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The Prince Podcast

Marylou Badeaux

Marylou Badeaux spent her entire career working in the entertainment business, spending 25 years at Warner Bros. Records in both the R&B department and the jazz department. Through the years she held various positions but her real forte was as Vice President Special Projects where she was able to use her creativity in marketing, TV shows, co-promotions, and working closely with the artists.

The Warner Bros. roster was rich in artist talent, giving her the opportunity to work with some of the greatest artists a person could hope for. Her first book, MOMENTS, Remembering Prince is based on her close relationship to both the artist and the people who worked around him.

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Stacia Lang: Designing outfits for Prince and the NPG

Stacia Lang shares her journey of working with Prince in the early 90's. Diamonds and Pearls, Symbol Album Arsenio Hall and Sexy MF video!

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Liv Warfield – Prince, He Challenged Me

Liv Warfield shares her experience joining the New Power Generation, touring with Prince, her solo career and a new band with Hearts Nancy Wilson called Roadcase Royale.

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Prince unreleased music removed from Paisley Park

With news of Prince's music and video masters being moved from Paisley Park to Iron Mountain Entertainment Services in California, Dave Hampton stops by to offer some insight. Dave Hampton has served as Technical Director at both Paisley Park and Hancock Music in Los Angeles.

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Brownmark Interview

Brownmark sets the record straight on the song 'KISS', his days as a solo artist on Motown, The Revolution and more.
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Jacqui Thompson

We are joined by Jacqui Thompson. In 1997, Jacqui became head management for Prince’s Paisley Park Enterprises acted as the conduit between Paisley Park and other record labels including Arista Records, oversaw all merchandising functions for 1-800- NEW-FUNK /tours, and helped manage Prince’s tours, promotional tours, and public relations activities.

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Review : Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Prince is music.  

Prince is a prolific writer.  

Prince is a workaholic.  

Prince can be tough at times.  

Prince has a way of pushing you beyond your self-assumed boundaries and will have you doing things you never thought possible…  

We hear these notions that describe Prince so often,  it’s almost easy to gloss over exactly what they mean. Only when we hear specific stories or accounts about working with him do these phrases truly begin to resonate past lore and into real life experience.

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 describes a young man who is almost solely fixated on his craft. He “hears” something and becomes singularly focused on translating what he hears for us to enjoy. When he says his songs are his “children”, he truly means this. He grows them, nurtures them, feeds them, spends quality time with them, he does all he can to help develop them into beautiful works of art we all deeply connect to.

This book explores the meticulous ways in which our hero brings his children to life. What you’ll read here is a study guide really for students of the music industry, sound engineering, production, musicianship, songwriting, musical collaboration…it is a book that shows the dedication and tenacity that goes into being such a prolific artist and all that it takes to support that artist in their work. This book shows that success does not happen overnight…or even that your biggest songs aren’t always a direct download straight to tape. Sometimes you will tinker for weeks to get it juuusssst right. Bias aside (smile) Prince is of course the greatest to have ever done it, and it’s important to know that there’s A LOT of work and A LOT of sacrifice that happens behind the curtain…a message that clearly comes through in this book.

For fams, this book will give you a deeper appreciation for these songs that mean so much to us. The amount of work and care that Prince put into them is INCREDIBLE. For those who wonder what a certain song was about, you’ll get a bit of insight into that here. You’ll also get some insight into what a good day working with P is like…and what a bad day working with P is like. You’ll also get some information about where he found his inspiration…or his muses if you will, and that inspiration does not always come from those you would expect…

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 is an AMAZING labor of love that gives a great history in this bountiful time of Prince’s musical history. Take your time traveling this journey with him and imagine what it must have been like… 4am at Sunset Sound knee deep in tinkering on Computer Blue after several weeks of work on this same song to make it perfect for us, his family.

Thank you, Prince.

And thank you Duane for chronicling this incredible journey for us.

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Mi-Ling Stone Poole

On this weeks episode we, are joined by Mi-Ling Stone Poole, the woman who inspired Little Red Corvette.

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Afshin Shahidi Prince: A Private View Interview

Interview with Afshin Shahidi, talking about his book 'Prince: A Private View'. Afshin shares his journey moving to America, the 1st day working at Paisley Park, Fatherhood and more.

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Listener Dinner

Recorded Live in Minneapolis 9/9: Michael Dean is joined by listeners and members of The People of Paisley Park and The Paisley 5 & Dime for a dinner of fellowship and breaking bread.

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Duane Tudahl

We are joined by Duane Tudahl and talk about his upcoming book: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984.

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Black In Minneapolis

We are joined by Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, creator of “CONTROVERSY” An un-gentrified view of Prince's death and the city of Minneapolis.

We talk about some of the racial politics of Minneapolis, how some African Americans in the city viewed an early Prince and the incredible impact and influence Bernadette Anderson had on the community. Plus MUCH more!

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Aisha K Staggers Talking Prince Books

We are joined by Aisha K Staggers, writer, HuffPost contributor and senior editor at BookTrib. The discussion flows from Prince books, masculinity, Hip Hop and the impact of Purple Rain the movie.

15 Books Fit for a Prince: Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Prince’s Iconic First VMA Performance

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The Prince Podcast – Greg Boyer

We are joined by trombonist Greg Boyer. He talks about his time with Prince, Parliament/Funkadelic and Maceo.

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