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Thread started 11/30/11 10:51pm

daPrettyman

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Prince's "Allegiance" that Howard Hewitt recorded

I asked the Howard Hewitt fan page on Facebook how did he get the song "Allegiance" from Prince. I have always wondered how he ended up with the song and posted the question on his fan page. Surprisingly, his fan page actually contacted Howard for a response. Here is what was posted:

Hey Fans!

As most of you diehard Howard fans know...the song "Allegiance" from the album of the same name...Prince penned that track.

The question that has been often asked is...How did this come about, Howard and Prince, the song?

The story behind that is....basically Howard was working on this, his last album for Elektra Records, and Nia (his wife at the time) was also working on her own album. Someone in Prince's camp got word to Prince of their projects. Prince then sent about 4 songs for them to consider recording. Nia wasn't interested in any of them for herself...but Howard found "Allegiance" very interesting to him...and the rest is recorded history smile

A few years ago, Howard received a CD of unreleased Prince material...and "Allegiance" was on it with Prince's 'signature' sound of course. There was no personal feedback from Prince on the final recording, but Howard, as we all know...has a way to make any song his that stands out with his own style and flavor as only Howard can! smile

~Kecia Johnson

Howard Hewett Fan Club President

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Reply #1 posted 12/01/11 2:53am

NouveauDance

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Cool tidbit, thanks. Wonder what the other tracks for consideration were.

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Reply #2 posted 12/01/11 7:23am

databank

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Cool thxs biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 12/01/11 3:12pm

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Howard Hewitt has a Fan Club? with a President?! eek

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Reply #4 posted 12/01/11 10:30pm

daPrettyman

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NouveauDance said:

Cool tidbit, thanks. Wonder what the other tracks for consideration were.

I was wondering about that also. Especially about the trax he had in mind for Nia Peoples. I wonder if she regrets turning down the Prince material?

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Reply #5 posted 12/01/11 10:31pm

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errant said:

Howard Hewitt has a Fan Club? with a President?! eek

lol

I think most singers and acts have one.

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Reply #6 posted 12/02/11 3:19pm

TheEnglishGent

Howard Whoitt? I need to Google!

I'm going to be a Belieber ffs.
Now where's my f**king tea?
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Reply #7 posted 12/02/11 10:08pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

Howard Whoitt? I need to Google!

from Shalamar.

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Reply #8 posted 12/02/11 10:33pm

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You know this is the first time I'm finding and listening to the released version by Hewitt.

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Reply #9 posted 12/03/11 1:33pm

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Interesting tidbit...

Never knew P gave Hewitt a song before....


After listening it's a pretty boring song so I can see why he gave it away
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Reply #10 posted 12/03/11 3:26pm

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The way Prince closes out the song weaving his voice together is gorgeous
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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