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Thread started 04/07/14 9:05am

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THE PRINCE PODCAST – Andre Cymone Interview RAW

Posting this over here, just want to make sure cats get a chance to see this. (Have mercy mods smile )

Andre talks about the early days of Prince, What really went down on the Rick James tour, The Time, The Fallout of their relationship, John Nelson's advice,

The Dance Electric, unreleased FUNK, and for the 1st time telling the story of how they reunited.


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Reply #1 posted 04/07/14 10:21am

donnyenglish

It is so long. Can someone give us the highlights? Thanks

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Reply #2 posted 04/07/14 10:30am

bashraka

There's a section in the interview where Andre Cymone talks about how when his mother, Bernadette was hospitalized for serious health problems, Prince and his ex-wife, Larry Graham and his wife visited Bernadette and brought flowers and pizza and stayed at her bedside before she died shortly afterwards after the hospital moved Andre's mother to another room without telling Andre. That part was tear-inducing and as real as you can get.

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Reply #3 posted 04/07/14 10:33am

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donnyenglish said:

It is so long. Can someone give us the highlights? Thanks

I think the highlights is mentioned in post #1.. wink

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Andre talks about the early days of Prince,
What really went down on the Rick James tour,
The Time,
The Fallout of their relationship,
John Nelson's advice,

The Dance Electric,
unreleased FUNK,
and for the 1st time telling the story of how they reunited."

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #4 posted 04/07/14 11:23am

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The most insightful interview Ive heard in the Prince camp.

Andre was very forthright and showed alot of class when discussing

some of the more difficult questions about thier fallout.

Highlights..
*How he met Prince in the Gym in Middle School

*How Morris came about and became drummer for thier band

* How songs developed from jam sessions and taking credit for the songs

*Other early Day stories and the influence Prince's father had on them

*Early tour stories

*How they reunited when Prince visited Andre's ailing mother in 2003

Its a must listen for all who are long time followers of the Purple one.

[Edited 4/7/14 11:24am]

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Reply #5 posted 04/07/14 12:54pm

Dsoul

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He worries about chemtrails. neutral

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Reply #6 posted 04/07/14 12:56pm

fbueller

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look forward to hearing this.

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Reply #7 posted 04/07/14 1:07pm

TrevorAyer

Dsoul said:

He worries about chemtrails. neutral

um u should too ..

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Reply #8 posted 04/07/14 1:23pm

Dsoul

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TrevorAyer said:

Dsoul said:

He worries about chemtrails. neutral

um u should too ..

There's enough genuine problems without seeking to create make believe ones.

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Reply #9 posted 04/07/14 1:25pm

TrevorAyer

Dsoul said:

TrevorAyer said:

um u should too ..

There's enough genuine problems without seeking to create make believe ones.

oh bullshit .. u people are so ignorant of reality .. a few people with a brain speak out and you cant handle it .. wake up

ps .. nice to hear andre could play so many horns already before prince .. prince brags about all his instruments he can play and i really doubt he could actually play a horn .. andre seems like he actually could

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Reply #10 posted 04/07/14 2:55pm

LittleBear

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Meant to respond to the first thread yesterday anyway... smile

Didn't think I'd be able to last the full 2-hrs, but Andre's attitude and energy kept me hooked. There's definitely more to the interview than just insight on Prince so I encourage everyone to listen and go for the ride.

What's particularly fascinating is hearing Andre's thoughts on music, how and why he creates it. I imagine Andre and Prince's shared background impacted how they approach music in similar ways (e.g. I loved it when Andre talked about how Prince's father influenced his work ethic). But instead of the cryptic, canned responses we get from Prince's ever-rotating minions--"Real music by real musicians," "We aspire to inspire," "We live in a digital world blah blah blah..."--we get here an articulate and forthright Andre, expressing similar concerns and hopes.

Serious props to him for what he's doing. Listening to his album The Stone, I'm really enjoying it and wish him many more projects in the future. And I wouldn't mind hanging out with him either. Cool dude. lol

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Reply #11 posted 04/07/14 2:55pm

robertgeorge

Halfway through and this is already the best Prince associate interview I have heard. Andre is so full of praise for the piano playing of Prince's dad John L. He describes his playing as very influential on them both. Andre sounds like a cool and normal guy without any of Prince's faux mystique.

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Reply #12 posted 04/07/14 3:12pm

LittleBear

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robertgeorge said:

Halfway through and this is already the best Prince associate interview I have heard. Andre is so full of praise for the piano playing of Prince's dad John L. He describes his playing as very influential on them both. Andre sounds like a cool and normal guy without any of Prince's faux mystique.

Totally. Wonder if there are any recordings of his dad's piano playing. I love it when Prince plays piano.

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Reply #13 posted 04/07/14 3:24pm

TrevorAyer

halfway thru this interview and its definitely the best thing to hit the org in a LONG LONG time .. including prince new music ... love it .. y'all should put this interview ON .. cook up some veggies .. do some yoga .. and enjoy .. good stuff!!!

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Reply #14 posted 04/07/14 3:50pm

robertgeorge

I would bet Prince has some cool vault recordings jamming with his dad and his dad playing solo piano in the park. If he does I would looooove to hear that. Guess what Prince? you think we ain't ready but we have been ready for years. Open that damn vault, if you wont do it maybe Camille or Spooky Electric will party poop.

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Reply #15 posted 04/07/14 4:02pm

lust

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TrevorAyer said:

Dsoul said:

There's enough genuine problems without seeking to create make believe ones.

oh bullshit .. u people are so ignorant of reality .. a few people with a brain speak out and you cant handle it .. wake up

Umm, no. Dsoul is spot on here.

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #16 posted 04/07/14 4:14pm

TrevorAyer

lust said:

TrevorAyer said:

oh bullshit .. u people are so ignorant of reality .. a few people with a brain speak out and you cant handle it .. wake up

Umm, no. Dsoul is spot on here.

so u have more respect for the intelligence of Dsoul over Prince and Andre .. ugh .. people can be a huge fail sometimes

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Reply #17 posted 04/07/14 4:17pm

EyeHatechu

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TrevorAyer said:

halfway thru this interview and its definitely the best thing to hit the org in a LONG LONG time .. including prince new music ... love it .. y'all should put this interview ON .. cook up some veggies .. do some yoga .. and enjoy .. good stuff!!!

This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #18 posted 04/07/14 4:19pm

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bashraka said:

There's a section in the interview where Andre Cymone talks about how when his mother, Bernadette was hospitalized for serious health problems, Prince and his ex-wife, Larry Graham and his wife visited Bernadette and brought flowers and pizza and stayed at her bedside before she died shortly afterwards after the hospital moved Andre's mother to another room without telling Andre. That part was tear-inducing and as real as you can get.


Wow..that so sweet how they brought pizza and flowers and stayed till the end...someone give me a tissue sad
This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #19 posted 04/07/14 4:35pm

lust

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TrevorAyer said:

lust said:

Umm, no. Dsoul is spot on here.

so u have more respect for the intelligence of Dsoul over Prince and Andre .. ugh .. people can be a huge fail sometimes

Why would such a rediculous logical phallacy spewed forth from someone who beleives in chemtrails surprise me! I have more respect for the musical ability of Prince and Andre than Dsoul (sorry Dsoul) but don't look to Prince and Andre for guidance in matters of inteligence or politics. Do you? Seriously? BTW, Are you a JW?

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #20 posted 04/07/14 4:36pm

lust

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TrevorAyer said:

lust said:

Umm, no. Dsoul is spot on here.

so u have more respect for the intelligence of Dsoul over Prince and Andre .. ugh .. people can be a huge fail sometimes

OK, I've reconsidered what you said and realised you must have been joking. You got me, very funny. lol

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #21 posted 04/07/14 5:31pm

lwr001

I'm ready to break into hos house to get those old tapes of the MPLS sound

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Reply #22 posted 04/07/14 6:40pm

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Interesting interview. He seems like a really nice guy. I thought it was interesting that he mentioned that Prince had given him the track Dance Electric and then later made a joke about it on national television.

He also is very nice when talking about Prince but basically says the same thing that is on Wikipedia:

"Cymone, whose family gave Prince a home after he left his father's house, left over a number of grievances with Prince - little input in the studio, he wasn't getting credit for his contributions to Prince's music, and in general his desire to start his own career- and would have bitter feelings toward Prince as he later claimed that Prince stole many of his ideas that were used for The Time and that he created the bassline for Controversy's "Do Me, Baby". Ultimately, Cymone was replaced by Mark Brown, renamed Brownmark by Prince."

I also thought it was interesting when he spoke about the Rick James tour and how girls were going crazy trying to get into their trailer, even though they were the opening act.

Also thought the story about knowing and hanging out with Tom Jones was funny.

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Reply #23 posted 04/07/14 7:37pm

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Epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just EPIC!!! Good job! Great innerview!

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #24 posted 04/07/14 7:43pm

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TrevorAyer said:



Dsoul said:




TrevorAyer said:



um u should too ..




There's enough genuine problems without seeking to create make believe ones.



oh bullshit .. u people are so ignorant of reality .. a few people with a brain speak out and you cant handle it .. wake up



ps .. nice to hear andre could play so many horns already before prince .. prince brags about all his instruments he can play and i really doubt he could actually play a horn .. andre seems like he actually could


----Prince never said he played horns in fact he said he took lessons for the sax.Plenty of people can attest to his ability to play multiple instruments.
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Reply #25 posted 04/07/14 7:51pm

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robertgeorge said:

Halfway through and this is already the best Prince associate interview I have heard. Andre is so full of praise for the piano playing of Prince's dad John L. He describes his playing as very influential on them both. Andre sounds like a cool and normal guy without any of Prince's faux mystique.


The mystic that you do not understand is why Prince is where he is and Andre is where he is. Andre has the talent but he never had the mystic that Prince has.
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Reply #26 posted 04/07/14 8:10pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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laurarichardson said:

robertgeorge said:

Halfway through and this is already the best Prince associate interview I have heard. Andre is so full of praise for the piano playing of Prince's dad John L. He describes his playing as very influential on them both. Andre sounds like a cool and normal guy without any of Prince's faux mystique.

The mystic that you do not understand is why Prince is where he is and Andre is where he is. Andre has the talent but he never had the mystic that Prince has.

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Actually eye feel Prince is the BEST keyboard player eye ever seen or heard! He doesn't get much credit 4 it(only his guitar playing). Eye bet U he got that from his dad! Prince's keyboard sound was the driving force on what made the Minneapolis sound.......NO ONE plays or attacks the notes like him..

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #27 posted 04/07/14 11:48pm

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[Edited 4/8/14 13:00pm]
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Reply #28 posted 04/08/14 12:00am

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Danke schoen!

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #29 posted 04/08/14 2:18am

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Dsoul said:

TrevorAyer said:

um u should too ..

There's enough genuine problems without seeking to create make believe ones.

Dsoul keep sleeping and worry about the so-called "real" problems.

On the other hand, read Orwell and understand the workings of the ministery of truth and reflect a few minutes about the problems you call genuine ...

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