GFM Behind The Book Podcast: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

In this episode, part two of a two-part conversation, we primarily discuss Duane Tudahl’s book, Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984, which is out now. Our conversation does not exclusively discuss the book but as always shifts to all things Prince. We are very excited that Duane’s book is the subject of our inaugural episode of Grown Folks Music’s Behind The Book podcast series. We are extremely honored to have Duane Tudahl, the author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984, and Miss TLC, the creator of Princeversaries on Twitter, join GFM’s The Love Man and Polished Solid for this conversation.

Our original conversation lasted almost 6 hours so we decided to split the conversation into two separate episodes and also two separate podcast series. However, keep in mind that both episodes and shows are the same conversation so we’re hoping you’ll also listen to part one of the conversation, GFM’s Inside The Album Podcast: Purple Rain Deluxe, as well.

Listen to part 1 of the conversation :

or Stitcher (part 1 of the conversation)

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/gfm-podcast-network/inside-the-album/e/52038858

or iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gfm-podcast-network/id1085920009?mt=2

Episode notes:

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 by Duane Tudahl

Princerversaries

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Arthur Turnbull: Host of Entry Points & The Music Snobs

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.

GFM’s Inside The Album Podcast: Prince SOTT Pt. 2

Inside The Album Prince SOTT Pt. 2

Inside The Album Prince SOTT Pt. 2

Folks do you know what happens when you get five Prince aficionados together to talk about SOTT on the 30th anniversary of its release? Just about anything and everything. In fact so much so that this is pt. 2 of 2. Please join DJ GFM’s Polished Solid, The Ricker, and The Love Man with special guests from The Music Snobs – Arthur and Jehan as they chop it up about all things SOTT! This is must listen and share podcasting right here.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.

Blyss – SOTT/The Black Album/Lovesexy A 25yr. Retrospective

Prince

This guest post comes to us from New Orleans raised bassist Blyss who currently calls San Francisco home while holding the bass chair in the band of legendary Meters drummer Zig.

That SOTT/BLACK/LOVESEXY era is so special to me personally because it was a time of serious change and transition. Oh man, the golden days when Prince was dropping a record a year… I was 17 in 87, my senior year of High School and that year we were also moving out of my beloved Treme, trading it for an area of New Orleans called Gentilly. Okay, I know I’m supposed to be saying something about these records but, damn, that whole era brings back serious memories!

“Lovesexy” is, in my opinion, one of the last great concept albums with it’s theme of struggle between good and evil. This record isn’t just a collection of songs and even the famously annoying early releases of the CD with all of the songs listed as one track let you know that Prince wanted it to be heard as a complete work. I ain’t mad at him. It really is a record that you can listen to from start to finish.

Prince hadn’t been in town since the “Purple Rain” tour and quite honestly he’d lost quite a few people…a lot of people. I remember camping out downtown to buy tickets from a Ticketmaster inside a department store downtown but not nearly as many people as I’d expected were there. The night of the show much of the Lakefront Arena was empty. You could see large sections of empty spaces but that didn’t bother me. The show was simply fascinating. It was like watching a Broadway musical, the quintessential Rock Opera.