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Monday, 10 August 2015

"Our special guest tonight... Prince"

I thought I'd go with a somewhat random Prince post this week due to fairly random YouTube discoveries a few days ago that I felt compelled to share...

It's certainly no big revelation that compared to his expansive body of work since the 1970s, there's comparatively very little to find of Prince's music on YouTube - let's skip the fact that YouTube would probably need an entirely new server to cope with the amount it could house if everything was in fact green lit.  Having said that however, there are actually quite a few nuggets of Prince material to stumble on.

I'll start with the most exciting for me firstly - it's a dream combination that I genuinely never expected to take form in any context, but in 2011, for a bunch of supremely lucky people...it really, really did when Prince was a guest for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings...


Now, here's an excellent excerpt from a Q-Tip concert I think dating back to 2008.  It was widely-reported at the time that a shocked crowd witnessed Prince walking out on to stage, taking the guitarist's guitar and just start jamming to 'Vivrant Thing'.  What was even notably hilarious is that the surprise performance even took Q-Tip by surprise who was just as surprised when he turned round to see Prince as a part of his band.  Apparently, Prince didn't even wait til after the show and had left the venue by the end of the concert...


Our final clip serves nothing more than to make you smile.  Here's Prince's appearance's on The Muppet Show dating as far back as 1997, and riffing 'Starfish and Coffee' for the show...

 

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