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Thread started 12/21/14 5:33pm

Averett

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Who is your favorite protege group or artist?

Whether its the Time, Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, The Family, Mayte, Sheila E, Bria Valente, Jill Jones or someone else I haven't mentioned, I'm curious who is your favorite?

I think I'd have to go with Sheila E but man is this a hard choice to make.

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Reply #1 posted 12/22/14 1:52am

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For me: the Jill Jones album.

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Reply #2 posted 12/22/14 11:15am

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For me it would be Sheila E. It could be because she has a lot more material than the others.

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Reply #3 posted 12/22/14 5:42pm

SoulAlive

The Time
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Reply #4 posted 12/27/14 11:52am

jungleluv

Apollonia and Vanity.

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Reply #5 posted 12/28/14 8:21pm

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The Time

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Reply #6 posted 12/29/14 9:40am

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Wendy & Lisa love2

I still get an enormous amount of pleasure from their solo albums and their more recent soundtrack work.

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Reply #7 posted 12/30/14 6:58am

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1st answer:any of the proteges from 1981-1988

2nd answer: the Time, Vanity 6,Sheila E. the Family

Jill Jones, Madhouse, Mazarati

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Reply #8 posted 12/31/14 4:58am

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Wendy & Lisa

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Reply #9 posted 01/01/15 4:33am

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Mavis Staples because she is an artist in her own right. All the others were just products created by Prince.
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Reply #10 posted 01/01/15 1:42pm

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The Time.

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Reply #11 posted 01/03/15 1:20pm

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Mazarati. I saw 'em live in San Fran and they blew my mind.

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Reply #12 posted 01/03/15 2:30pm

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SuperSoulFighter said:

Mavis Staples because she is an artist in her own right. All the others were just products created by Prince.

How is Mavis Staples a protege, when she was recording before Prince was born?

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LittleBLUECorvette said:



SuperSoulFighter said:


Mavis Staples because she is an artist in her own right. All the others were just products created by Prince.

How is Mavis Staples a protege, when she was recording before Prince was born?


Prince gave her a deal on the Paisley Park label, wrote songs for her. I think that counts. But I agree it's a bit dubious, because by this rationality, we could also include Larry Graham and George Clinton. Still, the fact that Mavis had an identity of her own, makes her two albums my favorite Paisley Park albums- together with Jill Jones.
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Reply #14 posted 01/04/15 4:07pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

SuperSoulFighter said:

Mavis Staples because she is an artist in her own right. All the others were just products created by Prince.

How is Mavis Staples a protege, when she was recording before Prince was born?

By extension, Sheila E had a career as a musical talent before her time with Prince, so I guess we really do need to better define the term "protege". hmmm

Food for thought I suppose...

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Reply #15 posted 01/08/15 10:59pm

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The Time - very talented!!!

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Reply #16 posted 01/09/15 7:39am

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The Time, with The Family and Sheila E coming very close.

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Reply #17 posted 01/10/15 1:05pm

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The Time

Pandemonium is my favorite assoicated artist album.

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Reply #18 posted 01/13/15 3:12am

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sexton said:

The Time

Pandemonium is my favorite assoicated artist album.


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and though I would not say Pandemonim is my fave AA album, I truly like it a lot, highly underrated, and I'm sad it usually gets bashed a lot in here shrug

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Reply #19 posted 01/13/15 7:15am

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Averett said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

How is Mavis Staples a protege, when she was recording before Prince was born?

By extension, Sheila E had a career as a musical talent before her time with Prince, so I guess we really do need to better define the term "protege". hmmm

Food for thought I suppose...

She did. But most of us didn't know her until Prince put her out as a frontman with a band and wrote songs for her to perform.
Many of the people throught Prince's (protege) bands were in different levels of the industry before Prince.
the term protege still stands 4 what it is though. What we get with Sheila E even to this day is because of her period as a Prince protege (and that sure isn't a bad thing)

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Now I don't see Mavis Staples or Larry Graham as proteges. I don't think anyone that Prince gave a song or 2 to are proteges. Like Sheena Easton...
the Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E, the Family, Mazarati, Madhouse
these groups displayed Prince's musical vision via music style and association

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Reply #20 posted 01/13/15 3:37pm

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Dancelot said:

sexton said:

The Time

Pandemonium is my favorite assoicated artist album.


co-sign on The Time

and though I would not say Pandemonim is my fave AA album, I truly like it a lot, highly underrated, and I'm sad it usually gets bashed a lot in here shrug


Yes, I always feel the need to defend it when others say it's the worst Time album.

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Reply #21 posted 01/14/15 7:19pm

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Slightly bias, The Time. Just saying.

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Reply #22 posted 01/17/15 7:45pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

SuperSoulFighter said:

Mavis Staples because she is an artist in her own right. All the others were just products created by Prince.

How is Mavis Staples a protege, when she was recording before Prince was born?

exactly

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Reply #23 posted 01/18/15 10:28am

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Reply #24 posted 01/18/15 12:31pm

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I'ma go with Sheila too. Romance 1600 is a classic! music She's my favorite drummer of his too. She be tappin' like a mofo headbang. Lovesexy era boots get much play from me nod. I'm mad her planned '89 album was cancelled. I've been bumpin' Scarlet Pussy extended alot lately, glad it saw the light of day thumbs up!. Somebody come get this meow-meow off my leg cool. I almost shit when she popped up at the only Prince concert (only concert period actually confused) I saw in 2010 excited.

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Reply #25 posted 01/21/15 7:54pm

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The Time & Shelia E

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Reply #26 posted 01/24/15 3:47pm

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Definitely the Time, for the first two Time albums alone, they were better than Controversy. Sheila E is a close second, but I also really like the Vanity 6 album.

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That is a surprisingly good record.

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Reply #27 posted 01/25/15 5:04am

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Whilst I genuinely love them all. If pushed I would have to say Ingrid Chavez. I think her album sounds fairly different for the usual Prince protege and her image is quite different. This may be due largely to the lack of heavy Prince involvement in the album which allowed Ingrid and Michael Koppleman to interestingly venture off into a new and different soundscape.

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Reply #28 posted 01/25/15 6:34am

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Vanity 6 & the Time wink

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Reply #29 posted 02/03/15 6:42am

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sexton said:

The Time

Pandemonium is my favorite assoicated artist album.

nod I love love love the Pandemonium album. I was only 6 or 7 years old when it came out but loved it then and have always loved it.

Followed by The Time of course has to be Sheila E., then Rosie Gaines. To me, the Diamonds and Pearls album couldn't had been the same without her.

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