20 (A Girl And Her Puppy)

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20 (A Girl And Her Puppy)

Song details
Performer: Madhouse; Miles Davis
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince; Miles Davis (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

20 (A Girl And Her Puppy) (a.k.a. A Girl And Her Puppy) is an unreleased instrumental track recorded on 12 December 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota as the final track recorded during sessions for Madhouse’s third album 24 (the day after saxophone and flute overdubs on 21-24 (The Dopamine Rush Suite)). The track was included as the fourth track on the album 24, before the album was abandoned.

On 21 January 1991, Prince submitted the track (now re-titled A Girl And Her Puppy) to Miles Davis, along with Penetration, Are U legal Yet? and Jailbait, for his consideration. Prince wanted Davis to record additional trumpet parts before sending them back. Davis instead taught the four tracks to his band, and they recorded new versions of the tracks on 27-28 March 1991 at Bauer Studios (Studio 1), Ludwigsburg, Germany. The band also played them regularly on Davis’ 1991 tour.

After Miles Davis died in 1991, Warner Bros. asked Prince to add some post-production to this track (as well as Can I Play With U?, Penetration and Jailbait) to include on his first posthumous album, Doo-Bop, but Prince was not interested in contributing to tracks that he felt didn’t show Davis at his best. As the original Madhouse version remains unreleased, the Miles Davis version is included here instead of being considered a straight cover version.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
12 December 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
27-28 March 1991 (a.m.) Bauer Studios (Studio 1),
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Tracking of Miles Davis version (titled A Girl And Her Puppy)
Recording Personnel

Madhouse version

  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone and flute

Miles Davis version

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
20 (A Girl And Her Puppy) Studio Recorded 12 December 1988
A Girl And Her Puppy Studio Miles Davis version; recorded 27-28 March 1991 (a.m.) (First take)
A Girl And Her Puppy Studio Miles Davis version; recorded 27-28 March 1991 (a.m.) (Second take)

Additional Information

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