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Prince: A Celebration – A Six Part Podcast Series

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Wed 07 June, 2017

The hits? The b-sides? The side projects? Unreleased material? All covered. Shaun Ponsonby celebrates Prince’s birthday by chronicling his entire career over 12 hours. 

It’s Prince‘s birthday today.

The Purple One would have been 59 years old, and no doubt playing his guitar somewhere in the world. As a Jehovah’s Witness, he wasn’t allowed to acknowledge his birthday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t. It doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate his life.

The week after his death, I began a six part series on KCC Live celebrating his entire career. I began with home recordings from his teenage years, covered his early albums, his years as a superstar, his years of experimentation, his side projects, his live performances, his movies, the hits, the b-sides, key album tracks, songs he wrote for other people, unreleased recordings, right up to his final album and tour.

As a die hard fan, it was pretty cathartic to put together, and a pretty exhaustive summation of his career.

Since it is his birthday, we thought we would re-post the series in podcast form here. That’s 12 hours of non-stop Prince.

Part 1: Uptown (1976-1984)

  1. 1. For You (Prince) [For You, 1978]
  2. 2. Sweet Thing (Prince) [unreleased home recording,1976]
  3. 3. Just Another Sucker (94 East) [1977]
  4. 4. Soft and Wet (Prince) [For You, 1978]
  5. 5. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) [Prince, 1979]
  6. 6. Bambi (Prince) [Prince, 1979]
  7. 7. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? (Prince) [Prince, 1979]
  8. 8. I Feel For You (Chaka Khan) [1984]
  9. 9. Loving You (The Rebels) [unreleased, 1980]
  10. 10. Uptown (Prince) [Dirty Mind, 1980]
  11. 11. When You Were Mine (Cyndi Lauper) [1983]
  12. 12. Partyup (Prince) [Dirty Mind, 1980]
  13. 13. Cool (The Time) [1981]
  14. 14. Controversy (Prince) [Controversy, 1981]
  15. 15. Let’s Work (Prince) [Controversy, 1981]
  16. 16. Nasty Girl (Vanity 6) [1982]
  17. 17. (Gotta Stop) Messin’ Around (Prince) [UK-only single, 1981]
  18. 18. Little Red Corvette (Prince) [1999, 1982]
  19. 19. He’s So Dull (Vanity 6) [1982]
  20. 20. 777-9311 (The Time) [1982]
  21. 21. Delirious (Prince) [1999, 1982]
  22. 22. How Come U Don’t Call Me? (Alicia Keys) [2001]
  23. 23. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Prince) [1999, 1982]
  24. 24. 1999 (Prince) [1999, 1982]
  25. 25. Purple Rain (Prince & The Revolution) [Purple Rain, 1984]

Part 2: The Revolution (1984-1986)

  1. 1. When Doves Cry (Prince) [Purple Rain, 1984]
  2. 2. Take Me With U (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) [2009]
  3. 3. Jungle Love (The Time) [1984]
  4. 4. Computer Blue (Prince & The Revolution) [unreleased full version, 1984]
  5. 5. Darling Nikki (Prince & The Revolution) [Purple Rain, 1984]
  6. 6. Sugar Walls (Sheena Easton) [1984]
  7. 7. Erotic City (George Clinton) [1994]
  8. 8. 17 Days (Prince & The Revolution) [When Doves Cry b-side, 1984]
  9. 9. Sex Shooter (Apollonia 6) [1984]
  10. 10. The Bird (The Time) [1984]
  11. 11. Let’s Go Crazy (Prince & The Revolution) [Live, 1984]
  12. 12. The Glamorous Life (Shelia E) [1984]
  13. 13. I Would Die 4 U (Prince & The Revolution) [Purple Rain, 1984]
  14. 14. Pop Life (Prince & The Revolution) [Around The World in a Day, 1985]
  15. 15. Around The World in a Day (Prince & The Revolution) [Around The World in a Day, 1985]
  16. 16. The Dance Electric (Andre Cymone) [1985]
  17. 17. Raspberry Beret (Prince & The Revolution) [Around The World in a Day, 1985]
  18. 18. Paisley Park (Prince & The Revolution) [Around The World in a Day, 1985]
  19. 19. Mutiny (The Family) [1985]
  20. 20. She’s Always In My Hair (Prince & The Revolution) [Raspberry Beret b-side, 1985]
  21. 21. 4 The Tears In Ur Eyes (Prince & The Revolution) [1985, rare USA For Africa version]
  22. 22. 100 MPH (Mazarati) [1986]
  23. 23. Kiss (Prince) [unreleased acoustic demo, 1986]
  24. 14. Kiss (Prince & The Revolution) [Parade, 1986]
  25. 15. Anotherloverholenyohead (Prince & The Revolution) [Parade, 1986]
  26. 16. Manic Monday (Prince & Apollonia) [unreleased demo, 1984]
  27. 17. Manic Monday (The Bangles) [1986]
  28. 18. Mountains (Prince & The Revolution) [Parade, 1986]
  29. 19. A Love Bizare (Shelia E ft. Prince) [1985]
  30. 20. Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince & The Revolution) [Parade, 1986]

Part 3: Sign “O” The Times (1986-1990)

  1. 1. Housequake (Prince) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  2. 2. Dream Factory (Prince & The Revolution) [1986, released on Crystal Ball 1998]
  3. 3. Witness 4 The Prosecution (Prince & The Revolution) [unreleased, 1986]
  4. 4. Rebirth Of the Flesh (Camille) [unreleased, 1987]
  5. 5. Crystall Ball (Prince) [1987, released on Crystal Ball 1998]
  6. 6. Sign “O” The Times (Prince) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  7. 7. 6 (Madhouse) [1987]
  8. 8. Starfish & Coffee (Prince) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  9. 9. Strange Relationship (Prince & The Revolution) [unreleased version, 1986]
  10. 10. Mia Bocca (Jill Jones) [1987]
  11. 11. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Prince) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  12. 12. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  13. 13. U Got The Look (Prince ft. Sheena Easton) [Sign “O” The Times, 1987]
  14. 14. It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night (Prince) [Live, 1987]
  15. 15. Le Grind (Prince) [The Black Album, 1987/released 1994]
  16. 16. Alphabet St (Prince) [LoveSexy, 1988]
  17. 17. When 2 R In Love (Prince) [LoveSexy, 1988]
  18. 18. LoveSexy (Prince) [Live, 1988]
  19. 19. Glam Slam (Prince) [Live, 1988]
  20. 20. Good Love (Prince) [Bright Lights Big City soundtrack, 1988]
  21. 21. Yo Mister (Patti LaBelle) [1989]
  22. 22. Neon Telephone (Three O’ Clock) [1988]
  23. 23. Batdance (Prince) [Batman, 1988]
  24. 24. Partyman (Prince) [Batman, 1988]
  25. 25. Love Song (Madonna ft. Prince) [1989]
  26. 26. Feel U Up (Prince) [Partyman b-side, 1989]
  27. 27. Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O’ Connor) [1990]

Part 4: New Power Generation (1990-1994)

  1. 1. New Power Generation (Prince) [Funky Weapon Mix, 1990]
  2. 2. Thieves In The Temple (Prince) [Graffiti Bridge, 1990]
  3. 3. The Question of U (Prince) [Graffiti Bridge, 1990]
  4. 4. Jerk Out (The Time) [1990]
  5. 5. Elephants and Flowers (Prince) [Graffiti Bridge, 1990]
  6. 6. Joy In Repetition (Prince) [Graffiti Bridge, 1990]
  7. 7. The Sex Of It (Kid Creole & The Coconuts) [1990]
  8. 8. Get Off (Prince) [New Power Generation maxi-single, 1990]
  9. 9. Gett Off (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Diamonds and Pearls, 1991]
  10. 10. Money Don’t Matter 2Night (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Diamonds and Pearls, 1991]
  11. 11. Martika’s Kitchen (Martika) [1991]
  12. 12. Diamonds & Pearls (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Diamonds and Pearls, 1991]
  13. 13. Cream (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Diamonds and Pearls, 1991]
  14. 14. Strollin’ (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Diamonds and Pearls, 1991]
  15. 15. Letter 4 Miles (Prince) [unreleased, 1991]
  16. 16. You Will Be Moved (Mavis Staples) [1993]
  17. 17. Sexy MF (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Image:SymbolSmaller.png, 1992]
  18. 18. My Name Is Prince (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Image:SymbolSmaller.png, 1992]
  19. 19. Blue Light (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Image:SymbolSmaller.png, 1992]
  20. 20. Hollywood (George Clinton) [1993]
  21. 21. Segue #6 (Prince & The New Power Generation) [unreleased, 1992]
  22. 22. 7 (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Image:SymbolSmaller.png, 1992]
  23. 23. Call The Law (New Power Generation) [1993]*
  24. 24. 3 Chains O’ Gold (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Image:SymbolSmaller.png, 1992]
  25. 25. Carmen On Top (Carmen Electra) [unreleased, 1993]
  26. 26. Peach (Prince) [The Hits/The B-Sides, 1993]
  27. 27. The Ride (Prince) [1993, released on Crystal Ball 1998]
  28. 28. Letitgo (Prince) [Come, 1994]

Part 5: Slave (1994-2003)

  1. 1. Gold (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [The Gold Experience, 1995]
  2. 2. What’s My Name (Prince) [1993, released on Crystal Ball 1998 as Image:SymbolSmaller.png]
  3. 3. Endorphinmachine (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [The Gold Experience, 1995]
  4. 4. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [single version, 1994]
  5. 5. Shhh (Tevin Campbell) [1993]
  6. 6. Dolphin (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [The Gold Experience, 1995]
  7. 7. Get Wild (New Power Generation) [1995]
  8. 8. Why Should I Love You? (Kate Bush) [1994]
  9. 9. If Eye Love U 2Night (Mayte) [1994]
  10. 10. Chaos and Disorder (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Chaos and Disorder, 1996]
  11. 11. Had U (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Chaos and Disorder, 1996]
  12. 12. Emancipation (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Emancipation, 1996]
  13. 13. Face Down (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Emancipation, 1996]
  14. 14. Betcha By Golly Wow (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Emancipation, 1996]
  15. 15. Get Yo Groove On (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Emancipation, 1996]
  16. 16. The Holy River (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Emancipation, 1996]
  17. 17. The Ever-Changing Light (NPG Orchestra) [1998]
  18. 18. The Truth (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [The Truth, 1998]
  19. 19. The One (New Power Generation) [1998]
  20. 20. Don’t Talk 2 Strangers (Chaka Khan) [1998]
  21. 21. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (Image:SymbolSmaller.png) [Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, 1999]
  22. 22. So Far, So Pleased (Image:SymbolSmaller.png ft. Gwen Stefani) [Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, 1999]
  23. 23. The Rest Of My Life (Prince) [1992, released on The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale, 1999]
  24. 24. U Make My Sun Shine (Prince ft. Angie Stone) [single, 2000]
  25. 25. Last December (Prince) [The Rainbow Children, 2001]
  26. 26. A Case Of U (Prince) [One Nite Alone, 2002]
  27. 27. Muse 2 The Pharaoh (Prince) [One Nite Alone…Live, 2003]

Part 6: Resolution (2004-2016)

    1. 1. Musicology (Prince) [Musicology, 2004]
    2. 2. Cinnamon Girl (Prince) [Musicology, 2004]
    3. 3. Empty Room (Prince) [C-Note, 2004]
    4. 4. Northside (Prince) [The Slaughterhouse, 2004]
    5. 5. Vavoom (Prince) [The Chocolate Invasion, 2004]
    6. 6. Paradigm (George Clinton ft. Prince) [2005]
    7. 7. Black Sweat (Prince) [3121, 2006]
    8. 8. Lolita (Prince) [3121, 2006]
    9. 9. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed (Prince ft. Tamar) [3121, 2006]
    10. 10. Song of the Heart (Prince) [Happy Feet Soundtrack, 2006]
    11. 11. Guitar (Prince) [Planet Earth, 2007]
    12. 12.The One U Wanna C (Prince) [Planet Earth, 2007]
    13. 13. 3121/DMSR (Prince & The New Power Generation) [Indigo Nights – Live, 2008]
    14. 14. PFUnk (Prince) [rare fan club version, 2007]
    15. 15. Another Boy (Bria Valente) [2009]
    16. 16. Crimson & Clover (Prince) [LotusFlow3r cd version, 2009]
    17. 17. The Morning After (Prince) [LotusFlow3r digital version, 2009]
    18. 18. No More Candy 4 U (Prince) [MPLSouND, 2009]
    19. 19. Laydown (Prince) [20Ten, 2010]
    20. 20. Rich Friends (Prince) [Unreleased, 2010]
    21. 21. Give Em What They Love (Janelle Monae ft. Prince) [2013]
    22. 22. The Unexpected (Liv Warfield) [2014]
    23. 23. FunkNRoll (Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL) [PlectrumElectrum, 2014]
    24. 24. Clouds (Prince) [Art Official Age, 2014]
    25. 25. Baltimore (Prince) [single later released on HitNRun Phase II, 2015]
    26. 26. 1,000 Hugs & Kisses (Nona Gaye & Prince) [unreleased demo, 1992]
    27. 27. 1,000 X’s & O’s (Prince) [HitNRun Phase I, 2015]
    28. 28. Big City (Prince) [HitNRun Phase II, 2015]
    29. 29. Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince & The New Power Generation) [One Nite Alone…Live!, 2003]

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