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Thread started 05/31/15 10:02am

bashraka

Levi Seacer Jr. - It Was Not A Heart Attack - Update

[See my update posted below - luv4u]

Former bassist and electric bass guitarist for Prince from Sign O' The Times to Love Symbol albums suffered a heart attack yesterday during soundcheck for a Shalamar gig. Shalamar broke the news on their Facebook page. For those that don't know Levi Seacer was the bassist for Sheila E from the Glamorous Life and Romance 1600 albums before Prince recruited to Levi to join his band to replace Brown Mark who he let go along with other members of the Revolution sans Dr. Fink. Levi was a mainstay in Prince's camp playing on records for Madhouse 16, Jill Jones debut album, Ingrid Chavez, co-wrote several songs for The Steeles and Prince himself including "Sexy MF". Personally, Levi Seacer's presence in New Power Generation was incredible. Visually, he was the guy with "the blue guitar". I cannot put into words how much Levi Seacer taught me as a listener about musicianship and inspired me to pick up the bass. Get well brother.

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Reply #1 posted 05/31/15 10:53am

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bashraka said:

Former bassist and electric bass guitarist for Prince from Sign O' The Times to Love Symbol albums suffered a heart attack yesterday during soundcheck for a Shalamar gig. Shalamar broke the news on their Facebook page. For those that don't know Levi Seacer was the bassist for Sheila E from the Glamorous Life and Romance 1600 albums before Prince recruited to Levi to join his band to replace Brown Mark who he let go along with other members of the Revolution sans Dr. Fink. Levi was a mainstay in Prince's camp playing on records for Madhouse 16, Jill Jones debut album, Ingrid Chavez, co-wrote several songs for The Steeles and Prince himself including "Sexy MF". Personally, Levi Seacer's presence in New Power Generation was incredible. Visually, he was the guy with "the blue guitar". I cannot put into words how much Levi Seacer taught me as a listener about musicianship and inspired me to pick up the bass. Get well brother.

https://www.facebook.com/...al?fref=ts

neutral Wishing him well...

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[Edited 5/31/15 10:54am]

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Reply #2 posted 05/31/15 2:21pm

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From the Facebook page..........


https://www.facebook.com/...arOfficial


Our prayers are with our guitarist Levi Seacer who suffered a heart attack yesterday before soundcheck. We still had a great show dedicated to Levi - to a packed and lively house The Shrine Chicago . ‪#‎Shalamar‬ ‪#‎JodyWatley‬ ‪#‎Reloaded‬ ‪#‎tourlife‬ ‪#‎fanphotos‬ Nate Smith, Jody Watley , Rosero McCoy




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I pray for a speedy recovery rose

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Reply #3 posted 05/31/15 3:08pm

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Wishing him the best. He comes across as such a likeable guy.

It should also be said he's a guitar player foremost. I remember an interview with him where he recalled telling Prince, "hang on, I'm a guitar player," and Prince replying, "yeah, but do you want to play bass for me?" lol

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Reply #4 posted 05/31/15 3:55pm

datdude

i pray he recovers fully and quickly

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Reply #5 posted 05/31/15 4:07pm

SoulAlive

sad

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Reply #6 posted 05/31/15 4:30pm

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hope he recovers soon
There's Joy in repetition
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Reply #7 posted 05/31/15 5:25pm

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I will pray for him sad

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Reply #8 posted 05/31/15 5:43pm

3rdeyedude

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saw him on tour with Raphael Saadiq........he is amazing on guitar, hope he gets well soon

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Reply #9 posted 05/31/15 9:05pm

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I always thought Levi was a bassist, who Prince let play guitar. He can really play guitar!

Get better Levi! Much love to ya!

"Levi...Levi...fly!"

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Reply #10 posted 06/01/15 12:29am

TonyVanDam

Get well Levi!

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Reply #11 posted 06/01/15 2:26am

Scotsman1999

Sorry to hear this, I hope he recovers quickly and gets back out there.
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Reply #12 posted 06/01/15 4:33am

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Hope he gets well soon!!! pray

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #13 posted 06/01/15 5:34am

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Sad news. I hope he recovers well.
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Reply #14 posted 06/01/15 6:04am

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In our thoughts and prayers pray

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #15 posted 06/01/15 7:53am

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Great bassist, guitarist, band leader, etc... His presence is missed on record this last 20 years.

Hopes, wishes and prayers go to his full recovery. Get well, Levi!

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Reply #16 posted 06/01/15 9:32am

blackwell1

Get well, Levi!
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Reply #17 posted 06/01/15 9:59am

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Get well soon Levi xxx
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Reply #18 posted 06/01/15 11:20am

Doalwa

My best wishes to Levi and his family, always loved his influence on Prince's sound, especially on the Symbol album!

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Reply #19 posted 06/01/15 11:51am

derrick31

Best wishes Levi. I hope your recovery goes well.
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Reply #20 posted 06/01/15 12:09pm

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Former bassist and electric bass guitarist for Prince from Sign O' The Times to Love Symbol

Just that text clarified that 1987-1992 lineup for me so much! I know he's sick.. on lead guitar! guitar Well wishes, Levi!

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Reply #21 posted 06/01/15 1:41pm

ZiggmanZoo

Get well Levi! I will always remember when I travelled to Oslo in 1988 and ran into you and more band members after the Lovesexy concert...the best concert experience of my life. May God be with you and your family in your healing process.

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Reply #22 posted 06/01/15 5:57pm

SPYZFAN1

To the man with the blue guitar..best wishes and heal quickly.

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Reply #23 posted 06/01/15 7:00pm

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recover soon rose rose

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Reply #24 posted 06/02/15 2:29am

thetimefan

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Get well soon Levi !

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Reply #25 posted 06/02/15 3:50am

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Hope he recovers quickly. He brought a good deal to Prince's music (& wound up in court for it).

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Reply #26 posted 06/02/15 8:57am

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Hope he recovers quickly. He brought a good deal to Prince's music (& wound up in court for it).

Wound up in court for it? Never heard about that. Any details? Do share...

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Reply #27 posted 06/02/15 1:07pm

luvparade

Love & Prayers Levi, get well soon

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Reply #28 posted 06/02/15 10:37pm

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Turns out it was not a heart attack, phew!! From Levi Seacer's Facebook page.......

https://www.facebook.com/levi.seacer

I'm doing better everyone, there was no heart attack, some problems with my lungs, but the the heavenly host and all my family and friends are sending love, what can stop that. There's too much music left to do. GOD FIRST

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Reply #29 posted 06/03/15 1:49am

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CoolMF said:

LittlePurpleYoda said:

Hope he recovers quickly. He brought a good deal to Prince's music (& wound up in court for it).

Wound up in court for it? Never heard about that. Any details? Do share...

You can search this site, or any number of other sources, but the end result is basically this: In October 1998, Mosely (along with Levi Seacer, Jr.) filed a lawsuit against Prince, claiming that Prince hadn’t shared royalties that Levi and Tony were owed for songs they had co-written for Prince’s NPG Publishing, including "Sexy MF" and "My Name Is Prince". In the end Mosely and Seacer settled for approximately $40,000 each (apparently, not even enough to pay their legal expenses), having sued Prince for $800,000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_M.

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