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Encyclopedia > The Time (Band)
The Time
Promotional picture of The Time, circa 1990
Promotional picture of The Time, circa 1990
Background information
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul, funk, dance
Years active 19811985,
19901991,
1995–present
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
Paisley Park Records
Associated acts Flyte Tyme
Prince
The Family
Website Unofficial homepage
Members
Morris Day
Jerome Benton
Jellybean Johnson
Monte Moir
Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis
Jesse Johnson
Ricky "Freeze" Smith
Torrell "Tori" Ruffin
Former members

Mark Cardenez (1983–1984)
St. Paul Peterson (1983–1984)
Jerry Hubbard (1983–1984)
Stanley "Chance" Howard (1996–2007)

The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. They are close Prince Associates and arguably the most successful.[1] Image File history File links The_Time_promo. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Warner Bros. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... Flyte Time Records is the record label started by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. ... For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ... The Family was a R&B band formed by Prince and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. ... This is an article about the Prince-related musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jellybean Johnson (b. ... Monte Moir is the original and current keyboardist for The Time, as well as songwriter and producer for Janet Jackson, Alexander ONeal, and Gladys Knight. ... Jam and Lewis (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are R & B writer/producers who enjoyed great success in the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... Jesse Johnson is a musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time. ... For the actor and novelist, William Paul Petersen, see Paul Petersen. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Prince has worked with dozens of musicians and performers over his career and has given songs to a diverse array of artists. ...

Contents

History

The band was assembled under a clause in Prince's contract with Warner Bros. that allowed him to recruit and produce other artists for the label. Inspired by the 1980 film The Idolmaker, about the life of music promoter and producer Bob Marucci (the svengali figure behind such 50s/early 60s teen idols as Fabian and Frankie Avalon), Prince decided to put together a poppy funk group that would serve as a pet project and an outlet for further hits and material in the vein of his own early albums while he himself went on to explore other genres and styles in his own career. “WB” redirects here. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Idolmaker is a 1980 musical drama starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher, Tovah Feldshuh, Joe Pantoliano, Maureen McCormick, Paul Land, Olympia Dukakis, John Aprea, Steven Apostle Peck, Richard Bright and Deney Terrio. ... Svengali is the name of a fictional hypnotist in George du Mauriers 1894 novel, Trilby. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... Fabian on Hollywood Squares, 1979 Fabiano Anthony Forte, who performed as Fabian, (born February 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ...


By 1981, he had built The Time out of an existing Minneapolis funk unit, "Flyte Tyme" (from the Donald Byrd song), which featured Jellybean Johnson on drums, Jimmy Jam and Monte Moir on keyboards, and Terry Lewis on bass. To this base were added Jesse Johnson on guitar and a lead singer and childhood friend named Morris Day, and Jerome Benton who was basically a hype man drawn from another local band called "Enterprise". Prince had used an Enterprise song, "Partyup", on his Dirty Mind album, and his selection of Day was essentially a reward; he had originally tapped Alexander O'Neal - yet another player in the Minneapolis Uptown funk scene - for the vocalist slot, but O'Neal wanted too much money. Minneapolis redirects here. ... Flyte Time Records is the record label started by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. ... Donaldson Toussaint LOuverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jellybean Johnson (b. ... Jam and Lewis (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are R & B writer/producers who enjoyed great success in the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. ... Monte Moir is the original and current keyboardist for The Time, as well as songwriter and producer for Janet Jackson, Alexander ONeal, and Gladys Knight. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... Jesse Johnson is a musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time. ... This is an article about the Prince-related musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A hype man is a hip-hop or funk performer responsible for backup rapping and singing (giving the lead vocalist time to catch his or her breath), as well as providing comic relief and increasing audience excitement and participation with call-and-response chants. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 8, 1980. ... Alexander ONeal (born November 14, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American singer. ...


The band went on to release four albums (mostly performed by Prince + singer Morris Day alone) during the course of their main career, each a solid slice of jammy, rock-infused 80s funk, generally light and humorous in tone, strongly influenced by Parliament - and, of course, Prince. Although they scored numerous hits (including "The Bird", Jesse Johnson's very catchy "Jungle Love", "777-9311", "Get It Up", "Gigolos Get Lonely Too", "The Walk" and "Cool", mostly on the R&B charts) during the early 1980s, they never approached superstardom, or developed a reputation for innovation or artistic brilliance in the manner of Prince. Though Day made a charismatic and alluring frontman, many have called his songwriting weak and self-indulgent, citing it as a reason that The Time never went on to even greater success. Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... The finger. ... Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ...


In 1983, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who had begun writing songs and branching out into production work of their own (working with SOLAR to produce Klymaxx and with Tabu Records to produce the S.O.S. Band), were stranded in Atlanta by a blizzard and failed to make it to a Time concert in San Antonio, for which they were fined and then fired. Whether their firing was due to the incident or to their increasing independence has never been clear. Monte Moir took the opportunity to leave as well, and would also work with Jam and Lewis. The three were replaced with Mark Cardenes and Paul Peterson on keyboards and Jerry Hubbard on bass. This new line up were featured in Prince's Purple Rain film. The Time rode the wave of popularity created by the movie and hit singles "Jungle Love" and "The Bird" and were household names in 1984. Unfortunately, the band was not to reap the benefits. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... SOLAR Records logo. ... The original members of Klymaxx. ... Tabu Records was founded by Clarence Avant. ... The SOS Band is an American musical ensemble, founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... For the actor and novelist, William Paul Petersen, see Paul Petersen. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 feature film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. ... Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ... The finger. ... This article is about the year. ...


It was Day who left next after arguments with Prince, choosing to pursue a solo career in 1985 after a successful acting turn in Purple Rain. Soon thereafter, with Jesse Johnson also opting to go solo, the band disintegrated but several members (Benton, Jellybean Johnson and Peterson) were reformed into a new short-lived project called The Family. Meanwhile, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis went on to become one of the most successful songwriting and production teams of the 80s and 90s. This article is about the year. ... The Family was a R&B band formed by Prince and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. ...


In 1990, Benton and the original six members of the band reunited for the Graffiti Bridge movie and soundtrack, as well as a new album called Pandemonium. This spawned their highest selling single, "Jerk Out" and the album featured more input from the band than any other Time album. The reunion was short-lived, however - infighting within the band caused them to disband once again. Morris and Jerome have since remained a team, with both trying out some small acting roles over the next few years. This article is about the year. ... The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince, despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and... There are at least two albums entitled Pandemonium. ... Jerk Out is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ...


Several members of The Time reunited in 1995, added a few new recruits and have remained together since. This version of the band can be seen in the Kevin Smith film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and tours frequently to this day. The band is usually billed as "Morris Day and The Time". Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Kevin Smith at a comics convention in 2005 Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, comic book writer, and creator of View Askew. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


A fifth Time album is rumored to have been completed in the late 90s, recorded with the new lineup but production and coordination with Prince has prevented its release. The title Old Dogs, New Tricks was the working title. A 2004 album attributed to Morris Day called It's About Time contains a few new tracks written and performed by Day and a number of live performances by The Time. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Time reunited at The 50th Grammy Awards on February 10th, 2008 in a medley that included the artist Rihanna, and featuring "Jungle Love." Not to be confused with Rhianna or Rayhana. ... Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ...


Discography

Albums

The Time is the 1981 debut album by The Time. ... Warner Bros. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice Cream Castle is a 1984 album by The Time. ... This article is about the year. ... Pandemonium is a 1990 album by The Time. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... This article is about the year. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US Dance US R&B Album
1981 "Get It Up" - 16 6 The Time
1982 "Cool" 90 - 7
"Girl" - - 49
"777-9311" 88 42 2 What Time Is It?
"The Walk" - - 24
1983 "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" - - 77
1984 "Jungle Love" 20 9 6 Ice Cream Castle
"Ice Cream Castle" - - 11
1985 "The Bird" 36 6 33
1990 "Jerk Out" 9 6 1 Pandemonium
"Chocolate" - - 44

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ... Ice Cream Castle is a 1984 album by The Time. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... The finger. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Jerk Out is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ... Chocolate is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ...

External links

  • Unofficial homepage
  • "School of Funk: Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down." City Pages, July 14, 2004

References

  1. ^ allmusic ((( The Time > Biography )))
This is an article about the Prince-related musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jellybean Johnson (b. ... Monte Moir is the original and current keyboardist for The Time, as well as songwriter and producer for Janet Jackson, Alexander ONeal, and Gladys Knight. ... Jesse Johnson is a musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time. ... Jam and Lewis (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are R & B writer/producers who enjoyed great success in the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. ... Terence Lewis (born December 29, 1935) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... For the actor and novelist, William Paul Petersen, see Paul Petersen. ... The Time is the 1981 debut album by The Time. ... Ice Cream Castle is a 1984 album by The Time. ... Pandemonium is a 1990 album by The Time. ... Get It Up opens The Times debut album and is also their debut single. ... Cool was the second single released from The Times debut album. ... Girl was the final single released from The Times debut album. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Walk opens side 2 of The Times second album, What Time Is It?. Recorded for the album at Sunset Sound in January 1982, the song was produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals and Vanity 6 providing some backing vocals. ... Gigolos Get Lonely Too is the fifth track from The Times 6-song album, What Time Is It?. One of the first songs recorded for the album in December 1981, the song was produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals. ... Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ... The finger. ... Jerk Out is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ... Chocolate is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ... For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ... For You is Princes debut album, released on April 7, 1978, when the artist was 20 years old, and bearing the classic tag, Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Prince. It is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. ... Prince is the second album by Prince, released in 1979. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 8, 1980. ... Controversy is Princes 4th album, released in 1981. ... 1999 is Princes fifth album, released in October 1982. ... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Sign o the Times (or Sign ☮ the Times) is an album by Prince, released on March 30, 1987 on Paisley Park. ... This 1988 album is widely considered to be one of the best works of Prince. ... Diamonds and Pearls was Princes eleventh album, which was released in 1991. ... The correct title of this article is . This articles title contains characters or symbols not found in Unicode. ... Come was an album Prince was obligated to make after he changed his name to O(+>. It is an interesting look inside of Princes mind and one of his most sensual and dark albums. ... The Black Album is a Prince record that was originally planned for November of 1987 as the follow-up to Sign ☮ the Times. ... The Gold Experience is a (formerly known as Prince) album released in 1995. ... Chaos and Disorder is a 1996 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Emancipation is a 1996 triple-CD album by Prince (then known as ). The title refers to Princes freedom from his contract with Warner Bros. ... The Truth is an album by Prince released in 1998. ... Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is a 1999 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Some factual claims in this article or section need to be verified. ... One Nite Alone is a Prince album featuring him on piano and vocals with a few embellishments here and there. ... Musicology is an album by Prince, released on April 20, 2004, which proved to be his most successful in years, reaching the top 5 of the album charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries. ... 3121 (pronounced thirty one, twenty one) is Princes latest studio album of new material. ... Planet Earth is the title of a studio album by Prince which was released on July 15, 2007 in the U.K. as a free covermount with The Mail on Sunday national newspaper, followed by a more traditional distribution in the rest of the world. ... Singles from Purple Rain Released: May 1984 Released: July 1984 Released: September 1984 Released: November 1984 Released: January 1985 Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) is a soundtrack album by Prince and The Revolution. ... Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon was Princes 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. ... While it garnered mixed reviews from critics, the 1989 Batman soundtrack returned Prince to the top of the Billboard album charts. ... The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince, despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and... Girl 6 is a Prince album released in 1996. ... For the Indian book on sexual positions, please see: Kama Sutra. ... Track listing Xhalation Xcogitate Xemplify Xpectation Xotica Xogenous Xpand Xosphere Xpedition ... N.E.W.S is a 2003 instrumental album by Prince (artist) containg 4 tracks: North, East, West and South. Categories: Album stubs | 2003 albums | Prince albums ... Track listing WhenEyeLayMyHandsOnU JudasSmile SuperCute UnderneathTheCream SexMeSexMeNot Vavoom High TheDance Gamillah UMakeMySunShine Categories: Album stubs ... Track listing Silicon SM Groove YShouldEyeDoThat Golden Parachute Hypnoparadise Props n Pounds Northside Peace 2045 Radical Man The Daisy Chain Categories: Album stubs ... One Nite Alone. ... The Hits/The B-Sides is a 1993 (and the first) greatest hits compilation album by Prince. ... Crystal Ball is a compilation album by Prince (then known as ), released in 1997. ... The Very Best Of Prince is a Best of compilation album by Prince, released in 2001. ... Ultimate is the title of Princes latest greatest hits compilation album. ... Prince (DEU) singles chronology The Arms of Orion (1989) Scandalous (1989) The Future (1990) Scandalous is a smooth, romantic ballad by Prince, released as a single off his 1989 Batman soundtrack. ... The Beautiful Experience is an EP by Prince, though at the time he was using the unpronoucable symbol name. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 feature film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sign o the Times (or Sign ☮ the Times) is a film written and directed by Prince. ... Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed and starring Prince. ... This article includes the discography of the musician Prince. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... NPG Records is the record label formed by Prince in 1993 to release his music after Paisley Park Records. ... Prince Interactive was an interactive CD-ROM containing information about Prince and other multimedia resources, like videos, a virtual tour through Paisley Park and so. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Prince has worked with dozens of musicians and performers over his career and has given songs to a diverse array of artists. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ... The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the current backing group of musician Prince. ... The Family was a R&B band formed by Prince and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. ... Madhouse is a band from Minneapolis that was formed by Prince. ... Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s. ... Apollonia 6 was a 1980s female singing trio created by Prince as a continuation of a previous group, Vanity 6. ... Mazarati was a R&B band formed in the late 1980s by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark. ...

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