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Thread started 03/18/18 6:12pm

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Music that could have easily be produced by Prince

be specific, make it interesting...
there are songs, and I have 4 off the top of my head that could have easily come out of the 1982-1987 Prince camp... There are a lot of artists out there, so if you know of 1 that is a sure example share it.

1. Down To You (Joni Mitchell) Now I know this one probably actually inspired the Prince camps 1985-1986 Family/Parade sound. But this song could easily be on the Parade soundtrack.

2. Africa (DeAngelo) DeAngelo especially was inspired by the 80s Prince sound and Africa could have easily been a Parade album cut, It fits so well after or before New Position.

3. Get Involved (Raphael Saadiq) sort reminds me of a mix of Pop Life/Girls & Boys and a few others

4. Dance With Yesterday (Joi)-produced by Raphael Saadiq. Definately Prince 1981-1986 inspired with a touch of his latter (20Ten) sounds

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Reply #1 posted 03/18/18 9:04pm

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Oh Sheila (1985) by Ready For The World...there sound and style is very early 80s Prince/The Time.

[Edited 3/18/18 21:04pm]

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Reply #2 posted 03/18/18 11:44pm

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Rihanna Love on the brain
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Reply #3 posted 03/19/18 3:07am

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Believer - Emily King.



Sleepwalker, from the same album, has a bit of a Prince-y vibe too.

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Reply #4 posted 03/21/18 9:33am

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Eric Gadd is a Swedish r'n'b'/soul singer who has long carried a torch for Prince.

Check out the horns, the guitars, the female moaning etc. in this track, "Kom hit och ta" (=Come and get it) from 1989. This is Gadd channelling Prince channelling James Brown.

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Reply #5 posted 03/21/18 9:37am

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Another Gadd song in the same vein from 1989, "Bara himlen ser på" (=Only heaven is watching). Compare this to "I Wish U Heaven". The lyrics, the falsetto, the horns, the female moaning, the Clare Fischer strings etc., it's all a tribute to Prince.

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Reply #6 posted 03/21/18 12:39pm

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Years ago, orger Harlepolis sent me a playlist years ago that has Joi song and this song, I thought both sounded Prince-influenced to me

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Reply #7 posted 03/26/18 7:46pm

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Natural Selection - Do Anything

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Reply #8 posted 03/27/18 2:55am

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Ok Go - White Knuckles.

Don't know how to do the video link thing...sorry. I try and always mess it up when I do it!

They did it on purpose, of course.

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Reply #9 posted 03/27/18 8:34am

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Ne-Yo's Sex With My Ex and Addicted always sounded very Prince-like to me

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Reply #10 posted 03/27/18 8:47am

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FragileUndertow said:

Natural Selection - Do Anything


I remember this circulating as a Prince outtake, many years ago. Very Prince like indeed - first song I thought of when I saw this thread.

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Reply #11 posted 03/27/18 11:35am

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Goddess4Real said:

Oh Sheila (1985) by Ready For The World...there sound and style is very early 80s Prince/The Time.

[Edited 3/18/18 21:04pm]

I was so converted into the purpleology by the time this came out I remember having to argue with people that Prince had nothing to do with them lol

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #12 posted 03/27/18 11:52am

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Goddess4Real said:

Oh Sheila (1985) by Ready For The World...there sound and style is very early 80s Prince/The Time.

[Edited 3/18/18 21:04pm]

i never could figure out why these brothas was doing a fake aussie accent, same with the guy in cameo.

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Reply #13 posted 03/27/18 12:01pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Goddess4Real said:

Oh Sheila (1985) by Ready For The World...there sound and style is very early 80s Prince/The Time.

[Edited 3/18/18 21:04pm]

I was so converted into the purpleology by the time this came out I remember having to argue with people that Prince had nothing to do with them lol

it's actually one of the best that was not done by a prince-affiliated group, lots of people stole or mimicked prince, not to many got this close to his sounds, his synthriffs, his vocal mannerisms.Most of the time, people like Phill Collins would just take the riff from 1999 and play it but not try to imitate the rest of prince's sound.

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Reply #14 posted 03/27/18 1:12pm

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/18 4:38pm

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I was forced to listen to Paula Abdul's "Promise of a New Day" while waiting in line at the bank the other day. It has a very purple sound to it with that kinda synth/flute line in the back and her vocal delivery, especially how she uses her lower and "higher" registers.
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Reply #16 posted 03/27/18 6:34pm

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SimonCharles said:

Ok Go - White Knuckles.

Don't know how to do the video link thing...sorry. I try and always mess it up when I do it!

They did it on purpose, of course.

[youtube](YouTube url)[/youtube] There you go smile

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Reply #17 posted 03/27/18 9:17pm

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For me COLD by Annie Lennox is the single greatest Prince song from someone else's hands.

Everything on this track reeks of his style. The rhymes, poetry and the title its speaks so much of his 'longing' jams like Scandalous and such. I can never listen to this and not picture him creating it.

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Reply #18 posted 03/28/18 12:48am

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ThatWhiteDude said:

SimonCharles said:

Ok Go - White Knuckles.

Don't know how to do the video link thing...sorry. I try and always mess it up when I do it!

They did it on purpose, of course.

[youtube](YouTube url)[/youtube] There you go smile

Thank you! I know I'll stuff it up...I always do...let's give it a go.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs[youtube]

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Reply #19 posted 03/28/18 12:48am

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SimonCharles said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

[youtube](YouTube url)[/youtube] There you go smile

Thank you! I know I'll stuff it up...I always do...let's give it a go.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs[youtube]

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Reply #20 posted 03/28/18 12:49am

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SimonCharles said:

SimonCharles said:

Thank you! I know I'll stuff it up...I always do...let's give it a go.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs[youtube]

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Reply #21 posted 03/28/18 4:56am

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Bdul4c said:

For me COLD by Annie Lennox is the single greatest Prince song from someone else's hands.

Everything on this track reeks of his style. The rhymes, poetry and the title its speaks so much of his 'longing' jams like Scandalous and such. I can never listen to this and not picture him creating it.

Oh yeah, I see what you mean. Thanks for posting this!

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Reply #22 posted 03/28/18 5:53am

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Bdul4c said:

For me COLD by Annie Lennox is the single greatest Prince song from someone else's hands.

Everything on this track reeks of his style. The rhymes, poetry and the title its speaks so much of his 'longing' jams like Scandalous and such. I can never listen to this and not picture him creating it.

The Stevie Wonder tribute a few years back, Annie rendering of My Cherie Amour blew me away. She is one person I would love to hear do some Prince covers.

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Reply #23 posted 03/28/18 7:00am

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Kelis - Millionaire (feat. Andre 3000)

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Reply #24 posted 03/28/18 10:07am

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StrangeButTrue said:

Kelis - Millionaire (feat. Andre 3000)

Never heard this before, thanks for sharing!

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Reply #25 posted 03/30/18 1:52pm

delirious

Father Figure by George Michael - actually most of the Faith album.

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Reply #27 posted 03/30/18 2:46pm

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delirious said:

Father Figure by George Michael - actually most of the Faith album.

very true, i remember rolling stone criticizing prince for losing his edge and saying that a "flaccid talent" like george micheal was beating him on the charts using his own style with I want your sex. in those days, no one had respect for george. George rubbed me the wrong way when they said he dissed Prince, i thought it was stupid after you done ripped off the dude you wanna diss him.

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Reply #28 posted 03/30/18 2:55pm

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Me!

"Anna"


not bad, here's my approximation of the minneapolis sound, i always thought it was one of my better tunes but no one else did. when i wrote it, i told my best friend that i wanted to make something that prince would be proud of if he ever heard it.

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