Playtime

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Playtime

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Song details
Performer: Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) / Marva King
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Playtime is an unreleased song initially recorded in the first half of 1995. This version was listed on a configuration for a Playtime By Versace project in 1995. It is unclear who was to sing lead on this version. Lyrics of a version with Prince singing lead include the line "A girl like me, when I am in the mood / You gotta be, my dirty dude". indicating it was always meant to be sung by a female. It was subsequently performed live in 1997 and 1998 (beginning 11 August 1997 (a.m.): Roxy, Houston, TX, USA), with Marva King on lead vocals. She has confirmed when performing that the track was written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). A studio version with her singing lead was recorded in 1997 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It seems likely the song with Marva King singing lead was intended for an album or project he was doing with her, for which Hotel Blues, recorded with her around the same time, was also intended. The track remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early-to-mid 1995 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking
Early-to-mid 1997 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Marva King overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals instruments (assumed)
  • Marva King - lead vocals (on overdubbed version)
  • No other recording credits known.

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Playtime Studio Recorded early-to-mid 1995
Playtime Studio w/ Marva King lead vox


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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