Single: Stone Lover

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Stone Lover

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Single details


Released: 1979 (assumed)
Related album: none
Label(s): DDS Productions
Non-Album track(s):

Stone Lover (Part One) (3:54)
Stone Lover (Part One) (3:33)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This single has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

Stone Lover was the first and only single to be released by MLF (Music Love and Funk). The exact release date of this record is unknown, but it does precede the 1979 Lewis Connection LP.

MLF is an alternate name for the band The Family led by Sonny Thompson in the 1970’s (and which is unrelated to the band produced by Prince in the 1980’s The Family). At one point, Got To Be Something Here was planned to be the B-side of this single, but the band chose to cut Stone Lover into two parts for both sides. Got To Be Something Here, which was recorded with basically the same musicians, was released under another band name, The Lewis Connection on their self-titled album around the same time.

The track marks the first time Prince appeared on a release by another artist, on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later). It also marks the first release of a collaboration between Prince and Sonny Thompson (recorded almost 13 years before Diamonds And Pearls, the next released collaboration). Confusingly though participating musicians have made conflicting statements whether Prince played on the track or not.


Track listing
7"

A. Stone Lover (Part One) (3:54)
B. Stone Lover (Part Two) (3:33)

  • Cat #: USA: DDS S80-1559


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
  • This record wasn’t issued in any other format (12", CD, digital).



Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA 7" DDS S80-1559
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • An unedited version (7:12) was released in 2013 on the Numero Group’s compilation Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, which compiled various Minneapolis-area tracks from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • This record marks the first time Prince appeared on a released recording by another artist (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later).

References
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See NPG singles
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1979
Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King
Fast Freddie the Roller Disco King single.jpg