Little Red Corvette

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Little Red Corvette

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from the album 1999
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single art for Little Red Corvette

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999
The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
The Very Best Of Prince
Ultimate

Prince 4ever

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Little Red Corvette is the second track on Prince's fifth album 1999, and, three months after the album's release, Little Red Corvette was released as the album's second single.

In 1993, the track was included as the seventh track on Prince's compilation album The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

In 2001, the track was included as the third track on the compilation album The Very Best Of Prince.

In 2006, Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix) was included as the second track on the second disc of the compilation album Ultimate. The original album version has also been included as the b-side on various re-releases of 1999, the first single from Prince's fifth album 1999.

Initial tracking for Little Red Corvette took place at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, on 7 August 1982 (on the same day as 1999 and Mia Bocca), as one of the final tracks recorded for the album.

After Prince's passing a woman from St. Paul named Mi-Ling Stone revealed she was the inspiration for the song. She first met him in 1976 and then again in 1979. She was a student at the University of Minnesota, locally known as 'Fancy Dancer' and thinks Sexy Dancer could also have been about her. Prince started dating her in January 1979. She lived in a duplex on Fuller Street in Saint Paul, MN and she had pictures of jockeys on her wall, among them Mike “Hercules” Weaver, who at some point she also dated. Prince and her stopped seeing each other when she left Minnesota in 1980.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
7 August 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
7-14 January 1983 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Remix
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Little Red Corvette 4:58 1999 album

Little Red Corvette single
1999 single reissue
The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
The Very Best Of Prince
The Story So Far... promotional album

Studio
Little Red Corvette (Edit) 3:08 Little Red Corvette single

1999 single reissue
Strange Tales From The Rain promo
The Crown Jewels promo
Prince 4ever

Edit
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix) 8:22 Little Red Corvette single

His Majesty's Pop Life promo
Ultimate

Extended Version
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix Edit) 4:32 Little Red Corvette promo Extended Version Edit
Little Red Corvette / Dirty Mind 7:55 Tidal download Live 20 February 2016 (show 2): Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Little Red Corvette 3:08 The Hits Collection VHS/DVD Promo video See Little Red Corvette video for more details
Little Red Corvette T.B.C. Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Little Red Corvette 5:10 Sign O' The Times DVD/VHS Live 27 June 1987 or 28 June 1987, Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Little Red Corvette T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Little Red Corvette T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 31 August 1990, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
Little Red Corvette T.B.C. Streaming video on Lotusflow3r.com Live 18 July 2009, Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland (show 1)
Little Red Corvette 7:49 Streaming video on Andy Allo's Facebook page Live 26 July 2011, Ahoy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; audio only with static image
1999 / Little Red Corvette / Musicology (intro) 9:52 3rdEye TV Show # 7 live video stream Live 30 June 2013 (a.m.) City Winery Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Little Red Corvette T.B.C. Live concert online stream Live 10 May 2015, Baltimore, MN, USA, Royal Farms Arena; incl. U Will B lyrics
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Purple Medley 11:03 Purple Medley single Studio medley See Purple Medley for more details
Rosario: 1999 1:19 1999: The New Master Studio Spoken word over music from Little Red Corvette - other than name, no relation to 1999; Credited to Prince and the Revolution
Musicology 4:26 Musicology Studio Brief clip heard 'on radio' during segue following Musicology
 
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References
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