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Thread started 08/10/18 2:13am

yello1

Info about "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian"...

“Happy Birthday Mr. Christian -This tune was a gift for my Birthday Aug.2 ,1984 from Prince. I had discussed with Prince about a teacher in Parochial school that sat all the pretty girls in the front row of class. I will leave the rest to your imagination. In this video we had cameos by Legends Buck Henry and Ricky Nelson. In June 2014 Prince had given me authority to finally edit this long form A6 video. I told him I would supervise the editing as I am not the gifted editor. Prince also had slated a feature film for me to star in and it included my group Apollonia 6. These items were recently documented from his vault. Prince also had a solo house music album for me. We had many plans and as I’ve said from day one April 21, 2016 Prince wanted to live.”

Apollonia, August 2018.

Source: Apollonia Kotero instagram

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Reply #1 posted 08/10/18 3:02am

Wolfie87

One of his worst songs in my opinion.
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Reply #2 posted 08/10/18 10:48am

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hmmm

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see...
I know that the tide is turning 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down!
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Reply #3 posted 08/10/18 12:00pm

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Thanks for sharing!
Agree with Appolonia, Prince wanted to live
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Reply #4 posted 08/10/18 10:08pm

EddieC

Really? Some interesting claims in there... 2014 talk about editing that video... I guess for some sort of release? I assume the film talk was from back in the day, but maybe not... the house album I'm guessing was more recent/even current in planning? Very strange. I want details!

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Reply #5 posted 08/11/18 12:24am

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EddieC said:

Really? Some interesting claims in there... 2014 talk about editing that video... I guess for some sort of release? I assume the film talk was from back in the day, but maybe not... the house album I'm guessing was more recent/even current in planning? Very strange. I want details!

The house music album could also date back to right before or right after Apple's 1988 solo album, when house was hot. She was on WB so it's possible a Prince-penned album was discussed. It appears many recordings remain undocumented, even from those years.

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Reply #6 posted 08/11/18 2:16am

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EddieC said:

Really? Some interesting claims in there... 2014 talk about editing that video... I guess for some sort of release?

I'm guessing that Prince had plans to remaster the Apollonia 6 CD and include the "mini-movie" on a bonus DVD hmmm That's a great idea.That video has some interesting scenes but you can tell that it's unfinished.So interesting that he had all these major plans for Apollonia 6 hmmm

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Reply #7 posted 08/11/18 2:20am

SoulAlive

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One of his worst songs in my opinion.

It's a trashy song (lol) but I think the lyrics are very clever biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 08/11/18 4:09am

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SoulAlive said:



EddieC said:


Really? Some interesting claims in there... 2014 talk about editing that video... I guess for some sort of release?




I'm guessing that Prince had plans to remaster the Apollonia 6 CD and include the "mini-movie" on a bonus DVD hmmm That's a great idea.That video has some interesting scenes but you can tell that it's unfinished.So interesting that he had all these major plans for Apollonia 6 hmmm





I don’t think he had plans to remaster an album that wouldn’t sell at all mainstream.
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Reply #9 posted 08/11/18 7:28am

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coldasice said:

SoulAlive said:

I'm guessing that Prince had plans to remaster the Apollonia 6 CD and include the "mini-movie" on a bonus DVD hmmm That's a great idea.That video has some interesting scenes but you can tell that it's unfinished.So interesting that he had all these major plans for Apollonia 6 hmmm

I don’t think he had plans to remaster an album that wouldn’t sell at all mainstream.

I think Prince would've done whatever he got excited about and whether or not it would sell was an afterthought.

If he had been rekindling an old friendship with Apollonia at the time, I can totally see him talking to her about the good old days and getting hyped up about some Apollonia 6 project, that he would've ended up forgetting about later on anyway.

Basically his vault is full of stuff like this.

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Reply #10 posted 08/11/18 9:04am

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Thanks. I remember this song. I thought it was very X-rated when I used to listen to it as a kid. Apollonia used to be my favorite Prince girl, I would really like to see what her and Prince came up with back in the day. I'm so glad he saved all this stuff!
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Reply #11 posted 08/11/18 10:14am

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Wolfie87 said:

One of his worst songs in my opinion.

It embodies everything greeat about Prince's music at the time.

Conclusion: not a Prince fan.

You must dig Dylan/McCartney/Springsteen lol lol lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/11/18 10:17am

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coldasice said:

SoulAlive said:

I'm guessing that Prince had plans to remaster the Apollonia 6 CD and include the "mini-movie" on a bonus DVD hmmm That's a great idea.That video has some interesting scenes but you can tell that it's unfinished.So interesting that he had all these major plans for Apollonia 6 hmmm

I don’t think he had plans to remaster an album that wouldn’t sell at all mainstream.

I don't think it had anything to do with sales, but P clearly didn't intend to revisit his past catalogue at that point.

What Apples was supposed to do with that movie is obscure, but I's assume it wouldn't have gone anywhere past a YT stream.

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Reply #13 posted 08/11/18 1:39pm

jungleluv

Still waiting 4 Apollonia's second solo album! It's been 30 years since her first. hug

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Reply #14 posted 08/11/18 1:58pm

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Wolfie87 said:

One of his worst songs in my opinion.

what??? eek eek

what a fail message-reply, this track is pure original Minneapolis sound!


so very funky I LOVE THIS TRACK deeply.




worship love

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #15 posted 08/11/18 2:00pm

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databank said:

Wolfie87 said:

One of his worst songs in my opinion.

It embodies everything greeat about Prince's music at the time.

Conclusion: not a Prince fan.

You must dig Dylan/McCartney/Springsteen lol lol lol

great and thanks databank... thumbs up!




we think alike here.. this funky song is marvelous.... cool cool wink

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Reply #16 posted 08/12/18 1:28am

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thedance said:

databank said:

It embodies everything greeat about Prince's music at the time.

Conclusion: not a Prince fan.

You must dig Dylan/McCartney/Springsteen lol lol lol

great and thanks databank... thumbs up!




we think alike here.. this funky song is marvelous.... cool cool wink

Pulling Wolfie's leg in a way but yeah, HBMrC is pure MPLS sound, serious shit for anyone in love with the genre nod

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