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Thread started 01/13/23 4:43am

lustmealways

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Standing At The Altar

now this is a completely top tier pop tune, what incredible songwriting. and vox from margie pretti good too.

that being said, give me the p vox version. he's already all over every ounce of the background vox.

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Reply #1 posted 01/13/23 6:54am

LoveGalore

Yeah, he really knocked this one out of the park so to speak.
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Reply #2 posted 01/13/23 7:32am

RJOrion

Hold up....Margie Cox is a white woman???...how did i not know this until 1/13/23?...has she always been white?...am i being pranked?
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Reply #3 posted 01/13/23 7:50am

LoveGalore

RJOrion said:

Hold up....Margie Cox is a white woman???...how did i not know this until 1/13/23?...has she always been white?...am i being pranked?


She has indeed always been white and blonde and basically a rock and roll Kim Basinger which is what P wanted in 1989.
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Reply #4 posted 01/13/23 7:58am

RJOrion

Mind is legitimately blown...i could swear i read somewhere she was from northwest africa and i wrongly assumed she was melanated.

I learned something new today.
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Reply #5 posted 01/13/23 8:12am

glamlife2

She did indeed grow up in North Africa but I believe she is of Scandanavian ancestry (like so many from MPLS) wink

I'm a big fan of Margie aka Ta Mara (& The Seen). Affecttion is one of my all time faves (produced by Jesse Johnson).

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Reply #6 posted 01/13/23 9:46pm

TrivialPursuit

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RJOrion said:

Hold up....Margie Cox is a white woman???...how did i not know this until 1/13/23?...has she always been white?...am i being pranked?


My brother in Christ - do you not remember Ta Mara and the Seen? That's Margie Cox.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #7 posted 01/13/23 10:08pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

Yeah, he really knocked this one out of the park so to speak.


It really is a strong tune. It's a goddamn shame it never made it anywhere except on that damn compilation.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #8 posted 01/13/23 10:10pm

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


Yeah, he really knocked this one out of the park so to speak.


It really is a strong tune. It's a goddamn shame it never made it anywhere except on that damn compilation.



It's a total sleeper. Sometimes I think he really misjudged the taste of his audience. To bury this song on a nothing release...

I really hope his version is set free before I die.
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Reply #9 posted 01/14/23 2:10am

dodger07

Loved it on first listen back on release. What a brilliant pop song and interesting it was apparently influenced by Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland break up just before their planned wedding.
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I’ve always loved Morris Hayes’ organ solo on it and he was happy to talk about it when I met him in 2019.
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Reply #10 posted 01/14/23 5:56am

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:



RJOrion said:


Hold up....Margie Cox is a white woman???...how did i not know this until 1/13/23?...has she always been white?...am i being pranked?


My brother in Christ - do you not remember Ta Mara and the Seen? That's Margie Cox.



I vaguely remember jesse johnson producing that group, but i dont remember ever seeing them...i was never really a big fan of all those random Minneapolis Sound side projects, offshoots, and musical step-children...if it wasnt Prince, The Time, or Andre Cymone, i pretty much ignored it.
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Reply #11 posted 01/14/23 8:16am

nayroo2002

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That reminds me, "Whistlin' Kenny" is the only b-side i do not have eek sad

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 01/14/23 12:50pm

lurker316

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nayroo2002 said:

That reminds me, "Whistlin' Kenny" is the only b-side i do not have eek sad


I used to say the same thing, that "Whistlin' Kenny" was the only b-side I didn't have... But then I realized I had it all along in a bootleg compliation I'd picked up. It was misnamed "God Is Standing At Your Side", so I didn't realize what it was.


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Reply #13 posted 01/14/23 2:54pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

TrivialPursuit said:


It really is a strong tune. It's a goddamn shame it never made it anywhere except on that damn compilation.

It's a total sleeper. Sometimes I think he really misjudged the taste of his audience. To bury this song on a nothing release... I really hope his version is set free before I die.


I don't know where it'd end up. I would love to hear his version. Sounds like Originals II is due.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #14 posted 01/16/23 5:03am

jazzz

nayroo2002 said:

That reminds me, "Whistlin' Kenny" is the only b-side i do not have eek sad

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I was lucky to buy 2 copies of that promo 12" at ebay about 10 years ago. Paid around $10 each biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 01/16/23 6:05am

TrivialPursuit

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nayroo2002 said:

That reminds me, "Whistlin' Kenny" is the only b-side i do not have eek sad


I'm trying to remember, I don't think I have it either. I did a search and nothing came up on my drive.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #16 posted 01/17/23 9:28am

MIRvmn1

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TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


TrivialPursuit said:



It really is a strong tune. It's a goddamn shame it never made it anywhere except on that damn compilation.



It's a total sleeper. Sometimes I think he really misjudged the taste of his audience. To bury this song on a nothing release... I really hope his version is set free before I die.


I don't know where it'd end up. I would love to hear his version. Sounds like Originals II is due.


Yes Prince's version should definitely be released at some point. Standing At The Altar is an amazing song. Lots of the songs Prince wrote for other artists at the time was even better the material on his own albums.
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Reply #17 posted 01/17/23 9:36am

MIRvmn1

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[Edited 1/17/23 9:38am]
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Reply #18 posted 01/17/23 12:42pm

SoulAlive

It's a standout track on the 1-800-New Funk compilation music

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Reply #19 posted 01/18/23 2:18pm

Se7en

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I love this song.

It always struck me as Prince's version of Freda Payne's "Band Of Gold".

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