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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_6|6 April 1987]] - [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_6|6 April 1987]] - [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
|album(s)                  = None
 
|album(s)                  = None
|writer(s)                = [[Jill Jones]]
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|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] and [[Jill Jones]] (credited to [[Jill Jones]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]]
 
|producer(s)              = [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]]
|previous song            = [[39th St. Party]]
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|previous song            = [[77 Beverly Park]]
|next song                = [[A Case Of U]]
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|next song                = [[100 MPH]]
|introduction              = '''77 Bleeker St.''' was released as the b-side of [[Jill Jones]]'s single [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]], the first single from her first and only [[Paisley Park Records]] album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]], released seven weeks prior to the album. The track was written by [[Jill Jones]], and produced by [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]]. [[Prince]] appears on the track as a musician, having recorded a guitar solo and possibly other unidentified overdubs for the song.
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|introduction              = '''77 Bleeker St.''' was released as the b-side of [[Jill Jones]]'s single [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]], the first single from her first and only [[Paisley Park Records]] album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]], released seven weeks prior to the album. [[Prince]] appears on the track as a musician, having re-recorded most of the instruments and adding background vocals, after Jill wrote and did it in New York. It has long been thought that the song was written by [[Jill Jones]] and produced by [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]]. But the credits at the ASCAP, which were seemingly changed after [[Prince]]'s passing, indicate that this song was composed by [[Jill Jones]] and [[Prince]], acknowledging he mostly re-did the music.  
  
While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place at some point in 1986, most likely at [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, California. [[Prince]] recorded his overdubs in mid-January 1987 at [[Prince]]'s [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota after completion of the [[Album: Sign O' The Times|Sign O' The Times]] album (during the same set of sessions that produced [[Come Home]] and [[La, La, La, He, He, Hee]]).
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While specific recording dates are not known, [[Jill Jones]] did her version in New York, NY with little instrumentation and sent it to [[Prince]]. He then kept the melody and lyrics but redid mostly everything else in mid-January 1987 at his [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota and flew [[Jill Jones|Jill]] in to redo her vocal.
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After completion of the [[Album: Sign O' The Times|Sign O' The Times]] album (during the same set of sessions that produced [[Come Home]] and [[La, La, La, He, He, Hee]]).
 
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{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = 1986 (assumed)
 
|date                      = 1986 (assumed)
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed)
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|studio                    = New York
|additional info          = Basic tracking (no [[Prince]] input)
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|additional info          = Basic tracking  
 
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{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = Mid-January 1987
 
|date                      = Mid-January 1987
 
|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Overdubs by [[Prince]]
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|additional info          = re-doing and overdubs by [[Prince]]
 
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|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
 
*[[Jill Jones]] - vocals
 
*[[Jill Jones]] - vocals
*[[David Z.]] - all instruments, except where noted (assumed)
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*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted.
*[[Prince]] - guitar (and possibly other unidentified instruments)
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*[[David Z.]] - possibly other unidentified instruments on the original recording, buried in the mix
 
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|released versions        =
 
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|3= [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
|3= [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
|5= Edit of full version below
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|5= Edit of full version
 
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|see also                  = [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
|see also                  = [[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]] single
 
* [[Jill Jones]]
 
* [[Jill Jones]]
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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|references                = '''Copyright:''' : [https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/workID/893159648 ASCAP Work ID: 3893159648]
|categories                = [[Category:1987]][[Category:Songs (Prince contribution)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1987]]
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* ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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|categories                = [[Category:1987]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1986]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:18, 17 July 2020

77 Beverly Park   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   100 MPH
77 Bleeker St.

Miabocca single.jpg
single art for Mia Bocca
Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
First Released: 6 April 1987 - Mia Bocca single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince and Jill Jones (credited to Jill Jones)
Producer(s): David Z. and Jill Jones
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

77 Bleeker St. was released as the b-side of Jill Jones's single Mia Bocca, the first single from her first and only Paisley Park Records album Jill Jones, released seven weeks prior to the album. Prince appears on the track as a musician, having re-recorded most of the instruments and adding background vocals, after Jill wrote and did it in New York. It has long been thought that the song was written by Jill Jones and produced by David Z. and Jill Jones. But the credits at the ASCAP, which were seemingly changed after Prince's passing, indicate that this song was composed by Jill Jones and Prince, acknowledging he mostly re-did the music.

While specific recording dates are not known, Jill Jones did her version in New York, NY with little instrumentation and sent it to Prince. He then kept the melody and lyrics but redid mostly everything else in mid-January 1987 at his Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota and flew Jill in to redo her vocal. After completion of the Sign O' The Times album (during the same set of sessions that produced Come Home and La, La, La, He, He, Hee).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1986 (assumed) New York Basic tracking
Mid-January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA re-doing and overdubs by Prince
Recording Personnel
  • Jill Jones - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted.
  • David Z. - possibly other unidentified instruments on the original recording, buried in the mix

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
77 Bleeker St. 3:20 Mia Bocca single Studio Edit of full version
77 Bleeker St. (Extended Version) 4:34 Mia Bocca single Extended version Original full-length version



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
77 Beverly Park   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   100 MPH