Video: Violet The Organ Grinder

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1991: Gett Off (Houstyle) Music Videos
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1991: Gangster Glam
Violet The Organ Grinder

Violet The Organ Grinder music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 1991
Producer(s): Robert Borm
Director: Randee St. Nicholas
Related home video/DVD: Gett Off (home video)
First (Commercially) Released: 10 September 1991


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Violet The Organ Grinder is a Prince and the New Power Generation video. Unlike previous videos, this one was commercially available (on the Gett Off home video) before broadcast.

Shooting took place in late July - early August 1991 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince appears for the first time with his chain-hat which would be featured prominently in the My Name Is Prince video. He dances with four women in a jail cell or dungeon. The women are all wearing black bikinis and their skin is painted gold (reminiscent of the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger).

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
July/August 1991 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
  • Prince
  • Bisi Adeshina - cage guest
  • Leah Marie - cage guest
  • Kimberly Arland (as Kim Deane) - cage guest
  • Jennifer De Flores - cage guest

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Violet The Organ Grinder 5:01 Gett Off (home video)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Gett Off (Houstyle)
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1991
Gangster Glam