“The Ladder” is from the 1985 album”Around the World in a Day.” Prince said he gave co-writing credit to his father John L. Nelson because he based “The Ladder” on a chord sequence his father often used. “The Independent” wrote a summary of the troubled relationship between the two as Prince laid his father to rest in August 2001. …
WHO DOES IT BETTER: PRINCE OR PAULA ABDUL?
Did you run out to buy Paula Abdul’s “Spellbound” album in 1991? Me neither.
Prince gave her a track entitled “U.” But perhaps her version should be called “Not U.” Prince’s version of the track entitled “All Eye Want Is U” is unreleased. It’s interesting to hear the two versions of the song. Abdul followed the lyrics exactly, but somehow they sound dramatically different. Listen and judge for yourself. …
BABY KNOWS: PRINCE
PRINCE: SOMEWHERE HERE ON EARTH
KISS WAS ALMOST DUMPED AS A PRINCE SINGLE
GOD MADE US: THEN HE MADE PRINCE
CONTROVERSY ALBUM LABELED BLASPHEMOUS
PRINCE SOLO: I’M SO LOST, NO ONE CAN FIND ME
PRINCE & HIS X’S FACE
WHEN DOVES CRY VS WHEN THUGS CRY
Recently, Joey Bada$$ covered a sampling of “When Doves Cry” which is the ‘Holy Grail” of Prince fan favorites. He held the session for Australian radio station triple J’s “Like a Version” series. His version of the classic is called “When Thugs Cry.” Triple J’s site says: Joey chose the song because “To this day my mom is the biggest Prince, she always played Prince around the house, put me on to Prince at such an early age. Me and her we used to always sing ‘When Doves Cry’ together, so I made my own version. It’s called ‘When Thugs Cry’.” …
PRINCE AFTER OVERDOSE: I HAD TO FIGHT FOR MY LIFE
During an emergency landing in Moline, IL on April 15, 2016 Prince told Judith Hill; “It’s only by God’s grace that I’m even here…I had to fight for my life. I remember hearing your voices from afar and saying to myself, ‘Follow the voices, follow the voices, get back in your body, you gotta do this.” …
FREE: HEARTBREAKING & RARELY PERFORMED LIVE
If you listen closely to ‘Free’ you can hear the passion in his voice.
What, at first, seems like avid patriotism is really sage wisdom about life gift-wrapped as a deliciously moving booster-shot to our souls. Don’t sleep til sunrise, listen 2 the falling rain.
Don’t worry about tomorrow, don’t worry about ur pain.
Don’t cry unless ur happy, don’t smile unless ur blue.
Never let that lonely monster take control of U.
An Emotional Free. …
DO ME BABY LIVE WITH PRINCE & MIKO WEAVER
The Nude Tour is described as a greatest-hits concert tour of 1990-91. The tour featured the remaining members from The Revolution & uber talented guitarist Miko Weaver.
Miko Weaver came to the attention of Prince when he was a member of Sheila E.’s band. He was also picked to provide guitar for ‘The Family.’
When The Family dissolved, Weaver, stayed on for the Sign o’ the Times and Lovesexy tours. Weaver also participated in many studio sessions during this time. …
NONA GAYE & THE SCANDALOUS ONE
Nona Gaye says ‘I just thought he was beautiful’ and she fell for him as most women did.
Although they dated for three years, Nona says she never really knew the man she was dating. But when they broke up she says her ‘heart was shattered’. Her story is gut-wrenching and familiar for any woman who has ever had her heart-broken. …
THE BLACK ALBUM: PRINCE’S MOST BOOTLEGGED MATERIAL
In 1987, it became one of the most bootlegged albums ever. This after Prince pulled the plug on the project one week before it was set to be released. The problem was most promotional copies had already gone out and the album became an exclusive sought-after item that fans searched for like buried treasure. Fans weren’t sure if Warner Brothers or Prince scrapped the project, they just wanted to hear whatever was being hidden from them. …
SLOW LOVE WITH PRINCE
“Slow Love” was released on the “Sign of the Times” album released on March 31, 1987. It is a magical track that some fans may have missed when the album was first released. Its sultry lyrics tell of a lover pleading his case for slowing things down for maximum passion. The track was not a top 10 single for the album but it should’ve been. …