Edith And The Kingpin

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Edith And The Kingpin

River TheJoniLetters album.jpg
from the album River: The Joni Letters
Song details
Performer: Herbie Hancock
First Released: 25 September 2007 - River: The Joni Letters album
Album(s): River: The Joni Letters
Writer(s): Joni Mitchell
Producer(s): Herbie Hancock
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Edith and the Kingpin is the second track on Herbie Hancock's 2007 album River: The Joni Letters on which he covers and pays tribute to Joni Mitchell. The song originally appeared on Mitchell's 1975 albumThe Hissing of Summer Lawns. This 2007 cover features Tina Turner, and has an uncredited guitar part by Prince.

It is not clear where and when Prince contributed his part. In 2016, Kat Dyson said that Herbie Hancock and Prince met on 20 March 2005 during the 36th NAACP Image Awards ceremony afterparty thrown by Prince at his rented 3121 Antelo Rd. rented house in Los Angeles, California to discuss this idea. It is likely that the recording took place shortly afterwards.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 2005 (assumed) Avatar Studios, New York, NY, USA (assumed) basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Tina Turner - vocals
  • Wayne Shorter – saxophone
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Lionel Loueke – guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Prince – guitar (uncredited)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Edith And The Kingpin 6:34 River: The Joni Letters Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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