Stone Lover

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Stone Lover

Stone Lover single.png
from the single Stone Lover
Song details
Performer: MLF (Music, Love and Funk)
First Released: 1979 - Stone Lover single
Album(s): none
Writer(s): Jeffery Tresvant, Pierre Lewis, Joe Lewis and Bill Perry
Producer(s):
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

Stone Lover is the first and only track released by Minneapolis-area band MLF (Music, Love and Funk), featuring Prince on guitar.

Basic tracking took place in late 1976 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same session that produced Got To Be Something Here). Prince played on this track to raise money for his first New York trip in the autumn of 1976.

Either this track or Got To Be Something Here, released around the same time (it's not clear which was released first), marks the first time Prince appeared on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later). It also marks the first release of a collaboration between Prince and Sonny Thompson (recorded almost 13 years before Diamonds And Pearls, the next released collaboration). Confusingly though participating musicians have made conflicting statements whether Prince played on the track or not.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1976 Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - guitar
  • Sonny Thompson - bass guitar
  • Pierre Lewis - keyboards
  • Joe Lewis - drums
  • Bill Perry - tenor saxophone
  • Jeffery Tresvant - vocals
  • Randy Barber - guitar
  • Robert Martin - trumpet
  • Troy Williams - flute
  • Maurice Stevenson - percussion

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Stone Lover (Part One) 3:54 Stone Lover single Studio
Stone Lover (Part Two) 3:33 Stone Lover single Studio
Stone Lover 7:12 Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound Studio Original unedited version



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The track marks the first time Prince appeared on a release by another artist, on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later).
  • It also marks the first release of a collaboration between Prince and Sonny Thompson.

References
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