Dancing Machine

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Dancing Machine

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Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 June 2013 - 3rdEye TV Show # 5 video stream
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Hal Davis, Don Fletcher and Dean Parks
Producer(s): Prince (assumed, no official credits given)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Dancing Machine, a cover version of the track by The Jackson 5, was streamed as a rehearsal during 3rdEye TV Show # 5 in 2013, as the leading track in a medley with Partyman and It's Alright (a snippet of (Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up?, which often precedes the track when played live, can also be heard as the rehearsal begins). The track originally appeared on The Jackson 5's 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Together, and was released as a single in 1974. Following the single's success, the track was also included (in remixed form) as the title track on their next album, Dancing Machine (1974).

The track was written by Hal Davis, Don Fletcher and Dean Parks. The version streamed was a rehearsal recorded in late June 2013, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by Shelby J., Elisa Dease and Liv Warfield, with lead guitar by Prince. The rehearsal segues directly into a rehearsal of Partyman. No studio version by Prince of Dancing Machine is believed to exist.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
n/a n/a This track is not believed to have been recorded in the studio by Prince
Recording Personnel

N.B. - recording personnel below refer to streamed versions; this track is not known to have been recorded in the studio by Prince


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dancing Machine n/a n/a n/a No 'hard format' release of this song was made available.
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dancing Machine / Partyman / It's Alright 4:48 3rdEye TV Show # 5 performance audio stream Rehearsal Late June 2013, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed); snippet of (Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up? included in opening
(Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up? / Dancing Machine / Partyman / It's Alright 4:52 3rdEye TV Show # 7 live video stream Live 30 June 2013 (a.m.) City Winery Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA


 
Additional Information

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References
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