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Thread started 09/11/09 4:05pm

rialb

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Question about the "Letitgo" remixes

I don't listen to Prince's remixes from the '90s much but I just dusted of the "Letitgo" single and noticed something odd. I could be mistaken but it sounds like the "Caviar Radio Edit" and the "Cavi' Street Edit" are exactly the same. The word "fuck" is censored in both versions. I'm guessing that the "Street" version was supposed to be unedited.

Also, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" appear to be identical.

Am I just not listening to these songs close enough or are they the exact same song? I was wondering if this was Prince's way of sticking it to WB?

I also thought it was neat to hear a Grand Funk Railroad sample in a Prince song. I knew I recognised that guitar riff in the "Sherm Stick Edit" but I just now placed it.

Thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 09/11/09 4:14pm

lotusflw3r

Yeah they're terribly named remixes - hard to differentiate between them -
i think there are differences - remember one of the caviar mixes has a rapper on it?
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Reply #2 posted 09/11/09 4:21pm

pstarr

Your ears are not failing you. The versions are the same with the swearing out. Good look on naming the sample; I never knew. Gonna try to find it to listen too. This song is a personal fav of mine. There's a live version that was released on the NPGMC I'm pretty sure.
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Reply #3 posted 09/11/09 4:23pm

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lotusflw3r said:

Yeah they're terribly named remixes - hard to differentiate between them -
i think there are differences - remember one of the caviar mixes has a rapper on it?


you might be right about the rapper being on only one of the versions. I'll have to go back and check that. By the by, don't you think that the version with the rapper may be one of Prince's best cross overs into hip hop. Dude sounds tight for the time and he works great with the track.
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Reply #4 posted 09/11/09 4:46pm

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My understanding was that Prince had nothing to do with the creation of those remixes.
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Reply #5 posted 09/12/09 8:29am

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stanleylieber said:

My understanding was that Prince had nothing to do with the creation of those remixes.


yeah, i read that too. i think on scifi's "ultimate come" thread. it was
quite a surprise to read it since they sure sound like prince's work.
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Reply #6 posted 09/12/09 9:26am

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IstenSzek said:

stanleylieber said:

My understanding was that Prince had nothing to do with the creation of those remixes.


yeah, i read that too. i think on scifi's "ultimate come" thread. it was
quite a surprise to read it since they sure sound like prince's work.


yeah same, i thought prince was behind them, especially with the use of dorothy parker sample in sherm stick remix.

i have also always wondered what the difference between "Caviar Radio Edit" and "Cavi' Street Edit"...someone help clear this up?
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Reply #7 posted 09/12/09 11:53am

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rialb said:

I don't listen to Prince's remixes from the '90s much but I just dusted of the "Letitgo" single and noticed something odd. I could be mistaken but it sounds like the "Caviar Radio Edit" and the "Cavi' Street Edit" are exactly the same. The word "fuck" is censored in both versions. I'm guessing that the "Street" version was supposed to be unedited.

Also, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" appear to be identical.

Am I just not listening to these songs close enough or are they the exact same song? I was wondering if this was Prince's way of sticking it to WB?

I also thought it was neat to hear a Grand Funk Railroad sample in a Prince song. I knew I recognised that guitar riff in the "Sherm Stick Edit" but I just now placed it.

Thoughts?


Grand Funk Railroad sample??? No, it's just a slowed down version of "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker."
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Reply #8 posted 09/12/09 11:57am

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The remix with the rapper on it was done my good friend Quincy "QD3" Jones III....yes...Quincy Jones's son. He is a very well respected hip-hop producer who has worked with everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac to LL Cool J.....and I'm sure you're all familiar with the theme song to "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....yeah QD3 did that too smile

Anyway, to the person that said it's one of Prince's best hip-hop crossovers, I agree, and that's why. Quincy is one hell of a producer.....but how could he not be, considering who his father is! lol
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Reply #9 posted 09/12/09 1:36pm

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shesjustababy82 said:

rialb said:

I don't listen to Prince's remixes from the '90s much but I just dusted of the "Letitgo" single and noticed something odd. I could be mistaken but it sounds like the "Caviar Radio Edit" and the "Cavi' Street Edit" are exactly the same. The word "fuck" is censored in both versions. I'm guessing that the "Street" version was supposed to be unedited.

Also, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" appear to be identical.

Am I just not listening to these songs close enough or are they the exact same song? I was wondering if this was Prince's way of sticking it to WB?

I also thought it was neat to hear a Grand Funk Railroad sample in a Prince song. I knew I recognised that guitar riff in the "Sherm Stick Edit" but I just now placed it.

Thoughts?


Grand Funk Railroad sample??? No, it's just a slowed down version of "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker."

Yes, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" both sample "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" but I'm specifically referring to the guitar riff. There's no way that riff originated from "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker." It's slowed down a little bit but it is definitely Grand Funk Railroad. The song is "Nothing Is The Same" from their 1970 album Closer To Home.
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Reply #10 posted 09/12/09 6:07pm

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those remixes, the Come On remixes & the TGRES remixes are some of the better remixes he's had imo.
Change it one more time..
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Reply #11 posted 09/13/09 5:46am

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There is a difference between the Sherm Stick edit and the (-) Sherm Stick edit. The (-) Sherm Stick is an instrumental.
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Reply #12 posted 09/13/09 10:34am

rialb

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djdaffy1227 said:

There is a difference between the Sherm Stick edit and the (-) Sherm Stick edit. The (-) Sherm Stick is an instrumental.

Hmm, you're right. Obviously I should have noticed that but in my defense I was half asleep when I typed my initial post.

So that solves that part of the mystery. I think it's safe to assume that the "Cavi' Street Edit" was supposed to be uncensored but for some reason the "Caviar Radio Edit" was used for both versions. Can anyone confirm this theory?
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Reply #13 posted 09/17/09 10:46pm

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rialb said:

shesjustababy82 said:



Grand Funk Railroad sample??? No, it's just a slowed down version of "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker."

Yes, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" both sample "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" but I'm specifically referring to the guitar riff. There's no way that riff originated from "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker." It's slowed down a little bit but it is definitely Grand Funk Railroad. The song is "Nothing Is The Same" from their 1970 album Closer To Home.


Ahhh... I did not know that! Thanks for filling me in!
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Reply #14 posted 09/17/09 10:46pm

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Militant said:

The remix with the rapper on it was done my good friend Quincy "QD3" Jones III....yes...Quincy Jones's son. He is a very well respected hip-hop producer who has worked with everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac to LL Cool J.....and I'm sure you're all familiar with the theme song to "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....yeah QD3 did that too smile

Anyway, to the person that said it's one of Prince's best hip-hop crossovers, I agree, and that's why. Quincy is one hell of a producer.....but how could he not be, considering who his father is! lol


I always thought that the music had a "Fresh Prince" vibe. Now it all makes sense!
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Reply #15 posted 09/17/09 10:50pm

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rialb said:

I don't listen to Prince's remixes from the '90s much but I just dusted of the "Letitgo" single and noticed something odd. I could be mistaken but it sounds like the "Caviar Radio Edit" and the "Cavi' Street Edit" are exactly the same. The word "fuck" is censored in both versions. I'm guessing that the "Street" version was supposed to be unedited.

Also, the "Sherm Stick Edit" and the "(-) Sherm Stick Edit" appear to be identical.

Am I just not listening to these songs close enough or are they the exact same song? I was wondering if this was Prince's way of sticking it to WB?

I also thought it was neat to hear a Grand Funk Railroad sample in a Prince song. I knew I recognised that guitar riff in the "Sherm Stick Edit" but I just now placed it.

Thoughts?


Possibly the only difference is that fact that the Cavi' Street Edit is 2 seconds longer and has a different title. I've listened multiple times. Can't figure it out. I love this mix better than the original. Same for the SPACE remixes. The "Funky Stuff" mix is awesome. Check it out if you haven't already.
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