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Thread started 05/09/08 3:23am

raveun2thejoyf
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Willing & Able appreciation

I heart this song, it's great! Not bad. music


[Edited 5/11/08 4:54am]
eye wish U were here baby, on me--
Stuck like glue! heart
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Reply #1 posted 05/09/08 3:25am

Dayclear

I love that song, and the vid. biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/08 3:58am

purplecorvette
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I love this song, have'nt seen the vid.
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Reply #3 posted 05/09/08 4:02am

Tame

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"Willing and Able" is one of my favorite Prince songs...Even though, we get around to lists of 50 songs...It didn't show up.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/08 4:40am

3121

The viseo version is fabulous. The band and the vocals are all on the money. Beautiful. Now, if only i had an MP3 of that performance.
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Reply #5 posted 05/09/08 4:57am

ReginaCarman

raveun2thejoyfantastic said:

I heart this song, it's great! Not bad. music



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Reply #6 posted 05/09/08 4:58am

syble

i love this song too! i love the lyrics
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Reply #7 posted 05/09/08 5:01am

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[Edited 5/15/08 15:29pm]
Smiling Makes Joy Come Alive........and Joy can never die .........yes
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Reply #8 posted 05/09/08 8:29am

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3121 said:

The viseo version is fabulous. The band and the vocals are all on the money. Beautiful. Now, if only i had an MP3 of that performance.

It is available on DVD for your listening/viewing enjoyment.
**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #9 posted 05/09/08 8:51am

sexxydancer

Awesome Awesome Awesome!
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Reply #10 posted 05/09/08 9:30am

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great song, and i love the video version so much!

is it live, by the way? (just wondering) because its definatly different to the album version and it seems as if p was trying to make it seem like a live performance
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Reply #11 posted 05/09/08 9:45am

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greyhoodiegirl said:

great song, and i love the video version so much!

is it live, by the way? (just wondering) because its definatly different to the album version and it seems as if p was trying to make it seem like a live performance

I believe it is live. I haven't read or heard anything different.
**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #12 posted 05/09/08 11:27am

Riverpoet31

I forgot to put this song into my top 50 list of best Prince songs, but it really belongs there.

Great combination of traditional R&B and south-african jive music.

Very good vocal delivery by Prince also! (reportedly recorded in one take on his mobile studio bus while he was touring in Japan).
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Reply #13 posted 05/09/08 11:36am

cream72

i really like this song too one of my faves on D&P.
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Reply #14 posted 05/09/08 11:50am

Taurus

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Great song until Tony M opens his mouth.....
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Reply #15 posted 05/09/08 11:56am

purplecam

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I didn't care for this song when I first heard it but years later, I fell in love with Willing and Able. And the video is great! Diamonds and Pearls got extra points with me thanks to this song.
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #16 posted 05/09/08 12:22pm

chocolate1

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I love the video version. music

"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #17 posted 05/09/08 12:38pm

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chocolate1 said:

I love the video version. music

me too, much better imo. music biggrin
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God bless 'em, God bless 'em, God bless 'em 🙏.
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Reply #18 posted 05/09/08 1:35pm

Sophianestesia

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chocolate1 said:

I love the video version. music

me too, much better imo. music biggrin
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eye totally agree! eye prefer the video version 2. It's more rough at certain points.

Great per4mance!
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Reply #19 posted 05/09/08 1:36pm

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Sophianestesia said:

purplepolitician said:


me too, much better imo. music biggrin
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eye totally agree! eye prefer the video version 2. It's more rough at certain points.

Great per4mance!
[Edited 5/9/08 13:35pm]

highfive music biggrin
God bless 'em, God bless 'em, God bless 'em 🙏.
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Reply #20 posted 05/09/08 1:59pm

GottaLetitgo

"Willing and Able" is a good song...not a classic but certainly in the upper tier.
I like the falsetto and the guitar/sitar whatever the hell it is in the background. Rosie sounds good on it too ( I really miss Rosie sometimes).

Just don't understand why Prince changed his mind on it as a single after he premiered the video on the Super Bowl. Then he went with MDM2N which is also a good song but the beginning of the end of the mo-mo for the Diamonds and Pearls project.

I sometimes spend hours trying to figure out which Tony M. rap was more inappropriate; the one on this song or on Love 2 the 9s.
All good things they say never last...
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Reply #21 posted 05/09/08 3:06pm

Jeffiner

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song....LOVE him in the video.....love the whole style / vibe etc. razz
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Reply #22 posted 05/09/08 3:12pm

RedKite

Love the song.

The video is OK.

The outfit in the video is fierce. Only Prince could get away with that.

That was, OMG, 17 years ago.

Times seem so conservative now in comparison.

Again, I think the percussion make this song great and some what eternal.
17 years later it still sounds fresh and new.
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Reply #23 posted 05/09/08 6:17pm

2IZ1

An Honest Man now Willing.
An Honest Man now Able.
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Reply #24 posted 05/09/08 7:57pm

Twinkly1

I like this song.
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Reply #25 posted 05/09/08 9:01pm

obsessed

Love this song.....
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Reply #26 posted 05/09/08 9:09pm

Tame

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Taurus said:

Great song until Tony M opens his mouth.....


I think it's a great rap.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #27 posted 05/09/08 9:17pm

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Tame said:

Taurus said:

Great song until Tony M opens his mouth.....


I think it's a great rap.

I totally agree with u tame lol
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Reply #28 posted 05/09/08 9:19pm

R3V

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Great song. When I think about it, this is actually one of the few D&P tracks that's got some longevity and doesn't sound dated or over-done. Tony M. is even tolerable. It's definitely the best rap he ever did on anything Prince related (haven't heard anything else, though), simply for the fact that he isn't YELLING IT.
"Try to remember how you used to feel about me
and think about how you're treating me now.
Then try to reconcile them, if you can.
But you don't even remember, do you?"
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Reply #29 posted 05/09/08 9:53pm

fakir

Great rock n' roll tune & the video just fine as well!
Check the smile of Jevetta on P's moves...
Tony M. was not that bad...call the law!
The Ignorant asserts,The learned doubts,The wise thinks.

Aristotle
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