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Thread started 04/20/19 9:40am

Seahorsie

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Thank God he grew up in the 60's & 70's

What a great break for us! Besides his innate talent, born of musical parents, growing up where he did, and being sort of too short for pursuing basketball, think about the timeframe he grew up in! We had no facinating electrical devices, and sometimes you got very bored unless you could make up something yourself to do. Especially in the summertime. But, late at night, we here in the cultural desert of the midwest could "sometimes" get WLS radio out of Chicago. (Boring scientific stuff like the raising of the ionosphere, etc...)

Some of the obvious influences on Prince are of course, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & and the Family Stone, Joni Mitchell, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder,and his own father, John Nelson. But wow, think of all the other Soul, Jazz, Rock, and other kinds of music that was just going crazy at that time. You were no longer required to stay in a musical "box" or style, and most artists really played the instruments you heard on their records.

While deep in my listening lab upstairs, these are some other artists I hear running through his music: The Staple Singers, Grand Funk Railroad, the Moody Blues, the Dramatics, George Benson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Friends of Distraction, Tower of Poower, Chicago, Leon Haywood, Blue Mitchell, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Lou Rawls, and Martha Reeves & The Vandelias, Chicago, Electric Light Orchestra, and REO. What do you hear sometimes??

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Reply #1 posted 04/20/19 3:33pm

laytonian

Seahorsie said:

What a great break for us! Besides his innate talent, born of musical parents, growing up where he did, and being sort of too short for pursuing basketball, think about the timeframe he grew up in! We had no facinating electrical devices, and sometimes you got very bored unless you could make up something yourself to do. Especially in the summertime. But, late at night, we here in the cultural desert of the midwest could "sometimes" get WLS radio out of Chicago. (Boring scientific stuff like the raising of the ionosphere, etc...)

Some of the obvious influences on Prince are of course, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & and the Family Stone, Joni Mitchell, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder,and his own father, John Nelson. But wow, think of all the other Soul, Jazz, Rock, and other kinds of music that was just going crazy at that time. You were no longer required to stay in a musical "box" or style, and most artists really played the instruments you heard on their records.

While deep in my listening lab upstairs, these are some other artists I hear running through his music: The Staple Singers, Grand Funk Railroad, the Moody Blues, the Dramatics, George Benson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Friends of Distraction, Tower of Poower, Chicago, Leon Haywood, Blue Mitchell, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Lou Rawls, and Martha Reeves & The Vandelias, Chicago, Electric Light Orchestra, and REO. What do you hear sometimes??

We had fascinating electrical devices: radios, record players, 8-tracks, little transistor radios. Just different versions of today's devices.

Top 40 in the mid-1960s was a mix. We had rock, pop, the blues, show tunes, all mixed into that playlist.

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Reply #2 posted 04/22/19 12:11am

PeteSilas

Seahorsie said:

What a great break for us! Besides his innate talent, born of musical parents, growing up where he did, and being sort of too short for pursuing basketball, think about the timeframe he grew up in! We had no facinating electrical devices, and sometimes you got very bored unless you could make up something yourself to do. Especially in the summertime. But, late at night, we here in the cultural desert of the midwest could "sometimes" get WLS radio out of Chicago. (Boring scientific stuff like the raising of the ionosphere, etc...)

Some of the obvious influences on Prince are of course, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & and the Family Stone, Joni Mitchell, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder,and his own father, John Nelson. But wow, think of all the other Soul, Jazz, Rock, and other kinds of music that was just going crazy at that time. You were no longer required to stay in a musical "box" or style, and most artists really played the instruments you heard on their records.

While deep in my listening lab upstairs, these are some other artists I hear running through his music: The Staple Singers, Grand Funk Railroad, the Moody Blues, the Dramatics, George Benson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Friends of Distraction, Tower of Poower, Chicago, Leon Haywood, Blue Mitchell, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Lou Rawls, and Martha Reeves & The Vandelias, Chicago, Electric Light Orchestra, and REO. What do you hear sometimes??

i don't think he'd have even been able to make it in todays world. Too much substance and that's the opposite of all the rest of these kids who grew up on american idol and youtube and have been brainwashed that they're all celebritites in their own delusional world. The singing? It's perfect, feminine, and phoney as fuck with everyone copying everyone else. I guess Mj and Prince had their hand in the whole fem bullshit that these boys today emulate but those guys had real nitty gritty depth to their singing and came from places where they learned from people who had it. These kids today make me sick.

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Reply #3 posted 04/22/19 11:21am

oceanblue

i don't think he'd have even been able to make it in todays world. Too much substance and that's the opposite of all the rest of these kids who grew up on american idol and youtube and have been brainwashed that they're all celebritites in their own delusional world. The singing? It's perfect, feminine, and phoney as fuck with everyone copying everyone else. I guess Mj and Prince had their hand in the whole fem bullshit that these boys today emulate but those guys had real nitty gritty depth to their singing and came from places where they learned from people who had it. These kids today make me sick.

If I can say one thing about your post, is that it's great to see someone finally speak exactly what's on their mind, and say how they really feel about something, especially in today's world of following the pack, and being bullied into stiffling your ability to speak what's really on your mind!

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Reply #4 posted 04/22/19 12:39pm

PeteSilas

oceanblue said:

i don't think he'd have even been able to make it in todays world. Too much substance and that's the opposite of all the rest of these kids who grew up on american idol and youtube and have been brainwashed that they're all celebritites in their own delusional world. The singing? It's perfect, feminine, and phoney as fuck with everyone copying everyone else. I guess Mj and Prince had their hand in the whole fem bullshit that these boys today emulate but those guys had real nitty gritty depth to their singing and came from places where they learned from people who had it. These kids today make me sick.

If I can say one thing about your post, is that it's great to see someone finally speak exactly what's on their mind, and say how they really feel about something, especially in today's world of following the pack, and being bullied into stiffling your ability to speak what's really on your mind!

ya damn right, these kids and their green hair, fuck 'em!

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Reply #5 posted 04/22/19 3:45pm

mbdtyler

PeteSilas said:

Seahorsie said:

What a great break for us! Besides his innate talent, born of musical parents, growing up where he did, and being sort of too short for pursuing basketball, think about the timeframe he grew up in! We had no facinating electrical devices, and sometimes you got very bored unless you could make up something yourself to do. Especially in the summertime. But, late at night, we here in the cultural desert of the midwest could "sometimes" get WLS radio out of Chicago. (Boring scientific stuff like the raising of the ionosphere, etc...)

Some of the obvious influences on Prince are of course, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & and the Family Stone, Joni Mitchell, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder,and his own father, John Nelson. But wow, think of all the other Soul, Jazz, Rock, and other kinds of music that was just going crazy at that time. You were no longer required to stay in a musical "box" or style, and most artists really played the instruments you heard on their records.

While deep in my listening lab upstairs, these are some other artists I hear running through his music: The Staple Singers, Grand Funk Railroad, the Moody Blues, the Dramatics, George Benson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Friends of Distraction, Tower of Poower, Chicago, Leon Haywood, Blue Mitchell, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Lou Rawls, and Martha Reeves & The Vandelias, Chicago, Electric Light Orchestra, and REO. What do you hear sometimes??

i don't think he'd have even been able to make it in todays world. Too much substance and that's the opposite of all the rest of these kids who grew up on american idol and youtube and have been brainwashed that they're all celebritites in their own delusional world. The singing? It's perfect, feminine, and phoney as fuck with everyone copying everyone else. I guess Mj and Prince had their hand in the whole fem bullshit that these boys today emulate but those guys had real nitty gritty depth to their singing and came from places where they learned from people who had it. These kids today make me sick.

Fucking hell, here we go again with this shit rolleyes

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Reply #6 posted 04/22/19 3:54pm

PeteSilas

mbdtyler said:

PeteSilas said:

i don't think he'd have even been able to make it in todays world. Too much substance and that's the opposite of all the rest of these kids who grew up on american idol and youtube and have been brainwashed that they're all celebritites in their own delusional world. The singing? It's perfect, feminine, and phoney as fuck with everyone copying everyone else. I guess Mj and Prince had their hand in the whole fem bullshit that these boys today emulate but those guys had real nitty gritty depth to their singing and came from places where they learned from people who had it. These kids today make me sick.

Fucking hell, here we go again with this shit rolleyes

well, it came from somewhere and i hate it, no balls whatsoever, fake smiles, fake music i fucking hate it. it wouldn't be so bad if i didn't have to see it everytime i watch youtube (as well as those annoying anti-trump whiners who just won't let the shit go).

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Reply #7 posted 04/22/19 3:56pm

mbdtyler

Thank god not all Prince fans are like this dude

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Reply #8 posted 04/22/19 4:40pm

PeteSilas

Thank God my nuts dropped unlike these fun boys we have today.
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Reply #9 posted 04/24/19 8:31am

Seahorsie

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OK guys, you taking over my thread. Let's get back on topic,K? Yall gotta learn to chill out on occasion. chill pill
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Reply #10 posted 04/24/19 4:45pm

AnnaSantana

Thank God the school Prince attended had a music program, before government budget cuts eliminated almost all of them in the inner cities...
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Reply #11 posted 04/24/19 7:08pm

Seahorsie

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AnnaSantana said:

Thank God the school Prince attended had a music program, before government budget cuts eliminated almost all of them in the inner cities...

Yeah, it was just part of the curriculum in the 70's. I loved being in band even though I really didnt prove to be much of a musician. At least I immerse myself in it there!

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