Jungle Love is the fourth track on The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, and, five months after the album's release, Jungle Love was released as the album's second single. Jesse Johnson was initially included in the credits when submitted for copyright in May 1984, but after he left the band, his name was removed from the credits upon release. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain. Jesse Johnson demoed the song, likely in 1982 on a Tascam 8-track recorder in his Cedar Square West Apartment, playing guitar, bass guitar and keyboard (Oberheim OB-SX), over a Roland 808 Drum Machine beat. "Jungle Love" is a funk-pop track relying mainly on bass, analog synthesizer and drum machines, although there are elements of new wave keyboards and a rock guitar solo, allowing the song to cross musical boundaries. Song information for Jungle Love - Morris Day, Morris Day & The Time, The Time on AllMusic A 1998 live version recorded by Morris Day was released in 2004 on his album It's About Time, but this has no input by Prince and is not included here, as it is considered a cover version. Jungle Love is the fourth track on The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, and, five months after the album's release, Jungle Love was released as the album's second single. Johnson wanted to offer the song to Lenny Williams (former lead vocalist for Tower Of Power). He presented it to Prince who then took it to flesh it out with Johnson and Morris Day. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince using the name The Starr Company. Jungle Love was initially written by Jesse Johnson, with later contributions by Morris Day. 4 October 1983: First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8 June 1984: Prom Center, St. Paul, MN, USA, 23 April 2004, RBC Center, Raleigh, NC, USA, 26 April 2008: Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA, USA, 11 October 2008 (a.m.): Hotel Gansevoort (Rooftop Loft Lounge), New York, NY, USA, 4 July 2014: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, USA, 17 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA, The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004), Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback), Duane Tudahl (2018), ASCAP Work ID: 400127886 / ISWC: T0700903872, https://www.facebook.com/JesseJohnsonfan/posts/10152293702581224, https://www.facebook.com/JesseJohnsonfan/posts/10152295513321224, https://www.facebook.com/JesseJohnsonfan/videos/10154761269536224, https://princevault.com/index.php?title=Jungle_Love&oldid=216329, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported, Overdubs (possibly including guitar solo by. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain. In 2019, Prince's own version was released as the second track on the posthumous album Originals, with Prince, Morris Day and Jesse Johnson credited as the authors of the song. Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr wrote the lyrics and came up with the melody. Basic tracking took place on 26 March 1983 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day before My Summertime Thang and the day before Cloreen Bacon Skin). Jungle Love was initially written by Jesse Johnson, with … The track was one of the first songs recorded for the album, being cut in late March 1983 during Prince's 1999 tour. This page was last modified on 2 January 2020, at 21:34.