Get Blue

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Get Blue

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): Levi Seacer, Jr. and Prince (as Paisley Park)
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

Get Blue is the fourth track on Louie Louie’s second album Let’s Get Started. The song was written by Prince (as Paisley Park) and Levi Seacer, Jr. and produced by Prince (as Paisley Park).

A tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios lists it as 8 April 1991 alluding the exact date for the recording at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. (during the same set of sessions that produced Hey, Louie Louie). Louie Louie’s vocal overdubs were recorded at Sideways Recording, Santa Ana, California, but recording dates are not known.

In 2010, co-writer Levi Seacer, Jr. released a mostly-instrumental version of the track with Ric Alexander on their album 2wo 4or 1ne (crediting Prince, rather than the pseudonym Paisley Park, as co-writer), but this version did not contain input by Prince.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 April 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
April 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixing by Keith "K.C." Cohen (and possible additional recording)
April 1991 - early 1993 Sideways Recording,
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Vocal overdubs by Louie Louie
Recording Personnel

Louie Louie version

  • Louie Louie – lead vocals
  • Prince - all background vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Sam Mesa-rani - percussion
  • Dain Noel - strings
  • Reverend Dave Boruff - saxophone

Unreleased Prince version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Get Blue 4:42 Let’s Get Started Studio
Get Blue 5:42 2wo 4or 1ne Studio No input as a musician by Prince

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Get Blue Studio Prince’s original studio version, missing some later instrumentation
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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