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PURPLEIZED3121

Eric Leeds - besides a career with Prince what exactly has he done?

Hi - intrigued to hear what he has actually done beyond anything with Prince or FDeluxe?

I do not like the man BUT do love his sound - I have searched on the net BUT cannot find anything much that he has recorded or played live on [gigs etc] on his own / outside the purple circle.

Honestly NOT looking to bash him!!

This is what I can find so far: [i think 100% Prince related!]

https://www.discogs.com/a...Eric-Leeds

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Eric_Leeds

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Reply #1 posted 06/16/19 2:56am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Hi - intrigued to hear what he has actually done beyond anything with Prince or FDeluxe?

I do not like the man BUT do love his sound - I have searched on the net BUT cannot find anything much that he has recorded or played live on [gigs etc] on his own / outside the purple circle.

Honestly NOT looking to bash him!!

This is what I can find so far: [i think 100% Prince related!]

https://www.discogs.com/a...Eric-Leeds

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Eric_Leeds

If you explore "Credits" at the left of the Discogs page, you will see he had other appearances on non-Prince records. Not enough given his incredible talent, and many still revolving around the Mpls scene, but he definitely did some other things.

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We must also keep in mind that by the time he met Prince, Eric had had a 15 years or so long career as a jazz musician. Unfortunately no studio recordings came out of this because it was all live gigs, but for Eric it certainly was an intense part of his career as a professional musician.

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Reply #2 posted 06/17/19 8:59am

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databank said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Hi - intrigued to hear what he has actually done beyond anything with Prince or FDeluxe?

I do not like the man BUT do love his sound - I have searched on the net BUT cannot find anything much that he has recorded or played live on [gigs etc] on his own / outside the purple circle.

Honestly NOT looking to bash him!!

This is what I can find so far: [i think 100% Prince related!]

https://www.discogs.com/a...Eric-Leeds

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Eric_Leeds

If you explore "Credits" at the left of the Discogs page, you will see he had other appearances on non-Prince records. Not enough given his incredible talent, and many still revolving around the Mpls scene, but he definitely did some other things.

.

We must also keep in mind that by the time he met Prince, Eric had had a 15 years or so long career as a jazz musician. Unfortunately no studio recordings came out of this because it was all live gigs, but for Eric it certainly was an intense part of his career as a professional musician.

thanks for that DB. Very good point, sad that there isn't much on record to appreciate his sound. I guess Times Squared is as good a represenatation of his?

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Reply #3 posted 06/17/19 11:19am

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databank said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Hi - intrigued to hear what he has actually done beyond anything with Prince or FDeluxe?

I do not like the man BUT do love his sound - I have searched on the net BUT cannot find anything much that he has recorded or played live on [gigs etc] on his own / outside the purple circle.

Honestly NOT looking to bash him!!

This is what I can find so far: [i think 100% Prince related!]

https://www.discogs.com/a...Eric-Leeds

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Eric_Leeds

If you explore "Credits" at the left of the Discogs page, you will see he had other appearances on non-Prince records. Not enough given his incredible talent, and many still revolving around the Mpls scene, but he definitely did some other things.

.

We must also keep in mind that by the time he met Prince, Eric had had a 15 years or so long career as a jazz musician. Unfortunately no studio recordings came out of this because it was all live gigs, but for Eric it certainly was an intense part of his career as a professional musician.

Not to mention the wonderful albums Eric(the Family ie FDeluxe) put out,

He also recorded with Sheila E in the 1990s

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1 Trainacomin' 0:21
2 ParagonWritten-By – Eric Leeds, Marc Van Wageningen, Peter Michael Escovedo, Renato Neto, Sheila E.

4:20
3 RitualsWritten-By – Renato Neto

4:24
4 Passing ThroughHarmonica, Soloist – Dino SoldoWritten-By – Peter Michael Escovedo, Renato Neto, Sheila E.

6:09
5 N Perfect TimeBass – Alex AlLead Vocals – Sheila E.Written-By – Renato Neto, Sheila E.

5:03
6 ProtocolWritten-By – Ray Obiedo

5:09
7 Writes Of PassageWritten-By – Eric Leeds

4:35
8 TruthWritten-By – Renato Neto

4:44
9 Rite To ParadiseBass – Alex AlLead Vocals – Peter Michael EscovedoWritten-By – Peter Michael Escovedo

4:03
10 VirtuosityWritten-By – Marc Van Wageningen

4:40
11 Trainagoin'

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #5 posted 06/17/19 11:26am

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the Family/FDeluxe albums are a must

Check out GASLIGHT to hear Eric

https://www.discogs.com/a...56-fDeluxe

1 Drummers And HealersWritten-By – Doyle Bramhall II

3:49
2 Over The CanyonMixed By – Neal Pogue

3:52
3 Gaslight 4:19
4 Beautiful YouWritten-By – Andrew Shepp

3:58
5 @8 3:56
6 The VigilWritten-By – Wendy Melvoin-Lisa Coleman*

5:46
7 Leeds LineWritten-By – Eric Leeds

3:57
8 LoverMixed By – Neal PogueWritten-By – Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin

4:17
9 When You Go 3:30
10 SanctifiedCo-producer – Oliver LeiberWritten-By – Oliver Leiber

3:16
11 Last House On The Block 1:29

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #6 posted 06/18/19 5:08am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

the Family/FDeluxe albums are a must

Check out GASLIGHT to hear Eric

https://www.discogs.com/a...56-fDeluxe

1 Drummers And HealersWritten-By – Doyle Bramhall II

3:49
2 Over The CanyonMixed By – Neal Pogue

3:52
3 Gaslight 4:19
4 Beautiful YouWritten-By – Andrew Shepp

3:58
5 @8 3:56
6 The VigilWritten-By – Wendy Melvoin-Lisa Coleman*

5:46
7 Leeds LineWritten-By – Eric Leeds

3:57
8 LoverMixed By – Neal PogueWritten-By – Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin

4:17
9 When You Go 3:30
10 SanctifiedCo-producer – Oliver LeiberWritten-By – Oliver Leiber

3:16
11 Last House On The Block 1:29

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so true, the debut album is an absolute killer.

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Reply #7 posted 06/22/19 10:13am

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I love Eric Leeds.

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Reply #8 posted 06/24/19 5:14am

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databank said:

If you explore "Credits" at the left of the Discogs page, you will see he had other appearances on non-Prince records. Not enough given his incredible talent, and many still revolving around the Mpls scene, but he definitely did some other things.

.

We must also keep in mind that by the time he met Prince, Eric had had a 15 years or so long career as a jazz musician. Unfortunately no studio recordings came out of this because it was all live gigs, but for Eric it certainly was an intense part of his career as a professional musician.

thanks for that DB. Very good point, sad that there isn't much on record to appreciate his sound. I guess Times Squared is as good a represenatation of his?

Times Squared really is "Prince recordings polished and finished by Eric Leeds". His second and third solo albums are probably the closest you'll find to the music Eric really wanted to record (he spoke fondly of Things Left Unsaid in his Podcast Juice interview), but I have no idea how close they are to what he was doing on stage in the 70's and early 80's.

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Reply #9 posted 06/27/19 2:37pm

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Eric and Paul Peterson also recently released a Jazz instrumental record.

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Eric is an awesome player and musician music

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Reply #10 posted 06/27/19 2:46pm

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Eric and Paul Peterson also recently released a Jazz instrumental record.

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Eric is an awesome player and musician music

Eric and Paul's recent release is titled "Music"....

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