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(Almost) every Prince song ever recorded and released between 1977-2009, including a couple of concert albums. Enjoy.

Los Angelisto Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
From the “Inspiration Information” album (recorded 1971-1974).

Reminds me of Bay Area’s Sly & the Family Stone’s “If You Want Me to Stay” (1973) and…something else.

Not too much is written about California Soul (shout-out to Marlena Shaw) when rhapsodizing about the 60s and 70s, but it was quite an influential area/era of music. For example, there’d be no 70s or 80s Prince (and all those musical descendants he spawned) without it or Sly/Musiq/Prince’s (un)original title spelling. California Dreamin, indeed.

wildstyle96:

5 women - The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale ~ Prince

One of my fav Prince albums in the midst of questionable releases. It reminded me to keep the faith as he put out experimental trash to make a statement/fulfill a contractual obligation to Warner Bros.

Happy birthday, musical genius.

(via purplepersuasion)

D’Angelo - Sugar Daddy (Live in Philly)

One of the grown folks is baaaaaaaaaack!

He went from wanting some of that brown sugar to being a sugar daddy, though. #evolution

D’Angelo (Voodoo Tour)

Prince. Sheila E. Miles Davis. New Year’s Eve. December 31, 1987.

Music by Prince proteges. Including covers. >

(featured in People magazine)

I’m studying him.

"Unsung" - Season 4, Episode 6 - The Ohio Players