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Prince band solos from 1987

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Mar 1, 2014.


  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Has anyone ever seen this. This is the first time I have seen his bass player Levi actually solo at 2:15 into the video. Sheila E on drums was jamming. thought it was pretty cool


    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5r1TfPnIZdw
     
  2. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    No, no one has ever seen that. ;)

    Sorry... couldn't resist.

    That's a cover of Charlie Parker's "Now's The Time" from the "Sign 'O' The Times" live DVD, filmed in Rotterdam.

    I was lucky enough to be at the only US performance of that tour, and I also own the DVD - I highly recommend it.

    :bassist:
     
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I noticed Levi Searcer played his solo with a pick. He sounded great! Sheila E was fantastic too. I have been crushing on that woman since 1977 when I saw her picture on Alphonso Johnson's first solo album.
     
  5. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Lol...you got me I walked into that one. On a serious note that is the first time I have seen it but I'm a late comer to everything anyhow. I also thought Levi was a left-handed bass player?
     
  6. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    When I saw the show, Levi played right-handed and with a pick the whole time. I've never heard anything about him playing lefty or finger-style.

    Grab that DVD, if you can - it's a great concert.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    Disclosures:
    I will eat this Toblerone and I will not pay !
    On-again-and-off-again Prince bassist Sonny T is a lefty. Levi has played guitar and bass with Prince and is a righty.
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Another nice Prince DVD is Live at the Aladdin, Las Vegas.
    Like the above youtube link...the soloists often veer off into Jazz-ville.
    At the Aladdin has Rhonda Smith on bass; Sheila E. is killin' it on percussion.

    Wow-
    Just peeked at Amazon; looks like I won't be buying the Sign "☮" the Times DVD any time soon ($100+).
    The Aladdin DVD is about $16, FWIW.
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I have that concert on VHS, great stuff. Prince always had killer bands!
     
  10. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Princ has always had top notch musicians.I wonder where they all are now that are no longer with him. Brown mark the bass player was from Minneapolis I'm not sure what he is up to now. I went to highschool with him. He is one awesome dude.
     



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