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Posts tagged with Funk

The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side
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The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side

Starkly funky and unapologetically sexual, ‘The Black Album’ was Prince’s ‘angry bitter’ response to his critics – and he shelved it.

Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic
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Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic

The record on which ‘his original ideas broke through’, Prince’s self-titled second album served notice that a star was in the making.

Prince Estate Celebrates ‘Controversy’ With ‘Do Me, Baby’ Demo Release

Prince Estate Celebrates ‘Controversy’ With ‘Do Me, Baby’ Demo Release

The Prince Estate have announced a new release to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Controversy album - an unheard version of Do Me, Baby available on limited-edition vinyl and cassette.

Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s
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Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s

With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.

The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s
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The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s

Released during a fractious period in his life, ‘The Gold Experience’ remains a vital part of Prince’s treasured body of work.

Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, Former James Brown Band Leader, Dies Aged 80

Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, Former James Brown Band Leader, Dies Aged 80

Alfred 'Pee Wee Ellis', songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former James Brown band leader, has died aged 80.

The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems
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The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems

Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.

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