Oobey Doop

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Oobey Doop

Song details
Performer: Prince featuring Elisa Fiorillo
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

Oobey Doop is an unreleased track recorded by Prince and Elisa Fiorillo recorded (or at least worked on) in December 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (based on the fact that part of the song can be heard in New Power Generation (Pt. II), as released on Graffiti Bridge). They worked on the track further in early July 1990, at Olympic Studios, London, England (during the same set of sessions that produced Daddy Pop and Walk Don’t Walk, both of which also feature Elisa Fiorillo and Schoolyard, but mostly focused on Rosie Gaines’ first solo album, recording My Tender Heart, Hold Me, Pain, Streetwalker, In The Name Of Love and Turn Your Lights Down Low).

Oobey Doop was remixed in September or October 1990, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California during recording sessions for the New Power Generation maxi-single (during the same set of sessions as the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), T.C.’s Rap, Tony’s Iggnant Mix, Get Off, The Lubricated Lady, Loveleft, Loveright, a segue later included in the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), Play, Heaven Is Keeping Score, Insatiable, additional recording on My Tree and A Positive Place and a remix for The Latest Fashion). The extended version created during these sessions was known both as Ooh Bee Shoo Bee Doo Koo Shoo Ooh and Oobey Doop Be Shoo Doo Loo Fly Me Doo Koo Shoo Ooh.

Ooh Bee Shoo Bee Doo Koo Shoo Ooh was included as the eighth track (seventh song) on an October 1990 configuration of the New Power Generation maxi-single. Another October 1990, configuration included Oobey Doop as the eighth track, with Oobey Doop Be Shoo Doo Loo Fly Me Doo Koo Shoo Ooh as the ninth track, but the track was removed from the final release. All versions of the song remain unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1989 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Early July 1990 Olympic Studios,
London, England
Additional recording
September - October 1990 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Additional recording and remixes
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Oobey Doop Studio Original 1989 version
Oobey Doop Studio Early July 1990 version
Oobey Doop Studio Completed September/October 1990
Ooh Bee Shoo Bee Doo Koo Shoo Ooh Extended version a.k.a. Oobey Doop Be Shoo Doo Loo Fly Me Doo Koo Shoo Ooh
Obey Doop (Instrumental Mix) Studio Possibly the same as above

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
New Power Generation (Pt. II) 2:57 Graffiti Bridge

New Power Generation single
Controversy single (1993 reissue)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although using a similar-sounding nonsense phrase as its title, this track is unrelated to the 1997 track Shoo-Bed-Ooh.

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