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"Diamonds And Pearls" by Jay Siegel's Tokens

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2021-04-24 06:53:42 UTC

Diamonds and Pearls

Jay Siegel


Based on the credits in the autogen, assume it would be a Prince cover, but I don't hear it.

Perhaps Diamonds and Pearls, but I'm unfamiliar.


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Diamonds & Pearls · Jay Siegel's Tokens

The Vintage Collection

℗ 1990 Jay Siegel

Released on: 2013-01-01

Composer: Prince Rogers Nelson


Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2021-04-26 13:23:52 UTC

Autogen credits are wrong. That's definitely not the Prince song

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2021-04-26 15:01:49 UTC

Boy this is messy. Currently, I'm rather confident that "Jay Siegel's Tokens" is different than "The Tokens" and that there was or remains related litigation. Now you've found:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Tokens-Vintage-Edition/release/7959450


Apparently reissued as:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Tokens-Featuring-Jay-Siegel-The-Vintage-Collection/r…

https://www.discogs.com/The-Tokens-The-Tokens/release/3338810

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/the-vintage-collection/1443552152


Notice the evolving performing artist credits:

2011: New stereo recordings by the original artists

i reviewed recordings from the 2013

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2021-04-27 03:11:51 UTC

You are correct about the group and litigation, though Siegel was a member of The Tokens at the time of the 1988 release (see Wikipedia for more on the lawsuit). I'm not sure what the outcome is/was since one of the people involved in the suit died in 2017. Siegel was a member of The Tokens at the time of the 1988 recording.

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2021-04-27 03:34:58 UTC

You are correct about the group and litigation, though Siegel was a member of The Tokens at the time of the 1988 release (see Wikipedia for more on the lawsuit). I'm not sure what the outcome is/was since one of the people involved in the suit died in 2017. Siegel was a member of The Tokens at the time of the 1988 recording.


a) Yeah, I had read that Wiki portion and offered as part of a related error report. If the litigation is on-going, I suppose the deceased estate would take over as a party.

b) I'm not sure who or what source to trust on membership. Was Siegel of member of his "Tokens" or the "official Tokens"? It would appear his "Tokens" give how the reissues were re-credited, notwithstanding how releases are entered on Discogs, etc.


Frankly, given recent SHS experiences, I'll likely just decide how to handle for my notes, not worrying about any possible errors on SHS.

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2021-04-28 02:40:18 UTC

Jay Siegel was a member of the original group from 1956 through the 1970s. He's the one who sang lead on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".