The Cocoa Boys

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Coco Boys

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Coco Boys is an unreleased track initially recorded during a soundcheck session on 25 August, 1986 at Le Zénith, Paris, France, hours before the Parade Tour show there (along with recordings of Susannah's Blues, Strange Relationship, Last Heart, a cover version of The Temptations' Can't Get Next To You and a first run-through of It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, which was then recorded live at the show).

It is likely that this version was instrumental, but this is unconfirmed.

Prince recorded a studio version of the track (with lyrics) on 14 September, 1986 at his Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after Crucial, two days before Shockadelica).

The song was written specifically for the planned musical The Dawn (along with Crucial and When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes), but the musical was ultimately abandoned, and the song was never intended for any of Prince's many late-1986 album projects.

The Coco Boys was the name of a band included as characters in the musical; while the band names changed, the idea of rival bands was reused in the Graffiti Bridge movie.

Of note is that the pseudonym Joey Coco, used by Prince as the writer of You're My Love, was intended to be one of the Coco Boys.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
25 August, 1986 Le Zénith, Paris, France Soundcheck recording
14 September, 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Soundcheck version

Studio version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Coco Boys Soundcheck Recorded 25 August, 1986; most likely instrumental
Coco Boys Studio Recorded 14 September, 1986

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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