P/VARIOUS ARTISTS 1-800 NEW FUNK (1994)

1-800 NEW FUNK (1994)
Prince-Driven Collection

To promote one of his many abandoned web marketing plans, Prince put together this collection of friends and artists he was (then) producing and writing for. The sticker on front curiously states that Prince wrote and arranged all the material, but… that’s not entirely so (though, the track credited to Paisley Parks is surely P). Still, there are some excellent tracks from a variety of artists, including Mayte (Prince’s future ex-wife), Madhouse (Prince & Eric Leeds’ jazz/salsa outfit) George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Nona Gaye and others. This was also when Prince was experimenting with new distribution sources, in this case Bellmark Records, so this set is long out of print. NPG’s “2gether” is from their rare and brilliant Gold Nigga, in the archives, HERE.


MPL Minneapolis (4:27)
GEORGE CLINTON Hollywood
(4:33)
PRINCE & NONA GAYE Love Sign (4:32)
MAYTE If I Love U 2Night (4:20)
THE STEELES Color (4:21)
THE NEW POWER GENERATION 2gether (5:08)
MARGIE COX Standing at the Altar (3:55)
MAVIS STAPLES You Will Be Moved (4:12)
MADHOUSE 17 (5:24)
NONA GAYE A Woman’s Gotta Have It (4:31)
MPL Minneapolis (Reprise) (0:48)

 

4 Comments

  • 1
    ron
    January 23, 2010 - 22:01 | Permalink

    Thanks for this… Prince has moments of brilliance… Sometimes he shines that light in a direction I don't much like… This is good.

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    January 23, 2010 - 22:06 | Permalink

    Thanks for commenting.

  • 3
    Harlan Taylor
    January 24, 2010 - 13:44 | Permalink

    This is a great CD. I have had it for some time. My favorite on this one is Hollywood by George Clinton – definitely one of the best songs from this stage in his career, in my opinion!

    Thanks
    Harlan

  • 4
    Willard
    July 31, 2011 - 02:27 | Permalink

    Search HERE

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