PRINCE / “Uptown”

MP3 01 Uptown.mp3 (7.92 MB)

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4 Responses to “PRINCE / “Uptown””

Ekere Says:
October 31st, 2006 at 4:47 pm

I haven’t been here in awhile. Nice welcome back: Prince. Old school Prince, scrumptious, mmmm mmmmm.

Back in the day, I was allowed to listen to one side of "Purple Rain." What does that mean? Of course it means I listened to the other side. I closed the door, danced, fantasized and sang the heat I hoped would seep into my future. Back then I wasn’t thinking about music in the conetext of movement or anything like that, my dears, I was partying and wondering what it would be like to grow up!

Michael Jackson was the acceptable star for teenaged girls to have a crush on, but Prince was forbidden fruit. My father had plenty to say whenever he saw Prince and wasn’t none of it good.

But whatever, back in the day, Prince could make you sweat.

Mmmm hmmmm.

one love,

oh, what a funny code y’all tell us to enter this week.

rich Says:
November 3rd, 2006 at 8:22 pm

I love the site, the music that gets featured and are consistently blown away by the depth and intelligence of the discussion/commentary. However, while it has been interesting to reflect upon the way Prince’s music may provide insight into the big questions of life – creation, politics, power – it seems to me that sometimes the conversation has lost sight of what is part of the essence of pop music’s appeal – its humour, fun and, in the right hands, its call to the dance floor. While not a die-hard fan, I have followed Prince’s work from the early records and I enjoyed the recent tour with Maceo. (Who, of course, is worth the price of admission on his own…). Prince’s appeal to me in the early years was based around some pretty simple factors – the showmanship and image manipulation was entertaining, the music was often funky and interesting, and some of the man’s lyrics could make you laugh out loud – He was funny and funky, and that made for a good time. These are the factors that make teenagers by records/CD and the fact that the guy seemed fixated on sex probably resonated somewhere as well. In a pop market, does being Prince’s current age limit the amount of teenage cash that will be heading in his direction? As tastes and fashions change, one thing that remains the same about pop music is the transience of its audience. Of course, some of the great music endures, and, while I might shed a tear that Prince may have joined a long list of my musical heroes who may have had their best day, it takes nothing from his achievements, nor does it in anyway stop me from occasionally checking him out in the hope that he will again one day match the perfect groove with a lyric that makes it good to be alive.

Clarence Says:
November 5th, 2006 at 11:39 pm

This was my album back in the day. It was good to hear it again. Prince was the man then and he still roks today. Saw in concert last year and it was just as great as it was back in 1982

Stephanie Says:
June 10th, 2008 at 5:27 pm


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