independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Fri 13th Dec 2019 1:03pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Give back the chains... (who is the female voice?!)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 09/22/19 11:51am

ea1313

avatar

Give back the chains... (who is the female voice?!)

I think it would have to be Carmen Electra. It sounds like her to me. There is no credit at princevault. I know it could also be Mayte. I've wondered this for years.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 09/22/19 11:54am

dodger

I’d say Mayte
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 09/22/19 11:59am

ea1313

avatar

Probably right. I'll try asking on Twitter and report if she answers.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 09/22/19 12:13pm

VaultCurator

avatar

ea1313 said:

Probably right. I'll try asking on Twitter and report if she answers.

.

Hi ea1313,

.

Have you ever seen the '3 Chains Of Gold' home video? Or heard any of the unused interludes for the prince album. The 'Give back the chains' line is part of the overall drama / story that is woven throughout the album. I can assure you that it's Mayte's line.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 09/22/19 12:36pm

ea1313

avatar

I have seen the movie and have the outtakes but it has been a long time since I revisited either! I hope they will put 3 Chains on a deluxe Love Symbol. Thanks for your answer. Unusual it isn't on princevault!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 09/22/19 4:02pm

toejam

avatar

Surely Mayte. Have you seen the 3 Chains O' Gold VHS movie/video-collection?

.

https://en.wikipedia.org/..._o%27_Gold

.

Toejam @ Peach & Black Podcast: http://peachandblack.podbean.com
Toejam's band "Cheap Fakes": http://cheapfakes.com.au, http://www.facebook.com/cheapfakes
Toejam the solo artist: http://www.youtube.com/scottbignell
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 09/22/19 9:36pm

ea1313

avatar

Thanks! Yes, I have seen it, many times. I was way too young to be purchasing it too. My local record store overlooked the warning label. I still don't recall Mayte reciting those lines. A good excuse to revisit.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 09/24/19 8:43pm

rdhull

avatar

Rosie Gaines

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 09/27/19 12:32am

TheFreakerFant
astic

avatar

It's Mayte...obviously! Some of you need your ears cleaned! rdhull?!? Nothing like Rosie's voice!!!

Even logically you can work it out as Mayte is the main star of the film and song.

[Edited 9/27/19 0:34am]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 09/27/19 7:14am

rdhull

avatar

TheFreakerFantastic said:

It's Mayte...obviously! Some of you need your ears cleaned! rdhull?!? Nothing like Rosie's voice!!!


Even logically you can work it out as Mayte is the main star of the film and song.


[Edited 9/27/19 0:34am]


Actually, it’s Chaka.
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 09/27/19 7:25am

VaultCurator

avatar

rdhull said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

It's Mayte...obviously! Some of you need your ears cleaned! rdhull?!? Nothing like Rosie's voice!!!

Even logically you can work it out as Mayte is the main star of the film and song.

[Edited 9/27/19 0:34am]

Actually, it’s Chaka.

.

Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 09/27/19 7:28am

Genesia

avatar

VaultCurator said:

rdhull said:

TheFreakerFantastic said: Actually, it’s Chaka.

.

Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.


It's James Brown. He owed Prince for calling him up onstage with Michael Jackson.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 09/27/19 7:28am

rdhull

avatar

VaultCurator said:



rdhull said:


TheFreakerFantastic said:

It's Mayte...obviously! Some of you need your ears cleaned! rdhull?!? Nothing like Rosie's voice!!!


Even logically you can work it out as Mayte is the main star of the film and song.



[Edited 9/27/19 0:34am]



Actually, it’s Chaka.

.


Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.



Ah...no wonder it sounded like Chaka
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 09/28/19 6:27am

TheFreakerFant
astic

avatar

You guys are nuts!

Too much time on your hands and not enough intellect to go with it.

[Edited 9/28/19 6:28am]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 09/28/19 7:56am

rdhull

avatar

TheFreakerFantastic said:

You guys are nuts!


Too much time on your hands and not enough intellect to go with it.

[Edited 9/28/19 6:28am]


Freaker, calm down. We are joking/messing around. But true, we don’t have enough intellect and too much time.
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 09/28/19 10:47pm

violetcrush

“I've got 3 chains o' gold
And they will shine forever
If one of us has to go
You will go before me...bitch!!” Okay, I added that last part
biggrin
*
Guess we’ll never know what those “3 chains” represented sad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 09/29/19 12:35pm

TheFreakerFant
astic

avatar

rdhull said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

You guys are nuts!

Too much time on your hands and not enough intellect to go with it.

[Edited 9/28/19 6:28am]

Freaker, calm down. We are joking/messing around. But true, we don’t have enough intellect and too much time.

OK, no problem haha, just was a little shocked at the idea of long term orgers thinking it wasnt Mayte!!! LOL

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 09/29/19 12:50pm

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

Genesia said:



VaultCurator said:




rdhull said:


TheFreakerFantastic said: Actually, it’s Chaka.

.


Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.




It's James Brown. He owed Prince for calling him up onstage with Michael Jackson.


falloff
"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 09/29/19 12:57pm

rdhull

avatar

Genesia said:

VaultCurator said:

.

Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.


It's James Brown. He owed Prince for calling him up onstage with Michael Jackson.

Thats a myth that Prince was onstage with MJ and JB.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 09/30/19 7:03pm

violetcrush

rdhull said:



Genesia said:




VaultCurator said:



.


Actually, I have it on good authority that it's Sheena Easton doing a very convincing Chaka Khan impression. The reason she's not credited is because Warner Bros were worried that the public would find it a bit racist.




It's James Brown. He owed Prince for calling him up onstage with Michael Jackson.



Thats a myth that Prince was onstage with MJ and JB.


So funny, because back in ‘83 I had this crazy dream that Prince knocked over a plastic post while trying to get off stage with MJ and JB razz biggrin
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 10/01/19 10:14am

rdhull

avatar

violetcrush said:

rdhull said:

Thats a myth that Prince was onstage with MJ and JB.

So funny, because back in ‘83 I had this crazy dream that Prince knocked over a plastic post while trying to get off stage with MJ and JB razz biggrin

Photoshop

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 10/01/19 10:41am

RobotFix

avatar

I'm going to go with Mayte. Funny, I've been listening to that song lately.

The album, sad to say,has not aged well.

The first time I heard it, I thought, "Wow! What a convoluted disappointment- but much better than D & P. "



[Edited 10/1/19 10:42am]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 10/01/19 1:31pm

violetcrush

RobotFix said:

I'm going to go with Mayte. Funny, I've been listening to that song lately.

The album, sad to say,has not aged well.

The first time I heard it, I thought, "Wow! What a convoluted disappointment- but much better than D & P. "



[Edited 10/1/19 10:42am]

It's definitely Mayte, because she's actually speaking the words in the ridiculous 3 Chains O' Gold video.

*

I wasn't listening during this period, but I actually really like the song 3 Chains O' Gold now. I love how it starts with the softer piano and lyirc and then builds into the big sound. Prince's version of Bohemian Rhapsody I guess smile I love the the first verse too:

*

If I don't think about the fact that she left me
If I don't see the pearls fall from the sky
If I don't hear the accusations of blasphemy
If I don't feel the tears in my eyes
This is the best day of my life
You say you'll call me and then and then you don't
I'll want to kiss you and then I won't
We both do nothing and call it love
Is this love?
Is this love?

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Give back the chains... (who is the female voice?!)