Baby, You’re A Trip

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Baby, You're A Trip

Jilljones album.jpg
from the album Jill Jones
Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
First Released: 26 May 1987 - Jill Jones album
Album(s): Jill Jones
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Jill Jones)
Producer(s): David Z. and Jill Jones
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). Although Jill Jones was given official writing credits, the song was written solely by Prince.

Initial tracking for Prince's original version took place on 8 July 1982 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (the day after Lady Cab Driver). Prince mixed the song further on 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).

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.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 July 1982 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
1986 Unknown studio(s) (details needed) Vocal and orchestra overdubs
30 January 1986 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Mixing
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

Unreleased version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

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

For Love single


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

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