Album: Female Trouble

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Female Trouble

Female Trouble (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 17 April 1987
Length: 45:28
Label(s): EMI Records
Studio(s): Multi-Level, New York, NY, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 23 May 1987 96 13
USA: Billboard Black LPs 23 May 1987 30 14
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

Of the singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:
Baby Go-Go
b/w Drive Me Wild
Babygogo single.jpg
Female Trouble is the fifth solo album by singer Nona Hendryx (formerly part of pop/soul group LaBelle, along with Patti LaBelle), and was released on 17 April 1987.

The album contained Baby Go-Go, written by Prince (under the name Joey Coco).

Sessions and compiling

Baby Go-Go was re-recorded for the album and contains no musical input by Prince. Mavis Staples and George Clinton sing backing vocals on the song. They would later work directly with Prince when he signed them on Paisley Park Records.

The album also features contributions from Jellybean Johnson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis. Peter Gabriel and Bernie Worrell also worked on Female Trouble, marking their first (and only for Peter Gabriel) appearance on a Prince-related release, albeit not on a Prince-related track.


The album produced three singles: Why Should I Cry?, Baby Go-Go and Winds Of Change (Mandela To Mandela). The album reached number 30 on the Billboard R&B Chart.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only.
The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. I Know What You Need (Pygmy’s Confession)
  2. Big Fun
  3. Baby Go-Go (5:26) 1
  4. Rhythm Of Change
  5. Why Should I Cry?
  6. Too Hot To Handle
  7. Winds Of Change (Mandela To Mandela)
  8. Female Trouble
  9. Drive Me Wild

Side 1:

  1. I Know What You Need (Pygmy’s Confession)
  2. Big Fun
  3. Baby Go-Go (5:26) 1
  4. Rhythm Of Change

Side 2:

  1. Why Should I Cry?
  2. Too Hot To Handle
  3. Winds Of Change (Mandela To Mandela)
  4. Female Trouble
  5. Drive Me Wild

1 Written by Prince (as Joey Coco)

  • Nona Hendryx - vocals
  • Trevor Gale - drums
  • T.M. Stevens - bass guitar
  • Ronny Drayton - guitar
  • Mavis Staples - background vocals
  • George Clinton - background vocals
  • Steve Scales - percussion
  • Crispin Cioe - saxophone (as part of "Uptown Horns")
  • Arno Hecht - tenor saxophone (as part of "Uptown Horns")
  • Paul "Hollywood" Litteral - trumpet (as part of "Uptown Horns")
  • Robert Funk - trombone (as part of "Uptown Horns")

  • Dan Hartman - co-producer, recording engineer (at Multi-Level)
  • Nona Hendryx - co-producer
  • Rod Hui - recording engineer (additional recording at Greene Street Recording Studios, NVC)
  • Chris Lord-Alge - mixing (at Unique Recording Studios, NYC)
  • Steve Antebi - mixing assistant
  • Dennis King - mastering (at Atlantic Studios, NYC)
  • Henry Marquez - art direction
  • Carol Chan - design
  • Guido Harari - photography (cover)
  • Caroline Greyshock - photography (inner sleeve)
  • Vicki Wickham (Take Out Productions, NYC) - management direction

  • This album is dedicated to Winnie Mandela for being a living example of someone who has taught me the virtues of patience, courage, perseverance and self-esteem
  • Also thanks to all the other people involved in my musical growth, especially ny own "B Boys." Jim Mazza, Michael Barrackman, Neil Portnow, Dan Hartman, The System, and the Flyte Time Gang. Mavis Staples for her voice, George Clinton for attitude, Peter Gabriel for his spirit vocals, and J. Coco (whom I prefer to call God) for one of his creations... And my own musical mafia, Vicki and Ina.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

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