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Live & Tight as a Funk Fiends' Fix

by Fdeluxe

fDeluxe, formerly known as The Family, come off their tour with fellow Prince alum Sheila E and record and incredibly their incredibly tight, funky set at The Dakota in Mpls, MN.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. High Fashion
5:00 album only
2. Gaslight
4:21 album only
3. Sanctified
4:43 album only
4. Screams of Passion
4:24 album only
5. Nothing Compares 2 U
4:47 album only
6. Leeds Line
6:34 album only
7. You Got What You Wanted
6:06 album only
8. Desire
3:48 album only
9. Lover
4:45 album only
10. River Run Dry
1:29 album only
11. @8
4:24 album only
12. Drummers and Healers
9:56 album only
13. Mutiny
5:34 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Some copies of Live And Tight are available on Alliance and Amazon Canada that are AUTOGRAPHED.
The ones on CD Baby are NOT autographed

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain: a movie that made Prince a pop icon, and a film the man we're speaking to describes as "the best long-form music video I've ever seen or that ever will be in American history".
Paul Peterson might be a little biased, of course – he was in the movie, describing himself as "the white guy in the orange pin-striped suit on the left side" playing keyboards for the Time, the Purple One's on-screen rivals.
"I just can't believe that, man," says the frontman of fDeluxe, the band re-formed from the great Minneapolis funk and soul outfit the Family. "I'm not old enough to have a 30-year anniversary of anything!" He laughs. "Evidently I am. I'm lying to myself here …"
If it wasn't for Purple Rain, Peterson might not be talking to us now. It was during filming that he would have the "backstage sing-offs" with Time lead singer Morris Day that would soon change his life.
"I'd go the extra mile and kinda try to outdo him ... and Prince musta heard that because the next thing I knew, when Morris left, Prince formed that band the Family around me."
The Family made a single, perfect eponymous album in 1985 – which notably included the original version of Nothing Compares 2 U, made famous by Sinead O'Connor – and played just one show in August of that year before their depressingly premature demise.
After the occasional reunion show in the 2000s at the behest of admirers and friends such as drummer greats Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson from the Roots and Sheila E, in 2011 the band rose again, now renamed fDeluxe and featuring its original core: Peterson on bass and sharing lead vocals and keyboard duties with Susannah Melvoin; the Time's Jellybean Johnson switching between guitar and drums; and Eric Leeds, whom Peterson accurately describes as a man who "holds a special place in Prince's dynasty just because he did one of the very few things Prince couldn't do" – that is, blow an impossibly funky sax.
More importantly, fDeluxe lived up to their legacy with the ensuing, fantastic Gaslight album and followed it strongly with its sister remix collection Relit and the aptly titled Live and Tight as a Funk Fiend's Fix, recorded in their home town in 2012.
To raise funds to get back in the studio, they then turned to the increasingly common practice of crowdfunding.
"It was a way to stay connected with the fans," Peterson says of the experiment, which turned out successfully for both the band, from a creative point of view, and their fans, who were rewarded for their contributions with exclusives from signed goodies to private lessons, not to mention a terrific new album in this year's AM Static.
"Ultimately it's going to them anyway. And the fact that they were able to be a part of it and watch the process from beginning to end ... There is a sense of ownership I think the fans have."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/modern-family-former-prince-proteges-fdeluxe-bring-back-the-funk-20140909-10ct4g.html#ixzz3IFzLeSAw



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