One Man Jam

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One Man Jam (a.k.a. Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King)

Minneapolisgenius album.jpg
from the album Minneapolis Genius
Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King single.jpg
single art for Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
by The Imperials
Song details
Performer: 94 East
First Released: 1979 - The Imperials: (as Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King‎) single /

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 Willie, Ike Paige and Tony Silvester
Producer(s): Pepé Willie and Tony Silvester
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

One Man Jam is the sixth and final track on 94 East’s first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, featuring Prince on guitar, synthesizer, clavinet and keyboards.

A preliminary version of the song was recorded in February 1978 at Sound Palace Studios in New York, during a day of sessions led by Pepé Willie intended for Tony Silvester, leader of the group The Main Ingredient to use as demos for Little Anthony and the Imperials, who he wanted to produce (the one-day session also produced If You Feel Like Dancin’). Attributed to the Imperials the song was released after further recordings as Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King‎ in 1979. As with the other tracks included on Minneapolis Genius, additional recording was done on the song and renamed One Man Jam by Pepé Willie at Blue Wave Recording Studio, St. Philip, Barbados. The original 1978 version remains unreleased.

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


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
February 1978 Sound Palace Studios,
New York, NY, USA
Basic tracking
1979 Unknown studio. overdubs by The Imperials for Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King
1984 - 1985 Blue Wave Recording Studio,
St. Philip, Barbados
Additional recording by Pepé Willie and Tony Silvester
Recording Personnel

Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King

  • Bobby Wade - vocals
  • Clarence Collins - vocals
  • Dwight Brewster - vocals
  • Prince - guitar, synthesizer, clavinet and keyboards
  • Pepé Willie - synthesizer, percussion
  • André Cymone - bass guitar
  • other personnel, if any, unknown

One Man Jam


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King‎ 6:12 Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King‎ single Studio Different mix of what became 'One Man Jam', released on a single by the Imperials in 1979
One Man Jam 6:13 Minneapolis Genius

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

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King Studio Original 1978 recording before The Imperials overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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