My Summertime Thang

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My Summertime Thang

Pandemonium album.jpg
from the album Pandemonium
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 10 July 1990 - Pandemonium album
Album(s): Pandemonium
Writer(s): Prince (credited to The Time)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to The Time)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

My Summertime Thang is the 14th track (eleventh and final song) on The Time's fourth album Pandemonium, and is written and produced by Prince (but credited to The Time). Prince also performs heavily on the song, but is uncredited.

Basic tracking took place at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California on 27 March 1983 (the day after Jungle Love, and the same day as Cloreen Bacon Skin), during a two-day break from the 1999 Tour). It seems logical the track would have been intended for The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, but is not known to have been included on any configurations of the album.

In July 1989, Prince gave the track (along with Pickle, You're All I Want, U Should Be Mine, Wet Dream Cousin, Vibrator, The Max and XYZ) to Eric Leeds to consider reworking for a new Madhouse album (later called 26, which later evolved into Eric Leeds' solo album Times Squared). Eric Leeds did not choose this track to develop further, however.

Additional recording on The Time's version took place between June and September 1989, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. One version contains lyrics from the Graffiti Bridge movie script, and Morris Day demonstrates his various dances (mostly named after other tracks by The Time: "the horse," "the oak tree," "Chili Sauce," "Murph Drag" and "The Bird." The track was later included as the tenth and final track on The Time's proposed fourth album Corporate World, which later morphed into Pandemonium.

The music from the track was also reused on the version of The Latest Fashion which was included on the Graffiti Bridge album.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 March 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
14 April 1983; 17 April 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixing, overdubs
June - September 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - lead vocals
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Candy - saxophone
  • Jellybean Johnson - drums and backing vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Jesse Johnson - guitar, backing vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Jimmy Jam - keyboards, backing vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Monte Moir - keyboards, backing vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Terry Lewis - lead vocals, bass guitar, backing vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Jerome Benton - percussion, "mirror and holler" (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Jana Anderson - female vocals (credited as "Stella" (assumed), but participation is unknown)
  • Robin Power - female vocals (credited as "Grace" (assumed), but participation is unknown)
  • Elisa Fiorillo female vocals (credited as "Blondie" (assumed), but participation is unknown)
  • Karyn White - female vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Margie Cox - female vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)
  • Jill Jones - female vocals (credited, but participation is unknown)

  • Peggy McCreary - assistant engineer
  • Richard McKernan - assistant engineer

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
My Summertime Thang 6:50 Pandemonium Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Latest Fashion 4:02 Graffiti Bridge Studio
The Latest Fashion (Remix) 6:15 Shake! single Remix Remix by Michael Koppelman, Prince and Sylvia Massy
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
My Summertime Thang Studio Original 1983 recording, recorded 27 March 1983
My Summertime Thang Studio 1989 alternate recording using lyrics from the Graffiti Bridge movie script and dialogue and solos by Prince
My Summertime Thang Studio Extended portion of 1989 recording
Rollerskate Studio Extended instrumental portion of 1989 recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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