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Prince's new album(s)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Buskman, Apr 9, 2009.


  1. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Does anyone know who played bass on Prince's 'LOtUSFLOW3R' album? Lots of good low end all over it! :cool: Unfortunately the packaging has zero information, except for the track listing.

    Rhonda Smith? Josh Dunham? Larry Graham? The "Purple One" himself? :help:
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I've read that Prince played everything on his new albums. I'm not to crazy about the first Valente disc yet, but I'm really digging on the other two, especially his bass and guitar work.
     
  3. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    From what I understand Rhonda does not play on this, but she may have supplied vocals, not sure. The original Time(featuring Terry, Jimmy and Jesse) has an album completed soon to be released also.
     
  4. jjk2007

    jjk2007

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA Bass Systems
    I watched Prince on Leno last night. Does anyone know who his bass player was?
     
  5. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    DAMN!! missed that:scowl:
     
  6. Bassman7PM

    Bassman7PM

    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    I believe that was Joshua Dunham playing a beautiful white Ritter Bass.
     
  7. Yup - it was Josh playing, but the bass was his all white Warwick Dolphin.
     
  8. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Joshua's wife Cora is (one of) the current DRUMMERS... how cool is that!
     
  9. I think he's on Jay Leno all this week.
     
  10. Sure it wasn't a Ritter? Looked like a Ritter to me. Beautiful bass whatever it was.
     
  11. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    It's been looking like Prince has been switching around bands and/or rhythm sections. On Leno a week or two ago, Prince had the Dunhams backing him up on one night, and then the old NPG guys Michael Bland and Sonny Thompson the next night. Sonny T. played a white lefty Warwick Dolphin.
     
  12. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Dunham does indeed play a white Ritter.
     
  13. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    I dig Sonny playing with prince but josh is great too
     
  14. chicago_mike

    chicago_mike

    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Is there a youtube link?
     
  15. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Here's Prince playing "Dreamer" from the 3/26/09 episode. Indeed a white Warwick Dolphin.



    ...can't seem to find any of last night's episode yet...
     
  16. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19

    I also really dig Sonny's playing with Prince (along with Michael B) and I wish Prince would let Josh open up a bit more. Maybe he's doing exactly what he wants to do. One of the things I loved about Sonny's playing is that he could sit in a groove (two notes on The Undertaker!) or just pull out something ridiculous.
     
  17. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Never been a big Prince fan. That was baddass!
     
  18. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    Sonny T is more of a peer of Princes as I read in a interview back when sonny was working with him more often,so maybe thats why he get's a little more freedom
     
  19. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19

    Yeah, that's true. I think you're probably right on with that.
     
  20. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    As the story goes, Prince has admired Sonny as a player for many, many years. Sonny was an established and well-respected bassist in town when Prince was still an unknown artist starting to play in groups around the Twin Cities.
     

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