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Girls & Boys ~Prince & the Revolution

Music From the Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon

Maybe
Meet me in another world
Vous êtes très belle, mama, girls and boys

Your favorite live performance?

Characters in the video?

Video facts?

instruments used?

musicians featured?

song involvement?

...and above all in the sensational "Girls & Boys,"

Prince conceives a clean, diamond-hard style that could spawn years of imitations.

- BY DAVITT SIGERSON 4.24.1986

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Reply #1 posted 02/14/13 12:29pm

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"I love u baby, I love u so much...

maybe we can, stay in touch..."

Brilliant song, wow I love it deeply.... music

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thedance said:

"I love u baby, I love u so much...

maybe we can, stay in touch..."

Brilliant song, wow I love it deeply.... music

It's one of those 'Hits' that I love hearing performed live, but seriously love the album cut

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Happiness in its uncut form
Is the feeling that I get in your warm, warm...
Happy's what I get when we do what we do
Happiness, mama, is being with U ... good Lord

Meet me somewhere after dawn ...

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Reply #4 posted 02/14/13 1:32pm

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Reply #5 posted 02/14/13 1:37pm

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I was so excited when he played this at the Rio show I was at. I finally got to do the "Girls & Boys" dance. lol

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Favorite live performance is from the SOTT tour. It is from a bootleg, but not sure of the name of it. Sheila E sings the lines, "Life is precious baby, love is so rare. I can take the breakup if you say that you care." I rewind that part of the song like 10 times when I listen to it.

Also loved the bands entrances in the video and Wendy and Susannahs look. Kind of annoying that you could tell Prince's performance and the bands were done at separate times.

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motherfunka said:

Favorite live performance is from the SOTT tour. It is from a bootleg, but not sure of the name of it. Sheila E sings the lines, "Life is precious baby, love is so rare. I can take the breakup if you say that you care." I rewind that part of the song like 10 times when I listen to it.

Also loved the bands entrances in the video and Wendy and Susannahs look. Kind of annoying that you could tell Prince's performance and the bands were done at separate times.

R U sure they were done at different times?

What about Prince on the same stage parts with Eric Wally Jerome Gregory

and the ending is the whole band with Prince posing

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Genesia said:

I was so excited when he played this at the Rio show I was at. I finally got to do the "Girls & Boys" dance. lol

lol cool, that is a nice movement 4 a song. Did you take it down and up again like Prince or just side to side?

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Initial tracking took place on 8 July, 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA. Clare Fischer arranged and recorded orchestration for the song at some point in mid-late 1985 at Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA, but Prince preferred the track without orchestration, and chose to use the track without orchestration for the final release.

Girls and boys!


He only knew her 4 a little while
But he had grown accustomed 2 her style
She had the cutest ass he ever seen
But he did 2, they were meant 2 be
They loved 2 kiss on the steps of Versailles
It looked like rain, mama, birds do fly

CHORUS:
I love U baby, I love U so much
Maybe we can stay in touch
Meet me in another world, space, and joy
Vous êtes très belle, mama, girls and boys {U're very pretty, ...}

He gave her all the love that anyone can
But she was promised 2 another man
He tried so hard not 2 go insane
Birds do fly, it looks like rain

CHORUS

Life is precious baby, love is so rare
I could take the breakup if U say that U care
He had 2 run away, his pride was 2 strong
It started raining, baby, the birds were gone, oh

Maybe (CHORUS)
Meet me in another world
Vous êtes très belle, mama, girls and boys

I want U, baby (CHORUS)
Maybe we can play 2day
Vous êtes très belle, girls and boys

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Reply #10 posted 02/14/13 3:56pm

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djdaffy1227 said:

man i had a t-shirt that was kind of like that.... i got called gay... laid ... and was told it was cool... all from that shirt

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Reply #11 posted 02/14/13 3:59pm

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Sheila E & Lisa on the left Susannah & Wendy on the right

Full Band Recording

Parade version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Lisa Coleman - keyboards and vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin - guitars and vocals
  • Bobby Z. - drums and percussion
  • Brown Mark - bass and vocals
  • Dr. Fink - keyboards
  • Susannah Melvoin - background vocals
  • Eric Leeds - horns
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
  • Sheila E. - background vocals
  • Marie France - French spoken word (credited for "French seduction")

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Reply #12 posted 02/14/13 4:32pm

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motherfunka said:

Favorite live performance is from the SOTT tour. It is from a bootleg, but not sure of the name of it. Sheila E sings the lines, "Life is precious baby, love is so rare. I can take the breakup if you say that you care." I rewind that part of the song like 10 times when I listen to it.



Also loved the bands entrances in the video and Wendy and Susannahs look. Kind of annoying that you could tell Prince's performance and the bands were done at separate times.



Sign o the times show in Paris 87 ;-)

He played it at the o2 the first time i went to see him...nearly knocked the guy out in front of me doing the hand actions lol
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Reply #13 posted 02/14/13 5:14pm

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She had the cutest ass he ever seen But he did 2, they were meant 2 be. lol
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Llanishenlad said:

motherfunka said:

Favorite live performance is from the SOTT tour. It is from a bootleg, but not sure of the name of it. Sheila E sings the lines, "Life is precious baby, love is so rare. I can take the breakup if you say that you care." I rewind that part of the song like 10 times when I listen to it.

Also loved the bands entrances in the video and Wendy and Susannahs look. Kind of annoying that you could tell Prince's performance and the bands were done at separate times.

Sign o the times show in Paris 87 wink He played it at the o2 the first time i went to see him...nearly knocked the guy out in front of me doing the hand actions lol

the Macey's 7.7.07 show with Wendy & Sheila was a really good rendition

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Reply #15 posted 02/14/13 6:45pm

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Love this song from the first moment I heard it. I still love it.

I also own that vinyl you show-

I believe it comes with a poster.

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motherfunka said:

Favorite live performance is from the SOTT tour. It is from a bootleg, but not sure of the name of it. Sheila E sings the lines, "Life is precious baby, love is so rare. I can take the breakup if you say that you care." I rewind that part of the song like 10 times when I listen to it.

Also loved the bands entrances in the video and Wendy and Susannahs look. Kind of annoying that you could tell Prince's performance and the bands were done at separate times.

R U sure they were done at different times?

What about Prince on the same stage parts with Eric Wally Jerome Gregory

and the ending is the whole band with Prince posing

Talking about the scenes taken from the film Under the Cherry Moon. The band wasn't present in the movie, but I'm sure you know that.

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Reply #17 posted 02/14/13 6:56pm

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OMG do I love this song. Loved it from day one and love it now. Love the live versions...esp from 4 Those of U on Valium. So chic... cool

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motherfunka said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

R U sure they were done at different times?

What about Prince on the same stage parts with Eric Wally Jerome Gregory

and the ending is the whole band with Prince posing

Talking about the scenes taken from the film Under the Cherry Moon. The band wasn't present in the movie, but I'm sure you know that.

I looked at it again and there is the video take with Prince and the band and then the clips from the G&B scene from the movie.

Of course there are the scenes with Prince Jerome (solo) and Kristen

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Under the Cherry Moon film score

22. Girls & Boys (making a scene at the restaurant)


Christopher Tracy: [writing something on a napkin] It's obvious that little Miss Mary has never been off the city block.
[holds up napkin, which has "Wrecka Stow" written on it]
Mary: What is that? Some new language?
Christopher Tracy: Read it. Do you know what it is?
Mary: It's nothing, you ninny. And you know it, but you won't confess it because you're such a coward.
Christopher Tracy: It is something, something you don't know, and you won't confess that because *you're* a coward!
Mary: This is silly, and you're a child!
Christopher Tracy: [taunting Mary] I go to dinner without my father's permission. Now, read it aloud so we can all hear how knowledgeable you are!
Mary: Wrecka stow.
Christopher Tracy: [laughs at Mary's pronounciation] Do you know what it is?
Mary: Wrecka stow, wrecka stow, it's nothing!
Christopher Tracy: [laughing] It is something. Come on, say it again louder.
Mary: Wrecka stow.
Christopher Tracy: Louder!
Mary: Wrecka stow! I give up. What is it?
Christopher Tracy: If you wanted to buy a Sam Cook a'blum, where would you go?
Mary: [rolls her eyes] The wrecka stow.

Following the smash success of its predecessor "Kiss",

"Girls & Boys" peaked at number 11 in the UK charts,

but was not released as a single in America.

Prince's former drummer, Bobby Z. later commented that the song may have helped the entire album and film achieve bigger success, 'second singles sometimes weren't right...

Kiss was a complete smash and set the album up huge.

In my opinion it should then have been Girls & Boys, not Mountains'.

The music video for the single consisted of clips from the film and separately-shot footage of The Revolution, including Prince's then-fiancee Susannah Melvoin.

Girls & Boys is a funk offering featuring both live drumming as well as Linn drum machine.

The keyboard hook is a peculiar duck-like sound.

This is the first official Prince single to include saxophone contributions of Eric Leeds.

The lyrics speak of characters similar to Christopher and Mary from Under the Cherry Moon, although their actions are not seen in the film.

The song includes a seduction spoken by Marie France in French,

as well as an early attempt by Prince to deliver a short rap.

Background vocals are Sheila E., Wendy & Lisa, and Susannah Melvoin.

-wikipedia quoted

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Reply #20 posted 02/15/13 7:57am

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what can i say other than

i love it baby, i love it so much

love the song, love the video too

the black and white, the soirée setting

Prince cavorting on the piano

the band walkin' in with a Savoir-faire attitude

Eric making his entrance while blowin' his sax

for me this song is all about the sax

Jerome crackin' up over Prince saying 'Boo' at the end of the video

while calling the band by their names

i always thought that to be remarkable, especially in hindsight

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Unreleased version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Lisa Coleman - keyboards and vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin - guitars and vocals
  • Bobby Z. - drums and percussion
  • Brown Mark - bass and vocals
  • Dr. Fink - keyboards
  • Susannah Melvoin - background vocals
  • Eric Leeds - horns
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
  • Sheila E. - background vocals
  • Marie France - French spoken word (credited for "French seduction")
Orchestral Players:
  • Violins - Isabelle Daskoff, Francine Walsh, Mari Botnik, Pam Gates, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Betty Moor, Irma Neumann, Assa Drori, Bill Hymanson, Oscar Chasow, Ron Clark, Henry Ferber, Erne Granat, Ed Green, Bill Hybel, Reggie Hill, Pat Johnson, Don Palmer, Sheldon Sanov, Joe Schonbrun, Terry Schonbrun and Harold Wolf

  • Violas - Pam Goldsmith, Margot Maclaine, Carol Mukagawa, Myer Bello, Alan Deverich, Norman Forrest, Alan Harshman, Jorge Moraga and David Stock

  • Cellos - Jim Arkatoff, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer and Fred Seykora

  • Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.

  • Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico

  • Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O'Donnell and Al Vizutti

  • Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous

  • French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O'Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher

  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson

  • Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer
-PrinceVault

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Reply #22 posted 02/15/13 8:45am

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Love the live versions...esp from 4 Those of U on Valium.

Shit yeah!

Played a goodun on the 16th Sept. too in the Indigo. Plenty of us doing the hands. smile Bup bup bup bubba bup bup bup bup, bup bup pah.

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #24 posted 02/15/13 10:12am

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This song is so freaking awesome -loved since I first heard it -I hope I get to see him perform it live.
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Marie France - French spoken word (credited for "French seduction")

Marie France

Marie France is a graduate of fine arts from a Beaux Arts School and of liberal arts from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She has been designing costumes for 27 years, and began her career collaborating with musician-composer Prince, designing his features "Purple Rain" and "Under the Cherry Moon", and his music videos.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0289827/bio

Maybe we can play 2day
Vous êtes très belle, girls and boys

Vous étiez de l'autre côté de la salle

Vous dansiez si fort je sentais votre parfum

Votre sourire me dit que nous devrions nous parler...

Sur la piste de dance, baby

Fais cet appel pour moi

Oh oui, baby - sexe et repos

Et ne résistez pas

Vous savez que vous aimerez ca, baby, oh ouah

Je vous enlacerai avec mes jambes, baby

Pendant des heures je veux vous étonner, baby

Fleurs dans votre bain, amour dans vos draps

Faire l'amour, faire l'amour - où nous rencontrerons-nous?

U were on the other end of the room
U were dancing so hard I could smell your perfume
Your smile tells me that we should talk...
On the dance floor, baby
Make that call 4 me
Oh yes, baby - sex and rest
And U won't resist it
U know U'll like that, baby, oh ow!
I will wrap my legs around U, baby
4 hours and hours I want 2 amaze U, baby
Flowers in your bath, love in your sheets
Make love, make love - where will we meet?

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This song is a perfect example of Prince having his own sound ie Purple Music

I think this song shows Prince creating sounds not following trends. Even where the little 'rapping' comes into the song, it doesn't follow suite with 'Rap' styles that were out there. He didn't change to get with that genre, he changed it... I love this songs

And the video just reminds me of how Under the Cherry Moon should have been and why having band scenes would have blown the movie away...

I remember seeing the trailer and the way it played out looked like there were possible band scenes and I must admit I was disappointed, cause Girls & Boys video was seriously awesome

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New Musical Express
April 12, 1986


Sometimes it pisses down in April

Next up, 'Girls And Boys' is an adolescent 'Lady Marmalade' replete with "sauce" French bits and set to the beat of 'Take Me With U'.

-- Barney Hoskyns

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