Get It Up

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Get It Up

Thetime album.jpg
from the album The Time
Getitup single.jpg
single art for Get It Up
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 26 June 1981 - Get It Up single
Album(s): The Time
Writer(s): Prince (uncredited)
Producer(s): Morris Day and Prince (as Jamie Starr)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Get It Up is the first track on The Time's first album The Time, and, a month before the album's release, Get It Up was released as the album's first single. As such, Get It Up is the first song to be released credited to The Time. In 1984, it was included as the second track on the UK 12" version of Ice Cream Castles, the first single from The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle. The song was written by Prince, although the album does not contain any writing credits.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in April 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the album). As with the rest of the album, the recording mostly features only Prince and Morris Day, although Dr. Fink contributes a synth solo.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
April 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Dr. Fink - synth solo
  • Sue Ann Carwell - background vocals (listed as "various girlfriends")
  • Jellybean Johnson - credited for drums, but did not participate
  • Terry Lewis - credited for bass guitar and vocals, but did not participate
  • Jesse Johnson - credited for guitar and vocals, but did not participate
  • Jimmy Jam - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate
  • Monte Moir - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Get It Up 9:05 The Time

Ice Cream Castles single

Studio
Get It Up 3:05 Get It Up single Edit



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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