Jungle Love

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Jungle Love

Icecreamcastles album.jpg
from the album Ice Cream Castle
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single art for Jungle Love
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 9 July 1984 - Ice Cream Castle album
Album(s): Ice Cream Castle
Writer(s): Jesse Johnson (uncredited), Morris Day, Prince (credited as Jamie Starr),
Producer(s): Morris Day, The Starr Company (official credit)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Jungle Love is the fourth track on The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, and, five months after the album's release, Jungle Love was released as the album's third single. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain.

Jungle Love was initially written by Jesse Johnson, with later contributions by Morris Day. Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr wrote the lyrics and came up with the melody. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince using the name The Starr Company.

Jesse Johnson demoed the song, likely in 1982 on a Tascam 8-track recorder in his Cedar Square West Apartment, playing guitar, bass guitar and keyboard (Oberheim OB-SX), over a Roland 808 Drum Machine beat. He presented it to Prince who then took it to flesh it out with Johnson and Morris Day.

A 1998 live version recorded by Morris Day was released in 2004 on his album It's About Time, but this has no input by Prince and is not included here, as it is considered a cover version.

Basic tracking took place on 26 March 1983 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day before My Summertime Thang and the day before Cloreen Bacon Skin)

Jesse Johnson was initially included in the credits when submitted for copyright in May 1984, but after he left the band, his name was removed from the credits upon release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
26 March 1983 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
4 October 1983 First Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Live recording
15 January 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs (possibly including guitar solo by Jesse Johnson)
Recording Personnel

Studio Version


Unreleased live version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Jungle Love 5:29 Ice Cream Castle

Jungle Love single

Studio
Jungle Love (Edit) 3:27 Jungle Love single

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Jungle Love 3:17 Purple Rain 20th Anniversary DVD Promo video See Jungle Love video for more details
Jungle Love 4:33 Rave Un2 The Year 2000 VHS/DVD Live 17 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA - performed by Morris Day and The Time with Prince (asSymbolSmallerBlue.png) appearing as a guest


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Jungle Love Studio Original 1983 recording before Jesse Johnson's 1984 guitar overdubs
Jungle Love 4 October 1983 Live recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Jesse Johnson's original solo version is not listed above as a version of the song as by that point Prince was not involved with it yet.

References
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