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 re-recorded most of the instruments and adding background vocals, after Jill wrote and did it in New York. 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 Jill Jones and Prince, acknowledging he mostly re-did the music. The name of the song refers to a real location in New York (Bleecker Street in New York, NY) with an unintentional misspell.

While specific recording dates are not known, Jill Jones did her version in New York, NY with little instrumentation and sent it to Prince. He then kept the melody and lyrics but redid mostly everything else in mid-January 1987 at his Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota and flew Jill in to redo her vocal. 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
Early 1987 (assumed) Unknown studio,
New York, NY, USA
Mid-January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA re-doing and overdubs by Prince
Recording Personnel
  • Jill Jones - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted.
  • David Z. - possibly other unidentified instruments on the original recording, buried in the mix

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

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
77 Bleeker St. Studio Initial version before Prince overdubs
77 Bleeker St. Studio With Prince vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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