Seems like I have been seeing a lot of Prince lately. A few weeks ago he was on Jimmy Fallon with his new band 3rd Eye Girl performing his new song, Screwdriver, and delivering a blistering guitar smashing rendition of his classic, Bambi. He presented the Record Of The Year at the Grammys. There is supposed to be a new album and a tour. Now he is performing at SXSW…It’s definitely getting way too funky up in here!
And Prince is EVERYWHERE…Last week there was a Prince tribute concert for charity held at Carnegie Hall that featured D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bilal, Chris Rock, Fred Armisen, Talib Kweli, Bettye layette, Booker T. Jones, Citizen Cope, Alice Smith, Blind Boys, Maya Rudolph and PRINCEss, Kat Edmondson, The Waterboys, Capt. Kirk, Questo the Great and Suzannah and Wendy Melvoin. You can listen to the concert below.
Did I mention that Toure wrote a new book that just came out about Prince…
And Prince composed the new theme song for Tamron Hall’s News Nation Show on MSNBC…
Here are some recent performances and new songs to keep you funkin’ til the dawn…
Jimmy Fallon Performance
Breakfast Can Wait
Plectrum Electrum – Live – “An extremely short film shot by Madison Dubé at Paisley Park.”
Eye Could Never Take the Place of Ur Man – Live
Chapter & Verse
RNR Love Affair – With protege Andy Allo
Last year on Jimmy Kimmel Live – Take Me With You, Rasberry Beret, Cream, COOL
You can download all of Prince’s new singles at his website – http://3rdeyegirl.com.