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Rimkus Reflects on Prince

(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Believe it or not, I’ve been to two Prince concerts. Not out of a “hometown boy made good” support kind of thing but mostly because Mrs. Rimkus was always smitten by him. And liked his music I suppose. They were electrifying shows. Those who never had the pleasure…

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Top Ten Albums of 2014, by Graig Markel, Celebrity Guest Blogger

Unless someone comes out with an excellent Christmas album in the next couple weeks, here’s my top ten of 2014:

St. Paul and the Broken Bones Half the City

The Budos Band Burnt Offering

Lee Fields and the Expressions Emma Jean

Benjamin Booker Violent Shiver

Prince Art Official Age

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Sheila E – Erotic City, By Lou Trez

If you’re one of the “Sexy People” you’ve danced and sweated to “Erotic City” and to Sheila E. “Erotic City,” written by Prince, has one of the most recognizable dance grooves on this planet if you’re not compelled to hit the dance floor in the first 4 bars you’re dead. On a side note, . . . → Read More: Sheila E – Erotic City, By Lou Trez

Alicia Dara’s 100 Songs in 100 Days – Prince – Thieves in the Temple

“Thieves in the Temple” – Prince. Stirs my blood more than his other songs. My band covers this acoustically on YouTube.

– Alicia Dara – @thevolcanodiary – #100songs100days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWi2XEXXNYA

Prince – Original Live Recording of Purple Rain (First Avenue 1983) With Commentary, By Andrew Hamlin

On Valentine’s Day 1985, he played this for, I don’t know, forever. A delicious forever…

– Andrew Hamlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIzzHHMLfd0&feature=youtu.be

Tom Kipp’s 1200 Songs: What Was in the Water at Warner Brothers, ca. 1978-80!

[Ed. Note: What follows is a work in progress. Tom Kipp is in the process of compiling a list of 1200, or perhaps more, unforgettable songs. Some of these songs will be familiar, others less so. All will be worthy of your attention and Tom will expertly explain why. The presentation below, “What . . . → Read More: Tom Kipp’s 1200 Songs: What Was in the Water at Warner Brothers, ca. 1978-80!

Purple Reign – Scotland Has No Music – Prince at Hop Farm – Prince Should Be Permanent Super Bowl Entertainment, By Mark Erickson

Edinburgh has many churches that are closed or operate as something other than a house of worship. Here, a former Seventh Day Adventist church is now the Forest Cafe.

[The photo above was taken of the Forest Cafe in Bristo Park, Edinburgh. For more information about the place and it’s history, click . . . → Read More: Purple Reign – Scotland Has No Music – Prince at Hop Farm – Prince Should Be Permanent Super Bowl Entertainment, By Mark Erickson

Tom Kipp’s 1200 Songs: What Was in the Water at Warner Brothers, ca. 1978-80!

[Ed. Note: What follows is a work in progress. Tom Kipp is in the process of compiling a list of 1200, or perhaps more, unforgettable songs. Some of these songs will be familiar, others less so. All will be worthy of your attention and Tom will expertly explain why. The presentation below, “What . . . → Read More: Tom Kipp’s 1200 Songs: What Was in the Water at Warner Brothers, ca. 1978-80!

Dave Chappelle – Prince vs Charlie Murphy

Thanks to Steve Stav for this:

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Prince – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Greatest Guitar Solo Ever!

Prince – Erotic City, by Lou Trez, Celebrity Guest Blogger

Listening to Prince’s music is like discovering the Kama Sutra and Erotic City would be your favorite position. The groove is mesmerizing, funky and sexy. Prince is pound for pound the greatest songwriter/musician/performer combination ever. “Erotic City” still fills the floor and is a hit today in dance clubs. Many of today’s top R&B . . . → Read More: Prince – Erotic City, by Lou Trez, Celebrity Guest Blogger

Calling All Swedes and Swede Ams! – Children of the Heavenly Father

Calling All Swedes and Swede Ams!

How important is “Children of the Heavenly Father” to people of Swedish descent everywhere? Very much so. If you know the song, and love the song, why not celebrate and expand the tradition by singing it once a week (and change the world in the process)? The . . . → Read More: Calling All Swedes and Swede Ams! – Children of the Heavenly Father