Although first released on the 1991 Joe Cocker album 'Night Calls' (as "Five Women"), the original version of "5 Women" had been recorded the previous year by its songwriter, Prince. That take remained archived until its inclusion on 1999's 'The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale'.
Prince was romantically involved with singer / songwriter Carole Davis when the couple reworked a song concept of hers. "Slow Love" ended up on Prince's 1987 'Sign O'The Times' album. Davis recorded a solo version of the song for her debut LP 'Heart Of Gold' which was issued 2 years later.
THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE
The final track recorded for the 1990 album and film 'Graffiti Bridge' was "Thieves In The Temple". As well as reaching #1 on the US R&B Chart, it made the Pop Top 10 there and in Britain. The track features a harmonica solo by Lester Chambers sampled from the 1967 recording "I Can't Stand It" by The Chambers Brothers.
This year, Prince would have turned 60 years of age. Caffé Latté marks the occasion with a countdown of the prolific artist’s 60 best recordings, one for every year since his birth in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958.
NOTHING COMPARES 2 U
Originally recorded by The Family for its self-titled 1985 album, "Nothing Compares 2 U" attracted scant attention until it was famously covered by Sinead O'Connor. In 1990, her cover version of the Prince - penned song topped the charts in America, Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Prince had performed on The Family's take, but reclaimed his composition as part of his live shows. A recording of one performance featuring The New Power Generation was later included on the 1993 compilation album 'The Hits / The B-Sides'. Rosie Gaines shared lead vocals with Prince on the track.
Prince reworked earlier tracks to create the single that finally became "Gett Off" on his 1991 album 'Diamonds And Pearls'. This was his first release with his band The New Power Generation. The single topped the US Dance Chart and peaked at #4 in the UK.