Good Judy Girlfriend

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Good Judy Girlfriend

Carmenelectra album.jpg
from the album Carmen Electra
Song details
Performer: Carmen Electra
First Released: 9 February 1993 - Carmen Electra album
Album(s): Carmen Electra
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Carmen Electra)
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park; executive producer credit only)
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

Good Judy Girlfriend is the second track on Carmen Electra’s only album Carmen Electra. The track was written and produced by Prince (although no producer credit was given, other than Paisley Park as executive producer), although Carmen Electra is credited as the writer (even in the Library of Congress listing for the song).

Basic tracking took place in late 1988 or the first two weeks of 1989, most likely at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track, with Prince’s original vocals, was initially included as the third track on the mid-January 1989, configuration of Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic (a different project than the 1999 album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic). If the lyrics were the same as the released version, it is possible that they were sung by Sheila E. or Cat on this version, as they are written from a female perspective. The track was reworked or re-recorded (details are not not known) between Spring, 1991 and early 1992 (at one of Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California or Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota). Carmen Electra’s version was included as the seventh track on a 15 June 1992 configuration of Carmen Electra’s debut album, then titled On Top (with the artist credit "Carmen"). The released version contains samples of Funky Drummer by James Brown (released as a single in 1970) and Think (About It) by Lyn Collins (also co-written and produced by James Brown, from her 1972 album Think (About It), and also released as a single).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1988 - early January 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking (Prince version)
Spring, 1991 - early 1992 Unknown studio (Record Plant,
Los Angeles, CA, USA;
Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA, Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA)
Additional/re-recording (Carmen Electra version)
Recording Personnel

Carmen Electra version

Unreleased Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed, but see notes above)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Good Judy Girlfriend 1:59 Carmen Electra Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Good Judy Girlfriend Studio Prince’s original version, included on Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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