Growing up my parents listened to various artists, however, there were two artists that they always played Michael Jackson and Prince, after awhile of hearing both artists I eventually grow up listening and liking Cypress hill (Westside), Rihanna, and Eminem mostly to drive my folks crazy. However, I always to these two mega artists due to long car trips on vacation or what I thought were long trips as a kid, to visit family. Schaumburg and Norridge are not that far to the adult me!
But when I forced to listen to one or the other it was always an easy choice: Prince. I must admit I thought this dude would live until 70 something playing guitar and having girls 50 years younger than him dancing around him forever. I did at first like the fact his cussed as a kid and teenager you tend to like the things that buck the system. That and the man had a music catalog that could extend on for hours so this was an easy choice. Although I hear it is an issue of “great debate” to me it is not.
When I heard last year that he died I was like “what?” it was weird to hear a mainstay of your life even if indirectly touched by that person, to all the sudden die. I wonder if this is how Oak park residents of the times of Wright or Hemingway felt, it leaves you thinking there will never be someone as talented or original this person. I am a big lover of guitar work nowadays and Prince is probably the most underrated guitar players on the planet. So in respect of this talented artist I have made a YouTube,com list with some of his best and unknown songs.
Here is the list that is on this link for the Prince Channel I started:
- Prince “Cream”
- Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – MARZ
- Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – ANOTHERLOVE [Official Lyric Video]
- Billy Jack Bitch
- I would die 4 u
- Prince 1999
- Prince Let’s Go Crazy ⁄ Kiss in Arsenio Hall Show, 1991
- Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
- Prince – GMA June 16, 2006
- 3RDEYEGIRL Let’s Go Crazy Reloaded The Beautiful Experience Aarhus Denmark Aug 72013
Here is the link for the Prince Channel it is only 10 videos so far but a good start: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBTSySTdmLMpMHnc1o2_outBwxgC6KCJz