Jam Of The Year

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Jam Of The Year

Emancipation.jpg
from the album Emancipation
NYClive single.jpg
single art for NYC
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 19 November 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Jam Of The Year is the first track on the first disc of Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png. In 1997, a live version was included as the first track on NYC, a cassette single sold directly from the 1-800 New Funk phone service, which could be considered the third and final commercially-released single from the album.

Initial tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in late 1995 or early 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (at the same time Rosie Gaines recorded her parts of tracks on the Chaos And Disorder album). Jam Of The Year was remixed in 1997 (perhaps for potential single release, although at this stage Prince had abandoned promotion for the album after EMI's demise), and a clip was available on Love4OneAnother.com in the fall of 1997. This remix contained a rap by Doug E. Fresh, and the remix was later developed into the track Push It Up.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1995 - early 1996 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
1997 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remix / re-recording with Doug E. Fresh
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Jam Of The Year 6:09 Emancipation Studio
Jam Of The Year 5:20 NYC single Live 11 January 1997, Roseland, New York, NY, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Jam Of The Year 2:44 Beautiful Strange VHS Live 28 August 1998 (a.m.): Cafe De Paris, London, England; see Beautiful Strange for more details
Jam Of The Year T.B.C. NPG Music Club .mov download Live 28 August 1998, Brixton Academy, London, England
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Jam Of The Year T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 12 November 1996, Emancipation Freedom Concert, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Jam Of The Year (Remix) 0:45 Love4OneAnother.com stream Remix Remix with Doug E. Fresh; later developed into Push It Up
Jam Of The Year 9:02 NPG Music Club .flv stream Live 28 August 1998, Brixton Academy, London, England; same as .mov download above, but contains Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing as uncredited extra song (not available separately)
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Push It Up 5:28 Newpower Soul Studio Developed from Jam Of The Year (Remix); see Push It Up for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Jam Of The Year (Remix) Remix Full version of remix with Doug E. Fresh; later developed into Push It Up
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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