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Prince Live in Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Pacman, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You need this DVD! Just watched it, and it's so funky it hurts!

    Rhonda Smith, Maceo Parker, the drummer's a MONTSER! Just go buy it@!
  2. ceeprm


    Jul 15, 2002
    Edinburgh Scotland
    Already got it and yep it is amazin- john blackwell is one of my favourite drummers- do you know what bass rhonda smith is using?
  3. Wow, I'd never heard of this. Thanks for the recommendation; I'll have to look for it. Sometimes I think Prince's weirdness obscures his brilliance a bit. Not everything he does is golden, but IMHO he's truly gifted.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I bought this over the Xmas holidays(Best Buy).
    I immediately posted my comments in the "New Music DVDs" thread... ;)

    Absolutely, it is happenin'!
    The solos tend to be 'jazzy', the grooves funky...nice dichotomy.

    It looks like Rhonda Smith is using a Jazz.
    Sheila E. has aged extremely well.

    During this concert Prince mentions "...if you like what you hear, buy One Night Alone".
    It's on my list(3-cd set @approx $50...kinda steep). I did pick up N.E.W.S.; essentially the same band on the Vegas DVD...it's instrumental & contains but 4 pieces.

    I like the part in the concert DVD when Prince asks "Who has a cell phone"?
    "Call your next of kin, 'cause we're about to get funky".

    ...and how 'bout his new dance, "the Ozzie Osburn"?

    Best Buy is also stocking the Sign O' The Times DVD.
    Anybody seen this one?
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    He's not really weird on this concert in Vegas at all. No worries...he's just down to business.
    He turned out pretty well.
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Is Rhonda Smith still endorsing Laklands?
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio

    Who's the drummer? (please tell me it's Terri Lynn Carrington)
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    John Blackwell is on cans...
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Prince played out here a couple weeks back...one of the best shows I've ever seen[and I've seen alot] Rhonda & John Blackwell just smoked....Maceo too!!!! Rhonda played a Fender Jazz, like she does in the video. Prince is one of the best band leaders out there!
  10. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    My personal favourites:

    Dirty Mind
    Around the world in a day
    Sign 'o' the times
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Emancipation is also cool.
    I did a little reading up this set...decided I wanted it & figured it would set me back about $35+...this was pre-Internet for me, so I'm hoping I don't have to order it from the local store. I bebop in there & they're stocking, like 20 copies...for $7.99 each! Really, I thought it was a mistake. I take it to the counter & it scans at the marked price. Sold!

    ...what's really funny-
    In the "Used" bin there was a copy for $20!

    Can you beleive Prince was recording albums back in '78!?
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    If you're a fan of TLC-
    I'm assuming you already own/seen the Herbie Future 2 Future DVD...
  13. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i have two copies, one to watch and other is unwrapped, so when the first one wears out, i can use the second one.

  14. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Anybody heard the bassline to She's always in my head?

    If not give it a listen,my man kills it.
  15. Essexbass


    Nov 8, 2003
    Reading, U.K.
    I've got this DVD too - the partnership of Rhonda Smith and John Blackwell is right in "Pocket central" - The whole band is awesome! My fave tracks are "Family Name", "Whole Lotta Love" and "Pass the Peas".

    Like everyone else, I thought Rhonda's Jazz was a Fender....but it's actually an ESP (you get a very brief close up of the headstock between one of the tracks earlier on).
  16. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The ESP jazz was the one Prince is seen playing in the openimg credits, I'm pretty sure Rhonda was playing a Fender, I know she was when I saw her live. I'll go back and watch the DVD again, I could be wrong;)
  17. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I have! It's my favorite tunes on the Rave 2000 tour cd.
    Larry Graham sits deep in the back of the pocket on that one!:bassist:
    One big funk lesson!
  18. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Ooops forgot to mention that I do own a copy of the Vegas show.
    Rhonda Smith plays a black 75 jazz bass (one of Princes favs).
    She also plays a electric upright too.
  19. This DVD is Killer!!!!!
    Rhonda plays a 75(i think it's 75) jazz bass .She was given the bass by Fender.
    I read an interview about that; she can't play her Zone bass with Prince.

    I love when Prince ask the audience to take the cell phone!!Tell them how much it's funky here...
  20. Oops! too late!!!!!

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