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JAMES BROWN AND ALAN LEEDS AND PRINCE STORY

Leeds moonlighted on Star Time while holding down a day job in Minneapolis. “I was actually running Prince’s Paisley Park label,” he says. “I would stay late and work on this stuff after-hours, so I didn’t feel like I was cheating Prince.” One night, his boss—whose outtakes had been bootlegged for years—paid Leeds a surprise visit while he was playing the session reel for the funky 1969 hit “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose.”

“Prince walked in and, of course, he was familiar with the record. But what he was hearing was an unissued portion. He just looked at me funny and said, ‘What is that?’ And he started dancing around the office. He was just grooving to this thing: ‘Oh, my god, that is so dope, that is so dope.’ And suddenly, he caught himself. It was like a light switch was turned. He stopped dancing and looked at me, and he said, ‘Does James Brown know you have this?’ I said, ‘Yes, he knows we’re working on this. We have his blessings.’ And he said, ‘Well, I don’t think you should have that.’” As Prince turned to leave, he offered a parting shot: “I can guarantee you nobody’s going to be doing this with my catalog after I’m gone.”


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Reply #1 posted 05/09/21 1:34pm

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Shoulda left a will then, Skipper.

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/21 1:44pm

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clapping Monkey's flinging knowledge around here...

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Reply #3 posted 05/09/21 4:18pm

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lol monkey

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