Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King

The ImperialsSKU: MOV12069C



COLOUR: Translucent Yellow   EXTRAS: Limited Edition, 1000 copies

It was 1978 when New York-based producer and founding member of The Main Ingredient Tony Sylvester, approached his friend Pepé Willie to ask a favor. He needed studio musicians that could deliver fast & funky for the session to record tracks for The Imperials. Pepé introduced him to two young and multi-talented guys from Minneapolis; André Cymone and Prince Rogers Nelson. The recordings took place at the Sound Palace Studios in NYC and resulted in the fashionably titled track “Fast Freddy The Roller Disco King”.

The Imperials album never materialized, making this 12” a sought-after gem featuring Prince and André's (uncredited) studio endeavours. The B-side contains another track, “I Just Wanna Be Your Lovin' Man”, which originates from their 94 East Sessions.

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