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Thread started 12/27/19 9:10pm

noobman

Looking for that 70s "For You" sound

Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.

[Edited 12/27/19 21:13pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/19 12:12am

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noobman said:

Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.

[Edited 12/27/19 21:13pm]

Randomly thought of Dr. Hooks album "Sometimes You Win". "Sexy Eyes" and "What Do You Want"

Bee Gees "Spirits Having Flown" of course

Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Street Player". Prince would sing Chaka to get his vocals going on For You. Check out "Stay", "Stranger To Love" and "Destiny" especially

Fleetwood Mac - Rumors

Ramp - Come Into Knowledge

I feel these albums all have some similar recording styles and musical styles to Prince's "For You". Really speaks to the era.

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Reply #2 posted 12/28/19 2:34am

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paisleypark4 said:

noobman said:

Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.

[Edited 12/27/19 21:13pm]

Randomly thought of Dr. Hooks album "Sometimes You Win". "Sexy Eyes" and "What Do You Want"

Bee Gees "Spirits Having Flown" of course

Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Street Player". Prince would sing Chaka to get his vocals going on For You. Check out "Stay", "Stranger To Love" and "Destiny" especially

Fleetwood Mac - Rumors

Ramp - Come Into Knowledge

I feel these albums all have some similar recording styles and musical styles to Prince's "For You". Really speaks to the era.

Nice. Thanks! smile

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Reply #3 posted 12/28/19 2:56pm

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Also check out the mid to late 70's albums by Minnie Riperton, Patrice Rushen ("Pizzazz") and Raydio (1978 debut) and "Rock On".

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/19 3:55pm

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Also check out the mid to late 70's albums by Minnie Riperton, Patrice Rushen ("Pizzazz") and Raydio (1978 debut) and "Rock On".

Thanks!

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Reply #5 posted 12/28/19 4:05pm

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http://www.thefunkstore.com/CurrentCDs/JustTheFacts/CRNT_2014JaraHarrisSolo_TFS.htm

Pick up this debut CD fro Slapback's Jara Harris.

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Reply #6 posted 12/29/19 12:40am

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http://www.thefunkstore.com/CurrentCDs/JustTheFacts/CRNT_2014JaraHarrisSolo_TFS.htm

Pick up this debut CD fro Slapback's Jara Harris.

Thanks!

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Reply #7 posted 12/29/19 1:30am

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Check out Ebonee Webb 2 albums.

Ebonee Webb

Too Hot

Too Hot really has the Prince 70's sound.

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Reply #8 posted 12/29/19 11:16am

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phunkdaddy said:

Check out Ebonee Webb 2 albums.

Ebonee Webb

Too Hot

Too Hot really has the Prince 70's sound.

Thanks! Checked these guys out. They have a track that sounds a lot like Head.

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Reply #9 posted 12/31/19 11:43am

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noobman said:

Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.


Steely Dan's Aja album

Ambrosia

Doobie Brothers

Player

Raydio



I have always felt For You dipped its toe in the yacht rock field. I have a Pandora station I built on Ambrosia's "You're The Biggest Part Of Me" that plays great tracks that almost anything on For You could fit into.

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Reply #10 posted 12/31/19 2:59pm

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noobman said:

I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.

The Crusaders ~ Street Life
Brand X (Phil Collins) ~ Unorthodox Behaviour
Watsonian Institute ~ Master Funk
Grover Washington Jr. ~ Mister Magic
Al Jarreau ~ All Fly Home
Sugarhill Gang ~ Sugarhill Gang

Johnnie Taylor ~ She's Killing Me
Stacy Lattisaw ~ Let Me Be Your Angel
Deniece Williams ~ This Is Niecy
Minnie Riperton ~ Minnie

Gap Band ~ Gap Band III

Brainstorm ~ Stormin'

Pockets ~ Come Go With Me

Jermaine Jackson ~ Let's Get Serious

Isley Brothers ~ The Real Deal

Meco ~ Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk

Quincy Jones ~ The Dude
Jamiroquai ~ Emergency On Planet Earth

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Reply #11 posted 12/31/19 10:09pm

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. Happy New Year!

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Reply #12 posted 01/01/20 10:35am

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paisleypark4 said:



noobman said:


Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.


[Edited 12/27/19 21:13pm]




Randomly thought of Dr. Hooks album "Sometimes You Win". "Sexy Eyes" and "What Do You Want"



Bee Gees "Spirits Having Flown" of course



Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Street Player". Prince would sing Chaka to get his vocals going on For You. Check out "Stay", "Stranger To Love" and "Destiny" especially



Fleetwood Mac - Rumors



Ramp - Come Into Knowledge



I feel these albums all have some similar recording styles and musical styles to Prince's "For You". Really speaks to the era.



Thanks for this. Today I learned Clare Fischer worked on Soul albums as was part of Rufus, before working with Prince. Street Player’s “Finale” sounds like a predecessor to many Prince tracks.

https://en.m.wikipedia.or...eet_Player


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Reply #13 posted 01/03/20 11:09pm

mrwiggles

When I first heard Ebonee Webb I said well this sounds like Prince meets the Barkays. Turns out, I think they were produced by the same producer as the Barkays.

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Reply #14 posted 01/05/20 2:37am

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Wee - “You Can Fly On My Aeroplane”
Patrice Rushen - “Patrice”
Rufus & Chaka - “Ask Rufus”
Minnie Riperton - “Stay In Love”
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Reply #15 posted 01/06/20 3:26pm

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This is such a good question because people act like his sound wasn't unique since his debut, but I haven't heard anything quite the same. Maybe the general choice of instruments but that's about it.

Did anyone say Raydio?

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Reply #16 posted 01/06/20 3:29pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

noobman said:

Can you guys recommend albums by other artists that have a similar sound to Prince's "For You"? I particularly like the uptempo style tracks. I'm looking for that jazz/funk/r&b combination.


Steely Dan's Aja album

Ambrosia

Doobie Brothers

Player

Raydio


Yeahhhh

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Reply #17 posted 01/09/20 8:14am

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no...just keep listening to "For You"...theres no other lp i can think of in that era, with the range and diversity to go from the acapella opening of the title song, and follow it up with songs like "In Love", "Soft & Wet", "Crazy You", "Baby", "My Love Is Forever", "So Blue", and "Im Yours"...none of which songs, sound anything like the other..."For You" is unlike any other lp made by anyone else...shit, you cant even find another PRINCE album like it...truly a 1 of 1...

BUT...if forced to compare it to anything else, however, the closest lp in style and sound, is Pepe Willie (with Prince & Andre) on the "94East: Minneapolis Genius" lp.
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Reply #18 posted 01/09/20 8:17am

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thanks Phunkdaddy, i just checked out Ebonee Webb after seeing your comment, and it sounds more like 1980-1981 P, than For You, P...

"Something About You" is a blatant ripoff of "Head"...
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Reply #19 posted 01/09/20 8:24am

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LMAO ...Ebonee Webb even tried to copy Dr.Fink's synth solo from "head"...i wonder if P ever heard these guys music, and i wonder was he pissed at crews like Ebonee Webb and Ready For The World?...or was he honored and flattered?...or both?
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Reply #20 posted 01/10/20 11:50am

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Also Sun’s “Sunburn” from the same year sounds like it could’ve been done by him too nod
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Reply #21 posted 01/13/20 12:29pm

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RJOrion said:

LMAO ...Ebonee Webb even tried to copy Dr.Fink's synth solo from "head"...i wonder if P ever heard these guys music, and i wonder was he pissed at crews like Ebonee Webb and Ready For The World?...or was he honored and flattered?...or both?


I have an album of theirs but I forget what song sounds like "Head".

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Reply #22 posted 01/13/20 1:05pm

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Cinny said:

RJOrion said:

LMAO ...Ebonee Webb even tried to copy Dr.Fink's synth solo from "head"...i wonder if P ever heard these guys music, and i wonder was he pissed at crews like Ebonee Webb and Ready For The World?...or was he honored and flattered?...or both?


I have an album of theirs but I forget what song sounds like "Head".

Something About You is a dead ringer

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