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Thread started 07/13/18 7:26am

rogifan

Prince’s cover of Long Train Runnin’

I believe this was performed at one of the Canadian shows in 2011. Idea might have come from Shelby J. as she’s said she was/is a Doobie Brothers fan. Is there audio of this anywhere? Did anyone here hear it or see it live. I love the song, would be fascinated on Prince’s interpretation of it.
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Reply #1 posted 07/13/18 7:35am

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rogifan said:

I believe this was performed at one of the Canadian shows in 2011. Idea might have come from Shelby J. as she’s said she was/is a Doobie Brothers fan. Is there audio of this anywhere? Did anyone here hear it or see it live. I love the song, would be fascinated on Prince’s interpretation of it.


I don't remember hearing that one. If I did, it might have gone something like this:

"Oh, cool! Prince is covering Long Time Runnin on this bootleg!!"

cue the track

"Well, crap! Prince isn't the one singing it..."

More than once I've gotten all excited about a song Prince was covering only to discover it's Shelby or or one of the other ladies actually singing it. Which... is much LESS cool. Just sayin'. lol

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Reply #2 posted 07/13/18 7:38am

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Having seen Shelby live, a number of times, I have to say that she does a spectacular cover. Check out the Bird's Basement bootlegs.

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/18 7:42am

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djThunderfunk said:



rogifan said:


I believe this was performed at one of the Canadian shows in 2011. Idea might have come from Shelby J. as she’s said she was/is a Doobie Brothers fan. Is there audio of this anywhere? Did anyone here hear it or see it live. I love the song, would be fascinated on Prince’s interpretation of it.


I don't remember hearing that one. If I did, it might have gone something like this:

"Oh, cool! Prince is covering Long Time Runnin on this bootleg!!"

cue the track

"Well, crap! Prince isn't the one singing it..."

More than once I've gotten all excited about a song Prince was covering only to discover it's Shelby or or one of the other ladies actually singing it. Which... is much LESS cool. Just sayin'. lol


I get it but at least Shelby can sing. At the Target Center concert in April I could tell there were a lot of people there not familiar with Prince’s later band members. Everyone I chatted with were blown away by Shelby’s voice.
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Reply #4 posted 07/13/18 7:43am

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Having seen Shelby live, a number of times, I have to say that she does a spectacular cover. Check out the Bird's Basement bootlegs.

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Reply #5 posted 07/13/18 10:30am

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Just to be clear, I didn't say a single negative word about Shelby or her singing.

I simply attempted to express the disappointment that comes with expecting to hear Prince sing a cover of a song I like only to find out that someone else is actually singing it. The biggest example for me was the first time I saw Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" on a tracklist. I realllly wanted to hear Prince sing it. My disappointment was not (and still is not) a negative judgement of the talents of Shelby or any other of his backup singers.

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Reply #6 posted 07/13/18 2:26pm

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I saw P perform this at The Conga Room at a benefit show back on february 28 of 09. He killed it as usual & I don't think it was Shelby singing . This was the show he played Dreamer for the 1st time I believe.

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=28_February_2009

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