Daddy Pop

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Daddy Pop

Diamondsandpearls.jpg
from the album Diamonds And Pearls
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 1 October 1991 - Diamonds And Pearls
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Daddy Pop is the second track on the album Diamonds And Pearls, the first album credited to Prince and the New Power Generation. In 1992, it was included on some versions of the Sexy M.F. single.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in June 1990 in London, England (during the same set of sessions that produced Schoolyard and Walk Don't Walk, but mostly focused on Rosie Gaines' first solo album, recording My Tender Heart, Hold Me, Pain, Streetwalker, In The Name Of Love and Turn Your Lights Down Low).

Additional recording took place in late 1990 at Paisley Park Studios Minneapolis, MN, USA. The song is essentially a solo performance by Prince, but was edited together with the ending of a rehearsal performance of Partyman to create the ending. It also includes a sampled drum loop from Aretha Franklin's track Rock Steady from her 1972 album Young, Gifted And Black (played by Bernard Purdie).

The track was included as the first track on the December 1990, configuration of Diamonds And Pearls, but was moved to become the second track on the 1 March 1991 and 8 May 1991 configurations, where it remained for release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1990 Olympic Studios, London, England Initial tracking
Late 1990 / Early 1991 Paisley Park Studios Minneapolis, MN, USA Additional recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Daddy Pop 5:16 Diamonds And Pearls

Sexy M.F. single

Studio
X-cerpts From The Songs: Thunder, Daddy Pop, Strollin', Jughead, Money Don't Matter 2 Night, Push, Live 4 Love 5:04 Diamonds And Pearls single Edits Edits of each song; Daddy Pop edit is 0:38
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Daddy Pop ?:?? Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection VHS/DVD Promo video See Daddy Pop video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Daddy Pop ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 4 September 1991, Arsenio Hall Show, Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Daddy Pop Studio Version without Tony M rap and slightly different lyrics, placed on the 27 November 1990 configuration of the Diamonds And Pearls Album
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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