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|song name                = Baby, You're A Trip
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|song name                = Baby, You’re A Trip
|single image              = [[File:Jilljones_album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Jill Jones]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]  
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|single image              = [[File:Jilljones_album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Jill Jones]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] <br> [[File:Originals.jpg|100px|border|Originals album artwork]]<br><small> from the album [[Album: Originals|Originals]]</small><br>
|performer                = [[Jill Jones]]
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|performer                = [[Jill Jones]]; [[Prince]]
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/May 26|26 May 1987]] - Jill Jones album
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/May 26|26 May 1987]] - [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] album<br> [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 7|7 June 2019]] - [[Album: Originals|Originals]] album ([[Prince]] version)
|album(s)                  = [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]  
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|album(s)                  = [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]<br> [[Album: Originals|Originals]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Jill Jones]])
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Jill Jones]])
|producer(s)              = [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]]
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|producer(s)              = [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]] on her album; [[Prince]] on [[Album: Originals|Originals]]
|previous song            = [[Baby Love]]
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|previous song            = [[Baby Knows]]
 
|next song                = [[...Back 2 The Lotus]]
 
|next song                = [[...Back 2 The Lotus]]
|introduction              = '''Baby, You're A Trip''' is the eighth and final track on [[Jill Jones]]'s first and only [[Paisley Park Records]] album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] (a brief portion of the song, in a different recording, is also included as an introduction to the album's first track, [[Mia Bocca]]). Although [[Jill Jones]] was given official writing credits, the song was written solely by [[Prince]].
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|introduction              = '''Baby, You’re A Trip''' is the eighth and final track on [[Jill Jones]]’s first and only [[Paisley Park Records]] album [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] (a brief portion of the song, in a different recording, is also included as an introduction to the album’s first track, [[Mia Bocca]]). It was included as the b-side of [[Single: For Love|For Love]], the album’s third and final single. Although [[Jill Jones]] was given official writing credits, the song was written solely by [[Prince]].  
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A 2019 review of [[Prince]]’s version on the posthumously-released album [[Album: Originals|Originals]] states that [[Prince]] wrote the song for [[Jill Jones]] "about the time she snooped in his diary after he read hers."
  
Initial tracking for [[Prince]]'s original version took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1982]] at [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA (the day after [[Lady Cab Driver]]). Prince mixed the song further on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/January 30|30 January 1986]] at [[Sunset Sound]] (on the same day as mixing [[With You]], [[Mia Bocca]] and [[G-Spot]], and recording [[It's A Wonderful Day]]).  
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Basic tracking for [[Prince]]’s original version took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1982]] at [[Sunset Sound]] in Hollywood, California.
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While [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]] are listed as producers of the song, the only musicians known to have contributed to the track beyond [[Prince]] and [[Jill Jones]] is [[Clare Fischer]]’s orchestra, commissioned by [[Prince]].
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In 2019, [[Prince]]’s own version (after orchestral overdubs) was released as the ninth track on the posthumous album [[Album:_Originals|Originals]].
  
While [[David Z.]] and [[Jill Jones]] are listed as producers of the song, the only musicians known to have contributed to the track beyond [[Prince]] and [[Jill Jones]] is [[Clare Fischer]]'s orchestra, hired by [[Prince]].
 
 
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1982]]
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1982]]
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
|additional info          = Initial tracking
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|additional info          = Tracking
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = 1986?
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|studio                    = Unknown studio(s)<br>(details needed)
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|additional info          = vocal overdubs with [[Jill Jones]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = 1986
 
|date                      = 1986
|studio                    = Unknown studio(s) (details needed)
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|studio                    = Unknown studio, California<br>(details needed)
|additional info          = Vocal and orchestra overdubs
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|additional info          = orchestra overdubs
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/January 30|30 January 1986]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/January 28|28 January 1986]]
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]] - Studio 3,<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
|additional info          = Mixing
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|additional info          = Mix, crossfades, edit
 
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|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
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:*Woodwind - Arni Egilson, Bob Tricarico, David Edwards, Dick Mitchell, Gary Foster, Joe Soldo, John Lowe
 
:*Woodwind - Arni Egilson, Bob Tricarico, David Edwards, Dick Mitchell, Gary Foster, Joe Soldo, John Lowe
 
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<br>
'''Unreleased version'''
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'''Prince version''' (on [[Album: Originals|Originals]])
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments
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*[[Prince]] - lead vocals and all instruments
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*[[Jill Jones]] - background vocals
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<hr>
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*[[Peggy McCreary]] - engineer
 
|released versions        =
 
|released versions        =
 
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{{Songline|
 
{{Songline|
|1= '''Baby, You're A Trip'''
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|1= '''Baby, You’re A Trip'''
 
|2= 5:23
 
|2= 5:23
 
|3= [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]<br>
 
|3= [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]<br>
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|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
 
|5=  
 
|5=  
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Baby, You’re A Trip'''
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|2= 5:25
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|3= [[Album:_Originals|Originals]]
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|4= [[Prince]] with [[Jill Jones]] vocal version
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|5= released in 2019
 
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{{Songline|
 
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|1= '''Intro ([[Baby, You're A Trip]]) - [[Mia Bocca]]'''
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|1= '''Intro ([[Baby, You’re A Trip]]) - [[Mia Bocca]]'''
 
|2= 7:21
 
|2= 7:21
 
|3= [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]
 
|3= [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]]
 
|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
|5= '''Intro (Baby You're A Trip)''' plays prior to main song
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|5= '''Intro (Baby You’re A Trip)''' plays prior to main song
 
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|1= '''Baby, You're A Trip'''
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|1= '''Baby, You’re A Trip'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3= [[Prince]]'s 1982 version, without orchestral overdubs
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|3= [[Prince]]’s 1982 version, without orchestral overdubs
 
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|performed regularly on    = none
 
|performed regularly on    = none
 
|performed occasionally in = none
 
|performed occasionally in = none
|trivia                    =  
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|trivia                    = Lyrics during the bridge of the song include, "Something in the water don’t compute", a phrasing previously used in [[Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)]], recorded earlier in 1982. The songs are otherwise unrelated.
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Jill Jones|Jill Jones]] album
 
* [[Jill Jones]]
 
* [[Jill Jones]]
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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* ''[https://www.duanetudahl.com/prince-book Prince and the Parade/Sign O’ The Times Era Studio Sessions 1985 and 1986, Duane Tudahl (2021)]''
 
|categories                = [[Category:1987]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1982]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1987]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1982]]
 
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Revision as of 15:17, 21 August 2021

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Baby, You’re A Trip

Jilljones album.jpg
from the album Jill Jones
Originals album artwork
from the album Originals
Song details
Performer: Jill Jones; Prince
First Released: 26 May 1987 - Jill Jones album
7 June 2019 - Originals album (Prince version)
Album(s): Jill Jones
Originals
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Jill Jones)
Producer(s): David Z. and Jill Jones on her album; Prince on Originals
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This song is not known to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Baby, You’re A Trip is the eighth and final track on Jill Jones’s first and only Paisley Park Records album Jill Jones (a brief portion of the song, in a different recording, is also included as an introduction to the album’s first track, Mia Bocca). It was included as the b-side of For Love, the album’s third and final single. Although Jill Jones was given official writing credits, the song was written solely by Prince. A 2019 review of Prince’s version on the posthumously-released album Originals states that Prince wrote the song for Jill Jones "about the time she snooped in his diary after he read hers."

Basic tracking for Prince’s original version took place on 8 July 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

While David Z. and Jill Jones are listed as producers of the song, the only musicians known to have contributed to the track beyond Prince and Jill Jones is Clare Fischer’s orchestra, commissioned by Prince.

In 2019, Prince’s own version (after orchestral overdubs) was released as the ninth track on the posthumous album Originals.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 July 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking
1986? Unknown studio(s)
(details needed)
vocal overdubs with Jill Jones
1986 Unknown studio, California
(details needed)
orchestra overdubs
28 January 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix, crossfades, edit
Recording Personnel

Jill Jones version

  • Jill Jones - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • 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


Prince version (on Originals)



Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Baby, You’re A Trip 5:23 Jill Jones

For Love single

Studio
Baby, You’re A Trip 5:25 Originals Prince with Jill Jones vocal version released in 2019


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Intro (Baby, You’re A Trip) - Mia Bocca 7:21 Jill Jones Studio Intro (Baby You’re A Trip) plays prior to main song
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Baby, You’re A Trip Studio Prince’s 1982 version, without orchestral overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Lyrics during the bridge of the song include, "Something in the water don’t compute", a phrasing previously used in Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), recorded earlier in 1982. The songs are otherwise unrelated.

References
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