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Thread started 07/28/17 2:20pm

rob1965

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What did he say? - Help needed.

I got a question: most people know about P giving musical directions to his band when performing live. For example 'on the one' or 'Vegas' etc. In the nineties, he used to say something to make clear that the band was supposed to continue playing after a break, which followed on a command like 'on the one'. He used to say something that I still haven't figured what it was but it sounded something like 'mass appeal' or 'master p', mostly pronounced very quickly and the band continued playing.
Does anyone have a clue what he said? I'd really like to know. Thnxxxx!
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Reply #1 posted 07/28/17 3:27pm

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Not positive , but if it was from '89 thru the mid 90s, Prince used to yell "Michael B!" (Drummer Michael Bland) a lot to bring the music back in when he stopped it by saying "On the one" or something like that. Michael B. would kick in the initial beat with the drum, then the rest of the band would follow.
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Reply #2 posted 07/28/17 7:44pm

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gold31 said:

Not positive , but if it was from '89 thru the mid 90s, Prince used to yell "Michael B!" (Drummer Michael Bland) a lot to bring the music back in when he stopped it by saying "On the one" or something like that. Michael B. would kick in the initial beat with the drum, then the rest of the band would follow.


"Sorry 'bout the rain, I couldn't help that.
But I can help this groove.
Michael B!"
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Reply #3 posted 07/29/17 1:15pm

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:err:

Of course..... confused Thnx 4 that. Of course it's that. Just needed 27 years to figure that one out duh duh duh disbelief :dunce:

Thnx4 the help.
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Reply #4 posted 07/30/17 4:37pm

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Any chance you could say which shows they were?
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Reply #5 posted 07/31/17 12:59am

rob1965

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Mostly during the 1990 shows (Nude tour). And Micheal B was the drummer at the time, so it's probably correct what is suggested above razz
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