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Thread started 11/08/21 5:06pm

TraSoul82

Does P have a duet with another male artist?

You'd think there'd be at least one out of thousands of options. Am I missing something obvious? If there aren't any, I'd say 'BAD' had no chance of getting made, no matter whose butt was whose.
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Reply #1 posted 11/08/21 5:39pm

renfield

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*Kinda* with George Clinton on "We Can Funk" and Larry Graham on "Everyday Is A Winding Road", plus all the featured male rappers over the years. Maybe you could count "Count The Days"? But none of those are really duets.



Usually if he appeared on another male artist's song, like Stevie Wonder's "So What The Fuss", it was as an instrumentalist.



But in general I'd say no, he never really duetted with another male artist. "Bad" was never going to happen no matter what.

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Reply #2 posted 11/08/21 9:57pm

dplatt

Unreleased, but the demo version of High Fashion is a duet with him and St. Paul.

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Reply #3 posted 11/09/21 12:16am

Vannormal

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Well you can't call it a duet,

but he's all over on The Time's albums in the background.

The Song 'Tricky', is that Prince or morris ? Or both?

(Hell on most of his earlier protegés albums in fact.)

Didn't he do something with Tevin Campbell ?

''The Dance Electric'' (André Cymone)?

''Kiss'' (Mazarati)?

''Shall We Dance'' (Brownmark) ?

Or on that Ellis rapper's album ?

On some NPG album with Tony M. ?

Together with Larry Graham on one of his solo albums maybe ?

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We know he played Live with a couple of known male pop/rock artists on stage...

But they're not really duets, i know.

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So nope. I don't think he ever did a duet with a man.

Shame that the Michael Jackson's Bad, ''...You're But IS Mine...'' song never came about. wink

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Reply #4 posted 11/09/21 12:38am

EmmaMcG

The Latest Fashion.

Depends on your definition of duet. He's had a few songs featuring male rappers. Q-Tip on Chocolate Box, Chuck D on Undisputed etc.
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Reply #5 posted 11/09/21 1:07am

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Paradigm with George Clinton.
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Reply #6 posted 11/09/21 6:45am

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I remember reading about famous artists and bands that play MPLS eventually get invited out to Paisley Park for a jam session. I bet there are loads of recordings with Prince and these other bands in that there Vault.

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Reply #7 posted 11/09/21 9:03am

paisleypark4

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American Woman with Lenny Kravitz.

Lenny said he has a cassette of a collaboration between them and posted a picture of it.

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Reply #8 posted 11/09/21 2:45pm

LoveGalore

SantanaMaitreya said:

Paradigm with George Clinton.


Definitely not a duet.
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Reply #9 posted 11/09/21 9:25pm

TraSoul82

EmmaMcG said:

The Latest Fashion.

Depends on your definition of duet. He's had a few songs featuring male rappers. Q-Tip on Chocolate Box, Chuck D on Undisputed etc.


By "duet," I mean in the classic "whose project is this on?" sense. I'm also only referring to a singer or vocalist performing in the same style. So, no, Tony M has no duets with P*. Neither does Eve, though I think she was the best rap feature he ever had.

I'm talking about a male vocalist having a full verse, at least, and possibly a collaborative hook. "You Should Be Here" by Raphael Saddiq featuring D'angelo fits the bill. "Leave the Door Open" is another obvious choice.

The closest thing I can think of is ironically a duet with Angie Stone where a guy sings the bridge (and was all in the video that was quietly made for it).

*And technically, by my definition, Sexy MF is sorta one since both Prince and Tony are rapping. But... it's Tony M.
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Reply #10 posted 11/10/21 5:07am

Vannormal

paisleypark4 said:

American Woman with Lenny Kravitz.

Lenny said he has a cassette of a collaboration between them and posted a picture of it.

Lenny Kravitz On His Unre... - YouTube

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Waw!! never seen that before. Nice !!!

Thanks.

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Reply #11 posted 11/10/21 5:19am

FrankieCoco1

What about ‘Release It’? Both Morris and Prince sing/rap in similar styles and seem to be co-lead in the vocals.
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Reply #12 posted 11/10/21 5:24am

Vannormal

FrankieCoco1 said:

What about ‘Release It’? Both Morris and Prince sing/rap in similar styles and seem to be co-lead in the vocals.

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That's what I said/meant/thought too...

But itsn't that just a The Time song with Pirnce on backing vocals alone ?

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Reply #13 posted 11/10/21 1:29pm

FrankieCoco1

Vannormal said:



FrankieCoco1 said:


What about ‘Release It’? Both Morris and Prince sing/rap in similar styles and seem to be co-lead in the vocals.

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That's what I said/meant/thought too...


But itsn't that just a The Time song with Pirnce on backing vocals alone ?


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I’m mistaken about Release It. I had in my mind that Prince and Morris had more of a ‘battle’ type duet on it, but re-listened just now. Clearly Morris has lead vocals, with a few Jerome interjections, with several repeated samples of just Prince singing Release It. So no, I’d rule it out as a duet.

I think there’s possibly a song or two that he duets with himself (e.g. falsetto in bits and then other bits in another register, if that’s what it’s called). I can’t think of any right now though.

Edit: Well, with a little thought and listen (and it’s been said before), what about, “Just As Long As We’re Together” or “Forever In My Life”?
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Reply #14 posted 11/10/21 2:25pm

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Y'all males know that every time you sing along to Prince's songs you're performing a duet with another male artist right?

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Reply #15 posted 11/10/21 2:28pm

BEAUGARDE

Get It Up with Morris Day

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Reply #16 posted 11/10/21 3:11pm

EmmaMcG

TraSoul82 said:

EmmaMcG said:

The Latest Fashion.

Depends on your definition of duet. He's had a few songs featuring male rappers. Q-Tip on Chocolate Box, Chuck D on Undisputed etc.


By "duet," I mean in the classic "whose project is this on?" sense. I'm also only referring to a singer or vocalist performing in the same style. So, no, Tony M has no duets with P*. Neither does Eve, though I think she was the best rap feature he ever had.

I'm talking about a male vocalist having a full verse, at least, and possibly a collaborative hook. "You Should Be Here" by Raphael Saddiq featuring D'angelo fits the bill. "Leave the Door Open" is another obvious choice.

The closest thing I can think of is ironically a duet with Angie Stone where a guy sings the bridge (and was all in the video that was quietly made for it).

*And technically, by my definition, Sexy MF is sorta one since both Prince and Tony are rapping. But... it's Tony M.


Then wouldn't The Latest Fashion count as a duet? Both Prince and Morris Day have their own verses and both men sing on the chorus.
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Reply #17 posted 11/10/21 3:25pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Depends on your definition of duet.

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- I believe the author was thinking of one of those traditional duets, where two singers alternate some lines and (maybe) sing the chorus together, like those Tony Bennet and Sinatra ´Duets´ albums. And I dont consider guest rappers as duets. Rap is more like a solo in the middle of the song (like a guitar solo or sax solo)

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Reply #18 posted 11/10/21 4:10pm

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I don't think he has any released ones

Why?

Did he think it was 'gay' ? Something in his earlier years which surely wouldn't have been a problem with his male female energy? His JW years I imagine 4his could be something that would bother him although by his time of death, maybe not.

Did he think he would.be upstaged?

Did he think Noone was as good as he?

Did he just not like anyone else's voice?

Maybe he just didn't want to share the attention?

Perhaps he didn't know how to write a song for two males?

Could it he his voice didn't meld with male voices?

Was he worried he'd be the less masculine one?

So many questions what a good thread
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Reply #19 posted 11/10/21 4:49pm

ForbiddenFruit

not a duet, but 1999.

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Reply #20 posted 11/11/21 4:22pm

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ForbiddenFruit said:

not a duet, but 1999.



Yes! But their voices are so similar is almost dueting with himself
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Reply #21 posted 11/12/21 4:24am

RJOrion

"Count The Days" is a duet ... Prince and Sonny Thompson
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Reply #22 posted 11/13/21 3:38pm

EmmaMcG

GustavoRibas said:



EmmaMcG said:


Depends on your definition of duet.

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- I believe the author was thinking of one of those traditional duets, where two singers alternate some lines and (maybe) sing the chorus together, like those Tony Bennet and Sinatra ´Duets´ albums. And I dont consider guest rappers as duets. Rap is more like a solo in the middle of the song (like a guitar solo or sax solo)



I see. But then doesn't The Latest Fashion count?
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Reply #23 posted 11/13/21 5:03pm

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Free - Larry Graham & Prince
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Reply #24 posted 11/13/21 11:11pm

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1999 counts.


A lot of te scratch tracks were unintentional duets.

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Reply #25 posted 11/14/21 11:52am

TraSoul82

lavendardrummachine said:

1999 counts.



A lot of te scratch tracks were unintentional duets.




1999 has like 4 voices. That's not a DUet.

I guess the answer to my question is simply, "NO."


Even the awful Tony M additions on P's "rap" songs are technically features features. No need to split hairs. Prince clearly had no intention of doing a traditional duet (think: "Arms of Orion") with another man. It was just something I had never thought of until I was asked by a friend. Just seems crazy with such a vast catalogue.

It would be awesome of there was a hidden duet in The Vault. But I'm not holding my breath.
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Reply #26 posted 11/14/21 1:33pm

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George Clinton on 'We Can Funk' is the closest to a traditional duet with a male artist. 'Push It Up' features Chaka Khan and Larry Graham, but Larry does share verses with Prince as a co-lead vocalist, so that is pretty close to a duet also, as Chaka only sings the hook and some back-up vocals.

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Reply #27 posted 11/14/21 2:07pm

FrankieCoco1

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Free - Larry Graham & Prince


Good try, but to me this is Larry Graham on lead with backing vocals by Prince and Chaka Khan.
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