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Prince and Andy Allo ~ 2011-2014

Prince & Andy Allo had a remarkable relationship and made beautiful music together.

* Andy Allo's music/career outside of Prince reserve 4 the Associate Artist thread

Welcome 2 Europe Welcome 2 America Welcome 2 Canada tour NPG
Prince's Superconductor
NPG Records
Prince's 3rd Eye protégé

Superconductor pg 33
People Pleaser pg 4
Long Gone pg 31
The Calm
Yellow Gold
Nothing More
If I Was King
Story Of You & I
When Stars Collide
Breakdown
What It Feels Like
Time pg 1
Look At Me, Look At You pg 2
Rock n Roll Love Affair pg 3

This thread is dedicated to Prince & Andy Allo's collaborations.



Here is a video of Andy Allo performing Prince's "What It Feels Like" live:



Enjoy!
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Reply #1 posted 11/16/16 12:22am

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Thank you!
I think she has a beautiful fragile voice, especially when it's just her and a guitar.

Love to listen to "Music Monday" which by the way was very moving two days ago.

The video's are still up on her facebookpage, well worth a listen.
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'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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Reply #2 posted 11/16/16 4:25am

donnyenglish

U Will Be is a stunningly beautiful song. I cannot wait until that song is officially released.
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Reply #3 posted 11/16/16 5:53am

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U Will Be is a stunningly beautiful song. I cannot wait until that song is officially released.

yes I hope for a release too, such a beautiful song. Wishing Prince took his love along his journey, and that they were together always. She would have comforted him, and held him, always reminding him that he is the most fantastic musician that ever lived, and the only person she wanted to be with. Prince cared so deeply, I think he may have withheld love because he didn't want to hurt Andy or anyone. Prince made mistakes, we all do, but he will always be the Champion of Love in my heart. I so wish that he had the chance to feel total unconditional love that lives in so many Hearts for him. heart

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Reply #4 posted 11/16/16 5:58am

FlyOnTheWall

Thank you for this post. Theirs was a special collaboration. My heart aches for what might have been between Prince and Andy; nonetheless; they made beautiful music together. Has anyone heard when their acoustic album will be released? It deserves to be heard widely.

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Reply #5 posted 11/16/16 6:22am

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I love all of their collaborations.From Superconductor to the songs on Phase II .I wish Oui Can Luv would get a proper release as well . And I really hope Prince and Andy recorded U Will B in a studio and it's in the vault.

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Reply #7 posted 11/16/16 9:28am

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I found an article from 2013 when Andy was in Europe for her Superconductor tour.In the video interviews she talks about writing People Pleaser with Prince and a few of the other songs as well.She also shows how to play them on guitar.

www.bonedo.de/artikel/ein...rview.html

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Reply #8 posted 11/16/16 1:19pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

That's a cool pic. Is Prince possibly bare foot?

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PennyPurple said:



OldFriends4Sale said:








That's a cool pic. Is Prince possibly bare foot?




To me it looks like he's wearing yellow sneakers.
The white ones in the pic are possibly his light up shoes right?
'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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Reply #10 posted 11/16/16 5:14pm

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paradise000 said:

PennyPurple said:

That's a cool pic. Is Prince possibly bare foot?

To me it looks like he's wearing yellow sneakers. The white ones in the pic are possibly his light up shoes right?

Yes, now it does look like yellow sneakers, I also see a set of black shoes and the white ones.

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Reply #11 posted 11/17/16 2:12am

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https://www.facebook.com/andyallo/

Music Mondays and more...
'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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http://www.sactownmag.com...Foxy-Lady/

The buzz began with a Facebook post from Tower Café on June 5 announcing that purple
royalty came in for lunch. No, it wasn’t Jimmer Fredette or Tyreke Evans. It was music icon Prince on a whirlwind tour of Sacramento. Over the course of that week (during which he celebrated his 54th birthday), the artist formerly—and now again—known as Prince, was also spotted at Cafeteria 15L, Corti Brothers (where store director Rick Mindermann confirms that someone ordered a veggie sandwich at the deli counter and wrote “Prince” on the order ticket), hung out at Mix Downtown, saw the movie Prometheus at the Esquire IMAX Theatre and shopped for some music at Records on Broadway.

So what brought the Purple One to town? It was his new protégé, Andy Allo, a 23-year-old Sacramento singer with large eyes, a slight frame and a striking, tightly curled afro. Her new album Superconductor, scheduled for release in late September, was executive produced by Prince and also features several songs that he co-wrote with Allo. And yes, it was Allo who took the Minnesota musician to Tower Café for a plate of its signature custard-soaked French toast, surrounded by the restaurant’s eclectic collection of Asian and African art and artifacts.

In fact, Allo herself is something of an African cultural export, moving to Sacramento 12 years ago from her native country of Cameroon.

In 2000, she and her sister Suzanne moved to the United States to join her Caucasian mother Sue—a teacher from Lodi who had relocated to California earlier because she was battling chronic fatigue syndrome—and their three older siblings here. (Allo’s father Andrew, an African ecologist after whom she was named, stayed behind

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Today, Allo finds herself once again at Fox & Goose, this time reflecting on the unexpected journey that has taken her from Second Saturday to the pages of Vogue and an international tour alongside Prince. But, she says, standing in the high-ceilinged, ephemera-packed British pub, “This is where it started.”

It was here, over dozens of performances, that Allo refined her sound (reminiscent of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill that she calls “alter-hip-soul”) and amassed enough material for her first album UnFresh, which was self-financed. “I didn’t want to rely on anyone else to do it for me,” she says. That challenge intensified when, halfway through recording, she nearly ran out of money. But it was around that time that her other career—modeling—began taking off. She joined the local agency Cast Images, and modeled for brands and products such as Sprint, AT&T and Sony PlayStation 3. “It funded my music.” She also held other decidedly less glamorous jobs around town, including ones at an insurance agency and a bowling alley.

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But the trajectory of her music career shifted dramatically in April 2011 while attending a Prince concert in L.A. when a friend from The Africa Channel (who had first aired an in-studio performance by Allo the year before) introduced her to the iconic musician. “Oddly, it was very calm. He’s like a superhero, but doesn’t put on any airs, and is just a really smart, down-to-earth person,” she recalls of the meeting, during which Prince invited her to hang out and play with his band after the show that night.

The two clicked instantly, she says, and Prince invited Allo to join him on his upcoming summer tour, sometimes opening for him but mostly playing guitar and singing alongside him and his band NPG (New Power Generation). “I was thrilled to get that opportunity,” she says. But first, he put her through “music boot camp,” educating her on artists like Joni Mitchell, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and James Taylor. He also brought her up to speed on his own storied musical history (Purple Rain came out five years before Allo was born). “He said I had to learn decades of songs—and he has tons and tons of music,” she says.

Only a few months later, in June 2011, Allo joined Prince on stage for the first time at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Just days after that, they were playing to over 50,000 fans at Paris’ Stade de France to open Prince’s “Welcome 2 Europe” tour. “I just jumped in head first,” she says.

Between the tour, paparazzi shots of them sitting front row at a Versace fashion show, and now the recent sightings in Sacramento, rumors have swirled for months that Allo and Prince are romantically involved, though Allo insists that the two are just close friends. “He’s a mentor, with a lifetime of wisdom, and someone that I can ask anything,” she says.

On Superconductor, Prince plays guitar on several tracks and his NPG band (as well as seasoned contributors like Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty) plays saxophone, bass and other instruments while she croons of needing a “Superconductor” man on the title track (co-written by Prince) or bemoaning time wasted on selfish guys on the soulful “People Pleaser.” “It was a true collaboration,” says Allo.

Standing only a few feet away from the stage where she cut her musical teeth at Fox & Goose, Allo says her bucket list used to include, “Go on tour, record a second album, and travel the world.” And she adds proudly, “I knocked off those things in one year.” She also recently caught the eye of Vogue, who featured the 5-foot-4 beauty in a fashion spread for the April 2012 issue. But, she explains, modeling is about to take a backseat role in her life. “Now is [about] music,” she says, adding that she will likely tour this fall, and she plans to include a few Sacramento shows. Does that mean Prince will be back for another Sacramento tour? She smiles and says coyly, “You’ll have to see.”

Allo performs with her mentor Prince during a concert in Amsterdam on July 26, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Andy Allo)

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7.10.2011 @ the North Sea Jazz Festival, Ahoy -Rotterdam

1. Laydown

2. The Question of U / The One

3. When I Lay My Hands On U

4. Brown Skin (lead Shelby)

5. Empty Room

6. Calhoun Square

7. People Pleaser (lead Andy Allo)

8. She's Always In My Hair

9. Future Soul Song

10. Girl (lead Andy Allo)

11. Partyman

12. You're the One For Me

13. Controversy

14. Let's Go Crazy

15. Delirious

16. 1999

17. Pass the Peas

18. Something In the Water

19. Nothing Compares 2 U

20. Take Me With U

21. Cream

22. Cool(the Time) / Don't Stop Till You Get Enough(MJackson)




#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
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Reply #14 posted 11/17/16 6:01am

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I can't believe how awesome and healthy he looked in all these pics. He was 53 and 54!
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10.2.2011 @ the Bell Centre in Montreal Canada

1. We Lie (2 Get Funky)

2. DMSR

3. Pop Life / Scrapple From the Apple

4. Musicology

5. Let's Work

6. U Got the Look

7. Empty Room

8. Let's Go

9. Take Me With U w/Andy Allo

10. Rasperry Beret

11. Cream

12. Cool / Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

13. Make You Feel My Love

14. Purple Rain

15. Let's Go Crazy

16. Delirious

17. 1999

18. Little Red Corvette / Extraloveable

19. Calhoun Square

* sampler set: When Doves Cry Nasty Girl Sign O the Times Darlking Nikki I Would Die 4 U Hot Thing

21. Kiss

22. Controversy / Housequake

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
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What's the matter with your life
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/16 6:44am

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luvgirl said:

I can't believe how awesome and healthy he looked in all these pics. He was 53 and 54!


Yep! He was amazing.
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Reply #17 posted 11/17/16 7:01am

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Andy Allo performs "People Pleaser" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

This performance features Maceo Parker.

https://m.youtube.com/wat...35nYUxR4i0
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Reply #18 posted 11/17/16 7:18am

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Beautiful Andy talks about working with Prince on this video produced by Billboard Magazine entitled "Andy Allo: Q & A with Billboard":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...6qTLZXqRIM
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Reply #19 posted 11/17/16 7:18am

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donnyenglish said:

U Will Be is a stunningly beautiful song. I cannot wait until that song is officially released.

Where can this song be heard presently?

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PennyPurple said:

paradise000 said:

PennyPurple said: To me it looks like he's wearing yellow sneakers. The white ones in the pic are possibly his light up shoes right?

Yes, now it does look like yellow sneakers, I also see a set of black shoes and the white ones.

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I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
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Reply #21 posted 11/17/16 7:47am

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Andy still has the video for U Will B on her Facebook. She said in a Spreecast in 2013 that was the only version they recorded and they tried again in the studio and it didn't have the same feel to it so they left it at that.

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Reply #22 posted 11/17/16 7:47am

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Buzzin' With Andy Allo

"Each week on GRAMMY Pro Buzzin’, host DJ Moonbaby sits down with people who are making it happen in the music business. In this episode, singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Allo chats about...[her] extraordinary experience touring and collaborating with Prince and her [then] upcoming EP, Hello, due out [that] April (2015)."


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Reply #23 posted 11/17/16 8:01am

FlyOnTheWall

If looks could talk...

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Reply #24 posted 11/17/16 8:33am

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So nice, she has a beautiful voice.
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Reply #25 posted 11/17/16 8:36am

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If looks could talk...

They did have great chemistry on stage.The way he'd interact with her was cute...he seemed smitten at the time.

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TIME

This song about time
Say its about time
About time that u
R around

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u

Alone with u

I think I'm running out of patience
I think I'm running out of lies
I think its 'bout time I tell the truth
Instead of these alibi's

Well...
I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

No more peace and quiet
I wonder why
A party full of drunken fools
I betcha some will b the rushing tide
Splashin all over u

I don't wanna work another day baby
No no stay with me
I wish u coulda stay with me
Stay with me
I don't think it matters anyway
It don't matter girl
For u I'm as rich as I could be
Baby baby

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
I know u know
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too
Sho 'nuff

Sugar well I'm thinking
That u really need 2 b my pet
And let me put u in my little cage
C'mon
Im sick and tired of playing hard to get
With an animal that's half my age
Sugar well well
My heads a little dizzy
My heads spinning 'round and 'round
Another dirty hotel room
Another lonely town

I need some time to rest?
I need some time with u

This is what it feels like

I know what I wanna do

This is what it feels like

Gonna lemme tell u one time

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

Oh oh I think I need u 2 b my girl
Travel with me around the world
Baby baby
So no paper
This works out fine
But not half as fine
As when I get time
With u

Sugar have u heard

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

Keep breakin u down.

Down down down

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

U, u, u, u

Baby baby u can to!

Ooh ooh oh...
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Time is the twelfth track on Prince's 37th album Art Official Age. The track is a duet between Prince and Andy Allo.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in late 2012 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track includes lyrical portions of both Breakdown and What It Feels Like, indicating that it was recorded after both tracks.

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What's the matter with your life
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Inthe photo with all the red, I think we see a Prince without makeup or ear bling.

In the interview just above this, Andy does a good job. She's usually a little nervous which is actually expected and endearing, but she relaxes well here. She's sweet and I love her laugh.

Whatever happened between her and Prince, she seemed fine with moving on. I think he was extremely good to her and an incredible supporter and mentor. She seems to really appreciate that.
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Reply #28 posted 11/17/16 8:48am

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luvgirl said:

I can't believe how awesome and healthy he looked in all these pics. He was 53 and 54!

Indeed! He also looked extremely happy.

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Reply #29 posted 11/17/16 8:48am

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My favorite female protege of his and that is saying a lot because I love me some Sheila E. Moreso than any other female protege album, Superconductor is pure Prince chanelling his female self through Andy Allo. She had the talent, disposition and chemstry to pull it off. When I listen to Superconductor, it is another Prince album to me. The title says it all, she was a superconductor to channel Prince for that album. Many of the songs even have lyrics that are clearly intended for a man to sing, i.e., If I were a King. What takes her over the top for me is the work that she did with Prince beyond Superconductor. His best work of this decade were collaborations with Andy. Plus, she is just so darn perfect with that smile and positive disposition.

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