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Do Me, Baby


from the album Controversy

single art for Do Me, Baby

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 14 October, 1981 - Controversy album
Album(s): Controversy

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
One Nite Alone... Live!

Writer(s): André Cymone (credited to Prince)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Do Me, Baby is the third track on Prince's fourth album Controversy, and, nine months after the album's release, Do Me, Baby was released as the album's third single. In 1993, the single edit was included as the fifth track on Prince's second compilation album The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

In 2002, a live version was also included as the eighth track on the second disc of One Nite Alone... Live!, Prince's first live album (along with Adore and Condition Of The ♥ (Interlude) from the same show). The song was written by André Cymone, but credited to Prince.

An early version of the song featuring André Cymone on lead vocals was recorded on 17 February, 1979 at Music Farm Studios in New York, NY, USA, during a day of sessions led by Pepé Willie intended for Tony Silvester, leader of the group The Main Ingredient to use as demos for The Imperials, who he wanted to produce (the one-day session also produced If You Feel Like Dancin', I Feel For You, Thrill You Or Kill You and With You), although Do Me, Baby was recorded with extra studio time and was not intended for use by Silvester.

While specific recording dates are not known, the album sessions took place in Spring and Summer 1981, at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA and Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The album was completed at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, between 14 and 23 August, 1981.

In 2000, Do Me, Baby was planned for inclusion on When 2 R In Love: The Ballads Of Prince (likely in re-recorded form, although it is possible this was planned but not executed). The album did not receive many votes by visitors at Prince: A Celebration, however, and was ultimately abandoned.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
17 February, 1979 Music Farm Studios, New York, NY, USA Early recording with André Cymone on lead vocals
Spring-Summer 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA or Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA (unverified) Initial tracking
14 - 23 August, 1981 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Overdubs, mixing
Recording Personnel

Released version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Preliminary version

  • André Cymone - lead vocals and bass guitar (assumed)
  • Prince - guitar, synthesizer and keyboards (assumed)
  • Pepé Willie - synthesizer, percussion (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Do Me, Baby 7:47 Controversy

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Studio
Do Me, Baby (Edit) 3:57 Do Me, Baby single

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides

Edit
Do Me, Baby 1:56 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 14 April, 2002, Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Do Me, Baby 4:40 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc Live 30 March, 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Do Me, Baby T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September, 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Do Me, Baby T.B.C. Live concert radio broadcast Live 22 July, 1990, Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
Do Me, Baby T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 29 July, 1990, Estadio Santa María del Mar, La Coruña, Spain
Do Me, Baby T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 31 August, 1990, Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム), Tokyo, Japan
Do Me, Baby T.B.C. Live concert performance Live 20 November, 1996, Harpo Studios, Chicago, IL, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Do Me, Baby Studio 1979 André Cymone version
 
Additional Information

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References
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