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Thread started 08/04/11 8:01am

Javi

Best Prince-influenced album

I've been thinking recently about Prince's influence on other artists. I think one of the best Prince-influenced albums of all time is D'Angelo's Voodoo. This is not to say that the artist hasn't got a talent of his/her own, or that he/she doesn't add personal ideas to his/her records. I'm only refering to artists and records in which you can feel Prince's presence in many places.

Which ones are your favourites? (Excluding Prince's associates, but including the ones in which Prince hadn't any involvement at all. If you know what I mean... lol .)

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Reply #1 posted 08/04/11 8:04am

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Reply #2 posted 08/04/11 8:08am

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That's a good but almost unanswerable question.

Rarely if ever is any album made that does not reflect more than one prior influence. And rarely does a listener take in an album without HEARING more than one influence.

HH's choice, The Love Below, is a very good one. But TLB could easily have been the product of multiple influences, not only Prince, but Sly Stone and Funkadelic, et al. I hear other sounds in there as well.

Van Hunt's work is said to be heavily influenced by Prince, not without reason. But Van Hunt credits Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone as much as Prince, and I hear those influences as well.

If I *had* to pick an album, it would be D'Angelo's Voodoo because it was said that Parade was played during the recording sessions.

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Reply #3 posted 08/04/11 8:48am

Javi

The Love Bellow is excellent, although too long in my opinion. I havenĀ“t listened to Van Hunt, I'll have a look.

I agree that it's difficult to answer the question. For example, if one identifies Prince's trademark falsetto in one record, other can say that it actually reminds him of Smokey Robinson...

But, anyway, all answers and contributions will be welcomed!

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Reply #4 posted 08/04/11 9:24am

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Ready For The World: "Ready For The World" and "Long Time Coming."

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Reply #5 posted 08/04/11 9:46am

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Reply #6 posted 08/04/11 10:06am

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Teena Marie's "Emerald City". Just listen to side 1...tracks like "Once Is Not Enough" "Lips 2 Find U" and the last track on that side "U So Heavy"

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Reply #7 posted 08/04/11 10:19am

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Javi said:

I've been thinking recently about Prince's influence on other artists. I think one of the best Prince-influenced albums of all time is D'Angelo's Voodoo. This is not to say that the artist hasn't got a talent of his/her own, or that he/she doesn't add personal ideas to his/her records. I'm only refering to artists and records in which you can feel Prince's presence in many places.

Which ones are your favourites? (Excluding Prince's associates, but including the ones in which Prince hadn't any involvement at all. If you know what I mean... lol .)

The song "Untitled (How Does It Feel)", especially...

I have to agree with Musicslave about Ready For the World, a lot of their stuff does sound like 1999-era Prince, even down to how the lead singer ad-libs and stuff.

Out of more recent releases, I'm really eager to hear The Dream's new cd, the influence there is really strong, I love it.

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Reply #8 posted 08/04/11 10:23am

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2020 said:

JT - FutureSexLoveSounds

agree with u. when i 1st listened to this lp it reminded me of 1999 the lp

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Reply #9 posted 08/04/11 10:31am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

This was my favorite album the year it came out and still stands up today. "She Lives In My Lap", has, Prince written all over it!!

"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
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Reply #10 posted 08/04/11 10:35am

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millwall said:

2020 said:

JT - FutureSexLoveSounds

agree with u. when i 1st listened to this lp it reminded me of 1999 the lp

Doesn't that album have more of a Timbaland feel to it? Not saying that you can't hear some Prince influence in it but it's filtered through the Timbaland sound, isn't it?

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Reply #11 posted 08/04/11 10:51am

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shorttrini said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

This was my favorite album the year it came out and still stands up today. "She Lives In My Lap", has, Prince written all over it!!

My favourite tunes here are Love Hater and Roses

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Reply #12 posted 08/04/11 11:15am

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Javi said:

shorttrini said:

This was my favorite album the year it came out and still stands up today. "She Lives In My Lap", has, Prince written all over it!!

My favourite tunes here are Love Hater and Roses

Those were great as well. I still play that entire CD.

"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/11 11:20am

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2020 said:

JT - FutureSexLoveSounds

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Reply #14 posted 08/04/11 11:41am

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benjaminira said:

Teena Marie's "Emerald City". Just listen to side 1...tracks like "Once Is Not Enough" "Lips 2 Find U" and the last track on that side "U So Heavy"

That album!! love

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Reply #15 posted 08/04/11 2:35pm

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benjaminira said:

Teena Marie's "Emerald City". Just listen to side 1...tracks like "Once Is Not Enough" "Lips 2 Find U" and the last track on that side "U So Heavy"

I haven't listened to this album. Is it that great? I've read that it's not one of her best.

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/11 7:27pm

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Yup. That's it.

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/11 7:52pm

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I don't know if it's the best but I really liked it

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Reply #18 posted 08/04/11 7:56pm

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namepeace said:

millwall said:

agree with u. when i 1st listened to this lp it reminded me of 1999 the lp

Doesn't that album have more of a Timbaland feel to it? Not saying that you can't hear some Prince influence in it but it's filtered through the Timbaland sound, isn't it?

Timb produced it, it should. Although the best song on the record was Damn produced by Wil.I.Am.

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Reply #19 posted 08/04/11 8:23pm

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I don't know if it's the best but I really liked it

Beat me by an hour and a half. Defintitely P influenced bigtime.

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Reply #20 posted 08/04/11 8:26pm

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My vote goes to Cherokee's Soul Parade.

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/11 8:35pm

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Not a whole album but two tracks off Bootsy's Play With Bootsy joint from 2004 intimated that P (recording under the pseudonym One) actually played on the tunes, Groove Eternal and Dance to the Music but it turns out it was an imposter.

It fooled me for a while. At first I thought it was really Prince but there was something just a little off about the vocals. I wrote it off to the fact that P was not in charge of the production and the mix so it came out sounding slightly different than his own records.

Later I heard that Bootsy was just bullshitting us. See what y'all think:

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[img:$uid]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldbzezHeiq1qezeigo1_500.jpg[/img:$uid]

this is off the top o my head...lemme read the thread and get back to y'all.

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BobGeorge909 said:

[img:$uid]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldbzezHeiq1qezeigo1_500.jpg[/img:$uid]

this is off the top o my head...lemme read the thread and get back to y'all.

it sounds like they used modern equipment to merge the DNA of 1999, Controversy and Dirty Mind. it seems quite intentional too. One riff I remember straight up being stolen, beyond inspiration

read the thread and sticking with this.

edit:
Sexy Ladies...that one. It seem like he lifted parts of it straight from Lets Work.

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/11 9:37pm

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[img:$uid]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldbzezHeiq1qezeigo1_500.jpg[/img:$uid]

this is off the top o my head...lemme read the thread and get back to y'all.

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Reply #26 posted 08/04/11 10:30pm

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Javi said:

benjaminira said:

Teena Marie's "Emerald City". Just listen to side 1...tracks like "Once Is Not Enough" "Lips 2 Find U" and the last track on that side "U So Heavy"

I haven't listened to this album. Is it that great? I've read that it's not one of her best.

It's not one of her best...but U can hear Prince's influence.

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Reply #27 posted 08/04/11 11:34pm

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Spinlight said:

Oh yeah

Love the song too

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Reply #28 posted 08/05/11 1:49am

Ozelot

Although not necessarily dealing with albums, yet still for the sake of completeness: http://prince.org/msg/7/296783

Adding The Dream's "Body Work" and "White soft porn" by the Game.

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Reply #29 posted 08/05/11 4:44am

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Spinlight said:

That is a fantastic song and the video is genius.

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