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Got To Be Something Here


from the album The Lewis Conection

Song details


Performer: The Lewis Connection
First Released: 1979 - The Lewis Conection album
Album(s): The Lewis Conection
Writer(s): Sonny Thompson
Producer(s): Pierre Lewis and André Lewis
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Got To Be Something Here is the fourth track on Minneapolis-area band The Lewis Connection's first and only album The Lewis Conection, featuring Prince on guitar. The track was written by Sonny Thompson (who would become a member of the New Power Generation many years later), and produced by brothers Pierre and André Lewis.

Initial tracking took place in late 1976 - early 1977 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as re-recordings of Soft And Wet, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Baby, Jelly Jam (which was later used as the instrumental portion of Just As Long As We're Together), Make It Through The Storm, and recordings of Just As Long As We're Together, 10:15 and Fortune Teller).

The track marks the first time Prince appeared on a release by another artist, on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later). It also marks the first release of a collaboration between Prince and Sonny Thompson (recorded almost 13 years before Diamonds And Pearls, the next released collaboration).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1976 - early 1977 Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Sonny Thompson - lead vocals and bass guitar
  • Pierre Lewis - keyboards and flute
  • Joe Lewis - drums
  • Prince - guitar and background vocals
  • Randy Barber - background vocals
  • Bill Perry - tenor saxophone
  • Jeffery Tresvant - trumpet

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Got To Be Something Here 4:12 The Lewis Conection Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The track marks the first time Prince appeared on a release by another artist, on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later).
  • It also marks the first release of a collaboration between Prince and Sonny Thompson (recorded almost 13 years before Diamonds And Pearls, the next released collaboration).

References
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