Kept Woman

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Kept Woman

Elixer album.jpg
from the album Elixer
Song details
Performer: Bria Valente; Támar Davis
First Released: 24 March 2009 - Elixer album download
Album(s): Elixer
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Bria Valente and Prince)
Producer(s): Bria Valente and Prince
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

Kept Woman is the eighth track on Bria Valente’s first and only studio album Elixer. Although the song is credited as being written by Bria Valente and Prince (along with the rest of the album), the song dates from before Bria Valente started working with Prince, and was written only by him. The song was produced and largely performed by Bria Valente and Prince.

Exact recording dates are unknown, but the track was initially recorded by Támar Davis, indicating that intitial tracking took place at some point between early 2005 (when Prince previously worked with Támar Davis) and early 2006, when it was included on Támar’s first album, then titled Beautiful, Loved & Blessed; it was included as the fifth track when the album was later renamed Milk & Honey. Prince started working with Bria Valente in late 2006, so her recording of the track may have been recorded anytime between late 2006 and early 2009 at either Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota or Circle House in Miami, Florida, but no information has been verified.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 2005 - early 2006 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA;
Circle House,
Miami, FL
3121 Antelo Rd.,
Los Angeles, CA, USA (unconfirmed)
Tracking (Támar Davis version)
Late 2006 - early 2009 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Circle House, Miami, FL, USA (unconfirmed)
Re-recording (Bria Valente version)
Recording Personnel

Bria Valente version

Támar Davis version

  • Támar Davis - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • Other recording personnel information to follow.

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Kept Woman 4:15 Elixer Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Kept Woman Studio Támar Davis version intended for Milk & Honey album
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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