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stephaniebrown

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The Cocoa Boys? Not the Coco Boys?

I spent several seconds searching using that search thingy and didn't see anything (and I don't have time to read every page of every other discussion)...

Is "The Cocoa Boys" the correct spelling?

He mentions "Joe" and "Frankie"; and we know "Joey Coco"...so...?

(Who knows...Mavis Staples and her family all have the last name "Staples"...yet they call themselves "The Staple Singers"...maybe the group name is spelled differently than the individual names?)

"3123...that's next door to where the party be..."
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Reply #1 posted 06/25/20 1:29pm

Kares

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stephaniebrown said:

I spent several seconds searching using that search thingy and didn't see anything (and I don't have time to read every page of every other discussion)...

Is "The Cocoa Boys" the correct spelling?

He mentions "Joe" and "Frankie"; and we know "Joey Coco"...so...?

(Who knows...Mavis Staples and her family all have the last name "Staples"...yet they call themselves "The Staple Singers"...maybe the group name is spelled differently than the individual names?)

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The box of the 2" multitrack tape (no. 171-4) appear to say 'The Coco Boys', but I admit it's hard to read.

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Update:
on another photo there are two 1/2" mixdown tapes with clearly visible 'Cocoa Boys' titles so I guess that settles it.

[Edited 6/26/20 2:42am]

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/20 3:53pm

sulls

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I was wondering about that too.
"I like to watch."
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Reply #3 posted 06/25/20 3:56pm

IstenSzek

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so, in the lyrics booklet, will the other bandname be Sandra D or Sandra Dee

razz

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/20 8:58pm

stephaniebrown

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IstenSzek said:

so, in the lyrics booklet, will the other bandname be Sandra D or Sandra Dee

razz

Well, the name of my fictitious band is "ABCsandraD" (we started as a fictional band but transitioned into a fictitious one)

Of course that's short for "A Band Called Sandra Dee"

(All of our imaginary fake blond/e* hair is pseudo-natural)

*three-fourths of the band is male and one-third is female

"3123...that's next door to where the party be..."
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Reply #5 posted 06/25/20 9:21pm

purplepolitici
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Wondered this myself. It's a few seconds longer than boot version, which has been back on rotation the past few days. Kangaroo! Kangaroo! pray

Edit to add: Like ur signature above poster giggle
[Edited 6/25/20 21:23pm]
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Reply #6 posted 06/25/20 9:22pm

mbdtyler

Y'all think this will have actual horns in place of Prince's guide vocals? As much as it cracks me up to hear him imitating horn noises, I'd love to hear the real thing razz

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Reply #7 posted 06/25/20 10:29pm

BlueShakooo

I remember seeing Cocoa on a vault pic.

SquirrelMeat posted 04/20/18 5:45am
"Behind the 'opium' bag photo you can see a row of tapes that seem in chronological order from Aug/Sept 86:
Crucial
Cocoa Boys (note the spelling)
When the break of morning comes
Housequake
Slow love
Letter 2 Miles
Can I play with U"
[Edited 6/25/20 22:33pm]
m.prince.org/msg/7/453925?&pg=2
[Edited 6/25/20 23:02pm]
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Reply #8 posted 06/25/20 10:55pm

stephaniebrown

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mbdtyler said:

Y'all think this will have actual horns in place of Prince's guide vocals? As much as it cracks me up to hear him imitating horn noises, I'd love to hear the real thing razz

While I eventually want to hear all versions of all his songs, his "imitation horn" in Coco Boys (as I will always spell it) would be near the top of my "favorite things in a Prince song (serious/nonsensical/whatever)" list. (I haven't yet formally made such a list...so for now it is #1)

"3123...that's next door to where the party be..."
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Reply #9 posted 06/25/20 11:18pm

Kares

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BlueShakooo said:

I remember seeing Cocoa on a vault pic. SquirrelMeat posted 04/20/18 5:45am "Behind the 'opium' bag photo you can see a row of tapes that seem in chronological order from Aug/Sept 86: Crucial Cocoa Boys (note the spelling) When the break of morning comes Housequake Slow love Letter 2 Miles Can I play with U" [Edited 6/25/20 22:33pm] m.prince.org/msg/7/453925?&pg=2 [Edited 6/25/20 23:02pm]

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Yes, that's right, thanks!
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I was looking for the 2" multitrack (171-4) and that's very hard to read, but there are two 1/2" mixdown tapes partially visible on another photo (DSC_0051.jpg) and both are very clearly labeled as 'COCOA BOYS'.

Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/20 2:39am

IstenSzek

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stephaniebrown said:

IstenSzek said:

so, in the lyrics booklet, will the other bandname be Sandra D or Sandra Dee

razz

Well, the name of my fictitious band is "ABCsandraD" (we started as a fictional band but transitioned into a fictitious one)

Of course that's short for "A Band Called Sandra Dee"

(All of our imaginary fake blond/e* hair is pseudo-natural)

*three-fourths of the band is male and one-third is female


lol bow


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #11 posted 06/26/20 2:55am

goosepumble

stephaniebrown said:

mbdtyler said:

Y'all think this will have actual horns in place of Prince's guide vocals? As much as it cracks me up to hear him imitating horn noises, I'd love to hear the real thing razz

While I eventually want to hear all versions of all his songs, his "imitation horn" in Coco Boys (as I will always spell it) would be near the top of my "favorite things in a Prince song (serious/nonsensical/whatever)" list. (I haven't yet formally made such a list...so for now it is #1)

The imitation horn is everything. cool

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Reply #12 posted 06/26/20 3:09am

IstenSzek

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goosepumble said:

stephaniebrown said:

While I eventually want to hear all versions of all his songs, his "imitation horn" in Coco Boys (as I will always spell it) would be near the top of my "favorite things in a Prince song (serious/nonsensical/whatever)" list. (I haven't yet formally made such a list...so for now it is #1)

The imitation horn is everything. cool


indeed. i hope there is no real horn part on the released version because the way it is on the boot
we have now it totally fits the song of him telling this whole story and so he also imitates the horn
parts with his voice as you might do in narrating something to people. it's pretty cool and funny.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #13 posted 06/28/20 2:04pm

RODSERLING

Wonderful topic.
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Reply #14 posted 06/28/20 3:18pm

IstenSzek

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RODSERLING said:

Wonderful topic.


great contribution cool

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Reply #15 posted 06/28/20 3:41pm

IAdoreWeronika

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RODSERLING said:

Wonderful topic.

10 times better than any of yours.

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Reply #16 posted 06/28/20 4:02pm

RODSERLING

IAdoreWeronika said:



RODSERLING said:


Wonderful topic.

10 times better than any of yours.



I don't think so.
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Reply #17 posted 06/28/20 4:10pm

feeluupp

IAdoreWeronika said:

RODSERLING said:

Wonderful topic.

10 times better than any of yours.

ROD has just been banned. lol

[Edited 6/28/20 16:11pm]

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Reply #18 posted 06/28/20 4:15pm

IstenSzek

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feeluupp said:

IAdoreWeronika said:

10 times better than any of yours.

ROD has just been banned. lol


eek lol

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Reply #19 posted 06/28/20 4:19pm

feeluupp

IstenSzek said:

feeluupp said:

ROD has just been banned. lol


eek lol

Long overdue, he was the biggest troll on this site for the last 6 years...

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Reply #20 posted 06/28/20 5:48pm

IAdoreWeronika

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feeluupp said:

IAdoreWeronika said:

10 times better than any of yours.

ROD has just been banned. lol

[Edited 6/28/20 16:11pm]

Naughty boy lol

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Reply #21 posted 06/29/20 7:35am

stephaniebrown

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RODSERLING said:

IAdoreWeronika said:

10 times better than any of yours.

I don't think so.

I am in such deep despair...

(At first my heart filled with immense joy knowing this other being thought my topic was wonderful...until I was deflated in realizing that it was apparently using such razor-sharp wit to demean my topic instead. I shan't recover.)

"3123...that's next door to where the party be..."
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Reply #22 posted 06/30/20 8:13am

OnlyNDaUsa

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For one Y'all be nice... no need for bickering after all "fighting is the ultimate sin"

As to Coco or Cocoa... I do not see how it can be cocoa based on the song...he sure seems to be singing Coco... but Look at "Yeah, U Know" most of the time the lyric is "Yeah, I know."

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