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  • FIRST THINGS FIRST LINKS AS ALWAYS:

    DL LINK:

    DROP #5 The Family

    bit.ly/3HL79yP

    DROP #4 The Time/Morris Day Bundle

    bit.ly/3aWXybO

    DROP #3 Montreux Jazz Festival 2009/2013 5 Shows

    bit.ly/3aNTDOs

    Drop #2 (12" Inch Archive Extended Singles & Remixes)

    bit.ly/3NjtipD

    Drop #1 (The Rebels Sessions)

    bit.ly/3m2aBep

    STREAMING LINK:

    Drop #5 The Family:

    bit.ly/3y9IEHh

    Drop #2 (12" Inch Archive Extended Singles & Remixes)

    bit.ly/3zcFdl8

    Drop #1 (The Rebels Sessions)

    bit.ly/3GJTQyc

    (you can use mine on archive or use the usual)

    Samples:

    Montreux 2009

    Montreux 2013:

    Sexy Dancer Extended Version

    Rebels -

    I did say I would drop midnight but I didn't feel like loading up anything last night. It's still June 1st. I'm probably going to do a Prince drop every 2-3 days.

    Here's Drop #2. A wide ranging collection of extended singles and remixes. 6 hours 41 minutes this is why you come to the drop thread this month.

    1-01 Just Another Sucker (Dance Mix).mp3
    1-02 If You FeelLike Dancin' (Dance Version)(1).mp3
    1-03 If You Feel Like Dancin' (Dance Version)(2).mp3
    1-04 If You Feel Like Dancin' (Radio Edit).mp3
    1-05 Just As Long As We're Together (Disco Mix).mp3
    1-06 Soft and Wet (Disco Mix).mp3
    1-07 Sexy Dancer (Long Version).mp3
    1-08 Gotta Stop (Messin' About).mp3
    1-09 Let's Work (Dance Remix, Long Version).mp3
    1-10 How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore_.mp3
    1-11 Little Red Corvette (Dance Mix).mp3
    1-12 H**** Toad.mp3
    1-13 Irresistable B****.mp3
    2-01 17 Days.mp3
    2-02 Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix).mp3
    2-03 Erotic City.mp3
    2-04 God (Instrumental).mp3
    2-05 God (Vocal).mp3
    2-06 I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version).mp3
    2-07 Another Lonely Christmas.mp3
    3-01 Paisley Park (Remix).mp3
    3-02 Raspberry Beret (New Mix).mp3
    3-03 She's Always In My Hair (New Mix).mp3
    3-04 Pop Life (Extended Version).mp3
    3-05 Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix).mp3
    3-06 Hello.mp3
    3-07 Hello (Fresh Dance Mix).mp3
    3-08 America.mp3
    3-09 Girl.mp3
    4-01 Kiss (Extended Version).mp3
    4-02 Love or $ (Extended Version).mp3
    4-03 Mountains (Extended Version).mp3
    4-04 Alexa De Paris (Extended Version).mp3
    4-05 Anotherloverholenyohead (Extended Version).mp3
    4-06 La la la He He Heee (Highly Explosive).mp3
    4-07 Shockadelica.mp3
    4-08 U Got The Look (Long Look).mp3
    4-09 Housequake (7 Minutes Mo' Quake).mp3
    5-01 Hot Thing (Extended Remix).mp3
    5-02 Hot Thing (Dub).mp3
    5-03 Alphabet Street (This Is Not Music This Is A Trip).mp3
    5-04 Glam Slam (Remix).mp3
    5-05 Escape (Free Yo Mind From This Ratrace).mp3
    5-06 I Wish U Heaven (Part 1).mp3
    5-07 I Wish U Heaven (Part 2).mp3
    5-08 I Wish U Heaven (Part 3).mp3
    5-09 Scarlet P****.mp3
    5-10 Scarlet P**** (Extended).mp3
    5-11 Feel U Up (Long Stroke).mp3
    5-12 If I Love U 2nite.mp3
    6-01 Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Minutes).mp3
    6-02 Gett Off (Thrust Mix).mp3
    6-03 Gett Off (Rosie's Dub).mp3
    6-04 7 (After 6 Long Version).mp3
    6-05 Pink Cashmere (Remix).mp3
    6-06 Pope (Remix).mp3
    6-07 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Beautiful Extended Club Mix).mp3
    6-08 Beatiful Beats.mp3
    6-09 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Brian's Mix).mp3
    6-10 Face Down (Acapella).mp3
    6-11 Face Down (Instrumental Money Mix).mp3
    6-12 Face Down (X-Tended Rap Money Mix).mp3
    6-13 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (Jason Nevins Romance Beats).mp3

    1st drop: REBELS info

    Alternate History Shopped Cover made by a fan.

    Here's a question for you. If you are a music genius and you can play everything in the studio, what do you do if you have a touring band? Do you let them play specific parts to keep them a little motivated to stay in the studio? Do you ignore them? Do you keep making excuses?

    Prince's idea was simple in 1979. He went to Colorado to record and during this 12 day short stay there he recorded with his band. Truth be told, Prince was likely done with his next record and this was just a vacation for him.

    The Rebels was planned to be a rock oriented project. The album cover was allegedly going to be silhouettes. A few were written by Prince, a couple written by Dez and 1 was written by Andre.

    I think Prince understood early in his career it was going to confuse his fanbase to be in a group all of a sudden.

    These demos surfaced sometime a while back in time and this is that whole session from Colorado.

    Too Long (written by Dez)
    Disco Away (Written by Dez)
    Thrill You Or Kill You (Written by Andre)
    You
    If I Love You Tonight
    The Loser
    Hard To Get
    untitled instrumental by Dez D***erson
    untitled instrumental by André Cymone

    Dez D***erson – guitar, lead vocals on Too Long and Disco Away
    Andre Cymone – bass, lead vocals on Thrill You Or Kill You and co-lead vocals on Hard To Get
    Gayle Chapman – keyboards, lead vocals on You, If I Love You Tonight and The Loser
    Matt Fink - keyboards
    Bobby Z. – drums
    Prince – all other instruments, co-lead vocals on Hard To Get
    Other performance details unknown

    Interestingly not really Prince on lead vocals. Which leads me to think he didn't want to seem like he was taking the spotlight from a band project.

    This is the first selection of many many this month. Stay tuned and if you are new to my threads, then you should ask to be added if you are interested in the next. A LOOOOOOT of stuff this month, fam. I hope you find something you like.

  • Jun 2
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    In Progress -

    Sample choice :

    The Psyche of Prince & Morris Day was created in a musical partnership called 'The Time' STILL TO THIS DAY people think the Time was a band on record and they will say "I love Prince but The Time was my s***" Not realizing that The Time was Prince performing/writing/arranging/producing the majority of the music in the studio on the first 3 lp's.

    Where it started was a melding of two band's 'Enterprise' & 'Flyte Time' which would Jam & Lewis's production company name a few years later.
    Originally the singer was going to be Alexander O'Neal. Jimmy Jam and Lewis would later take him & make him into an R&B superstar.

    When Prince blueprinted The Time he had the brainchild idea to be an imaginary producer by the name of 'Jamie Starr' inspired by a movie he had watched recently called 'Idol Maker' based on the life of a producer who worked for teen pop star 'Fabian'

    The arsenal of the Time made them distinctly their own monster on the music scene. One tool that Prince utilized with them right away was using Oberheim synthesizers & other a***og synths that anchored their unique sound.

    in a sense, prince basically soldered together a group out of people

    Prince & Morris had the idea of creating a street wise player in a MPLS sound. The synths they would use and their approach to writing is what set them apart from the music scene of the 80's. Prince would make sure to give The Time a unique sound for Morris and the stylish touches of the suits and mannerisms is also what made them memorable.

    There are of course Prince-isms on these records where only he would do this. 777-9311 with the Linn Drum beat. Most people don't know this but this is an actual preset drum beat from the Linn Drum machine company created by Tower of Power David Garibaldi. Prince was a big Tower of Power fan. But he didn't want people to know where it was from on the record.

    There are many things we could discuss- Prince's bass playing, his rhythm guitar work, his choice of keyboards. His shadowing background harmonies with Morris on the first 3 lp's, the great guitar solos, the funky bass playing, the interesting percussion choices on tracks like Cool - which are soda bottles with different levels of water being hit by pencils in time to the music.

    The humor is present as well all through out the catalog with various sketches and characters dropping in and out.

    While the music could be described as primarily MPLS Funk there are R&B-Soul,New Wave,Rock,Pop influences heard through this very very small catalog of work as a group.

    There is only one album without Prince involvement and that's Condensate.

    There are many anthems to enjoy. IN this particular drop you get a lot of work bundled together. You naturally get the group albums but you also GET ......the unreleased 'Corporate World' Original 7 The Time studio reunion from 2011 (also not on streaming) 5 live tour shows, plus a compilation of non album material from collaborations from other records.

    In addition to that I threw in the Morris Day solo lp's as well. A lot of stuff to choose if you have some of this. I made sure we cover the. Just look at everything

    The Time -
    S/T
    What Time is It
    Ice Cream Castles
    Corporate World
    Pandemonium
    Condensate

    Live
    2-16-82
    3-15-82
    2-1-83
    Sept 1990 SF CA

    Morris Day Solo

    Color of Success
    Daydreaming
    Guaranteed

    Morris Day/The Time Collabs Compilation

    This is a great bundle covering a particular facet of the realm of Prince.

    @Johan_DeVito @BIGSTEPPERFELLI @prince @free @AtTheEquinox
    @Flosh @Soupvillain @grimes @Goo @nonamestreets14 @YANDHI @Prbz @AP3 @texmaker @AmoryBlain @DirtyTrees @Thread_Critic_PhD @LegendShkreli @itsYoungAR @Nelly @jacuzzi

    Show #1
    Prince Introduces The Band
    When I Lay My Hands On U
    Little Red Corvette
    Somewhere Here On Earth
    When The Lights Go Down
    Willing And Able
    I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore
    She Spoke 2 Me
    Love Like Jazz
    All That Love
    Empty Room
    Elixer
    In A Large Room With No Light
    Insatiable
    Scandalous
    The Beautiful Ones
    Nothing Compares 2 U
    Show #2
    Prince Introduces The Band
    When I Lay My Hands On U
    Stratus
    All Shook Up
    Peach
    Spanish Castle Magic
    When You Were Mine
    Little Red Corvette
    Somewhere Here On Earth
    She Spoke 2 Me
    I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore
    Love Like Jazz
    All The Critics Love You In Montreux
    In A Large Room With No Light
    Purple Rain

    2013

    Show #1

    –Prince & The NPG Thunderstorm Intro
    –Prince & The NPG
    Strays Of The World
    –Prince & The NPG Days Of Wild
    –Prince & The NPG
    Big City
    –Prince & The NPG Superconductor
    –Prince & The NPG
    1999
    –Prince & The NPG Mutiny / Ice Cream Casltes
    –Prince & The NPG
    Old Friends 4 Sale
    –Prince & The NPG People Pleaser
    –Prince & The NPG
    Ain't Gonna Miss U When U're Gone
    –Prince & The NPG F.U.N.K.
    –Prince & The NPG
    Dark
    –Prince & The NPG Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
    –Prince & The NPG
    Courtin' Time
    –Prince & The NPG Xpectation
    –Prince & The NPG
    Get On The Boat
    –Prince & The NPG School Boy Crush
    –Prince & The NPG
    We're A Winner
    –Prince & The NPG I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
    –Prince & The NPG
    Satisfied
    –Prince & The NPG I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)
    –Prince & The NPG
    Housequake
    –Prince & The NPG The Jam
    –Prince & The NPG
    The Bird
    –Prince & The NPG Musicology
    –Prince & The NPG
    Extraloveable (Reloaded)
    –Prince & The NPG* Purple Rain

    Show #2

    –Prince & The NPG Thunderstorm Intro
    –Prince & The NPG
    Act Of God
    –Prince & The NPG What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    –Prince & The NPG
    Northside
    –Prince & The NPG (Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up?
    –Prince & The NPG
    Dancing Machine
    –Prince & The NPG Partyman
    –Prince & The NPG
    Take Me With U
    –Prince & The NPG Raspberry Beret
    –Prince & The NPG
    Cool
    –Prince & The NPG Let's Work
    –Prince & The NPG
    U Got The Look
    –Prince & The NPG Shade Of Umber
    –Prince & The NPG
    Days Of Wild
    –Prince & The NPG Nothing Compares 2 U
    –Prince & The NPG
    Mutiny
    –Prince & The NPG Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
    –Prince & The NPG
    Big City
    –Prince & The NPG Superconductor
    –Prince & The NPG
    1999
    –Prince & The NPG Musicology
    –Prince & The NPG
    Partyup
    Show #3
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Thunderstorm Intro
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Let's Go Crazy (Reloaded) / Frankenstein
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Endorphinmachine
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Screwdriver
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL She's Always In My Hair
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL The Love We Make
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Blues Version)
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Guitar
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Plectrumelectrum
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL FixUrLifeUp
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Bambi
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Sometimes It Snows In April
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL The Max
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Cause And Effect
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Band Members Introduction
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL When We're Dancing Close And Slow
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Play That Funky Music
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Dreamer
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL The Breakdown
    Sampler Set
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL When Doves Cry
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Nasty Girl

    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Alphabet St.

    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Sign O' The Times
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Hot Thing
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL A Love Bizarre
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Love / Raise Up
    –Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Housequake
    Credits (11)

    Prince
    Musician, Cowbell, Musician, Guitar, Keyboards

    Joshua Welton
    Musician

    Hannah Ford
    Musician, Drums

    Donna Grantis
    Musician, Guitar

    Ida Nielsen
    Musician, Guitar

    Andrew Gouche
    Musician, Bass

    Cassandra O'Neal
    Musician

    Damaris Lewis
    Musician

    Elisa Dease
    Musician, Tambourine

    Shelby Johnson
    Musician, Tambourine

    Liv Warfield
    Musician, Tambourine, Cowbell

  • I’m in it and I can’t get out

  • Jun 2
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    5 replies

    AC THE MF GOAT STRIKES AGAIN

  • Prbz

    AC THE MF GOAT STRIKES AGAIN

    he always comes thru

  • checkin it out now

  • LETS GOOOOOO

  • Jun 2
    ·
    1 reply

    happy birthday to a guitar goat for prince/the time and d’angelo - JESSE JOHNSON . he came up the riff for jungle love

    We are going to have a jesse johnson drop this summer. i like a lot of his s***. i’m doing it this year for sure. he’s a bad ass producer too. 😎

  • Jun 2
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    2 replies

    plenty more to come. 😳

  • AudioConsulting

    plenty more to come. 😳

    you didn't tag me

  • Jun 2
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    1 reply
    AudioConsulting

    plenty more to come. 😳

    oh yes you did i just didn't get the noti

  • Prbz

    AC THE MF GOAT STRIKES AGAIN

  • Jun 2
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    1 reply
    Gene Takovic

    oh yes you did i just didn't get the noti

    @jacuzzi test did it work?

  • Jun 2
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    1 reply
    AudioConsulting

    @jacuzzi test did it work?

    yes, thank u king

  • Jun 2
    Prbz

    AC THE MF GOAT STRIKES AGAIN

  • Jun 2

    Thank you as always

  • Gene Takovic

    yes, thank u king

    I will make sure to just keep the name separate. It seems like the names glitch even if it is highlighted. Usually I'd be able to tell who isn't getting notified because it isn't in bold. Now?

  • Prbz

    AC THE MF GOAT STRIKES AGAIN

  • drop 2 of this series is coming saturday. Whole different session: if you happen to already have these prince drops coming up, still dropping other s*** that isn’t prince. 😎

  • Jun 5
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    1 reply

    O(+> drop 2 coming in a hour, what will it be? 😳

  • AudioConsulting

    O(+> drop 2 coming in a hour, what will it be? 😳

  • Jun 5
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    1 reply