Posts Tagged ‘Prince’

Little Red Corvette

January 11, 2020

“Little Red Corvette,” written by Prince, performed by him at Montreux, 2009.

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American Woman

July 3, 2016

“American Woman,” performed by Lenny Kravitz and Prince. The song was written by Randy Bachman with lyrics by Burton Cummings, and originally recorded in 1970 by their band, The Guess Who.

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Prince, Unplugged

May 1, 2016

Prince plays a medley of his tunes on MTV Unplugged. The audience sings along, and he stops them with a glance when they get it wrong.

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Donald Trump (Black Version)

April 29, 2016

“Donald Trump (Black Version),” written by Prince, recorded by Morris Day and The Time.

“Sweet words of love are helpful.
But what goes a lot farther than that?
A hundred dollar dinner at Adriano’s?
A brand new coat or a brand new hat?
Yes, I can do this!

.. Donald Trump (black version), maybe that’s what you need …”

More:

“Prince once wrote a song called ‘Donald Trump.’ Here are the lyrics, annotated.” Aaron Blake, Washington Post

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Prince & Kate Bush: ‘My Computer’

April 25, 2016

Prince & Kate Bush: 'My Computer'

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958 – 2016) started with personal computers in the early 1980s, and used the PC as a metaphor in 1983’s “Computer Blue” before writing a song about online dating (“Emale“) and dropping a few more computer references in other tunes. At times Prince mistakes his own computer’s memory for the Internet, which seems a natural consequence of a vast imagination.

Prince and Kate Bush recorded “My Computer” in 1996. It starts and ends with AOL audio prompts:

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Baltimore

April 23, 2016

“Baltimore,” written and played by Prince, with vocals by Eryn Allen Kane. Released in advance of Prince’s 2015 Rally 4 Peace in memory of Freddie Gray. Video by Ralston Smith.

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‘Good-night, sweet prince ….’

April 21, 2016


Version from the “Purple Rain” film soundtrack  here.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”
Hamlet, Act V Scene ii

Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016.

More:

“Prince Dead at 57,” Kory Grow, Rolling Stone

“Fans leave flowers, touch Prince’s star on First Avenue’s wall,” Katie Humphrey and Emma Nelson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Beyond Raspberry Berets: What Prince Left Behind,” Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian

“We’ll Never Understand Prince, and That’s Why We Love Him, Brian Raftery, Wired

“Tributes to Prince spring up across the US,” Associated Press

“Purple Pain: World Front Pages Mourn Prince’s Death,” Worldcrunch

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Baltimore

May 11, 2015

“Nobody got in nobody’s way
So I guess you could say
It was a good day
At least a little better than the day in Baltimore”

— Prince

More:

“Prince Is Dropping a Song, Guitar Solo for Baltimore,” Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast

“Prince takes the stage for ‘Rally 4 Peace’ show in Baltimore,” Lacey Johnson, Reuters
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