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Reply #30 posted 12/22/18 7:53am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I love imaging what a Black album era could have been like. I think more like the Lovesexy aftershows than the tour

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This was the poster Mum made me take down from my ceiing...hmmm...

Words are like shoes...
Try my shoes on...
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Reply #31 posted 12/22/18 9:00am

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SimonCharles said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I love imaging what a Black album era could have been like. I think more like the Lovesexy aftershows than the tour

Image may contain: people standing

This was the poster Mum made me take down from my ceiing...hmmm...

lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #32 posted 12/22/18 11:12am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

SimonCharles said:

This was the poster Mum made me take down from my ceiing...hmmm...

lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol

Sounds about right... biggrin

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Try my shoes on...
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Reply #33 posted 01/03/19 9:06am

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Cat? Let me see you dance

[Verse 1]
New coat, huh?
That's nice
Did you buy it?
Yeah, right
You seeing that rich motherfucker again
You know who I'm talking about
That slicked back paddy with all the gold in his mouth
Don't try to play me for yesterday's fool
Because I'll slap your ass into the middle of next week
I'm sorry baby, that's the rules
I pay the rent in this raggedy motherfucker
And all you do is suck up food and heat
Say what? Oh yeah?
For someone who can't stand them T.V. dinners
You sure eat enough of them motherfuckers
Who bought you that diamond ring?
Yeah, right
Since when did you have a job?
You seeing that rich motherfucker again
What's his name? Bob?
Bob, ain't that a bitch?
What's he do for a living?
Manage rock stars?
Who?
Prince?
Ain't that a bitch?
That skinny motherfucker with the high voice?
Please, who do I look like baby?
Yesterday's fool?
Don't you know I will kill you now?
You're fucking right
I gotta gun
You think I don't?
Then what's this?
Oh, you quiet now
Uh uh!
Little? Yeah, right. It might be little but it's loud


Yeah, right
Uh uh!

Now put that suitcase down
And go in there
And put on that wig I bought you
No, No
No, No
The reddish-brown one
Bob, ain't that a bitch?
Oh
Gotcha
Got ya

[Chorus]
Hey Bob, if you're out there, let me see you dance
You said you was funky
C'mon, c'mon

Ain't that a bitch?
Bob

[Verse 2]
(Come out with your hands up)
I'll kick your ass (This is your last warning)
Think I won't? (Oh no! The nigga's got a laser)
(Let's get the hell out of here)

Is Mr. George home?
Hello, Mr. George? (Note: The high pitched voice)
This is your conscience, motherfucker (that responds to his call, when)
Why don't you leave motherfuckers alone? (slowed down to about two rpm, says)
What's wrong with you? ("Operator, what city please?")
Well, why can't we just dance?
Why can't we just dance?
No, fuck that, fuck that
I don't talk about you, I don't talk about you
Wit' yo' little almond-shaped head ass
Who the fuck do you think this is?
I'll kick your ass... twice

[Chorus]
Bob, if you're out there
Let me see you dance
You said you were funky, c'mon

[Bridge]
B-O-B, spell the shit backwards, what'd it say
Same motherfucking shit
Turn it out

[Outro]
Bob, ain't that a bitch?

n_a

Basic tracking took place on December 7th 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (on the same day as the gospel-tinged Walkin' In Glory, which engineer Susan Rogers said may have been "to compensate" for Bob George, two days before 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton.

Prince - all vocals & instruments

-Prince Vault

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #34 posted 01/05/19 6:45pm

violetcrush

Well....he did perform Bob George during the LoveSexy shows. I love that part of the show biggrin

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Reply #35 posted 01/06/19 10:27am

luvsexy4all

there was a rumor he did an aftershow of black album tracks...true???

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Reply #36 posted 01/07/19 6:17am

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #37 posted 01/07/19 8:28am

paulludvig

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I think this is around Parade. What looks like Prince having long hair is just a shadow or someone standing behind him.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #38 posted 01/07/19 8:30am

paulludvig

luvsexy4all said:

there was a rumor he did an aftershow of black album tracks...true???



There's a great version of SuperFunky from the Palace Reseda aftershow. Of course he played that song in the aftershow as well.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #39 posted 01/07/19 8:51am

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I would kill to hear rehearsal tapes from this era. We know this band rehearsed/played Rebirth Of The Flesh, Bob George, Superfunkycalifragisexy, etc, they must have tried out LeGrind, Cindy C, Rock Hard In A Funky Place, etc., at some point as well.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #40 posted 01/07/19 10:01am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I would kill to hear rehearsal tapes from this era. We know this band rehearsed/played Rebirth Of The Flesh, Bob George, Superfunkycalifragisexy, etc, they must have tried out LeGrind, Cindy C, Rock Hard In A Funky Place, etc., at some point as well.



Totally agree!
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #41 posted 01/09/19 6:22pm

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paulludvig said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

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I think this is around Parade. What looks like Prince having long hair is just a shadow or someone standing behind him.

could be, but the tag I received was late 87. Could be the Parade era. I know there is a woman behind him. You can see her hands and her arm and hair. I didn't post this because I thought that was all of Prince's hair back there. I'm thinking Sheila E, Jill Jones or actress Troy Beyer

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #42 posted 01/09/19 6:53pm

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This song's about a high class model,
over in Paris, France (Oh, Cindy C)
If I get a camera,
Tell me will u dance (will u play with me?)
If I take a picture,
In the middle of the night (Oh, Cindy C)
Will u fuck with me,
sugar, say it's alright, c'mon (will u play with me?)
(Say it, say it)

(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay the usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
will u play with me? (What's it gonna be?)
(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay with usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
I'll pay the fee (Cindy C)

Super-fine heifer (super fine)
I saw u in the Vogue
I knew you would be trouble, (trouble, trouble)
but why go (go,go)
I'll give you 7 sips of
Elderberry wine (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Maybe we'll unlock the
Secrets of your mind

(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay the usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
will u play with me? (What's it gonna be?)
(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay with usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
I'll pay the fee (Cindy C)

The passion's in the mix. (Serve it up, Sheila)
Drink it quick - Cindy, shit
Where'd u get that beauty mark?
Maybe u and I should be undressing

Don't all girls look the same? They don't?
Oh, what a shame.
Cindy, Cindy. I'll pay the usual fee
What's the matter, don't u like me?

(help me tell me what it's all about)

I'm talking about a long [crucial wait](Cindy C Listen
Girl, if I have 2 beg (She's so tired)
I'm gonna see u in (Look at me)
your birthday suit tonight (She doesn't look as good as I do)
I'm sure you're quite intelligent (U think she does, but think again. See?)
A whiz at math and all that shit (how 'bout that?)
But I'm, I'm a tad more interested (Ah ha ha look it,)
(She can't even walk in those shoes)
(I can walk better than that)
in flyin' your kite tonight (She can't even dance)
Cindy, is that alright? (I would give somethin' to know)
(how she ever sees anyone)
(Cindy C)
Oohhh Cindy C, will u play with me?
I'll pay the usual fee

Two organ solos 2 go...

(Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Yeah, Oh Cindy C, Oohhh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Oohhh, Oohhh, Oh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Will u play with me?)
(Oh Cindy C, I will pay the fee)
(Ah Cindy C, Will u play with me?)
(Ah Cindy C, I will pay the fee)

Help me (aaww shit)

Excuse my savoir faire,
But, baby I'm dying 2 take u everywhere (Oh yeah?)
I wanna show u 2 my friends
Because baby, you're the living end (Tell me now)
Let me have a debt worth winning,
I can feel your ice is thinning
Like a frozen pond in spring
Your furry melting thing awaits me
Your furry melting thing awaits me, (Oh Cindy C)
and my six-string (Will u play with me?)

(Cindy, where r u?)
C'mon Cindy (Oh my God)
C'mon Cindy (Wait)
Don't u want 2 play with me? (Ah, yes, no, wait)
Don't u want 2 play with me? (Yes)
What's the matter with me, Cindy? (Nothing)

Oh Cindy C, won't u play with me?

Music is the key 2 set yourself free
From depression, drugs and increasing poverty
The key is 2 the lock, the lock is on the door
The door has a knob that u've never turned before
The jack, use the jack, it opens up the lock
Cuz there's the key 2 unlock the body
Place it like that 2 open up the door
The door 2 the house full of people galore
The beat won't stop 'til the JM jocks
And he jacks the box 'til the party rocks
The clock tick-tocks and the place gets hot
And believe it or not, all the troubles u forgot
It's just that easy if u want it 2 be
For all the fellas, and the young ladies
So ease your mind and set yourself free
2 the mystifying music that we call Cindy C

Oh Cindy C, won't u play with me?
Oh Cindy C

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While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracks were recorded in March 1987 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Dead On It and Nine).

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone (uncredited)
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet (uncredited)
  • Sheila E. - background vocals (uncredited)
  • Cat - background vocals, rap (uncredited)

-PrinceVault

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #43 posted 01/09/19 11:42pm

paulludvig

OldFriends4Sale said:



paulludvig said:


OldFriends4Sale said:



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I think this is around Parade. What looks like Prince having long hair is just a shadow or someone standing behind him.

could be, but the tag I received was late 87. Could be the Parade era. I know there is a woman behind him. You can see her hands and her arm and hair. I didn't post this because I thought that was all of Prince's hair back there. I'm thinking Sheila E, Jill Jones or actress Troy Beyer



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I think the last picture is from the same event.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #44 posted 01/12/19 2:27pm

violetcrush

OldFriends4Sale said:

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This song's about a high class model,
over in Paris, France (Oh, Cindy C)
If I get a camera,
Tell me will u dance (will u play with me?)
If I take a picture,
In the middle of the night (Oh, Cindy C)
Will u fuck with me,
sugar, say it's alright, c'mon (will u play with me?)
(Say it, say it)

(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay the usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
will u play with me? (What's it gonna be?)
(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay with usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
I'll pay the fee (Cindy C)

Super-fine heifer (super fine)
I saw u in the Vogue
I knew you would be trouble, (trouble, trouble)
but why go (go,go)
I'll give you 7 sips of
Elderberry wine (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Maybe we'll unlock the
Secrets of your mind

(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay the usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
will u play with me? (What's it gonna be?)
(Cindy C, play with me)
(I will pay with usual fee)
Aahhh Cindy C, (What's it gonna be?)
I'll pay the fee (Cindy C)

The passion's in the mix. (Serve it up, Sheila)
Drink it quick - Cindy, shit
Where'd u get that beauty mark?
Maybe u and I should be undressing

Don't all girls look the same? They don't?
Oh, what a shame.
Cindy, Cindy. I'll pay the usual fee
What's the matter, don't u like me?

(help me tell me what it's all about)

I'm talking about a long [crucial wait](Cindy C Listen
Girl, if I have 2 beg (She's so tired)
I'm gonna see u in (Look at me)
your birthday suit tonight (She doesn't look as good as I do)
I'm sure you're quite intelligent (U think she does, but think again. See?)
A whiz at math and all that shit (how 'bout that?)
But I'm, I'm a tad more interested (Ah ha ha look it,)
(She can't even walk in those shoes)
(I can walk better than that)
in flyin' your kite tonight (She can't even dance)
Cindy, is that alright? (I would give somethin' to know)
(how she ever sees anyone)
(Cindy C)
Oohhh Cindy C, will u play with me?
I'll pay the usual fee

Two organ solos 2 go...

(Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Oh Cindy C, Yeah, Oh Cindy C, Oohhh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Oohhh, Oohhh, Oh Cindy C)
(Oh Cindy C, Will u play with me?)
(Oh Cindy C, I will pay the fee)
(Ah Cindy C, Will u play with me?)
(Ah Cindy C, I will pay the fee)

Help me (aaww shit)

Excuse my savoir faire,
But, baby I'm dying 2 take u everywhere (Oh yeah?)
I wanna show u 2 my friends
Because baby, you're the living end (Tell me now)
Let me have a debt worth winning,
I can feel your ice is thinning
Like a frozen pond in spring
Your furry melting thing awaits me
Your furry melting thing awaits me, (Oh Cindy C)
and my six-string (Will u play with me?)

(Cindy, where r u?)
C'mon Cindy (Oh my God)
C'mon Cindy (Wait)
Don't u want 2 play with me? (Ah, yes, no, wait)
Don't u want 2 play with me? (Yes)
What's the matter with me, Cindy? (Nothing)

Oh Cindy C, won't u play with me?

Music is the key 2 set yourself free
From depression, drugs and increasing poverty
The key is 2 the lock, the lock is on the door
The door has a knob that u've never turned before
The jack, use the jack, it opens up the lock
Cuz there's the key 2 unlock the body
Place it like that 2 open up the door
The door 2 the house full of people galore
The beat won't stop 'til the JM jocks
And he jacks the box 'til the party rocks
The clock tick-tocks and the place gets hot
And believe it or not, all the troubles u forgot
It's just that easy if u want it 2 be
For all the fellas, and the young ladies
So ease your mind and set yourself free
2 the mystifying music that we call Cindy C

Oh Cindy C, won't u play with me?
Oh Cindy C

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While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracks were recorded in March 1987 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Dead On It and Nine).

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone (uncredited)
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet (uncredited)
  • Sheila E. - background vocals (uncredited)
  • Cat - background vocals, rap (uncredited)

-PrinceVault

Boy, Prince DID NOT like to be rejected!!!!! Poor Cindy, although I'm sure she still liked having a song written about her smile

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Reply #45 posted 01/12/19 2:29pm

violetcrush

SchlomoThaHomo said:

SimonCharles said:

This was the poster Mum made me take down from my ceiing...hmmm...

lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol

Oh, the outfits Sheila had to wear eek That alone showed her dedication to Prince and his music!

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Reply #46 posted 01/12/19 7:16pm

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From my understanding that 1 legged outfit was 'designed' by Patti LaBelle for Sheila

Did Sheila E have it first or did Flo-Jo?

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violetcrush said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol

Oh, the outfits Sheila had to wear eek That alone showed her dedication to Prince and his music!

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #47 posted 01/12/19 8:32pm

violetcrush

OldFriends4Sale said:

From my understanding that 1 legged outfit was 'designed' by Patti LaBelle for Sheila



Did Sheila E have it first or did Flo-Jo?



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violetcrush said:




SchlomoThaHomo said:




lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol




Oh, the outfits Sheila had to wear eek That alone showed her dedication to Prince and his music!




Interesting trivia! Have to compare the dates. I think the first time Sheila wore it would have been either the MTV music awards or the 1st Ave SOTT tryout show earky 1987.
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Reply #48 posted 01/13/19 7:53am

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wow, thanks OF4S.. once again u made a wonder of a thread..


How I looove The Black Album deeply..

cloud9 worship

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #49 posted 01/13/19 8:05am

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I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #50 posted 01/13/19 10:17am

violetcrush

OldFriends4Sale said:

I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.

Amazing what a trip on "E" will do to someone, or at least to Prince - if that story reallly is true smile

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Reply #51 posted 01/14/19 10:29am

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violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.

Amazing what a trip on "E" will do to someone, or at least to Prince - if that story reallly is true smile

It's true and has been well documented.

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Reply #52 posted 01/14/19 9:48pm

paulludvig

violetcrush said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.




Amazing what a trip on "E" will do to someone, or at least to Prince - if that story reallly is true smile



It's a big IF..
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #53 posted 01/14/19 9:56pm

paulludvig

violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

From my understanding that 1 legged outfit was 'designed' by Patti LaBelle for Sheila



Did Sheila E have it first or did Flo-Jo?



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violetcrush said:




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lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol




Oh, the outfits Sheila had to wear eek That alone showed her dedication to Prince and his music!




Interesting trivia! Have to compare the dates. I think the first time Sheila wore it would have been either the MTV music awards or the 1st Ave SOTT tryout show earky 1987.


She wore the 1 legged outfits on the SOTT tour.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #54 posted 01/14/19 10:02pm

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violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

From my understanding that 1 legged outfit was 'designed' by Patti LaBelle for Sheila



Did Sheila E have it first or did Flo-Jo?



florence-griffith-joyner-competing-at-the-1988-us-olympic-track-and-CRAWDA.jpg




NIE_-_Flo_Jo_t580.jpg?8f1b5874916776826eb17d7e67de7278c987ca33




violetcrush said:




SchlomoThaHomo said:




lol I remember seeing it at the merch counter at my first Prince show, and my mom was like, "Yea...keep it movin." lol




Oh, the outfits Sheila had to wear eek That alone showed her dedication to Prince and his music!




Interesting trivia! Have to compare the dates. I think the first time Sheila wore it would have been either the MTV music awards or the 1st Ave SOTT tryout show earky 1987.


Flo Jo started wearing them in April 1988 according to Wikipedia, so Sheila wore them first.
The wooh is on the one!
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paulludvig said:

violetcrush said:


Interesting trivia! Have to compare the dates. I think the first time Sheila wore it would have been either the MTV music awards or the 1st Ave SOTT tryout show earky 1987.


She wore the 1 legged outfits on the SOTT tour.

I know, that is what I stated in my post above. Either the MTV music awards, where Prince performed SOTT and Play In The Sunshine, or the March '87 1st Ave show would have been her first public appearance in the outfit.
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Cat said her line 'serve it up Frankie' was her nod to Frankie Knuckles(godfather of House music)

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I've often wondered whether that was the case. biggrin It seems to fit. Your Love (1986) - that arpeggiator line heart:

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I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.

I have mixed feelings about the whole Black Album thing. It's one of my favourites and part of me wishes that he'd released it, but then we wouldn't have Lovesexy.

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violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I believe the 'Black album era' was all set to go when Prince pulled the plug.

I remember seeing pics of Sheila E on the Tonight Show and she played a double kick drum set that was purple. I believe the look and vibe was all set.

Amazing what a trip on "E" will do to someone, or at least to Prince - if that story reallly is true smile

There's also this story from Donnie Simpson:

https://www.nbcwashington...36461.html

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paulludvig said:



She wore the 1 legged outfits on the SOTT tour.

I know, that is what I stated in my post above. Either the MTV music awards, where Prince performed SOTT and Play In The Sunshine, or the March '87 1st Ave show would have been her first public appearance in the outfit.


The MTV performance would be after the tour. But that's a minor detail. The 1 legged outfit was used in 87.
The wooh is on the one!
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