My Baby Knows

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My Baby Knows

Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

My Baby Knows (often titled My Baby Knows How To Love Me) is an unreleased song recorded in Summer, 1982 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years).

In Summer, 1985, Prince worked on the track further with Jill Jones, who added lead vocal overdubs at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Soon after, Prince sent the song to Clare Fischer to add orchestration, which was added in August 1985, at Monterey Sound Studios in Glendale, California, but the song was ultimately not included on Jill Jones' album Jill Jones.

In Summer 1989, Prince pulled out the track at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, for use on the proposed second album by Jill Jones (along with Boom, Boom (Can’t U Feel The Beat Of My Heart), from the same sessions, and Flesh And Blood and possibly Am I Without U?). Candy Dulfer added saxophone overdubs in late July or August 1989, also at Paisley Park Studios (during the same set of sessions where she added saxophone overdubs to Love Machine, My Summertime Thang, Release It, Murph Drag, The Latest Fashion, Donald Trump (Black Version), and Data Bank).

The album was not completed, however, as Prince and Jill Jones disagreed on the direction of the album, with Jill Jones wanting to sing more mature songs than Prince was providing. The song remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer, 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Summer, 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Additional recording and lead vocal overdubs by Jill Jones
August 1985 Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs
Summer, 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording
Late July - August 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Candy Dulfer
Recording Personnel

Jill Jones version

Unreleased 1982 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
My Baby Knows Studio Recorded Summer, 1982
My Baby Knows Studio Jill Jones version; recorded Summer, 1985
My Baby Knows Studio Jill Jones version after orchestral overdubs
My Baby Knows Studio Jill Jones version after 1989 recording
My Baby Knows Studio Jill Jones version after saxophone overdubs

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This song is not related to the 1999 track Baby Knows.

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