1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Anyone catch the Prince segment on 60 Minutes

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by StratDal, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. StratDal

    StratDal Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    967
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    So Cal
    last night? It was about his vault of recordings all things music related. This wasn't news to me but to actually see it was pretty amazing. Basically he was all about music 24/7. Supposedly there's enough material to release an album a year for for decades.

    While I liked some of his songs, his music and style wasn't my thing. That said, his skill and mojo as a guitar player are off the charts. Plus his favorite guitar was his Japanese made Tele copy.

    Supposedly Prince ran into Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman when they were up his way. After hanging out for a bit, they all went over to his studio to jam. I'd kill for that recording if there is one.

    Rock In Peace Prince! Your music and talent will live and inspire for a long, long time. "Let's Go Crazy!"
     
    drewg, Greggorios, richiek65 and 9 others like this.
  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    37,725
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    Yeah we're yapping about it in the other Prince thread.

    You can't beat Prince for all-around musical entertainer: songwriting/singing/multi-instrumentalist/performer-stage presence-moves.

    He had it all, in one package, and no one can touch him.
    He was the greatest there ever was.
    Likely the greatest there ever will be.
     
    kLyon, northernguitar, JSMac and 7 others like this.
  3. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx
    ellington or basie, with a possible George Clinton
     
    northernguitar and Tommy Biggs like this.
  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    37,725
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    post a clip of some stage moves by those guys, and let's see :)
    stage performance counts, and it matters.
    it helps a brilliant musician connect with the non-musicians in the audience

    Incredible songwriting (both lyrics and music), stellar guitar skills, unworldly vocals, and showmanship from another planet. A complete master at every aspect.

    For the full package-greatest ever. no one even comes close
     
  5. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    12,166
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Location:
    Packing up
    I did not see it but I keep waiting for some of the music to come out. I think they are still in court sorting out taxes to be paid and assets among the arguing family. I was thinking the other day to just pay the dang taxes already but there is a discrepancy of almost $100 million in assets. I was lucky to see Prince and Sheila E at the Long Beach Arena on the Purple Rain tour. One of the best concerts I ever have attended. I want to see that vault!
     
    Greggorios and MarkieMark like this.
  6. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx

    so, that means Paul Goncalves won't be on the list, at least not for this . . . performance: (skip to 1 minute for the beginning of this Paul Cage-ish solo)

     
    Bill likes this.
  7. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,524
    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Location:
    Eastern USA
    I have written this before, so at a risk of repitition...

    Someone gave me a ticket to see his concert. Purple Rain tour. I didnt know his music. Had maybe heard "Little Red Corvette" a few times.
    The show was a mega scene. Jumping from one style to another, instrument to instrument, with ease I had seldom witnessed.
    Dude had not just the band, but the entire place seemed to be under his spell. I took in that the audience was a broad mix of ages, back grounds and ethnicities. Middle aged musically hip to screaming adolescent girls. Check.

    I came away very impressed by the talent displayed. Picked up the album. Checked out his back catalog. Became an unabashed fan, despite it being generally well out of my range if preferred styles.

    Badass talent and unfortunate loss IMO.
     
  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    37,725
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    That is actually Paul Gonsalves
    and yeah, he was a great virtuoisic tenor saxophonist.
    But that is not what we are talking about, here
     
    mrbdxmpl likes this.
  9. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx

    nah, he was the tenor sax player who rescued Ellington's career at newport, but not a virtuoso like Hodges or Stitt or Coltrane or Parker & he had an exceptional heroin problem.
     
  10. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    37,725
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    Yes, and as such, rather impertinent in a discussion regarding the greatest all-around musical entertainer of all time
     
  11. buster poser

    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    3,084
    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    Location:
    Tewa Land NM
    Highly recommend the Kevin Smith story on Prince.

    Probably shouldn't post here on account of language, but it's on Youtube, 4 parts by username CristianKirk
     
    bender66 likes this.
  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,952
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2021
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    He was a genius by any definition.
     
    kLyon, northernguitar and stinkey like this.
  13. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx

     
  14. Gevalt

    Gevalt Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    The Sign of the times box set last year was pretty massive. I liked "Cocoa Boys" the most. The 1999 & Purple Rain reissues were also packed. Check 'em out! :cool:
     
    dented likes this.
  15. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,758
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    on my bike
    Was going to say the same. There are plenty of Prince stories similar to Smith's from other artists. Records everything.

    I envy that kind of musical work ethic and ability. Not thrilled with the way it ended, but that's another story.
     
    northernguitar likes this.
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,952
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2021
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Anyone else get Lady Cab Driver stuck in their head at least once a month since the day it was released?
     
    Gevalt and sotob like this.
  17. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,333
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Location:
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    An immense talent.
    I posted this several years ago. The guitar work is simply stunning. Efficient, succinct, soulful, tasty..perfect

     
  18. Ronzo

    Ronzo Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    1,028
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    I love most things Prince. One of the most talented musicians and showmen ever.

    Unfortunately, he associated himself with CeeLo Green on this track, whom I believe to be talentless and a complete blight on the planet. Glad his career is in Total Eclipse at this moment. Of course, this is JMO. Feel free to differ.

    Now, back to a really good thread about a truly great musician.
     
    Gevalt likes this.
  19. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    3,684
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    stage performance counts, and it matters.

    "It ain't a ****ing ballet."

    -Duane Allman.
     
    kLyon likes this.
  20. stephent2

    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,518
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Georgia/Minnesota
    When Prince was alive he was the funkiest man on the planet, might still be.
     
    Mad Kiwi likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.