19 June 2013

19 June 2013 - Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love

Few people can successfully steal the spotlight from Prince.  Morris Day, however, did just that in Purple Rain. He truly stole the show.  And this song, from their 1983 album Ice Cream Castle, was one of the highlights of that.

Here's what you don't know, though.  The song, cowritten by Morris Day and Jesse Johnson, was performed on record by three artists.  Morris Day provided the vocals, Jesse Johnson some guitar.... and Prince Rogers Nelson himself played the rest.  There is some debate over whether Johnson even did guitar! Day was required to follow Prince's vocal track note for note. Since they were signed to Prince's label, he had full creative control.....

....which led to tension and a rift between Prince and The Time, who were themselves accomplished musicians and producers.

But forget about all that drama for five minutes.  Listen to this great, funky song!

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