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Latin

Article: A guide to Prince's musical inspiration

Here is an article published by The Current entitled "A guide to Prince's musical inspiration":

http://www.thecurrent.org...nspiration
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Reply #1 posted 05/09/17 11:22am

precioux

Thanks for this! I loved the part where Miles Davis hands off the baton to Prince saying "He could be the next Duke Ellington", coming from Miles...Wow!

Loved the entire article!!

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Reply #2 posted 05/09/17 11:55am

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That's good, except there's one error:

The article says Prince and Michael Jackson played with James Brown one night, and we know that never happened.

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Reply #3 posted 05/09/17 3:28pm

Latin

precioux said:

Thanks for this! I loved the part where Miles Davis hands off the baton to Prince saying "He could be the next Duke Ellington", coming from Miles...Wow!

Loved the entire article!!


You are very welcome precioux.
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/17 3:48pm

pinkcashmere23

Really enjoyed this article.Thanks for posting!

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Reply #5 posted 05/09/17 3:48pm

precioux

RodeoSchro said:

That's good, except there's one error:

The article says Prince and Michael Jackson played with James Brown one night, and we know that never happened.




Not true. Prince was called on by James Brown, and he was brought up by Big Chick at the request of MJ. Upon Prince's departure from the stage, he took down a "street lamp" stage prop. This has been discussed here on the org before and there is a video of it that you can look up
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Reply #6 posted 05/10/17 3:40am

Latin

pinkcashmere23 said:

Really enjoyed this article.Thanks for posting!


You are very welcome pinkcashmere23.
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Reply #7 posted 05/10/17 3:44am

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precioux said:

RodeoSchro said:

That's good, except there's one error:

The article says Prince and Michael Jackson played with James Brown one night, and we know that never happened.

Not true. Prince was called on by James Brown, and he was brought up by Big Chick at the request of MJ. Upon Prince's departure from the stage, he took down a "street lamp" stage prop. This has been discussed here on the org before and there is a video of it that you can look up

Jill Jones said that both drank a whole bottle of wine on the way to the show. She said they were falling down drunk. biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/17 7:31am

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precioux said:

RodeoSchro said:

That's good, except there's one error:

The article says Prince and Michael Jackson played with James Brown one night, and we know that never happened.

Not true. Prince was called on by James Brown, and he was brought up by Big Chick at the request of MJ. Upon Prince's departure from the stage, he took down a "street lamp" stage prop. This has been discussed here on the org before and there is a video of it that you can look up



We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

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[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/17 8:58am

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RodeoSchro said:

precioux said:

RodeoSchro said: Not true. Prince was called on by James Brown, and he was brought up by Big Chick at the request of MJ. Upon Prince's departure from the stage, he took down a "street lamp" stage prop. This has been discussed here on the org before and there is a video of it that you can look up



We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

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(Only one more, I promise)

[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]

No, the video is real. Jill Jones recenlty talked about it. I will see if I can find the interview. Prince was drunk and should have never gone up on that stage. Think about his entrorage let him go up on the stage and embarrass himself tells you something about the people he was rolling with.

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/17 9:18am

AnnaStesia10

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This was a good read thanx Latin.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #11 posted 05/10/17 10:40am

RodeoSchro

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laurarichardson said:

RodeoSchro said:



We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

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(Only one more, I promise)

[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]

No, the video is real. Jill Jones recenlty talked about it. I will see if I can find the interview. Prince was drunk and should have never gone up on that stage. Think about his entrorage let him go up on the stage and embarrass himself tells you something about the people he was rolling with.



LOL, don't bother. I'm just funning with the newbie. Everyone needs at least one "Prince never appeared with James Brown and Michael Jackson" experience. It's like a rite of passage here on the Org.

But now, let's talk about "Hey Hannigan". One of Prince's all-time best, or filler?

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/17 11:14am

precioux

RodeoSchro said:



laurarichardson said:




RodeoSchro said:





We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

.
(Only one more, I promise)


[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]



No, the video is real. Jill Jones recenlty talked about it. I will see if I can find the interview. Prince was drunk and should have never gone up on that stage. Think about his entrorage let him go up on the stage and embarrass himself tells you something about the people he was rolling with.





LOL, don't bother. I'm just funning with the newbie. Everyone needs at least one "Prince never appeared with James Brown and Michael Jackson" experience. It's like a rite of passage here on the Org.

But now, let's talk about "Hey Hannigan". One of Prince's all-time best, or filler?






Looks like the joke was on you... lol


Nice try though,

Regards,
The "newbie"
wink grandpa
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/17 11:29am

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Love this article, thanks for posting. Here's the thing though, the man came from a jazz foundation, his dad had a jazz trio and somewhat modeled his style after Thelonious Monk. Why do they always insist that his knowledge of Jazz was limited?

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/17 11:56am

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Hamad said:

Love this article, thanks for posting. Here's the thing though, the man came from a jazz foundation, his dad had a jazz trio and somewhat modeled his style after Thelonious Monk. Why do they always insist that his knowledge of Jazz was limited?

Because certain people always want to school black people on something. As if his dad played jazz and Prince would not have ever heard a jazz recording when he was growing up eek

It does not make any sense but it makes some people feel like they are superior. It is really sad.

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/17 12:19pm

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Good read. Thanks. Btw I was standing behind the lamp post Prince knocked over. That's why I now walk with a cane.grandpa

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/17 12:45pm

RodeoSchro

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precioux said:

RodeoSchro said:



LOL, don't bother. I'm just funning with the newbie. Everyone needs at least one "Prince never appeared with James Brown and Michael Jackson" experience. It's like a rite of passage here on the Org.

But now, let's talk about "Hey Hannigan". One of Prince's all-time best, or filler?

Looks like the joke was on you... lol Nice try though, Regards, The "newbie" wink grandpa [Edited 5/10/17 11:17am]



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LOL, I think the joke was on laurarichardson, who has certainly been around long enough to know it was a joke. Maybe she was just trying to string it along for your benefit? biggrin

You would not BELIEVE how many people have actually thought others were serious when they went in to the whole "they never appeared together, it was CGI" thing.

Anyway, what's your take on "Hey Hannigan"?

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Reply #17 posted 05/11/17 5:46am

Latin

purplethunder3121 said:

Good read. Thanks. Btw I was standing behind the lamp post Prince knocked over. That's why I now walk with a cane.grandpa


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Reply #18 posted 05/11/17 7:21am

Superfan1984

laurarichardson said:

RodeoSchro said:



We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

.
(Only one more, I promise)

[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]

No, the video is real. Jill Jones recenlty talked about it. I will see if I can find the interview. Prince was drunk and should have never gone up on that stage. Think about his entrorage let him go up on the stage and embarrass himself tells you something about the people he was rolling with.

You're right. I remember her talking about this and how embarrassed Prince was.

Thanks , Latin for the post.

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Reply #19 posted 05/13/17 2:03am

Latin

AnnaStesia10 said:

This was a good read thanx Latin.

You are very welcome AnnaStesia10.
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Reply #20 posted 05/13/17 5:05am

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Skimming through the article, I'm liking what I see! I'll have to read it thoroughly when I get the chance. There's one minor error I've noticed though:

When speaking on Chaka, the author notes that her cover of "I Feel for You" hit #3 on the charts in 1979 when her version of the song was released in 1984.
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Reply #21 posted 05/13/17 7:43pm

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MotownSubdivision said:

Skimming through the article, I'm liking what I see! I'll have to read it thoroughly when I get the chance. There's one minor error I've noticed though: When speaking on Chaka, the author notes that her cover of "I Feel for You" hit #3 on the charts in 1979 when her version of the song was released in 1984.

razz lol

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Reply #22 posted 05/15/17 8:31am

Latin

Hamad said:

Love this article, thanks for posting. Here's the thing though, the man came from a jazz foundation, his dad had a jazz trio and somewhat modeled his style after Thelonious Monk. Why do they always insist that his knowledge of Jazz was limited?


You are very welcome Hamad.
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Reply #23 posted 05/16/17 6:27am

Latin

purplethunder3121 said:

Good read. Thanks. Btw I was standing behind the lamp post Prince knocked over. That's why I now walk with a cane.grandpa


You are very welcome purplethunder3121.
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Reply #24 posted 05/17/17 5:38am

Latin

Superfan1984 said:



laurarichardson said:




RodeoSchro said:





We've discussed this rumour many times and it's quite apparent the video is some third-rate CGI work. All long-time Org posters know this.

.
(Only one more, I promise)


[Edited 5/10/17 7:31am]



No, the video is real. Jill Jones recenlty talked about it. I will see if I can find the interview. Prince was drunk and should have never gone up on that stage. Think about his entrorage let him go up on the stage and embarrass himself tells you something about the people he was rolling with.



You're right. I remember her talking about this and how embarrassed Prince was.



Thanks , Latin for the post.


You are very welcome Superfan1984.
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Reply #25 posted 05/19/17 11:49am

Hamad

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laurarichardson said:

Hamad said:

Love this article, thanks for posting. Here's the thing though, the man came from a jazz foundation, his dad had a jazz trio and somewhat modeled his style after Thelonious Monk. Why do they always insist that his knowledge of Jazz was limited?

Because certain people always want to school black people on something. As if his dad played jazz and Prince would not have ever heard a jazz recording when he was growing up eek

It does not make any sense but it makes some people feel like they are superior. It is really sad.

It just strikes me as condescending, there's always this implication that prior to Lisa, Wendy & Eric, he didn't know Jazz music which is unrealistic considering his upbringings. I love Lisa & Wendy myself, and I'm fully aware that musicians (people in general) teach each other & expose each other to new ideas. But these articles always insist on implying that his taste in music - namely Jazz - supposedly became more sophisticated due to Wendy & Lisa. It doesn't make sense especially since he was the son of a JAZZ MUSICIAN lol Great article nonetheless.

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Reply #26 posted 05/24/17 1:45am

Laydown

My opinion of his influences

Jazz; Miles,Coltrane,Thelonious,

Funk; James,Sly,Parliament/Funkadelic

Soul;Stevie,Mavis,Cab Calloway

Blues;Jimi,John lee,Muddy,

Folk;Joni,

Rock;Santana,Stones,Zappa,Zeppelin

Country;CrosbyStiillsNash,

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Reply #27 posted 05/24/17 1:50am

Laydown

Latin said:

Hamad said:

Love this article, thanks for posting. Here's the thing though, the man came from a jazz foundation, his dad had a jazz trio and somewhat modeled his style after Thelonious Monk. Why do they always insist that his knowledge of Jazz was limited?

You are very welcome Hamad.

His first influence was jazz,but he stayed away from playing until 85 or 86 and then his sound became alot larger and greater impact.He knew more about jazz than anyone of his peers,he certainly used it.Madhouse is synthesized jazz,entirely

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Reply #28 posted 05/27/17 8:10pm

Latin

precioux said:

I loved the part where Miles Davis hands off the baton to Prince saying "He could be the next Duke Ellington", coming from Miles...Wow!

Loved the entire article!!


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Reply #29 posted 05/27/17 9:52pm

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Great article, thanks thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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