Lovin’ Cup

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Lovin’ Cup

Minneapolisgenius album.jpg
from the album Minneapolis Genius
Song details
Performer: 94 East
First Released: 12 February 1986 - Minneapolis Genius album
Album(s): Minneapolis Genius

Symbolic Beginning
The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince

Writer(s): Pepé Willieand Ike Paige
Producer(s): Pepé Willie and Tony Sylvester
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

Lovin’ Cup is the second track on 94 East’s first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, featuring Prince on drums, guitar and keyboards.

A preliminary version of the song was recorded in Summer 1978 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Dance To The Music Of The World and Just Another Sucker). Sue Ann Carwell added vocal overdubs soon after the original recording unbeknownst to Willie. The song was considered for her first album but Pepé Willie prevented her from doing so. As with the other tracks included on Minneapolis Genius, additional recording was done by Willie at Blue Wave Recording Studio, St. Philip, Barbados. The original 1978 versions remain unreleased.

In 1995, it was included as the third track on the first disc of Symbolic Beginning (re-released in 1999 as The Early Years and in 2020 as 94 East Featuring Prince) and as the first track on the second disc of One Man Jam released in 2000.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1978 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Summer 1978 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Sue Ann Carwell
1984 - 1985 Blue Wave Recording Studio,
St. Philip, Barbados
Additional recording by Pepé Willie
Recording Personnel

94 East version

Unreleased Sue Ann Carwell version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Lovin’ Cup 4:21 Minneapolis Genius

Symbolic Beginning
The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince
Just Another Sucker single

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Lovin’ Cup Studio Original 1978 version before overdubs
Lovin’ Cup Studio 1978 version after Sue Ann Carwell vocal overdubs
 
Additional Information

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References
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