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Reply #30 posted 05/12/19 10:16am

Johnytruelove8

GOD
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Reply #31 posted 05/13/19 3:59am

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Homeimprovement.

Had no talent for it, btw.

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Reply #32 posted 05/13/19 3:08pm

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Romar71 said:

The thing with Prince, is that he had phenomenal control of his screams. He could scream on key perfectly.

[Edited 4/24/19 7:25am]

Yes Sir! You Got That Right! biggrin cool lol prince eye yes wildsign crysball

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Reply #33 posted 05/13/19 3:46pm

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Lot of practice on the vocal cords of all the hurt that Prince suffered as a child

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Reply #34 posted 05/15/19 11:46am

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Damn, almost forgot Sylvester.

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Reply #35 posted 05/16/19 10:03am

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thisisreece said:

1999 is the album where Prince's voice really comes into its own. It's not hyperbolic for me to say that it was the scream on 'Free' that originally made me a Prince fan. The screams on that album bore inside of you. They are nothing short of awe inspiring and they feature on the record in abundance. From the 1999 album it's like some final unknown faction of the Prince persona fits into place, like he knows he's stuck lightning, and it's echoed in these dramatic vocal displays, which are just so damn powerful. The haunting screams 'Something in the Water' cut like ice. Andit's not just the screams themselves, it's how the songs are tailored around them. One of my favourite moments in Prince's entire career comes as the album bows out with impassioned roar at the end of 'International Lover', followed by a pitter of handclaps and Prince's reverb-heavy vocals ('baby do you love, do you...') drifting away in a swoop of euphoria.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #36 posted 05/17/19 12:46am

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He took a lot from Michael Jackson too
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Reply #37 posted 05/17/19 2:42am

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Church.
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Reply #38 posted 05/17/19 9:27am

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I really would like to know because there was really no one from the 70s doing anything close to the emotionals we heard in Computer Blue/Beautiful ones/Baby I'm a star etc. That we can point to as an influence for P. And keep in mind Axl rose was not to come around until 1987 nearly ten years into P's Career (I mention him because I honestly think only him and P pull off rock-ish screaming well tbh, people can argue me on that but yeah my thoughts) Also the fact that his technique doing it was SO GOOD. How did he come up with that? Let alone deliver it with perfect technique? is there a secret influence we are missing?

Everyone has an answer for this one, but I don't believe they've gotten to the root of the issue. There is an obvious answer that is being overlooked, perhaps because it is both obvious and obscure.

As we can plainly see and hear abundantly throughout his work, the answer to "Where did P's Screams and Howls come from"...

...is his mouth.

(Thank you, and don't forget to tip your waitress.)

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Reply #39 posted 05/17/19 9:45am

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RODSERLING said:

He took a lot from Michael Jackson too


Right. Everything except MJ's propensity to diddle little boys. rolleyes

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Reply #40 posted 05/17/19 8:03pm

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RODSERLING said:

He took a lot from Michael Jackson too

Name one thing.

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #41 posted 05/18/19 5:16am

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God


This preparation was where Prince was genius. He had singing coaching to preserve his voice , learn how to use and protect it long term, took dance and ballet lessons for strengthening and balance, acting lessons and generally perfecting any method that would keep him able to achieve his showmanship. He approached his music and dance as a dedicated pupil and being so aware, took notice of how others used dance and improved it. If at the end of his life he could not play musical instruments or dance because of so much pain, I know he is at peace and in a better place. He truly had done all God lent him to us to do.
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