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Thread started 07/05/12 10:52pm

21nights

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"Only One"

Many of you who have seen P live know that he uses the term "Only One" all the time. I was just wondering if he was the first person to use this term, because I've heard D'Angelo use it before. I know P used it long before D, but maybe someone like James Brown used it before P.

2 whomever it may concern, u must come 2 ur senses. There r no kings on this Earth, only princes.
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Reply #1 posted 07/05/12 11:42pm

Philly76

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I hear "on the one"...

That´s when he want his band to stop playing.

I dunno if i am right though.

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Reply #2 posted 07/06/12 4:42am

dayzofwyld

Philly76 said:

I hear "on the one"...

That´s when he want his band to stop playing.

I dunno if i am right though.

You are correct smile

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Reply #3 posted 07/06/12 9:47pm

21nights

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Thank you for the correction. My bad. nuts Still, was he the first one to use this.

2 whomever it may concern, u must come 2 ur senses. There r no kings on this Earth, only princes.
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Reply #4 posted 07/07/12 8:57am

dayzofwyld

21nights said:

Thank you for the correction. My bad. nuts Still, was he the first one to use this.

I wouldn't have thought so

I am sure I've heard references to the "On the one" from James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins to name but a few.

Delve deeper and you'll find Prince ain't that original, he's taken bits from all the major fuck artists for himself..and I'm not being critical...in fact..it was a masterstroke.

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Reply #5 posted 07/07/12 6:17pm

21nights

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dayzofwyld said:

21nights said:

Thank you for the correction. My bad. nuts Still, was he the first one to use this.

I wouldn't have thought so

I am sure I've heard references to the "On the one" from James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins to name but a few.

Delve deeper and you'll find Prince ain't that original, he's taken bits from all the major fuck artists for himself..and I'm not being critical...in fact..it was a masterstroke.

Well who was the first?

2 whomever it may concern, u must come 2 ur senses. There r no kings on this Earth, only princes.
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Reply #6 posted 07/08/12 1:48pm

PurplePupil

21nights said:

dayzofwyld said:

I wouldn't have thought so

I am sure I've heard references to the "On the one" from James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins to name but a few.

Delve deeper and you'll find Prince ain't that original, he's taken bits from all the major fuck artists for himself..and I'm not being critical...in fact..it was a masterstroke.

Well who was the first?

You would have to ask a historian because its been done by Bandleaders since probably the beginning of this century. probably have to google or wiki "On the one"

"tonight ur a Star and I'm the Big dipper"
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Reply #7 posted 07/10/12 4:14am

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only one, whuwhwuahaha

its on the one, and its common to use in funk music.

Live its used to let the band know to stop at the one of the beat.

Its also used often to describe the groove of funk, cuz it al comes down to the one. You betta ask Bootsy!

The first one you could have figured out yourself though, as you heard it many times in live shows.

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Reply #8 posted 07/10/12 9:19am

Gav

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It's not "Only one" it's "On the One". It orginates from James Brown.

First appearance of this style was on "Out of Sight" in 1964. Many many artists have talked about "The One" since then - Prince is just one of those.

Here's a link to one of the masters of The One, Bootsy, explaining it

http://www.youtube.com/wa...y2qm-y7G7U

[Edited 7/10/12 9:20am]

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Reply #9 posted 07/10/12 3:28pm

philmoreliz

Gav said:

It's not "Only one" it's "On the One". It orginates from James Brown.



First appearance of this style was on "Out of Sight" in 1964. Many many artists have talked about "The One" since then - Prince is just one of those.



Here's a link to one of the masters of The One, Bootsy, explaining it



http://www.youtube.com/wa...y2qm-y7G7U


[Edited 7/10/12 9:20am]


Nice.
Philmoreliz
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Reply #10 posted 07/12/12 2:08pm

1p1p1i3

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People have been counting for like, centuries.

Beethoven probably used the term.

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