Miss Thang

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Miss Thang


from the album True Confessions

single art for Miss Thang
Song details
Performer: T.C. Ellis
First Released: 28 May 1991 - True Confessions album
Album(s): True Confessions
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

Miss Thang is the fourth track (second song) on T.C. Ellis’s first and only album True Confessions (which also included Miss Thang (Vasquez Ice Mix) as its 16th and final track), and around the time of the album’s release, Miss Thang was released as the album’s first single. The track was written, produced, and largely performed by Prince.

A handwritten tracklist for The Time’s Corporate World on which Prince and Morris Day worked on in Summer 1989 shows that Miss Thang was, at one point, considered for that album. But it is not known if an actual recording with Morris Day’s vocals took place and if it was intended for The Time or T.C. Ellis first.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late Summer, 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It is not known if Prince recorded his own version, or if T.C. Ellis’ vocals are all that exist for this track. The album and single versions of Miss Thang are remixes made by Larry Robinson. A remix made by Junior Vasquez (Vasquez Ice Mix) was also included as the last track on the album. Several other mixes were also made by David Friedlander and Levi Seacer, Jr. for the single release). The original version (prior to the remixes) of the song remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late Summer 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
Summer 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Possible recording or vocal overbubs with Morris Day (tentative)
Spring-Summer 1990 (assumed) Studio information needed Remixes by Larry Robinson and Junior Vasquez
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Miss Thang 3:30 True Confessions

Miss Thang promotional single

Studio Remix by Larry Robinson
Miss Thang (Vasquez Ice Mix) 5:37 True Confessions

Miss Thang single

Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez
Miss Thang (Bonus Beats) 3:25 Miss Thang single Remix Remix by Larry Robinson
Miss Thang (Instrumental Mix) 3:41 Miss Thang single Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez
Miss Thang (The Big Thang Mix) 5:30 Miss Thang single Remix Remix by Larry Robinson
Miss Thang (The Big Thang Remix Edit) 3:33 Miss Thang single Remix edit Edit of remix by Larry Robinson above
Miss Thang (The Swang Thang) 6:10 Miss Thang single Remix Remix by David Friedlander, Levi Seacer, Jr.
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Miss Thang 3:43 Promotional release only Promo video See Miss Thang video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Miss Thang 2:25 Debuted (in part) during The New Power Generation Radio Show Studio Part of the original version prior to Larry Robinson remix
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Miss Thang Studio 1989 recording prior to Junior Vasquez remix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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