Dance Unto The Rhythm

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Dance Unto The Rhythm

Letsgetstarted album.jpg
from the album Let’s Get Started
Song details
Performer: Louie Louie
First Released: 16 February 1993 - Let’s Get Started album
Album(s): Let’s Get Started
Writer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park) and Michael Koppelman
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
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

Dance Unto The Rhythm is the tenth track on Louie Louie’s second album Let’s Get Started. The song was written by Prince (as Paisley Park) and Michael Koppelman and produced by Prince (as Paisley Park).

While specific recording dates are not known, Michael Koppelman recorded music in March 1991 at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California, to which Prince then added lyrics and vocals to create the full song (Michael Koppelman’s recording immediately followed his creation of music for Ingrid Chavez’s tracks Wintersong and Candle Dance, of which Prince was very impressed). Louie Louie’s vocal overdubs were recorded at Sideways Recording, Santa Ana, California, but recording dates are not known.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Additional recording and Prince vocal overdubs
April 1991 - early 1993 Sideways Recording,
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Vocal overdubs by Louie Louie
Recording Personnel
  • Louie Louie – lead vocals
  • Prince - all background vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Sam Mesa-rani - trash can percussion
  • Gino Garcia - bongos
  • Rosie Gaines - background vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dance Unto The Rhythm 3:56 Let’s Get Started Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Instrumental (unknown title) Studio Michael Koppelman’s original instrumental recording with unknown title (if any)
Dance Unto The Rhythm Studio Prince’s original studio recording with his guide vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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