1982 was the year of Marvin and “Sexual Healing”, but as you’ll hear in the latest JCC podcast episode, his former label mates Diana and Stevie didn’t do so bad, either.
I wonder if Prince will sue us for this list.
Prince Rogers Nelson-one hell of a songwriter, as evidenced by this list of the Purple One’s top 20 songs (written/produced for others.)
The Time reunites (kinda?) for a Morris Day #1 smash.
Put some funk in your Tuesday with the latest installment of Flyte Brothers.
The first part of a 2-part look at the career and discography of superstar and icon Janet Jackson.
“I never had as much fun as I had with the original seven… and it ain’t over yet,” Morris Day says wistfully on the spoken intro to his old band’s comeback record, Condensate. Morris Day and The Time – here renamed The Original 7ven because, well, mentor Prince’s copyright-related peccadilloes have gotten the better of him in recent years – may not have released an album together in 21 years, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to Condensate. Not only […]
After the dissolution of The Time when Morris Day left, Prince built a new band in 1985 consisting of former Time members Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Benton and Paul Peterson, plus saxophonist extraordinaire Eric Leeds and vocalist (and twin sister of the Revolution’s Wendy) Susannah Melvoin. Peterson was rechristened St. Paul and established as the front man of the group, named The Family, sharing lead vocals with Melvoin. 26 years after its release, their self titled debut remains one of the […]
I know what you’re saying. Didn’t you guys just post the audio of the new song by The Band Formerly Known as The Time just a couple of days ago? We sure did. However, we had no idea that the video clip was gonna arrive just a few days later. Lo and behold, Morris and co. have dropped the visuals on it while the irons for the audio are still hot. I wasn’t so sure I dug “#Trendin’” at first, […]
This is a test, I’m not supposed to like this right? It has been over 21 years since The Time released their last studio album, but they are set to return with the October 18th release of “Condensate”. But, you say, this single and the album artwork is credited to something called The Original 7ven. Is that a clever way of saying and spelling ‘Seven’ or do you pronounce it ‘Sevenven’? These are the things that keep me up at […]
The other night, me and several of my writin’ and bloggin’ brethren (and sistren) were discussing whether @knownasprince on Twitter was really Prince Rogers Nelson. My buddy Pete responded that if the real Prince was really offering up those “Chicken Soup for the Soul”-esque Tweets, then I was really Time drummer Jellybean Johnson. I promptly whined to Pete about being cast off as the second least important member of the original Time lineup. Hell, why couldn’t I have been Jimmy or […]