.

I don't know, I just heard it on YT

Oh ok. Yeah, it's the same one. I think this could have been a hit.

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I also think this could have been a hit. Not a big Bonnie Rait fan but liked this song
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