February 27, 2009 Playlist

"Around The World In A Day" by Prince & The Revolution (1985)
Prince & The Revolution  "Around The World In A Day"  1985 (USA)
Prince is a globally famous pop music virtuouso, and without a doubt his most "psychedelic" album is this record from 1985, the follow up to the mammoth-selling Purple Rain soundtrack, which was dumped on record stores with no advance warning.  Normally such a marketing strategy would be a disaster, but in the mid-80's Prince could do no wrong, and the record scored four hit singles -- the strangest-sounding hits of his career, too:  the downbeat "Pop Life";  the Hendrixian political jam "America";  "Paisley Park" which he named his famous studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota after;  and the violin-driven pop classic "Raspberry Beret".
Prince is notorious for preventing any unauthorized usage of his music, so for video clips this week all I've got for you is this clip of  Prince fooling around on stage with James Brown and Michael Jackson, and here he is wailing on lead guitar on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from George Harrison's "Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame" induction ceremony.
Artist Song Album Year Country
Boney M Nightflight To Venus Nightflight To Venus 1978 Germany/
Boney M In A Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly) The Best of 10 Years
(remix compilation)
rec. 1980 Germany/
Prince & The Revolution Mountains Parade
1986 USA
Zapp Dance Floor Zapp II
1982 USA
Prince & The Revolution America Around The World In A Day
1985 USA
Prince & The Revolution Pop Life Around The World In A Day
1985 USA
War The Jungle (Medley)
  a. Beware It's A Jungle Out There
  b. The Street Of Walls
  c. The Street Of Lights
  d. The Street Of Now
Outlaws 1982 USA
Little Sister
(produced by Sly Stone)
Stanga B-side 7" single
(Funk Drops Vol. 2 various artists compilation)

1970 USA
(produced by Sly Stone)
I'm Just Like You A-side 7" single
(Funk Drops Vol. 3
various artists compilation)
1970 USA
Sly & The Family Stone Brave & Strong There's A Riot Goin' On
1971 USA
Charles Earland Sing A Simple Song (Sly & The Family Stone) Black Drops
1970 USA
Tony Alvon & The Bel-Airs Sexy Coffee Pot A-side 7" single
(Funk Drops Vol. 1
various artists compilation)
1969 USA
Booker T & The MG's Boot-Leg A-side 7" single
(The Very Best of Booker T. & The MG's compilation)
1965 USA
Lou Donaldson Hamp's Hump Everything I Play Is Funky
1969 USA
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (live) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 1966 USA
Kool & The Gang Jungle Jazz Spirit Of The Boogie
1975 USA
Demon Fuzz Past, Present & Future Afreaka!
1970 UK
William B. Fischer Green Forever / Capsule Circles
1970 USA
Exuma Séance On The 6th Fret Exuma
1970 Bahamas
Dr. John, The Night Tripper Zuzu Man Dr. John Featuring The Night Trippers (mini-LP)
rec. 1968,
rel. 1972
Eddie Hazel California Dreamin' (Mamas & Papas) Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs
1977 USA
Bootsy Collins Shine-O-Myte (Rag Popping) The One Giveth And The Count Taketh Away
1982 USA
Bernie Worrell
(with George Clinton)
Insurance Man For The Funk All The Woo In The World
1978 USA

The Isley Brothers It's Too Late (Carol King) Brother Brother Brother 1972 USA
The Floaters Float On The Floaters 1977 USA
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