Killin' At The Soda Shop

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Killin’ At The Soda Shop

Song details
Performer: Jill Jones
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (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

Killin’ At The Soda Shop is an unreleased song recorded in late May 1985 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. The song was intended for Jill Jones eponymous album, but ultimately not included.

Clare Fischer arranged and recorded orchestration for the song, presumably in August 1985, at Monterey Sound Studios in Glendale, and a part this recording was later used as the intro to Graffiti Bridge.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 May 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, mkx
29 May 1985 Sunset Sound Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
possibly vocal overdubs
August 1985 (assumed) Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer
Recording Personnel
Orchestral Players (assumed):
  • Violins - Isabelle Daskoff, Francine Walsh, Mari Botnik, Pam Gates, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Betty Moor, Irma Neumann, Assa Drori, Bill Hymanson, Oscar Chasow, Ron Clark, Henry Ferber, Erne Granat, Ed Green, Bill Hybel, Reggie Hill, Pat Johnson, Don Palmer, Sheldon Sanov, Joe Schonbrun, Terry Schonbrun and Harold Wolf
  • Violas - Pam Goldsmith, Margot Maclaine, Carol Mukagawa, Myer Bello, Alan Deverich, Norman Forrest, Alan Harshman, Jorge Moraga and David Stock
  • Cellos - Jim Arkatoff, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer and Fred Seykora
  • Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson
  • Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
  • Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O’Donnell and Al Vizutti
  • Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
  • French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O’Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Killin’ At The Soda Shop Studio Prince guide vocals
Killin’ At The Soda Shop Studio Jill Jones version before orchestral overdubs
Killin’ At The Soda Shop Studio Final version after orchestral overdubs

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Graffiti Bridge 3:51 Graffiti Bridge album
Shake! (Boom Mix) 5:05 Shake! single Remix Remix by Levi Seacer, Jr.. Includes a sample of the orchestration used in Graffiti Bridge
Face Down 3:16 Emancipation Strings and horns parts after the 'Orchertra' cue.
Face Down (X-tended Rap Money Mix) 4:56 Face Down promo Remix Rap includes sections of 18 & Over
Face Down (Instrumental Mix) 3:58 Face Down promo Remix Instrumental version of X-tended Rap Money Mix
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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