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Thread started 03/21/18 2:39pm

radici27

Who's Your Favorite Band Member?

I was watching an interview with Morris Hayes the other day. He's always accessible and informative with great Prince stories. He's probably my favorite band member.

Based on skill, personality, era, etc., who's your favorite and why?

Sorry if a similar thread exists.

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Reply #1 posted 03/21/18 2:46pm

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Eric. The coolest band member Prince ever had.

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Reply #2 posted 03/21/18 3:02pm

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Lisa Coleman: Just radiated Pure Cool from behind her synth rack and added much-needed tonal and chordal musicality to the Revolution.

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Reply #3 posted 03/21/18 3:18pm

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Levi Seacer Jr.
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Reply #4 posted 03/21/18 3:26pm

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I guess I would say Sheila E. I love her fun personality and she plays with so much joy and enthusiasm! I was thrilled when she joined Prince for some of his shows in 2010 and 11.

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Reply #5 posted 03/21/18 3:31pm

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Lisa Coleman will forever be my top favorite

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Reply #6 posted 03/21/18 3:45pm

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Just one?

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Reply #7 posted 03/21/18 3:52pm

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It has to be Michael Bland because the whole band seemed to revolve around him in those years from 1990 to 1995. I can't remember how many times P shouted: "On the one!" (band stopped playing.) And a few seconds later: "Michael B!" (and the whole band started playing again right where they left off.)
I remember reading a review from the first Nude Tour concert in Rotterdam, which was also Michael's first big gig with Prince, that said something like, "he's not the nervous percussion freak that Sheila E was, he concentrates on his bass drum." That's right. Imagine hearing The Question of U for the first time ever. Boom... Boom Boom... And everybody in the whole 50,000 seat Feyenoord Stadium held up their flashlights on the beat. Flash... Flash flash... It was a magical moment in that rain-drenched Dutch summer night...
And Michael B with Sonny T were just the best and the baddest and the most funky rhythm section P ever did have!
In Den Bosch in 1995, when he was introducing the band, P said: "Michael, will you stand up please." Michael stood up from behind his drum kit. P said: "Who's gonna come in this building after us? Janet Jackson? She better bring one of them big bad motherfuckers with her!"
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Reply #8 posted 03/21/18 4:29pm

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Musically--Lisa (and I also respect her personality)

personality--Morris Hayes...the dude's funny

That being said, I think almost every musician brought something special except maybe the poor Tony M.

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Reply #9 posted 03/21/18 6:59pm

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I have 4 favorite as far as Princes' band members. Tony M, KirkyJ, Damon D, and Morris Hayes

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Reply #10 posted 03/21/18 7:23pm

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Sheila (I lost my shit when she popped up out of the ground or whatever she did at my only P concert) n Eric Leeds cuz sum o my favorite Prince n non-Prince Prince tunes feature his awesomeness. Musically for both wink.

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Reply #11 posted 03/21/18 8:03pm

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purplepolitician said:

Sheila (I lost my shit when she popped up out of the ground or whatever she did at my only P concert) n Eric Leeds cuz sum o my favorite Prince n non-Prince Prince tunes feature his awesomeness. Musically for both wink.

I loved going to the concert where Sheila E. and Prince were close and seemed like they were having such a great time together on stage. smile

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Reply #12 posted 03/21/18 8:35pm

radici27

purplethunder3121 said:

Just one?

It's tough. You can have two.

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Reply #13 posted 03/21/18 8:38pm

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The Twinz, Renato Neto, Tony M, Rosie Gaines, Mayte, ShelbyJ, Michael B., Bobby Z. I'm going to include Morris E. Day!

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Reply #14 posted 03/22/18 3:03am

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purplethunder3121 said:

purplepolitician said:

Sheila (I lost my shit when she popped up out of the ground or whatever she did at my only P concert) n Eric Leeds cuz sum o my favorite Prince n non-Prince Prince tunes feature his awesomeness. Musically for both wink.

I loved going to the concert where Sheila E. and Prince were close and seemed like they were having such a great time together on stage. smile

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Yeah, Sheila for me as well. Although she is so much more than a band member.

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Reply #15 posted 03/22/18 7:27am

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Rosie!

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Reply #16 posted 03/27/18 3:58am

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Reply #17 posted 03/27/18 5:04am

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Dez Dickerson was there in those early formative years and the onl yone who broiught something to the band that Prince may not have already considered as much as he did - only Dez brought legit rock influence in the band. He was actually co-writing with the material for the Time and Vanity 6. He also left the band like a man without cryong and whining about it - unlike others.

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Reply #18 posted 03/27/18 7:00am

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AMERICA1ST said:

Dez Dickerson was there in those early formative years and the onl yone who broiught something to the band that Prince may not have already considered as much as he did - only Dez brought legit rock influence in the band. He was actually co-writing with the material for the Time and Vanity 6. He also left the band like a man without cryong and whining about it - unlike others.

Well in the 1978-1979 period, Prince did say Dr Fink played keyboards like an electric guitar and his background and training was very important.

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Do you know about what lead up to Dez actually leaving? The protesting of songs like Head, getting mad at Dr Fink and actually throwing a chair or something at him when Fink did not agree to side with him? Blaming Vanity on why the band wasn't bigger...etc

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I was always taught that if you have to compare or put someone/thing down to bring light to someone/something, then it sorta invalidates the person/thing being spotlighted.

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Dez is one of my favs too though. He brought a sense of style that was outside of the box that influenced the camp too

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Reply #19 posted 03/28/18 7:28pm

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It's got to be Morris for his enthusiasm and longevity sticking with Prince through good times and bad and he's still so young. But loved the band in the mid 90s especially Sonny T who is very underrated as a singer his guitar work was a thing of beauty and combined with Prince's? Just wow! Dude with the Purpleaxxe who's name escapes me right now (it's late and I'm running out of clever things to say 🙄) is also a favourite. Then the drummer from 3rd eye girl she's got soul. But always will be Morris for me.
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Reply #20 posted 03/29/18 7:58am

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lisa coleman will 4ver the badass msytery girl with prince 4 me she just ooozed with mystery and mytic just like prince. i love her piano skills and her vocals might not b like shelby or rosie gaines but i love her voice. next best is john blackwell my most fav prince drummer well tie with him and michael bland

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Reply #21 posted 03/29/18 10:42am

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Wendy and Lisa

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Reply #22 posted 03/31/18 3:50pm

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Wow, so hard to choose just one! Sheila E. hands down although Wendy and Lisa are right up there too and pretty much everyone else who ever worked with Prince, lol! They are all fabulous. He always had the best of the best around him that's for sure.cool

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Reply #23 posted 03/31/18 7:09pm

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Morris Hayes and Shelby J. Beautiful souls. Did I mention their talent?
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Reply #24 posted 04/01/18 6:41am

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amethyst68 said:

Morris Hayes and Shelby J. Beautiful souls. Did I mention their talent? [Edited 3/31/18 19:10pm]

agree and perfect story tellers they dont make it seem all about them they express the love and goodness of prince

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Reply #25 posted 04/04/18 4:42am

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Wendy&Lisa biggrin

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Reply #26 posted 04/04/18 6:29pm

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Morris Hayes. For so many reasons.

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Reply #27 posted 04/05/18 9:19am

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Always has been and will forever be Lisa. I just love her personality and skills.

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Reply #28 posted 04/07/18 1:41pm

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Reply #29 posted 04/12/18 2:50pm

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Ms E is my fave. Boni, John Blackwell, Candy & Rosie are on my Top 5 list too
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