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Thread started 07/25/06 7:33pm

chiltonmusic

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Prince, Still A Thrill?

Anybody remember Jody Watley? She had a mega huge album in the 80's produced by Prince's former band memeber and friend Andre Symone. Its actually an incredibly funky pop record and Jody was deserving of the chart dominance she enjoyed at that time.

Anyway the album was very funky and diverse and everysong was great. The you run across this little gem called "Still A Thrill" the song has Prince written all over it. Especially the funk guitar solo at the end.

So my question is did Prince write and produce this song. It sounds like him and the song sounds like nothing else on the entire record. Anyway I just thought I would ask. I am sure someone on here knows for sure.
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Reply #1 posted 07/25/06 7:37pm

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I LOVE JODY WATLEY!!

Yes, "Still a Thrill" sounds Princey. I dunno the answer, though.

I am going to see the Shalamar reunion in a couple of weeks. I know Howard Hewitt and Jeffery Daniels will be there, I hope Howard and Jody buried the hatchet so she will show up!
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Reply #2 posted 07/25/06 7:48pm

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lizlampkin said:

I LOVE JODY WATLEY!!

Yes, "Still a Thrill" sounds Princey. I dunno the answer, though.

I am going to see the Shalamar reunion in a couple of weeks. I know Howard Hewitt and Jeffery Daniels will be there, I hope Howard and Jody buried the hatchet so she will show up!



Shalamar!! Okay now I know you are for real!! Yeah I hope Jody shows up too that would be a hot show!!

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Reply #3 posted 07/25/06 7:51pm

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I love this song!! But I also know without a doubt that this song was NOT written by Prince, because I once asked the same question myself.
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Reply #4 posted 07/25/06 7:53pm

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Snap said:

I love this song!! But I also know without a doubt that this song was NOT written by Prince, because I once asked the same question myself.



Word! Okay but damn that sounds like him especially that guitar solo and its such a departure from the rest of the CD. I just bought it on itunes as a matter of fact. Thanks for letting me know.

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Reply #5 posted 07/25/06 8:18pm

PurpleCharm

I started a thread a few weeks ago about Still A Thrill.

http://www.prince.org/msg/8/194764

very cool song cool
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Reply #6 posted 07/25/06 8:31pm

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chiltonmusic said:

Snap said:

I love this song!! But I also know without a doubt that this song was NOT written by Prince, because I once asked the same question myself.



Word! Okay but damn that sounds like him especially that guitar solo and its such a departure from the rest of the CD. I just bought it on itunes as a matter of fact. Thanks for letting me know.

Peace



Here's an interesting place to interject a discussion of the funk stylings of Andre Cymone. The brotha probably deserves as much of the credit for the MPLS sound as Prince.

Dre's so bad, he ghosted a lot of the instrumentation on Prince's early albums -- without receiving credit for it.

A lot of Dre's sound on Prince's and the Time's stuff, from what I understand, gets passed off as Prince's session work.

About a year ago, someone posted an interview with Dre where he stated the same and provided details -- something I'm short on right now.
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Reply #7 posted 07/25/06 8:37pm

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thumbs up! Andre
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Reply #8 posted 07/26/06 2:20am

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I really like Jody's recent cover of Madonna's 'Borderline' - it's a great interpretation.
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Reply #9 posted 07/26/06 9:09am

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PurpleCharm said:

I started a thread a few weeks ago about Still A Thrill.

http://www.prince.org/msg/8/194764

very cool song cool


Video is on Youtube. So Hot! One of my top videos ever!

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Reply #10 posted 07/26/06 9:11am

Finess

it was Andre Cymone, her husband at the time christ, just because someone rocks a Linn drum with a flanger its prince smile
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Reply #11 posted 07/26/06 9:12am

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I am willing to bet that this is pure Andre. No Prince involvement. Andre had his own sound and ideas, that were probably overshadowed by Prince. The rest of her album doesn't sound like still a thrill...purposefully so. But I think this track is leftovers of that sound.

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Reply #12 posted 07/26/06 10:32am

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Finess said:

it was Andre Cymone, her husband at the time christ, just because someone rocks a Linn drum with a flanger its prince smile



lol And, a telecaster. Don't forget the telecaster. cool
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Reply #13 posted 07/26/06 11:31am

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The reason it sounds like "prince" is because it was produced by David Z, I believe? David Z and Andre, if I'm wrong about DAvid Z someone correct me.
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Reply #14 posted 07/26/06 1:12pm

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The reason it sounds like "prince" is because it was produced by David Z, I believe? David Z and Andre, if I'm wrong about DAvid Z someone correct me.


maybe we should all give thanks to David Z for the MPLS sound??
his name is written all over it
hmmm
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Reply #15 posted 07/26/06 1:58pm

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ThreadBare said:

chiltonmusic said:




Word! Okay but damn that sounds like him especially that guitar solo and its such a departure from the rest of the CD. I just bought it on itunes as a matter of fact. Thanks for letting me know.

Peace



Here's an interesting place to interject a discussion of the funk stylings of Andre Cymone. The brotha probably deserves as much of the credit for the MPLS sound as Prince.

Dre's so bad, he ghosted a lot of the instrumentation on Prince's early albums -- without receiving credit for it.

A lot of Dre's sound on Prince's and the Time's stuff, from what I understand, gets passed off as Prince's session work.

About a year ago, someone posted an interview with Dre where he stated the same and provided details -- something I'm short on right now.

Come with it, Thread! Granted, P put MPLS on the map, BUT, he was far from doing it alone and he hasn't broke his neck on setting the record straight either. Andre showed P a few things. P just embellished it.
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Reply #16 posted 07/26/06 4:24pm

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Andre and David Z were putting the Jody Watley album together
at Sunset Sound at the same time Prince was finishing up Parade there.
I am more than sure that they bumped into each other in the halls of Sunset Sound-
it is a really small studio...
I do know that Jody and Andre hung out a bit with Prince in studio B at this time.not positive if Prince played on her album though.








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Reply #17 posted 07/26/06 8:28pm

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cool I like Jody Watley also. Was a big fan of hers & Shalamar. I have at least 5 cds she released including a Shalamar greatest hits. When i first heard "Still A Thrill" i did think Prince had some kind of involvement with it too. That song does have a Prince vibe in it.
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