77 Bleeker St.

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77 Bleeker St.

Miabocca single.jpg
single art for Mia Bocca
Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
First Released: 6 April 1987 - Mia Bocca single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince and Jill Jones (credited to Jill Jones)
Producer(s): David Z. and Jill Jones
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

77 Bleeker St. was released as the b-side of Jill Jones's single Mia Bocca, the first single from her first and only Paisley Park Records album Jill Jones, released seven weeks prior to the album. Prince appears on the track as a musician, having recorded a guitar solo and possibly other unidentified overdubs for the song. It has long been thought that the song was written by Jill Jones and produced by David Z. and Jill Jones. But the credits at the ASCAP, which were seemingly changed after Prince’s passing, indicate that this song was composed by Prince and Jill Jones. The song is registered at ASCAP under the title 77 Bleeker Street.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place at some point in 1986, most likely at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Prince recorded some overdubs in mid-January 1987 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota after completion of the Sign O' The Times album (during the same set of sessions that produced Come Home and La, La, La, He, He, Hee).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1986 (assumed) Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed) Basic tracking
Mid-January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Overdubs by Prince
Recording Personnel
  • Jill Jones - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • David Z. - possibly other unidentified instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
77 Bleeker St. 3:20 Mia Bocca single Studio Edit of full version below
77 Bleeker St. (Extended Version) 4:34 Mia Bocca single Extended version Original full-length version

Additional Information

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