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Thread started 04/06/07 8:18am

SS4GOKU

The best Drummer Prince has had.

Out of Shelia E., Micheal B., Bobby Z., Kirky J. and John Blackwell,. Who was
in your opinion ,was your all time favorite behind the Drum Kit, who was the most memorable, talented or the first that comes to mind when you think of his past bands?
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Reply #1 posted 04/06/07 9:32am

sexxydancer

Sheila E.is my all time fave Prince drummer.
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Reply #2 posted 04/06/07 12:04pm

babynoz

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Michael Bland
"Information is abundant, but wisdom is scarce."
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Reply #3 posted 04/06/07 12:20pm

sunchylde

sheila beats them all hands down....
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Reply #4 posted 04/06/07 1:38pm

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Sheila, definately.
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Reply #5 posted 04/06/07 1:43pm

merrywidow10

Sheila E yesterday, today, tomorrow in in the next life or which ever comes first.
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Reply #6 posted 04/06/07 3:02pm

woogiebear

1)SHEILA E.

2)JOHN BLACKWELL

3)MICHAEL B.

4)BOBBY Z.


THAT'S IT.....NO' MO'!!!!!
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool
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Reply #7 posted 04/06/07 5:26pm

datdude

now be honest, sheila on nostalgia/one of your favorite ppl grounds, or technical excellence in concert AND on wax (records for the yung uns)? i ain't hatin' on the sister at all ("not bad, for a girl..."), and i saw the Lovesexy tour when her drum set was suspended above the arena, spinning and glowing in the dark with her goin' NUTS, but for me it's Michael B.
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Reply #8 posted 04/06/07 7:13pm

babynoz

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datdude said:

now be honest, sheila on nostalgia/one of your favorite ppl grounds, or technical excellence in concert AND on wax (records for the yung uns)? i ain't hatin' on the sister at all ("not bad, for a girl..."), and i saw the Lovesexy tour when her drum set was suspended above the arena, spinning and glowing in the dark with her goin' NUTS, but for me it's Michael B.





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Reply #9 posted 04/06/07 7:54pm

sitruk7

woogiebear said:

1)SHEILA E.

2)JOHN BLACKWELL

3)MICHAEL B.

4)Prince

THAT'S IT.....NO' MO'!!!!!
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool
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Reply #10 posted 04/07/07 4:42am

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datdude said:

now be honest, sheila on nostalgia/one of your favorite ppl grounds, or technical excellence in concert AND on wax (records for the yung uns)? i ain't hatin' on the sister at all ("not bad, for a girl..."), and i saw the Lovesexy tour when her drum set was suspended above the arena, spinning and glowing in the dark with her goin' NUTS, but for me it's Michael B.



Same thoughts here...Sheila is great, and there´s a lot of nostalgia but MY favorite drummer is Michael B. , which doesn´t mean Sheila is worse than him, but I LOVE that sound when Prince, Sonny and Mike B. play together.

For me , it´s either Prince, Eric Leeds AND Sheila, or Prince, Sonny and Michael B.
Any other combination just doesn´t cut it.
laurarichardson doesn´t care about me sad

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #11 posted 04/07/07 7:52am

Wonderwall

woogiebear said:

1)SHEILA E.

2)JOHN BLACKWELL

3)MICHAEL B.

4)BOBBY Z.


THAT'S IT.....NO' MO'!!!!!
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool


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Reply #12 posted 04/07/07 10:13am

goo

Let it be told, Let it be writen. Michael Bland was and still is the best.Why do u think the Man still calls on him & Sonny T. for 95% of his album projects?
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Reply #13 posted 04/07/07 12:41pm

KoolEaze

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goo said:

Let it be told, Let it be writen. Michael Bland was and still is the best.Why do u think the Man still calls on him & Sonny T. for 95% of his album projects?

, I wish he did call them for 95% of his albums.
lol
laurarichardson doesn´t care about me sad

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #14 posted 04/07/07 12:48pm

KoolEaze

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Are you really Goo ? Last time I´ve seen you was in Berlin 94.You were wearing a funny cap back then.
Nice to see you here.
laurarichardson doesn´t care about me sad

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #15 posted 04/07/07 1:02pm

goo

Shhhhh, don't tell anybody. But yes its me.
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Reply #16 posted 04/07/07 7:46pm

toejam

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Check out my "band member survivor" thread over at Housequake... http://www.housequake.com...adid=83989

Up to Round 3 at the moment. Currently the only drummers to be eliminated are Cora and Kirk Johnson.
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Reply #17 posted 04/07/07 10:54pm

ThreadBare

1. Michael Bland -- he has such a powerful touch, conveys power and accuracy and authority on everything from blues to simmering seduction numbers and bombastic funk when it's needed.

2. Mr. Blackwell -- that dude brought some much-needed life to Prince's studio work, after a stale period of uninspired drum programming. TRC works, in large part, because of his gifted playing.

3. Prince -- dude's touch on his early stuff was raw, funky and loose.

4. Sheila -- I like her touch. Though, she struck me as more a rock drummer than anything else.
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Reply #18 posted 04/07/07 11:42pm

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ThreadBare said:

1. Michael Bland -- he has such a powerful touch, conveys power and accuracy and authority on everything from blues to simmering seduction numbers and bombastic funk when it's needed.

2. Mr. Blackwell -- that dude brought some much-needed life to Prince's studio work, after a stale period of uninspired drum programming. TRC works, in large part, because of his gifted playing.

3. Prince -- dude's touch on his early stuff was raw, funky and loose.

4. Sheila -- I like her touch. Though, she struck me as more a rock drummer than anything else.

Gotta agree with you there. Although I do love Blackwells style.
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Reply #19 posted 04/08/07 1:51pm

Christaro

SS4GOKU said:

Out of Shelia E., Micheal B., Bobby Z., Kirky J. and John Blackwell,. Who was
in your opinion ,was your all time favorite behind the Drum Kit, who was the most memorable, talented or the first that comes to mind when you think of his past bands?


1) John B.
2) Michael B.
3) Sheila E.
4) Bobby Z.
5) Kirky J.
6) Prince
7) The Lynn drum machine
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Reply #20 posted 04/08/07 4:28pm

babynoz

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goo said:

Let it be told, Let it be writen. Michael Bland was and still is the best.Why do u think the Man still calls on him & Sonny T. for 95% of his album projects?



Preach it Goo! That's what I'm talkin' about. cool
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Reply #21 posted 04/10/07 4:57am

rudeboy1999

Shelia All day !!!!!
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Reply #22 posted 04/10/07 5:34am

Spinlight

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datdude said:

now be honest, sheila on nostalgia/one of your favorite ppl grounds, or technical excellence in concert AND on wax (records for the yung uns)? i ain't hatin' on the sister at all ("not bad, for a girl..."), and i saw the Lovesexy tour when her drum set was suspended above the arena, spinning and glowing in the dark with her goin' NUTS, but for me it's Michael B.


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Reply #23 posted 04/10/07 11:53pm

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Have you heard "Shhhh"???
That opening drum solo always always bring chills down my spine...

Michael B had a thread here a while ago and when I asked if it was him on the studio version of "Shhhh" he admitted it.
I asked did Prince play the solo just the way he wanted it or was Michael allowed to improvised. It is my recollection, that the answer was that Prince would have his band come up with their own things when there was a spot for a "solo" and then would listen to the tapes to approve or disapprove.

MY QUESTION IS.... how does one "hear" that mind blasting solo before a note was ever played???? How did he CREATE that???

Amazing! Michael B is the best.
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
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Reply #24 posted 04/11/07 4:34am

Christaro

MY QUESTION IS.... how does one "hear" that mind blasting solo before a note was ever played???? How did he CREATE that???



Yeah man, God works in mysterious ways
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Reply #25 posted 04/11/07 7:47am

oneken

John Blackwell plays the Best Drum Line for "777-9311" and He is Extraordinary
Showman on the drums: playing with one stick in his mouth, twirling and never losing pace. That is why under the liner notes of The Rainbow Children album, His name is listed at John the Magnificent and He is probably one of the most humble people that You would ever want to meet.
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Reply #26 posted 04/11/07 8:01am

jone70

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Sheila E.

Not only does she kill it, she does it all wearing heels.

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Reply #27 posted 04/14/07 11:09pm

ingela

SHEILA E by a lo-o-o-o-n-g shot!

as a big time drum fan, the others are very fogetable, But Sheila has style all her own.-- a bad ass style to be exact!, the others sound generic, great but,
G E N E R I C, thats the best word to describe them, session musicians nothing more nothing less,

and im pretty sure all the cats mentioned above would agree with that
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Reply #28 posted 04/16/07 6:59am

reina30

Right on !! Sheila E is the best not only she wears very high heels she also has long nails Ha!!!!!. Her style is unique never missing a beat.. You go girl!!!!!
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Reply #29 posted 04/16/07 2:13pm

datdude

like i said b4, i ain't hating on sheila, she's nice wit hers, and i UNDERSTAND how hard it is to resist a sexy female doin' her thing on an instrument. wendy isn't particularly sexy to me, but at times with that GEETAR, she was as sexy as Susannah. so that's why she's getting some of the male votes, gender unity from the females and sentimentality from all others. but anywho, like i said, it's Michael Bland. he exudes POWER on the kit. makes you pay attention even when the drums aren't dominant in the song. He plays like the big fella he is with presence!
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