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Thread started 07/03/20 7:33pm

LoneCrone

Gotta Shake

Anyone know who the female voice is in the background of U Gotta Shake Something? She says things like "Take it there, honey". Sheila E is the only female vocalist credited, but it doesn't sound like her to me. I've heard this voice on other recordings, so maybe it is her. Confirmation?

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Reply #1 posted 07/03/20 11:08pm

TrivialPursuit

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Princevault says Sheila, too. shrug

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #2 posted 07/04/20 12:42am

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Reply #3 posted 07/04/20 8:34am

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This has nothing to do with your post, but it just reminded me buying the maxi cd Shake by the Time, i don't thnk i really liked the song, i just remembered i would buy everything that had something to do with Prince at that time lol lol

Bought it in minneapolis (i was there 17 year old thinking i could go into Paisley Park and didn't understand why they wouldnt let me in...this was 1992)

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Reply #4 posted 07/04/20 2:58pm

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I’ve grown to like ‘Shake’ (The Time), it’s reminiscent of another song by another artist that I can’t remember at present. I remember Prince playing it at a sound check for club members at Hammersmith Apollo and he didn’t get a great reaction and said something along the lines of “oh so this wasn’t a hit over here?” I think it must of done better stateside as a single?
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Reply #5 posted 07/06/20 1:11pm

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It sounds like Sheila to me. LOVE this. I can't really compare it to the Time's song which I don't hate, but don't love like this version! love

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #6 posted 07/06/20 1:57pm

BlueShakooo

Eric Leeds interview.
At Minute 96:25 he's asked about "Gotta Shake..."
He says it was done by Prince, Sheila, Levi and Eric.
(And the fun fact btw is that Prince was drunk during the recording.)
The Prince Podcast – ERIC LEEDS INTERVIEW PART 1 Podcastjuice.net
https://open.spotify.com/...bFbQeEgHdw
So, if there is another female voice it must have been added later.
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Reply #7 posted 07/06/20 2:09pm

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Dandroppedadime said:

I’ve grown to like ‘Shake’ (The Time), it’s reminiscent of another song by another artist that I can’t remember at present. I remember Prince playing it at a sound check for club members at Shepard’s Bush Empire and he didn’t get a great reaction and said something along the lines of “oh so this wasn’t a hit over here?” I think it must of done better stateside as a single?

https://www.youtube.com/w...7uC5m-IRns

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Reply #8 posted 07/08/20 12:23pm

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Yes that's the one!!!! thanks!

PS The Shake! (12" Boom Mix) features the laughing samples and similar drum pattern that would later be used on the song 7.

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