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Thread started 07/27/17 12:08am

Toofunkyinhere

Best side projects?

What are Prince's best side album projects in your opinion?, eg Sheila E, The Family, Jill Jones, Mavis Staples ect.

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Reply #1 posted 07/27/17 12:52am

BlueShakooo

I used to listen to all side-project quite a lot.

And I like all of them.

Even Carmen Electra, "Gold Nigga"-NPG, and Ingrid Chavez, which many of you probably don't like.

But there are only 2 side projects that I love deeply:

The Family and Jill Jones.

I can listen to those anytime.

And they always make me feel good - over and over again....

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Reply #2 posted 07/27/17 3:04am

TheFman

1- The Family
2- The Time
3- Sheila E

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Reply #3 posted 07/27/17 3:21am

Toofunkyinhere

I've known about The Family album for a while now, which is great. But I'm feeling this Mavis Staples album "Time Waits For No One" right now. "Come Home" and "Train" are great songs.

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Reply #4 posted 07/27/17 3:42am

SteveWask

Madhouse! 16 is quite lovely!
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Reply #5 posted 07/27/17 4:33am

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The Time = my fave. They are fun and funky!
Carmen is beautiful (as well as a great dancer) and even tho I didn't dig her album I do enjoy her vocals on the Prince songs she contributed to.
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Reply #6 posted 07/27/17 4:50am

sulls

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Don't forget Vanity 6

"I like to watch."
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Reply #7 posted 07/27/17 5:09am

novabrkr

NPG's Exodus and Chaka Khan's Come 2 My House are the best 90's ones.

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Reply #8 posted 07/27/17 6:28am

BoraBora



My two favourite are "The Family" and "Jill Jones".

Those are the best "Prince album with no Prince singin".



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Reply #9 posted 07/27/17 6:47am

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novabrkr said:

NPG's Exodus and Chaka Khan's Come 2 My House are the best 90's ones.

thumbs up! Agreed.

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All the Starr Company and 80s PP ones (Prince produced) are just as essential as his own albums imo. I like Ingrid Chavez a lot too, and even Carmen Electra if I'm in the mood, but it's hardly essential.

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Reply #10 posted 07/27/17 7:10am

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NouveauDance said:

novabrkr said:

NPG's Exodus and Chaka Khan's Come 2 My House are the best 90's ones.

thumbs up! Agreed.

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All the Starr Company and 80s PP ones (Prince produced) are just as essential as his own albums imo. I like Ingrid Chavez a lot too, and even Carmen Electra if I'm in the mood, but it's hardly essential.

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Reply #11 posted 07/27/17 6:43pm

luvsexy4all

The Time and Andy Allo

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Reply #12 posted 07/27/17 6:49pm

kingricefan

Gotta be Sheila E. and The Time. Best dance grooves out there! Jill Jones would be next. Mavis sure ain't bad either. Love to dance to 'A Man Called Jesus'!!

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Reply #13 posted 07/27/17 8:08pm

UncleJam

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You can make an argument that The Time's "What Time Is It?" is the best Prince album EVER...from a production standpoint...

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #14 posted 07/28/17 3:56am

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Tough question -- it's either The Time or Sheila E. Two of his longest-lasting side projects (most others were one-offs).

Right now I'll lean toward Sheila E., maybe only because the "era" that she was with Prince was my favorite era. She was PR through Lovesexy timeline.

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Reply #15 posted 07/28/17 2:13pm

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1. Sheila E
2. Madhouse
3. Jill Jones
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Reply #16 posted 07/28/17 7:34pm

RJOrion

The Time... any other answer is wrong

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Reply #17 posted 07/28/17 7:36pm

RJOrion

Paul Peterson was completely in over his head, as a frontman.....

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Reply #18 posted 07/28/17 7:57pm

luvgirl

sulls said:

Don't forget Vanity 6

yeahthat Hands down..

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Reply #19 posted 07/28/17 7:58pm

rdhull

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TheFman said:

1- The Family
2- The Time
3- Sheila E


Add Jill Jones and there it is
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #20 posted 07/28/17 9:15pm

sexton

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RJOrion said:

The Time... any other answer is wrong


What Time Is It? is better than any other non-Prince release over which he had total control.

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Reply #21 posted 07/29/17 5:25am

Romeoblu

I would say overall the The Time 4 really good albums.

However my very favourite album is Sheila E 1987 album. And to think they left the best song off it in Love And Sex.

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Reply #22 posted 07/29/17 8:08am

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Exodus, The Time and The Family album are all fantastic. I've never been too terribly in love with the madhouse stuff. Kinda feel like I force myself to listen to it sometimes. It's good to have in the background with friends over or something, not a focused listening.
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Reply #23 posted 07/29/17 8:50am

RJOrion

sexton said:

RJOrion said:

The Time... any other answer is wrong


What Time Is It? is better than any other non-Prince release over which he had total control.

yep...and even the band members who went on to have sucess during and after The Time, prove them to be his best side act...Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jesse Johnson, Monte Moir, Morris Day, Jerome Benton...the rest of Prince's side acts and singing girlfriends accomplished nothing without him...

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Reply #24 posted 07/29/17 9:34am

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The Time and Madhouse

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Reply #25 posted 07/29/17 9:35am

jaypotton

Man this just reminds me the sheer volume of music connected to Prince that was not actually released by Prince. Amazing when you think about it. Surely Prince must be up there among the most prolific song writers/producers/performers ever?

My Favs are (I think)

1) Sheila E
2) The Time
3) Jill Jones
4) The Family
5) NPG (exodus)

However, while not strictly a protege (but still an associated artist with no Prince involvement) my fav is Jesse Johnson.
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Reply #26 posted 07/29/17 10:21am

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The Time, Sheila E. and Madhouse hammer

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #27 posted 07/30/17 3:26am

Toofunkyinhere

The Jill Jones album is fantastic! Could be my favourite actually. Anyone seen the video to "Mia Bocca"?, she was hot as hell!

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Reply #28 posted 07/30/17 2:05pm

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Toofunkyinhere said:

The Jill Jones album is fantastic! Could be my favourite actually. Anyone seen the video to "Mia Bocca"?, she was hot as hell!

She still is

yeah that album has some vintage Prince prime material etc and it fits Jills voice perfectly.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #29 posted 07/31/17 7:23pm

donnyenglish

By album:

1. The first two Time albums.
2. Superconductor
3. The Glamorous Life
4. Madhouse 8
5. Ice Cream Castles
6. The Family
7. Back in Time
8. Vanity 6
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