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Thread started 05/30/16 7:04pm

bigbrother

Prince and disco

Prince was sometimes compared to disco singer Sylvester earlier in his career. As he came of age in the 70s, this makes me wonder if he liked disco and what his most disco-influenced song(s)would be - I would say 'Just As Long As We're Together' and 'Chelsea Rodgers'. Any thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 05/30/16 9:25pm

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bigbrother said:

Prince was sometimes compared to disco singer Sylvester earlier in his career. As he came of age in the 70s, this makes me wonder if he liked disco and what his most disco-influenced song(s)would be - I would say 'Just As Long As We're Together' and 'Chelsea Rodgers'. Any thoughts?

The two you mentioned as well as Sexy Dancer. Funny and embarrassing thing--when I first heard I Wanna Be Your Lover on the radio when it first came out, I thought it was Sylvester singing... eek lol boxed

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Reply #2 posted 05/30/16 9:52pm

SoulAlive

I get the feeling that Prince wasn't really fond of disco.One of the songs he recorded for the Rebels project in 1979 is titled "Disco Away",a song that criticizes disco music.But there is no denying the disco influences in songs like "Sexy Dancer" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" smile
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Reply #3 posted 05/30/16 10:07pm

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I thought soft & wet, at least the bridge sounded disco like, with a touch of what arcade music would sound like. I recall mentioning that it sounded like galaga
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Reply #4 posted 05/30/16 10:59pm

kristar

I love 70s disco Prince! I always think of his self titled as his disco album and def one of my fav P records for sure (though I'd say For You is a pretty disco record too).

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Reply #5 posted 05/30/16 11:09pm

jazzz

Listen to 94 East... There you hear Prince playing disco!
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Reply #6 posted 05/31/16 7:13am

mtlfan

I always thought "Do It All Night" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" had some disco influences.

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Reply #7 posted 05/31/16 8:53am

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SoulAlive said:

I get the feeling that Prince wasn't really fond of disco.One of the songs he recorded for the Rebels project in 1979 is titled "Disco Away",a song that criticizes disco music.But there is no denying the disco influences in songs like "Sexy Dancer" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" smile

But he also said in "All the Critics..." that "it's time for jazz to die..." We see (or hear) how that worked out.

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Reply #8 posted 05/31/16 9:02am

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His first two albums were disco. Dirty Mind was funk with a rock edge. Then he basically did more synth rock pop soul funk avant lovely.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 05/31/16 9:04am

RJOrion

"Just As Long As We're Together"

"Sexy Dancer"

"Sleep Around"

"Hypnoparadise"

"Space"

"Chelsea Rodgers"
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Reply #10 posted 05/31/16 9:18am

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I was at my local wrecka stow on Saturday and the manager played some tracks from a new album called Funky Disco Tracks of Cloud One. It features tracks by Patrick Adams, who played keys for a LOT of disco hits in the last 70s. There was one, in particular, that totally reminded me of Prince's Jelly Jam.

Lots of disco on For You and Prince.

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Reply #11 posted 05/31/16 11:01am

purpleaslan

Im a huge Sylvester fan!!..got all his album's...I suppose its only the falsetto that makes them sound similiar....even tho Prince is a better "Artist" all round....Sylvester "falsetto" is much better, more powerfull and stronger...but that's due to his Gospel upbringing....

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Reply #12 posted 05/31/16 11:21am

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purpleaslan said:

Im a huge Sylvester fan!!..got all his album's...I suppose its only the falsetto that makes them sound similiar....even tho Prince is a better "Artist" all round....Sylvester "falsetto" is much better, more powerfull and stronger...but that's due to his Gospel upbringing....

what album would you recommend to a Sylvester newbie (apart from a Best Of collection I presume is in existence too)

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Reply #13 posted 05/31/16 12:04pm

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mightycow said:

purpleaslan said:

Im a huge Sylvester fan!!..got all his album's...I suppose its only the falsetto that makes them sound similiar....even tho Prince is a better "Artist" all round....Sylvester "falsetto" is much better, more powerfull and stronger...but that's due to his Gospel upbringing....

what album would you recommend to a Sylvester newbie (apart from a Best Of collection I presume is in existence too)

I dont really know as what I like, you may not...I would start with this Greatest hit's if im honest > https://www.amazon.co.uk/...=sylvester, it's 2 discs and has the full 12 inch versions!!, but if ya wanna dig a little deeper....most Sylvester fan's love the album "Step 2" (which features You Make Me Feel Mighty Real ) and amazing song's like this > https://www.youtube.com/w...OcYEzfhfIg plus others, and "Living Proof" which is a live album, they both feature his original backing singers Izora Armstead and Martha Wash ( later became The Weather Girl's ) and fantastic cover's of "You Are My Friend" - Patti Labelle, and a hair-raising gospel cover of "Blackbird" By The Beatle's which was about Martin Luther King and the civil-right's movement "Blackbird fly in the middle of night..take these broken wing's and learn to fly,..all your life youve always waited for this moment to arrive.." > https://www.youtube.com/w...Lo5nzK0ayU also

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[Edited 5/31/16 12:06pm]

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Reply #14 posted 05/31/16 12:17pm

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bigbrother said:

Prince was sometimes compared to disco singer Sylvester earlier in his career. As he came of age in the 70s, this makes me wonder if he liked disco and what his most disco-influenced song(s)would be - I would say 'Just As Long As We're Together' and 'Chelsea Rodgers'. Any thoughts?

There's a disco remix of "The Greatest romance - " by The Neptunes

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Reply #15 posted 05/31/16 12:31pm

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purpleaslan said:

mightycow said:

what album would you recommend to a Sylvester newbie (apart from a Best Of collection I presume is in existence too)

I dont really know as what I like, you may not...I would start with this Greatest hit's if im honest > https://www.amazon.co.uk/...=sylvester, it's 2 discs and has the full 12 inch versions!!, but if ya wanna dig a little deeper....most Sylvester fan's love the album "Step 2" (which features You Make Me Feel Mighty Real ) and amazing song's like this > https://www.youtube.com/w...OcYEzfhfIg plus others, and "Living Proof" which is a live album, they both feature his original backing singers Izora Armstead and Martha Wash ( later became The Weather Girl's ) and fantastic cover's of "You Are My Friend" - Patti Labelle, and a hair-raising gospel cover of "Blackbird" By The Beatle's which was about Martin Luther King and the civil-right's movement "Blackbird fly in the middle of night..take these broken wing's and learn to fly,..all your life youve always waited for this moment to arrive.." > https://www.youtube.com/w...Lo5nzK0ayU also

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Now, you see no one is ever too old to learn something new. I never new this...and I've been around for quite a while.

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Reply #16 posted 05/31/16 1:12pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

purpleaslan said:

"Blackbird" By The Beatle's which was about Martin Luther King and the civil-right's movement "Blackbird fly in the middle of night..take these broken wing's and learn to fly,..all your life youve always waited for this moment to arrive.." > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLo5nzK0ayU also

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Now, you see no one is ever too old to learn something new. I never new this...and I've been around for quite a while.

well I am from Liverpool (like The Beatle's)...so to us it's common knowledge, .....kinda like i Never knew what the song "Head" by P was about till many years later...but im sure in Minneapolis...It's common knowledge lol

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Reply #17 posted 05/31/16 2:58pm

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purpleaslan said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Now, you see no one is ever too old to learn something new. I never new this...and I've been around for quite a while.

well I am from Liverpool (like The Beatle's)...so to us it's common knowledge, .....kinda like i Never knew what the song "Head" by P was about till many years later...but im sure in Minneapolis...It's common knowledge lol

well actually to be more exact; http://www.rollingstone.c...d-20160501

Paul McCartney met two of the women who helped inspire the Beatles' White Album classic "Blackbird" backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night.

The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were two members of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine black students who faced discrimination and the lasting impact of segregation after enrolling in the all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957, following the Supreme Court's historic Brown vs. the Board of Education decision.

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