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Jilljones album.jpg
from the album Jill Jones
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single art for G-Spot
Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
First Released: 26 May 1987 - Jill Jones album
Album(s): Jill Jones
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Jill Jones and Prince)
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

G-Spot is the second track on Jill Jones’s first and only Paisley Park Records album Jill Jones, and within a few months of the album’s release, G-Spot was released as the album’s second single. Although Jill Jones shared official writing credits, the song was written solely by Prince.

While exact recording dates are not known, basic tracking for Prince’s original version likely took place in May 1983, at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA. It was both considered for Vanity 6’s sophomore album as for Purple Rain and its title appears in versions of the script as late as October 1983. In the movie the song was to be performed by Prince. It was ultimately cut from the script before shooting commenced in November.

Both Vanity and Jill Jones cut lead vocals for it at the Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Vanity’s version was presumably done in the spring of 1983 and Jill Jones’s lead vocals were done sometime after Vanity was out of the picture, possibly later that same summer.

The song was ultimately mixed further on 28 January 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

Prince’s original version contains Prince calling out "Maceo" for a solo and the line "I don’t want no trash, gimme some of that popcorn" (taken from Mother Popcorn) - this is an homage to James Brown and saxophonist Maceo Parker, with whom Prince would work many years later.

The Extended Version of the song released on the 12" contains orchestral part by Clare Fischer but it is not clear when this was recorded. It is possibly the arrangement was lifted from another Clare Fischer arrangement for another song.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Spring 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Vanity vocal overdub
Summer 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Jill Jones vocal overdub
16 September 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
1985 (assumed) Nola Recording Studios, New York, NY (assumed) Horn overdubs
28 January 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix, crossfades, edit
17 February 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, mix
Recording Personnel

Jill Jones version

  • Jill Jones - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Bob Minzer - saxophone
  • Chris Hunter - saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg - saxophone
  • Jim Pugh - trombone
  • Jon Faddis - trumpet
  • Randy Brecker - trumpet
  • Clare Fischer - string orchestration ( on G-Spot (Remix) only - uncredited)

Vanity 6 version

  • Vanity - vocals
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted

Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
G-Spot 4:30 Jill Jones Studio
G-Spot (Edit) 4:01 G-Spot single Edit
G-Spot (Remix) 6:23 G-Spot single Extended version Remix by Jimmy Destri

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
G-Spot Studio Original 1983 version with Prince lead vocal
G-Spot Studio 1983 version with Vanity lead vocal
G-Spot (Extended Version) Remix Alternate mix of released Extended Version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The Gräfenberg Spot, or "G-Spot", is a term used to describe the bean-shaped area of the vagina that many women report to contain an erogenous zone which when stimulated can lead to high levels of sexual arousal and powerful orgasms. See the wikipedia entry for G-spot for more details. The concept of the G-spot entered popular culture with the 1982 publication of The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality'.

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