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Prince & André Cymone

"Let me tell you a story
From a long time ago

Minneapolis Genius ALPHA Studio 4.1979 LA
I Wanna Be Your Lover rel 8.1979
PRINCE 10.1979
When We're Dancing Close & Slow (Joni Mitchell Coyotte Hejiia1976)
the Capri Theatre Minneapolis
Jellybean Johnson Lincoln Junior High classmate
Andre Anderson, Morris Day
Wouldn't U Love 2 Love Me

Uptwon
$150.00
SOUND 80
Grand Central, Flyte Time,
5215 France Ave. 1978

There are things to remember
And stories to be told.


Jamie Shoop Sue Ann Carwell David Rivkin Pepé Willie
Gayle Chapman Tommy Vicari Kim Upsher Bobby Z
Matt Fink Dez Dickerson Lisa Coleman Jodie Watley

Chris Moon, Owen Husney,

Warner Brothers We Can Work It Out
Just As Long As We're 2gether

Do Me Baby

Dance Electric

nEw WaVe

"The Rebels" Project

4 U overdubbed 46 times
Oberheim synthesizer
Make It Thru the Storm -Susie Stone

Man let me tell you,
I could go on forever." Copyright Pepé Willie 1987

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March 1975

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Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince

Chapter 1 HOME

p 10-11

Prince's friend and surrogate brother, Andre Anderson, was also musically inclined, and the 2 began to jam together regularly in his mother's basement.

Upstairs, Prince shared a bedroom with Anderson. Despite being good friends, they were poor roommates; Anderson's side of the room was cluttered and disorganized, while Prince's was as meticulously ordered as a Marine barrack. Although he no longer lived with his father, Nelson's disciplined approach to life remained a significant influence on Prince, who sought greater order and privacy by moving into the basement...

Downstairs, he had much easier access to his instruments; already, Prince had started blending the distinction between home and musical workplace. Moreover, the basement became something of a private universe - a small slice of the world where he was in total control. A dark space with little natural light, it was nonetheless where he felt most comfortable, and it provided a prototype for the cloistered recording studios where he would spend the majority of his waking hours over the next thirty-plus years.

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The Anderson basement - Prince's bedroom and rehearsal space - also represented his first attempt to create an alternative community based around music and, perhaps, sex. Years later in interviews, Prince would recall it as a hedonistic wonderland where he and Anderson engaged in carnal acts with a variety of girlfriends.

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"My impression is that there were a lot of girls in that basement," said Howard Bloom, Prince's press agent during the 1980s. "He had grown up in the 1960's and the message was make love, not war. In the basement, he was going for liberation and entitlement to any sort of sexuality, pleasure, and enjoyment."

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Recorded recorded in Owen Husney's(Loring Park Office) rehearsal room in 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota when Prince was only 19-years-old. This session consists of Prince, Andre Cymone and Bobby Z Rivkin coming together to throw down eight incredibly funky instrumental tracks. The sound quality is supreme with a groove that leans towards fusion that creates one funky session.

Instrumental 1 (5:32)
Instrumental 2 (6:24)
Instrumental 3 (6:22)
Instrumental 4 (8:42)
Instrumental 5 (7:06)
Instrumental 6 (8:14)
Instrumental 7 (7:45)
Instrumental 8 (6:39)

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Chapter 1 HOME

Possessed: the Rise & Fall 0f Prince

pg 10

Prince's friend & surrogate brother, Andre Anderson (who later went by the name Andre Cymone), was also musically inclined, and the two began to jam together regularly in his mother's basement. It was around this time that John Nelson-perhaps as a peace offering in their difficult relationship - bought Prince a guitar. Anderson learned that bass, and Smith brought over a drum set to add to the din.

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Upstairs, Prince shared a bedroom with Anderson. Despite being good friends they were poor roommates; Anderson's side of the room was cluttered and disorganized, while Prince's was as meticulously ordered as a Marine barrack.

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Nice cool

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the Dirty Mind band line up

Dr.(Matt)Fink, Dez(Dickerson) Bobby (Rivkin)Z. Prince (Rogers Nelson) Andre(Anderson)Cymone Lisa (Coleman

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For U 4.7.1978

5. Just As Long As We're Together co-lead:Andre Cymone
Just as Long as We're Together #1 3:44
Just as Long as We're Together #2 5:47
Just as Long as We're Together #3 5:57

JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE 2GETHER

1976
Husney, Prince, and attorney Levinson got on a plane for Los Angeles and visited the swank offices of five labels: Warner Bros, CBS, A&M, RSO, and ABC/Dunhill. The manager and attorney made the initial pitch, after which Prince came in and said just a few words. The approach worked; after hearing the demo tape, the executives were curious to see the teenager who had pulled this off, and they were mesmerized by his oddly quiet manner. CBS then booked time at Village Recorders Studios and asked Prince to undertake an audition of sorts. He recorded "Just As Long As We're Together," one of the songs on his demo, as the executives looked on.

summer 1977
Ostin agreed, and Prince was flown to Amigo Studios in Los Angeles. Waronker and other officials discreetly drifted i and out as Prince recorded another version of "Just As Long As We're Together." As Husney recalled, "He thought these people were janitors." The executives, after watching Prince play every instrument as he constructed the song in the better part of a day, decided it would be folly to force a producer upon him; an artist this talented and headstrong would simply have to learn on the job. "Okay, we're going to have to burn a record on the guy," Waronker grumbled to Husney after the session.
-Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince


The track was tried out several times during Prince's early career. Initial tracking of the instrumental segment (then known as Jelly Jam) took place in Summer 1976 at Moonsound, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as Aces, Baby, Diamond Eyes, Don't Forget, Don't Hold Back, Fantasy, I'm Yours, Leaving For New York, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Make It Through The Storm, Since We've Been Together, Surprise and Soft And Wet). In 1976-1977, before the album sessions began, the full track was recorded at Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA. On 8 April, 1977, Prince recorded the song from scratch in front of CBS Records executives in Los Angeles to show that he could play all the instruments and produce himself. Later in 1977 he did the same again in front of Warner Bros. executives, also in Los Angeles. Recording dates for the album version of the song are not known, but the album was recorded at the Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, USA, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977, before overdubs and mixing took place, in early January 1978 at Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA, USA. -PrinceVault

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Just As Long As We're Together

Released November 21, 1978
Recorded October-December 1977

The song consists of two verses and multiple repeats of the chorus before a coda at the end. The coda is actually an instrumental track originally called "Jelly Jam" that was added to "Just as Long as We're Together", and modified over time to blend into the main track. Andre Cymone co-leads on this song.

B-side:In Love

U can live your own life and I'll live mine
I will never try 2 keep U down
Even if I only see U some of the time
I'm just happy when U come around
Even if the sun don't shine
I'm warm enough when U're in these arms of mine
CHORUS:
Just as long as we're 2gether
Everything's alright (Everything's alright)
Everything's alright (Everything's alright)

There is nothin' that will overcome the love we share
Nothin' that will break us apart
Girl, I got 2 always have U in my hair
Gotta always have U in my heart
Ooh baby, your place or mine
I'll get the music baby, U bring the wine

Just as long as we're 2gether
Oh girl, there ain't nothin' better (Just as long as we're 2gether)

CHORUS

Just as long as there is U
I'll be around doing what U want me 2
Just as long as there is me
I'll be around singin' your melody, sugar
Just as long as we're 2gether (Everything's alright)
Oh baby, everything's alright
Just as long as we're 2gether (Everything's alright)
Oh girl, everything's alright
Just as long as we're 2gether (Everything's alright)
Oh girl, everything's alright
Don't U know there ain't nothin' better (Everything's alright)
I really want U baby in my life, U know
© 1978 Ecnirp Music Inc. - BMI

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Reply #12 posted 11/02/12 12:37am

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the Dirty Mind band line up

Dr.(Matt)Fink, Dez(Dickerson) Bobby (Rivkin)Z. Prince (Rogers Nelson) Andre(Anderson)Cymone Lisa (Coleman

Classic! Loving this! worship

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Nice cool

yeahthat

i would love andre to share a few saucy basement secrets

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Reply #15 posted 11/02/12 9:31pm

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nursev said:

Nice cool

yeahthat

i would love andre to share a few saucy basement secrets

nod yeah I wanna hear those too lol

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Is that a cloud bass that AC is playing?
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treb said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Is that a cloud bass that AC is playing?

Yes it is

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So how did you look?
Fink: I was pretty rocked out. That's what he wanted. And he wanted an integrated band. The original group had thee black guys up front and three white people in the back a drummer, a keyboard player, and a female. He was trying to break the color barriers that were in place at the time.

In the early days, we were all groping for images of how we wanted to look onstage. Prince pretty much left it up to each individual member of the band to figure it out – of course, with his final approval. I’ll never forget the first videos we did. I hadn’t been able to come up with anything he liked, so he hand-ed me a kind of khaki paratrooper jump suit real Army issue. Then I found some real weird space-age sunglasses. That was my image for the first video. Then I rented a gold satin tails-type tuxedo with black lapels and wore that with no shirt underneath for the next video. The next thing we did was American Bandstand our first television appearance. Our bass player, Andre Cymone, who has gone on to produce Jody Whatley and a lot of other people, wore clear plastic pants with red underwear, red suspenders, and a black tank top. He was in them for so long that they steamed up with condensed sweat. I wore a black and white striped jail outfit. And Prince was wearing dancer's knee-high stockings with boots.

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February 9. 1980
Opheum Theater Minneapolis

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BASS PLAYER
November, 1999

His Highness Gets Down!
By Karl Coryat

Baby I’m A Star

Yet The Artist has plenty to say about the dangers of ego in a musical context. "My first bass player was Andre Cymone," he remembers, "and Andre’s ego always got in the way of his playing. He always played on top of the beat, and I’m convinced that was just because he wanted to be heard. Andre and I would fight every night, because I was always trying to get him to sound like Larry Graham. Larry’s happy just going [mimics thumping open-string quarter-notes] -- he’s not interested in showing off. When you’re showing off it means you aren’t listening."

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Now where I come from
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the Dirty Mind band line up

Dr.(Matt)Fink, Dez(Dickerson) Bobby (Rivkin)Z. Prince (Rogers Nelson) Andre(Anderson)Cymone Lisa (Coleman

Cool pic! cool

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
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eek Where do you find these?

Hyperactive when I was small
Hyperactive now I'm grown
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OldFriends4Sale said:

eek Where do you find these?

LOL this is a Dirty Mind photoshoot, lots more

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SNL 2.21.1981

Host: Charlene Tilton
Musical Guests: Todd Rundgren
Prince
Cameos: Don King
Marc Weiner
Episode Number: 6.11 (# 117)

The word "fuck" was said twice in this episode. In Prince's performance of "Party Up", he sang the lyric "Fightin' war is such a fuckin' bore" and it went unnoticed at the time. But in the closing goodnight segment, Charles Rocket clearly said "I'd like to know who the fuck did it." Rocket and executive producer Jean Doumanian were fired after the next episode.

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SNL 2.21.1981 [edited 4 correction]

Host: Charlene Tilton
Musical Guests: Todd Rundgren
Prince
Cameos: Don King
Marc Weiner
Episode Number: 6.11 (# 117)

The word "fuck" was said twice in this episode. In Prince's performance of "Party Up", he sang the lyric "Fightin' war is such a fuckin' bore" and it went unnoticed at the time. But in the closing goodnight segment, Charles Rocket clearly said "I'd like to know who the fuck did it." Rocket and executive producer Jean Doumanian were fired after the next episode.

What was the real date for this SNL episode, because you have it as occurring in 2011. lol

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missfee said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

SNL 2.21.1981

Host: Charlene Tilton
Musical Guests: Todd Rundgren
Prince
Cameos: Don King
Marc Weiner
Episode Number: 6.11 (# 117)

What was the real date for this SNL episode, because you have it as occurring in 2011. lol

lol ooooooppppppssssss

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Now where I come from
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June 7 1986

Prince spends his 28th birthday treating the fans at the sold out 12,000 seat Cobo Arena in Detroit to a superb 2hr show. Several people guested on stage, including Andre Cymone (during The Dance Electric), Sheila E and opening act Mazarati...

1. Around The World In A Day
2. Christopher Tracy's Parade

3. New Position
4. I Wonder U
5. Raspberry Beret

6. Alexa De Paris
7. Controversy
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8. Mutiny /Holly Rock

9. Happy Birthday

10.
How Much Is That Doggie In The Wind....
11.Lady Cab Dricer/Automatic /D.M.S.R

12.The Dance Electric
W/Andre Cymone
13.Under The Cherry Moon
14 Anotherloverholenyohead

15.Soft And Wet
16 I Wanna Be Your Lover

17 Head/ Electric Man

18 Pop Life

19 Girls & Boys
20 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
21 Life Can Be So Nice

22 Purple Rain
23 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

24 Mountains

25 A Love Bizarre
26 Kiss
*

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