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Eric Benét Covers Prince During Tour Stop



04/19/17

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Eric Benét recently delivered a soul-stirring cover of Prince's ballad, "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" at the House of Blues in New Orleans during his joint M.E. tour with Marsha Ambrosius.

The R&B artist's rendition of the song elicited a round of cheers from audience members, who sang along with Benét. It's very likely that Eric performed Prince's iconic song to commemorate this Friday's one-year anniversary of the legend's death.


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Reply #1 posted 04/20/17 3:56am

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The Brotha Sings his face off of any Song you give him...The weird thing is that he won't go down in History as one of our Great R&B Singers....People will remember Robin Thicke before they remember Eric...Same thing with Kenny Lattimore......I'm just giving my opinion...

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Reply #2 posted 04/20/17 6:26am

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He is a phenomenal live performer. The first time I ever saw him was way back in the late 90s with jazz fusion artist Jeff Lorber. Eric owned the stage, I'm tellin' ya.

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/17 5:35am

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Eric Benet Covers Prince's Ex
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/17 6:10am

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Baby he was sanggging to me, Eric still got it! smile

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Reply #5 posted 04/21/17 11:04am

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RJOrion said:

Eric Benet Covers Prince's Ex

All day, all night. wink

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Reply #6 posted 04/21/17 12:26pm

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zipped

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/17 12:56pm

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Kenny Lattimore

I don't listen to him. He's one of those anonymous singers to me like Music Soulchild, Avant, Joe, Case, etc. If I hear them I don't even know what they sound like by their voices or their songs. They all sound like one guy to me. It's like they have a "ghostsinger" like Ron Dante, who was the voice for several bubblegum groups like The Archies. razz

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/17 2:32pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Chancellor said:

Kenny Lattimore

I don't listen to him. He's one of those anonymous singers to me like Music Soulchild, Avant, Joe, Case, etc. If I hear them I don't even know what they sound like by their voices or their songs. They all sound like one guy to me. It's like they have a "ghostsinger" like Ron Dante, who was the voice for several bubblegum groups like The Archies. razz

great comment, i agree......add david hollister, tony terry, donnell jones, carl thomas, etc. to your list as well

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 4:20pm

214

Awful,is it was suppoesed to be a parody or what?

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/17 4:22pm

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214 said:

Awful,is it was suppoesed to be a parody or what?



He is serious, darlin'. I'm flabbergasted.

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Reply #11 posted 04/21/17 5:37pm

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morningsong said:



214 said:


Awful,is it was suppoesed to be a parody or what?





He is serious, darlin'. I'm flabbergasted.


--I can't believe people that this joker seriously.
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/17 7:08pm

214

morningsong said:

214 said:

Awful,is it was suppoesed to be a parody or what?



He is serious, darlin'. I'm flabbergasted.

Ok, then i guess i just don't like it at all.

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Reply #13 posted 04/21/17 7:08pm

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laurarichardson said:

morningsong said:



He is serious, darlin'. I'm flabbergasted.

--I can't believe people that this joker seriously.

What?

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Reply #14 posted 04/21/17 7:45pm

bashraka

Might as well go all out-I'm waiting for Benet to sport an afro wig, wear Prince's pumps, camp out in front of Paisley Park and sing Prince covers to passer bys. This dude clearly has no pride to sing the music of your wife's deceased husband for attention. This is dick riding a ghost!

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #15 posted 04/21/17 8:01pm

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great comment, i agree......add david hollister, tony terry, donnell jones, carl thomas, etc. to your list as well

I like a few of Tony Terry's songs. I liked Jesse Powell too, but he never really became popular or got the same amount of radio airplay. But Tony came out before most of these other guys, in the New Jack Swing era. So the radio wasn't saturated with these guys like in the late 1990s and beyond. Before then, there wasn't a bunch of sound alikes. Ray Parker Jr's voice didn't sound like Teddy Pendergrass and he didn't sound like Willie Hutch and he didn't sound like Billy Ocean. I could tell who it was even if I've never heard the song before.

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/17 8:29pm

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Might as well go all out-I'm waiting for Benet to sport an afro wig, wear Prince's pumps, camp out in front of Paisley Park and sing Prince covers to passer bys. This dude clearly has no pride to sing the music of your wife's deceased husband for attention. This is dick riding a ghost!

i was thinking pretty much the same thing... what a tacky move

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/17 10:14pm

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laurarichardson said:

morningsong said:



214 said:


Awful,is it was suppoesed to be a parody or what?





He is serious, darlin'. I'm flabbergasted.


--I can't believe people that this joker seriously.


Well unless he's hitting the road with a career changing comedic act I'mma take what he's doing seriously. Problem is, I have no idea why he's doing it. The LA thing I caulked up to a man gritting his teeth and standing by his wife. Unless there's a piece or two missing here this has gotten downright bizarre.
“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
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Reply #18 posted 04/21/17 10:15pm

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Ne"remind I see now.
[Edited 4/21/17 22:17pm]
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Reply #19 posted 04/21/17 10:37pm

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this dude has no shame disbelief

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Reply #20 posted 04/22/17 4:34pm

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MickyDolenz said:



RJOrion said:


great comment, i agree.....add david hollister, tony terry, donnell jones, carl thomas, etc. to your list as well



I like a few of Tony Terry's songs. I liked Jesse Powell too, but he never really became popular or got the same amount of radio airplay. But Tony came out before most of these other guys, in the New Jack Swing era. So the radio wasn't saturated with these guys like in the late 1990s and beyond. Before then, there wasn't a bunch of sound alikes. Ray Parker Jr's voice didn't sound like Teddy Pendergrass and he didn't sound like Willie Hutch and he didn't sound like Billy Ocean. I could tell who it was even if I've never heard the song before.



So true. Back in the day I could always tell who was who . I never mistook Donna Summer for Diana Ross, Ohio Players for EW&F or Cameo, or Minni Ripperton for Deneice Williams or Anita Ward for Deneice Williams. Marvin was Marvin, Al was Al, . Exception being Tom Brown's Jamaica Funk. That Lady does sound like Chaka
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Reply #21 posted 04/22/17 6:29pm

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SoulAlive said:

this dude has no shame disbelief




Given the song I'm wondering if there's trouble in paradise.
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Reply #22 posted 04/23/17 1:36pm

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this dude has no shame disbelief

Agree.

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Reply #23 posted 04/24/17 4:10am

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MickyDolenz said:

I don't listen to him. He's one of those anonymous singers to me like Music Soulchild, Avant, Joe, Case, etc. If I hear them I don't even know what they sound like by their voices or their songs. They all sound like one guy to me. It's like they have a "ghostsinger" like Ron Dante, who was the voice for several bubblegum groups like The Archies. razz



...LOL...You just slapped all of them in the Face...I bet you've played Joe's I wanna know on many intimate occasions.....

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Reply #24 posted 04/25/17 12:01am

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I thought his vocal performance was pretty good here. I have not always been impressed by his falsetto.

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Reply #25 posted 04/25/17 2:01am

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novabrkr said:

I thought his vocal performance was pretty good here. I have not always been impressed by his falsetto.

Maxwell's Falsetto pretty much Rules, but he can't match Eric's high notes....Also, Maxwell had some voice issues a while back, maybe even surgery...He still sounds good but you can hear the change, and you can hear a raspiness..

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Reply #26 posted 04/26/17 10:42am

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morningsong said:

SoulAlive said:

this dude has no shame disbelief




Given the song I'm wondering if there's trouble in paradise.

--Checked out his wife's Facebook page more pics of Prince on her page. What planet are these two living on?
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Reply #27 posted 04/26/17 12:12pm

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...LOL...You just slapped all of them in the Face...I bet you've played Joe's I wanna know on many intimate occasions.....

The only songs I have by Joe are the ones he did with Chico DeBarge & Mariah Carey. I used to listen to the Big Pun's Player No More a lot though, but not really because Joe was singing the hook. I still can't identify his voice if it's a song I don't already know it's him. I can tell Kem's voice, because I've never heard anyone else that sounds similar to Al Jarreau.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #28 posted 04/26/17 2:06pm

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laurarichardson said:

morningsong said:
Given the song I'm wondering if there's trouble in paradise.
--Checked out his wife's Facebook page more pics of Prince on her page. What planet are these two living on?




eek Really? Which ones? I'mma hafta keep my popcorn close at hand, something is going on. Maybe it's workin' for them. shrug Don't mind me I'm just filling in the gaps as best I can.


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Reply #29 posted 04/26/17 8:45pm

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The Brotha Sings his face off of any Song you give him...The weird thing is that he won't go down in History as one of our Great R&B Singers....People will remember Robin Thicke before they remember Eric...Same thing with Kenny Lattimore......I'm just giving my opinion...

Eric is good live. I dig the jazzy joint he did with Roy Ayers years ago, Feminimity, Spend My Life With You, and News For You he did a few years ago. I think the fact that Eric can do smooth soulful R&B and jazz styled songs is what seperates him from the clusterfuck of r&b singers like Joe, Case, Jaheim, Ginuwine ill, Avant, etc. But yeah Eric is very underrated in terms of media respect but

dude sure as hell draw the females to his live shows. As for Robin Thicke I think he's hit his peak. He may continue to make good songs here and there but his brief flirtation with a white audience are only gonna remember him for Blurred Lines. Eric Benet actually has a better following among black

female listeners than Robin.

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