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Prince - The Final Playlist

While reading a thread regarding Greg Proops talking about Prince's music (the dude's a fan), they talked about this trip to Electric Fetus days before he died. I'd not heard of a couple of these acts, but the majority I have. Here are the CDs he bought.

The Chambers Brothers - The Time Has ComeJoni Mitchell - HejiraBest of Missing Persons

Santana IVStevie Wonder - Talking BookSwan Silvertones

Thoughts?

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Reply #1 posted 11/15/16 8:59pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

While reading a thread regarding Greg Proops talking about Prince's music (the dude's a fan), they talked about this trip to Electric Fetus days before he died. I'd not heard of a couple of these acts, but the majority I have. Here are the CDs he bought.



The Chambers Brothers - The Time Has ComeJoni Mitchell - HejiraBest of Missing Persons


Santana IVStevie Wonder - Talking BookSwan Silvertones

Thoughts?




Wow, thanks for sharing. Loving that he bought that gospel album! biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 11/15/16 11:05pm

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I'm not sure if this is the volume of the Swan Silvertones record or not. It's what Proops rattled off real quick, based on the E.F. owner. Apparently The Chambers Brothers is a rock band that did a song about the war in Vietnam. I'm interested to check that one out. I've not listened to much Joni at all, so that's on a list of new things for me. Same for Santana in general.

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Reply #3 posted 11/16/16 2:23am

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Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you. The guy, and I know the word is used too easily, is a genius.
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I'm certain P woulda undoubtedly had these - the Joni, stevie and Santana for example - so wonder why he was buying them again. Was it CDs he bought but and not the vinyl (know u may not know!). Guess he didn't like to stream from Tidal!
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Reply #4 posted 11/16/16 5:48am

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I was really surprised by the 'Best Of Missing Persons' album. They started a good rise in '82-'83 (Words, Destination Unknown, Mental Hopscotch) but then imploded. sad

Terry Bozzio is an incredible drummer.

[Edited 11/16/16 5:48am]

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Reply #5 posted 11/16/16 9:53am

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mikeyaddict said:

Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you.


I linked that in my original post.

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Reply #6 posted 11/16/16 1:25pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



mikeyaddict said:


Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you.


I linked that in my original post.


Thank u, found it. I'm not totally amazing at working out iTunes from podcasts or all the other ways of hearing things! He's good is Greg int he.
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Marc Maron on his WTF (Steve O episode) spoke about people passing at he beginning in relation to P. He acknowledged that P wasn't one of his guys but did a good job reflecting and talking about loss.
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Reply #7 posted 11/16/16 2:22pm

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mikeyaddict said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I linked that in my original post.

Thank u, found it. I'm not totally amazing at working out iTunes from podcasts or all the other ways of hearing things! He's good is Greg int he. .


Greg kind of rambled on through some facts, but that's bound to happen. The fact that he was spewing so much information so quickly, and was passionate about it showed me just how much of a fan he was; opposed to people who say "oh I loved Prince", yet can't name shit past what is probably on Prince4Ever. Greg's a funny guy, and smart. He now has some purple points.

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Reply #8 posted 11/16/16 3:19pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I'm not sure if this is the volume of the Swan Silvertones record or not. It's what Proops rattled off real quick, based on the E.F. owner. Apparently The Chambers Brothers is a rock band that did a song about the war in Vietnam. I'm interested to check that one out. I've not listened to much Joni at all, so that's on a list of new things for me. Same for Santana in general.

Dude, the Chambers Brothers were awesome.

Check out "Time Has Come Today" :https://www.youtube.com/w...HfB63ln1Ig I'll bet you've heard it without realizing it.

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Reply #9 posted 11/16/16 3:47pm

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I think he must have bought them on CD - at least the Stevie Wonder one - because he tweeted / instagrammed something about listening to it in the car on his way home.

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Reply #10 posted 11/16/16 5:16pm

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TwiliteKid said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'm not sure if this is the volume of the Swan Silvertones record or not. It's what Proops rattled off real quick, based on the E.F. owner. Apparently The Chambers Brothers is a rock band that did a song about the war in Vietnam. I'm interested to check that one out. I've not listened to much Joni at all, so that's on a list of new things for me. Same for Santana in general.

Dude, the Chambers Brothers were awesome.

Check out "Time Has Come Today" :https://www.youtube.com/w...HfB63ln1Ig I'll bet you've heard it without realizing it.


I definitely plan to listen to that record, based on their description, and Prince's interest in it.

EDIT: I listened to the album, and I dig it. One thing I noticed on the title track is a Prince similarity. At the 4-minute mark, there's a guitar solo line that sounds a lot like the one in "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic", which was also used in "The Max".

There's also identical song titles, which is pure coincidence. "Uptown" and "Funky" are the ones. Prince did a 1989 recording of a song called "Funky", which actually sampled The Chambers Brothers song (according to Princevault). It is the same sample A Tribe Called Quest used on "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo". "Funky" is from another Chamber Brothers album, but the one I found had some extra tracks on it from other albums, and "Funky" was one of them.

Folks should listen to "Time Has Come Today", then "Hallucination Rain". They could be distant cousins at times.
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Reply #11 posted 11/16/16 5:22pm

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Wow, I have 4 of those albums. Yes, I still call them albums.

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Reply #12 posted 11/16/16 7:54pm

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PacManPlus said:

I was really surprised by the 'Best Of Missing Persons' album. They started a good rise in '82-'83 (Words, Destination Unknown, Mental Hopscotch) but then imploded. sad

Terry Bozzio is an incredible drummer.

[Edited 11/16/16 5:48am]

Dale Bozzio released an album, Riot In English, on Paisley Park Records in 1988. You may already know that. smile

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Reply #13 posted 11/16/16 7:56pm

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mikeyaddict said:

Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you. The guy, and I know the word is used too easily, is a genius. . I'm certain P woulda undoubtedly had these - the Joni, stevie and Santana for example - so wonder why he was buying them again. Was it CDs he bought but and not the vinyl (know u may not know!). Guess he didn't like to stream from Tidal!

According to this article posted on April 21st, they were CDs.

https://www.mprnews.org/s...tric-fetus

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Reply #14 posted 11/16/16 9:49pm

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purplepoppy said:

Wow, I have 4 of those albums. Yes, I still call them albums.


Well - that's what they are, so...

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Reply #15 posted 11/17/16 5:50am

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mikeyaddict said:

Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you. The guy, and I know the word is used too easily, is a genius.
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I'm certain P woulda undoubtedly had these - the Joni, stevie and Santana for example - so wonder why he was buying them again. Was it CDs he bought but and not the vinyl (know u may not know!). Guess he didn't like to stream from Tidal!


That's Santana's most recent album - it had just been released at the time.
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/16 6:04am

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motherfunka said:

PacManPlus said:

I was really surprised by the 'Best Of Missing Persons' album. They started a good rise in '82-'83 (Words, Destination Unknown, Mental Hopscotch) but then imploded. sad

Terry Bozzio is an incredible drummer.

[Edited 11/16/16 5:48am]

Dale Bozzio released an album, Riot In English, on Paisley Park Records in 1988. You may already know that. smile

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Color me embarrassed - I completely forgot about that. Didn't she also re-make "I Would Die 4 U" at some point?

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EDIT: Yes, she did, in 1999

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Reply #17 posted 11/17/16 8:52am

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TwiliteKid said:

mikeyaddict said:
Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you. The guy, and I know the word is used too easily, is a genius. . I'm certain P woulda undoubtedly had these - the Joni, stevie and Santana for example - so wonder why he was buying them again. Was it CDs he bought but and not the vinyl (know u may not know!). Guess he didn't like to stream from Tidal!
That's Santana's most recent album - it had just been released at the time.


And this from wiki about how it came about:

The album reunites the early 1970s classic lineup of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve and marks the first time in 45 years that the quintet has recorded together, since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts. Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band.

The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went on to suggest that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV (picking up where they left off on Santana III). After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 new tracks that combined all their signature elements – Afro-Latin rhythms, vocals, blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and percussion work.

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Reply #18 posted 11/17/16 3:41pm

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I actually had these all put aside for me to buy from Electric Fetus when I visited for the tribute show.. I ended up having less cash with me on the trip so couldn't buy them all so went with missing persons, the gospel CD and the chambers brothers and streamed the others (knew the Stevie one well). Amazing albums, truly inspirational. The first track on talking book has massive similarities to 1999 with female vocals first then male then Stevie in first verse and there's a harmonica solo on the chambers brothers album that prince sampled for "thieves in the temple". I also hear a huge sonic influence from that Joni Mitchell album - especially the way the guitars sound, they really sound like guitars on Princes first two albums...

I really feel like he was going back to relisten to big milestones in music for him...
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Reply #19 posted 11/17/16 4:37pm

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Interesting. I felt that somehow too.

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Reply #20 posted 11/18/16 9:33am

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Thanks Trivial for putting that together. cool

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Reply #21 posted 11/18/16 10:08am

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mikeyaddict said:

Was it on Proops' podcast - I dip in and out of them, you wouldn't know which episode he talks about P would you. The guy, and I know the word is used too easily, is a genius.
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I'm certain P woulda undoubtedly had these - the Joni, stevie and Santana for example - so wonder why he was buying them again. Was it CDs he bought but and not the vinyl (know u may not know!). Guess he didn't like to stream from Tidal!

-// The Santana cd came out a week or so before he died.
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Reply #22 posted 11/18/16 10:24am

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-// The Santana cd came out a week or so before he died.


Yeah, April 15. He was at the store on the 16th, then passed 5 days after that. I wasn't even aware Santana as a band (opposed to Carlos on his own) were making music, but they did this year. I always forget that Journey's Neal Schon was in Santana.

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Reply #23 posted 11/20/16 5:44pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

While reading a thread regarding Greg Proops talking about Prince's music (the dude's a fan), they talked about this trip to Electric Fetus days before he died. I'd not heard of a couple of these acts, but the majority I have. Here are the CDs he bought.

The Chambers Brothers - The Time Has ComeJoni Mitchell - HejiraBest of Missing Persons

Santana IVStevie Wonder - Talking BookSwan Silvertones

Thoughts?

It kind of surprises me that he was buying Stevie Wonder's "Talking Book" and Joni Mitchell's "Hejira" because he was a big fan of both artists and these are 2 of their more famous albums. I would have guessed he would have already had these albums. Maybe he had them on vinyl only. For the record, I grew up listening to "Talking Book." I love Stevie...he's my favorite musical artist of all time.

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