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Thread started 01/09/07 7:46pm

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Why didn't Prince ever record a song with JAMES BRown?

It just hit me today reading Entertinment Weekly that James Brown is really dead. He's been old for awhile, but he always seemed so young..

Anyway, my question is why didn't Prince ever do a song with James? He was such a big influence and I'm sure James would have loved it if Prince asked.

It's a damn shame it never came about!
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Reply #1 posted 01/09/07 8:08pm

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Reply #2 posted 01/09/07 8:10pm

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I'd rather not say what I'm thinking....
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Reply #3 posted 01/09/07 8:41pm

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Why are we dealing with this topic again hmmm
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Reply #4 posted 01/09/07 8:42pm

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He remixed a track by James Brown and Aretha Franklin for a 12" release in the late '80s (1989 if memory serves) - can't remember the title offhand, but it wasn't as good as you'd want a collaboration between three legends to be. Just a minor funk-party track, I think.
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Reply #5 posted 01/09/07 11:22pm

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booyah said:

He remixed a track by James Brown and Aretha Franklin for a 12" release in the late '80s (1989 if memory serves) - can't remember the title offhand, but it wasn't as good as you'd want a collaboration between three legends to be. Just a minor funk-party track, I think.

"Gimme Your Love" by Aretha Franklin & James Brown
Written by Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen
Extended version remixed by Paisley Park
1989 Arista Records

(I'm not sure that even James Brown and Aretha Franklin met to record this song.)
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Reply #6 posted 01/10/07 1:03am

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I heard that Prince offered James a few songs in the mid-80s but James didn't really like them.
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Reply #7 posted 01/10/07 6:12am

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@ James funeral i believe it was al sharpton that said that James had plans 2 do some work with Prince & MJ at the time of his death.
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Reply #8 posted 01/10/07 8:16am

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He may not have collaborated w/James
but "The Work" from TRC sounds like a JB jam to me.
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