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The Time

Warner Bros. Records

The self-titled debut album for childhood friend Morris Day whose band The Time was formed by Prince in 1981. The band took its name from jazz legend Donald Byrd’s song Flyte Time. All tracks are written, with some co-written by Prince as Jamie Starr. Despite not being credited Prince also performed every instrument on the album. The Time was Prince’s first side project to his own solo career; using a pseudonym to protect himself should the project fail. Luckily, the whole project was a success and spawned four well-received albums.

Key Performers

All Instruments
Prince
Vocals
Morris Day
Keyboards
Dr. Fink

The Time

Vocals
Morris Day
Drums
Jellybean Johnson
Guitar
Jesse Johnson
Bass Guitar
Terry Lewis
Keyboards
Jimmy Jam
Keyboards
Monte Moir

Data

Producer
Jamie Starr (Prince) and Morris Day
Label
Warner Bros. Records
Distributor
Warner Bros. Records
Released
37 years ago, on 29 July 1981
Running Time
42:25
US Chart Peak
50
UK Chart Peak
-

Tracklist

  1. Get It Up (9:05) 1
  2. Girl (5:34) 1
  3. After Hi School (4:20) 4
  4. Cool (10:06) 1 2
  5. Oh, Baby (4:57)
  6. The Stick (8:23) 3

1 Released as singles.
2 Co-written by Prince and Dez Dickerson.
3 Co-written by Prince and Lisa Coleman.
4 Written by Dez Dickerson.

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