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Thread started 05/18/17 9:20am

Latin

Video: Larry Graham's heartfelt tribute to his "brother" Prince

Check out Larry Graham's heartfelt tribute to Prince during a New York City performance:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...qchoRdtW78
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Reply #1 posted 05/18/17 10:11am

bashraka

This is truly one of the best tributes to Prince, maybe the best. This was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Prince admired Larry Graham as a musician and songwriter, later on inviting Larry and his family to move to Chanhassen and teach him the bible. Even, Prince mentioned how Larry's family was closer to him than his own. Knowning how much Prince did for Larry on many fronts and how Larry counseled him through serious trying times in his life before he converted Prince to the Jehovah Witnesses. The block chords playing over Larry's words, is tear inducing. I can only imagine how Larry feels. I would see a Larry Graham show before I would pay to see The Revolution and NPG with Prince knock-offs fronting the band for lead vocals.

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #2 posted 05/18/17 10:19am

MiceElfAgin

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I'm always a bit suspicios about musicians who wear a watch on stage. I'm like, "you need to catch the bus, bro – or what?"
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Reply #3 posted 05/18/17 11:00am

anangellooksdo
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That was great.
Here's an older song of Larrys too, that I love his bass playing & singing on, for anyone who's interested. SO funky.

https://youtu.be/Mk4-hpbUfcs
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #4 posted 05/18/17 11:06am

FlyOnTheWall

This was an extremely heartfelt and moving tribute. He and Prince were a mutual admiration society and I believe they both truly loved each other. Thanks for sharing, Latin.

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Reply #5 posted 05/18/17 11:44am

NouveauDance

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MiceElfAgin said:

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I'm always a bit suspicios about musicians who wear a watch on stage. I'm like, "you need to catch the bus, bro – or what?"
smile

falloff

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Reply #6 posted 05/18/17 11:44am

1contessa

God, beautiful and made me cry. Like many, I love and miss him so much!

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Reply #7 posted 05/18/17 12:09pm

PURPLEIZED3121

i expect this thread to rapidly desend into an LG bashing session. Truly hope that reports of him encouraging P to move from meds for pain to prayer instead are not true! I firmly believe that LG did save P at a very bad point in his life, whether he added value to or took away from his life longer term is open to debate but I think he did care for him & P saw him as a father figure.

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Reply #8 posted 05/18/17 1:25pm

TrivialPursuit

NouveauDance said:

MiceElfAgin said:

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I'm always a bit suspicios about musicians who wear a watch on stage. I'm like, "you need to catch the bus, bro – or what?"
smile

falloff


Sometimes it's just about being a pimp.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince |
http://bit.ly/unboxingprince
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Reply #9 posted 05/18/17 3:39pm

1725topp

This is nice...very heartfelt. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #10 posted 05/18/17 4:53pm

Number23

Don't doubt it, but he's still a pious, creepy moron.

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Reply #11 posted 05/18/17 5:14pm

Lovejunky

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1contessa said:

God, beautiful and made me cry. Like many, I love and miss him so much!

Me too

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #12 posted 05/18/17 5:38pm

anangellooksdo
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Here's a fairly brief and wonderful article about Prince I hadn't seen before. LG is interviewed here:

Prince, I miss you so much. 💜🙏❤️

https://apnews.com/9d74a5...hs-witness
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #13 posted 05/19/17 2:27am

Latin

FlyOnTheWall said:

This was an extremely heartfelt and moving tribute. He and Prince were a mutual admiration society and I believe they both truly loved each other. Thanks for sharing, Latin.


You are very welcome FlyOnTheWall.
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Reply #14 posted 05/19/17 3:46am

TheEnglishGent

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

i expect this thread to rapidly desend into an LG bashing session. Truly hope that reports of him encouraging P to move from meds for pain to prayer instead are not true! I firmly believe that LG did save P at a very bad point in his life, whether he added value to or took away from his life longer term is open to debate but I think he did care for him & P saw him as a father figure.


I've not seen one thing reporting LG told Prince to do this. There was the blind gossiip item which said the person they were talking about swapped pain meds for prayer, but it didn't name the person and certinaly didn't mention any friends. Also LG is a Jehovah's Witness and there's nothing in their doctrine to suggest people should swap medication for prayer.



RIP sad
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Reply #15 posted 05/19/17 3:48am

TheEnglishGent

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Really liked Larry's tribute here and always disliked the hate he gets around these parts. Also really liked the rendition of Purple Rain.

RIP sad
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Reply #16 posted 05/19/17 6:32am

anangellooksdo
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TheEnglishGent said:



PURPLEIZED3121 said:


i expect this thread to rapidly desend into an LG bashing session. Truly hope that reports of him encouraging P to move from meds for pain to prayer instead are not true! I firmly believe that LG did save P at a very bad point in his life, whether he added value to or took away from his life longer term is open to debate but I think he did care for him & P saw him as a father figure.




I've not seen one thing reporting LG told Prince to do this. There was the blind gossiip item which said the person they were talking about swapped pain meds for prayer, but it didn't name the person and certinaly didn't mention any friends. Also LG is a Jehovah's Witness and there's nothing in their doctrine to suggest people should swap medication for prayer.





*ahem*

The article I posted above answers that question.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #17 posted 05/19/17 6:50am

TheEnglishGent

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anangellooksdown said:

TheEnglishGent said:


I've not seen one thing reporting LG told Prince to do this. There was the blind gossiip item which said the person they were talking about swapped pain meds for prayer, but it didn't name the person and certinaly didn't mention any friends. Also LG is a Jehovah's Witness and there's nothing in their doctrine to suggest people should swap medication for prayer.



*ahem* The article I posted above answers that question.

What article? confused

RIP sad
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Reply #18 posted 05/19/17 7:37am

anangellooksdo
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TheEnglishGent said:



anangellooksdown said:


TheEnglishGent said:



I've not seen one thing reporting LG told Prince to do this. There was the blind gossiip item which said the person they were talking about swapped pain meds for prayer, but it didn't name the person and certinaly didn't mention any friends. Also LG is a Jehovah's Witness and there's nothing in their doctrine to suggest people should swap medication for prayer.





*ahem* The article I posted above answers that question.

What article? confused



My reply #12 on this thread.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #19 posted 05/19/17 7:48am

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While I don't pers peoplonally like him, I'm sure he genuinely misses Prince. Even dudes I don't like get to grieve for a friend.

I imagine myself inside your bedroom; oh, I imagine myself in your sky.
kitty cop
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Reply #20 posted 05/19/17 8:09am

anangellooksdo
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From the article in post #12 here:

"Later, Prince asked Graham if he would move to Minnesota to continue teaching him about God and his faith. He accepted, and Graham and his family relocated from Jamaica, where they had been teaching Bible school."

Prince wasn't helpless. He was smart and a seeker and made his own decisions.
I don't know if later when Prince wanted to open up to other spiritual paths, if their opinions differed, that happens sometimes. (I have no basis for suggesting this happened between them; this is just my own experience).

Or maybe Prince didn't need such close mentorship after a while.

Or maybe they stayed real close and Larry just hasn't mentioned that.

One thing comes to mind though: in 2004, P told us at his RnR HOF Induction that we all need spiritual mentorship in these times, and that a spiritual mentor should care about you soul as much as they do their own. This tells me he had that. At least that's how I heard it.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #21 posted 05/19/17 10:48am

thedance

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What the.. eek eek

Larry singing the PR song... eek

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #22 posted 05/19/17 12:11pm

Astasheiks

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MiceElfAgin said:

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I'm always a bit suspicios about musicians who wear a watch on stage. I'm like, "you need to catch the bus, bro – or what?"
smile

That ain't the only thing suspicious about Mr. JW....!!! eek razz biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 05/19/17 12:16pm

Astasheiks

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P should have left him something in a will, that outfit LG got on looks Horrible. biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 05/19/17 12:28pm

ian

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After reading Mayte's book I started to separate my GCS records from my Prince records on the shelf.


That's normal behaviour right?

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Reply #25 posted 05/19/17 1:05pm

Doozer

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That thick of a cookie brush always causes me concern.

Kidding aside, obviously Prince and Larry connected and were close, and there's a genuine adoration in Larry's words. It's sad for all of us, Larry included.

[Edited 5/19/17 13:18pm]

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Reply #26 posted 05/19/17 4:13pm

Latin

1725topp said:

This is nice...very heartfelt. Thanks for posting.


You are very welcome 1725topp.
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Reply #27 posted 05/19/17 4:17pm

SpookyNopetopu
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Doozer said:

That thick of a cookie brush always causes me concern.

Kidding aside, obviously Prince and Larry connected and were close, and there's a genuine adoration in Larry's words. It's sad for all of us, Larry included.

[Edited 5/19/17 13:18pm]

Cookie brush... falloff More tactful than what I call it.

And yeah, seriously, Prince and Larry were close, from what I can tell, and that's great for Prince. And Larry, for whatever that's worth.

I imagine myself inside your bedroom; oh, I imagine myself in your sky.
kitty cop
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Reply #28 posted 05/19/17 5:14pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #29 posted 05/19/17 8:50pm

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Latin said:

Check out Larry Graham's heartfelt tribute to Prince during a New York City performance:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...qchoRdtW78


Very nice! Thank you for posting this 😊😊😊
I love music
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