His Royal Purpleness


I’ve posted before about my fascination with Prince. My iPhone is full of Prince albums and each day I listen to at least one song from Purple Rain while waiting for my train. I’m also a fan of his original drummer ‘Bobby Z’ from The Revolution (see post Props for Bobby Z). Most people know that Prince is an amazing composer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist. He also plays most of the instruments on his songs, leaving his live musicians to mimic most of what he has recorded. This includes drummers such as Bobby Z, Shelia E, Michael Bland, John Blackwell, Cora Coleman-Dunham and Hannah Ford. Each of these players are talented in their own right but all of them are following in the footsteps of their band leader. Here is one of the rare videos in existence of Prince taking over the drummer’s chair during a live performance.

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