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JILL JONES speaks about Prince & the making of her debut album

Jill Jones speaks to Diffuser about Prince and her debut album in the following article entitled "Jill Jones Talks About Prince ‘All Day, All Night'":

http://diffuser.fm/prince...all-night/
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Reply #1 posted 12/02/17 3:45pm

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Thanks for the great interview thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #2 posted 12/02/17 3:51pm

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Thank you Latin!

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Reply #3 posted 12/03/17 8:21am

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Great interview, I still luv this album! ❤
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #4 posted 12/03/17 2:48pm

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Jill Jones' Album is a GEM in the Paisley Park Catalog!! I TRULY wish it could've been released during the Purple Rain hype, or 1985 even.......

cool

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/17 3:31am

Latin

AnnaStesia10 said:

Great interview, I still luv this album! ❤

yeahthat
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Reply #6 posted 12/12/17 11:17am

Latin

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Jill Jones' Album is a GEM in the Paisley Park Catalog!! I TRULY wish it could've been released during the Purple Rain hype, or 1985 even.....


cool


yeahthat
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Reply #7 posted 12/12/17 3:44pm

Purplebflogirl

Jill is always painfully honest..I believe her.
Until the end of time
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Reply #8 posted 12/13/17 6:41am

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That album was 3-4yrs in the making. I hope we get some kind of Deluxe edition for this one and the other protege albums.

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JJ's 1987 should have been a 1983-1984 and 1986-1987 album

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G-Spot if not released on an album should have been a Bside to Computer Blue(which should have been a single) or released on it's own. In 1984/85

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Mia Bocca also should have been a Bside 2 Girls & Boys(which had no Bside) or released on it's own in 1986

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Reply #9 posted 12/15/17 2:42am

CherryMoon57

All I am getting is a video of 'All Day, All Night'... Where is the interview?

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Reply #10 posted 12/15/17 10:03am

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CherryMoon57 said:

All I am getting is a video of 'All Day, All Night'... Where is the interview?


That is odd. Just tried it and it worked.
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Reply #11 posted 12/17/17 8:45am

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Jill Jones' Album is a GEM in the Paisley Park Catalog!! I TRULY wish it could've been released during the Purple Rain hype, or 1985 even.......

cool

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Reply #12 posted 12/18/17 5:15pm

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Jill is always painfully honest..I believe her.

nod nod

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Reply #13 posted 12/18/17 5:38pm

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My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”

The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.
I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...

Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #14 posted 12/20/17 11:02pm

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My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”

The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.
I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...

Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...

I will 4EVER stand by My thoughts: If Jill Jones' Album were released in late '84 or '85, it would've been an INSTANT CLASSIC!!!

[Edited 12/20/17 23:03pm]

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woogiebear said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”

The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.
I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...

Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...

I will 4EVER stand by My thoughts: If Jill Jones' Album were released in late '84 or '85, it would've been an INSTANT CLASSIC!!!

[Edited 12/20/17 23:03pm]

I stand with U on that. 1985 a bridge from Purple Rain -GSpot/All Day All Night N2 1986 Parade Mia Bocca

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All Day All Night should have been a Prince-Jill Jones duet

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #16 posted 12/21/17 7:40am

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"We kind of got a little crazy with the screaming in it"

No kidding! That first scream is the best scream I've ever heard anyone do in a song!

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Reply #17 posted 12/25/17 12:22pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”

The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.
I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...

Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...

Why does Jill refer to Sheila as a child? Sheila is older than Jill! She is pissed that Prince gave The Glamorous Life to Sheila instead of her.

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jungleluv said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”

The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.
I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...

Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...

Why does Jill refer to Sheila as a child? Sheila is older than Jill! She is pissed that Prince gave The Glamorous Life to Sheila instead of her.

it is like calling someone boy or girl... Girl you know you can come over anytime.

Singer refer to their dancer as 'the kids'

the Child is not calling her a child(kid)

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #19 posted 12/26/17 5:57pm

Vashtix

OldFriends4Sale said:

jungleluv said:

Why does Jill refer to Sheila as a child? Sheila is older than Jill! She is pissed that Prince gave The Glamorous Life to Sheila instead of her.

it is like calling someone boy or girl... Girl you know you can come over anytime.

Singer refer to their dancer as 'the kids'

the Child is not calling her a child(kid)

Jill probably knows things the rest of us do not know and I am fascinated how the negative connotations abound with anything she says or does.

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Vashtix said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

it is like calling someone boy or girl... Girl you know you can come over anytime.

Singer refer to their dancer as 'the kids'

the Child is not calling her a child(kid)

Jill probably knows things the rest of us do not know and I am fascinated how the negative connotations abound with anything she says or does.

Yeah, I get that she's come off pretty negative over time, but I don't take that comment as negative.
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She was clearly still in turmoil though. I understand why we should get closure for events in life in most things if possible. What she said there, mirrors what a lot of us have said: that JJ should have had an album/songs released during the 1983-1986 period. Her success would have been posted by the Purple Rain - Parade period. SOTT period didn't do it for her. And GSpot needed to be released in 1984-1985, Mia Bocca since in the UTCM movie should have been released during 1986

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JJ would not have been able to do what Sheila E did with Glamorous Life, I understand her sentiment. She definately wasn't being negative toward Sheila.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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I will 4EVER stand by My thoughts: If Jill Jones' Album were released in late '84 or '85, it would've been an INSTANT CLASSIC!!!

nod and imagine if Prince had given her a truly hot song from that era (maybe "Sugar Walls")....that would have made her an instant star!

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[Edited 12/28/17 12:24pm]

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SoulAlive said:

woogiebear said:

I will 4EVER stand by My thoughts: If Jill Jones' Album were released in late '84 or '85, it would've been an INSTANT CLASSIC!!!

nod and imagine if Prince had given her a truly hot song from that era (maybe "Sugar Walls")....that would have made her an instant star!

...

[Edited 12/28/17 12:24pm]

Sugar Walls
G-Spot

Wednesday
Manic Monday



#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #23 posted 12/28/17 12:48pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

nod and imagine if Prince had given her a truly hot song from that era (maybe "Sugar Walls")....that would have made her an instant star!

Sugar Walls
G-Spot

Wednesday
Manic Monday

nod Our Destiny

All Day,All Night

Baby,You're A Trip

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OldFriends4Sale said:





My first album was a very long pregnancy, good God, it took so long get out. It was a really ace album, but, the timing was way off. I don't think everyone was ready for it. Radio wasn't looking for it. There's a rap convention in Atlanta that I went to and people came up to me saying “you're Black? I didn't know you were Black! I would've played your record.” I just came back to Prince, like, “should I just get a tan?” White people somehow knew I was Black and they said “I'm not playing that house Negro on the radio.”




The album was dead in the water. Then, I went to a function and I think I was crying. A Warner Brothers executive (Rob Dickens, CEO of Warner Brothers UK) saw me and he put money into the project to do promotion in Europe. We made the (music) video (for the single "Mia Bocca")...They (Europeans) always liked Josephine Baker, that whole thing always worked. I was discriminated against in my own country. I opened for Jody Watley in LA and, seriously, the crowd just stood there whole time with their arms crossed. I was angry dancing. I was singing “G-Spot” and I was like “I'm not going to shake my ass.” I know (on past tours) I would go out in my bra and panties, but, then I put on my trench coat and I'd leave. I just threw the mike down and walked off the stage. Prince came to me and said “is that it, are you done?” Maybe he created the diva in me.

I think the album was a very intellectual album. We made a decision to take a lot of the poppy songs off. Once Clare Fisher puts the strings on it... I wanted to leave them on... That's where I sealed my fate to never have a hit record...(Prince) could have given me "The Glamorous Life". Sheila E. would come to the studio to play basketball and I did not know that the child was going in (to the studio) late at night and singing the songs...


Jill Jones on Tipper Gore (and the Parents Music Resource Center): Tipper Gore was on our ass. (MTV) banned my video ( for the single "Mia Bocca"). They would only play it in the middle of the night, at 3 am... She directly impacted my life, she actually did in a weird way...






Why does Jill refer to Sheila as a child? Sheila is older than Jill! She is pissed that Prince gave The Glamorous Life to Sheila instead of her.


—She would be a fool if she was not pissed.
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I think I'd put this in my top 10 all time Prince albums, I probably play it as often as I play SOTT. And I mean that with no disrespect to Jill, her vocals are astounding start to finish, in With You she even made me appreciate a song I had totally written off when Prince sang it.

I also like how it spans several eras - it's less stuck in the Minneapolis sound even though a lot of songs were written around that era, it gives the album a lot of space to breathe and stretch. I don't think adding a few pop songs to it would improve it much as an album.



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Violet Blue is one of my absolute fave songs from anyone. The whole album is too notch but VB is totally original and gorgeous. For Love is also a stand out.
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Sugar Walls
G-Spot

Wednesday
Manic Monday

nod Our Destiny

All Day,All Night

Baby,You're A Trip

I actually liked her version of Our Destiny in 3rd place to Lisa Coleman and then Prince.
But would have welcomed it on an album back then.

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I sometimes wonder if Jill would have done a little too much, if she had Sugar Walls.
I keep wondering how Vanity would have handled it, thinking of Sex Shooter.

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And All Day, All Night (Prince/Jill co-leads) would have been hot

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But yeah those 7 could have been a hot JJ 1984 release

Is there a song with more rock from then that she could have done?
Killin At the Soda Shop, her vocals weren't on point.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #28 posted 01/11/18 11:37am

Latin

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Thanks for the great interview thumbs up!


You are very welcome. smile
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Reply #29 posted 01/11/18 11:19pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:



SoulAlive said:




OldFriends4Sale said:




Sugar Walls
G-Spot


Wednesday
Manic Monday





nod Our Destiny


All Day,All Night


Baby,You're A Trip





I actually liked her version of Our Destiny in 3rd place to Lisa Coleman and then Prince.
But would have welcomed it on an album back then.


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I sometimes wonder if Jill would have done a little too much, if she had Sugar Walls.
I keep wondering how Vanity would have handled it, thinking of Sex Shooter.


.


And All Day, All Night (Prince/Jill co-leads) would have been hot


.


But yeah those 7 could have been a hot JJ 1984 release


Is there a song with more rock from then that she could have done?
Killin At the Soda Shop, her vocals weren't on point.





“Mia Bocca” was originally recorded in 1982 so it could have been included as well.At that stage,it didn’t have the Clare Fischer orchestration but that’s OK.A Jill Jones album released in 1984 (or early 85) would have had the true Minneapolis Sound,anyway (synth heavy).
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