You're My Love

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You're My Love

Theydontmakethemliketheyusedto album.jpg
from the album They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
Song details
Performer: Kenny Rogers
First Released: 23 October 1986 - They Don't Make Them Like They Used To album
Album(s): They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
Writer(s): Prince (as Joey Coco)
Producer(s): Jay Graydon
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

You're My Love is the third track on American country music singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers' fourteenth studio album They Don't Make Them Like They Used To, written by Prince under the pseudonym Joey Coco (the first time this pseudonym had been used officially). The song is the only track from the album with any Prince input. The released version was produced by Jay Graydon.

In June 1987, You’re My Love was included as the b-side of Ronnie Misap and Kenny Rogers single Make No Mistake, She’s Mine. The single reached number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, and number 42 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Although exact recording dates are not known, basic tracking for Prince's original version took place in Spring-Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio. Clare Fischer added orchestral overdubs in May 1986, but Kenny Rogers and his band re-recorded the song in Spring-Summer 1986 (at one of several studios - Garden Rakes, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA; Conway, Hollywood, California; Can/Am, Tarzana, CA, USA; House Of Gold, Nashville, TN, USA or The Garage, Nashville, TN, USA), and the released version contains no musical input by Prince. The released version contains background vocals by El DeBarge, who would later record and release another track by Prince, Tip O' My Tongue.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring-Summer 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
25 September 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixing
May 1986 Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Orchestra overdubs
1986 Unknown studio(s) (Garden Rakes,
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA;
Conway,
Hollywood, CA, USA;
Can/Am,
Tarzana, CA, USA;
House Of Gold,
Nashville, TN, USA
or
The Garage,
Nashville, TN, USA)
Kenny Rogers re-recording (no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Kenny Rogers version

  • Kenny Rogers - lead vocals
  • El DeBarge - background vocals
  • Carlos Vega - drums (credited for album, contribution to this track unknown)
  • Michael Baird - drums (credited for album, contribution to this track unknown)
  • Jay Graydon - drums, synthesizer, guitar (credited for album, contribution to this track unknown)
  • Abraham Laboriel - bass guitar (credited for album, contribution to this track unknown)
  • Nathan East - bass guitar (credited for album, contribution to this track unknown)
  • Michael Landau - guitar


Original Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)
Orchestral Players on Prince version (assumed):
  • Cello - Fred Seykora, James Arkatov, Mary Louise Zeyen, Raphael Kramer
  • Double Bass - Arni Egilson, David Stone
  • French Horn - David Duke, James Thatcher, Joseph Meyer, Marny Johnson
  • Trombone - Charles Loper, Garnett Brown, Morris Repass
  • Trumpet - Bob Bryant, Robert Findley, Hal Espinosa, Ray Brown
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Viola - Alan DeVreitch, Jorge Moraga, Margot MacLaine, Myer Bello, Norm Forrest, Pam Goldsmith
  • Violin - Betty Moor, Bill Hybel, Don Palmer, Edward Green, Francine Walsh, Henry Ferber, Irma Neumann, Isabelle Daskoff, Janice Gover, Karen Jones , Pam Gates, Pat Johnson, Robert Sushel, Ron Folsom, Terry Schoenburn, William Hymanson
  • Woodwind - Arni Egilson, Bob Tricarico, David Edwards, Dick Mitchell, Gary Foster, Joe Soldo, John Lowe

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
You're My Love 4:06 They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

Make No Mistake, She’s Mine single

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
You're My Love Studio Prince's 1982 version
You're My Love Studio Prince's 1982 version, with 1986 orchestral overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although this is the only song Prince has contributed to Kenny Rogers, Prince performed a version of Rogers' The Gambler live in concert in 1997.

References
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