Stand Up And B Strong

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Stand Up And B Strong

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Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Dave Pirner
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This song is not known to have been performed live by Prince (other than in a private setting for Ebony magazine staff members - see notes above)
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Stand Up And B Strong is a cover of the Soul Asylum song (Stand Up And Be Strong, written by the band’s frontman Dave Pirner) from their The Silver Lining album from 2006, and has been announced for release as the sixth track on the posthumous album release Welcome 2 America, which was completed by Prince in 2010.

In a 2021 interview, archivist Michael Howe stated that Prince initially recorded a version of this track in 2007 with Michael Bland (drummer on the Soul Asylum original) and Sonny T. The version included on Welcome 2 America is a re-recording from March 2010 with a different band line-up. A tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota, lists the song as 19 March 2010 (together with Black Muse instr.), alluding the exact date for the recording. The track was mentioned in Prince’s interview in the July 2010 issue of Ebony Magazine, and a live version was played for Ebony magazine staff members during the interview process.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2007 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking
19 March 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording
Recording Personnel

Welcome 2 America version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Chris Coleman - drums
  • Tal Wilkenfeld - bass guitar
  • Elisa Dease - vocals
  • Other recording personnel to be added as information becomes known
  • No other recording personnel information is known at this time.

Unreleased 2007 version


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Stand Up And B Strong Studio 2007 recording
Stand Up And B Strong Studio 2010 recording announced for release on Welcome 2 America


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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