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Latin

Joan Osborne talks about meeting Prince and him covering "One of Us"

Check out the article published today by The Current in which Joan Osborne talks about Prince.

"He was just such a showman, and he could do so much. He could sing and play and do all these things all at once, as if it was just the most natural thing to him, as if it was like breathing to him. He was so in command of his artistry, like no other live performer I’ve ever seen."

Here is the article entitled "Joan Osborne talks about covering Dylan and meeting Prince":

https://blog.thecurrent.o...ng-prince/
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Reply #1 posted 09/08/17 11:53am

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Words can say a lot. Lol. It's funny how he was mad at Whitney for covering "I'm every woman", yet had no problem covering Joan's song himself.
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Reply #2 posted 09/08/17 8:09pm

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luv2tha99s said:

Words can say a lot. Lol. It's funny how he was mad at Whitney for covering "I'm every woman", yet had no problem covering Joan's song himself.

He loved Chaka Khan and Whiney's version cannot hold a candle to Chaka's
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Reply #3 posted 10/07/17 12:56am

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Latin said:

Check out the article published today by The Current in which Joan Osborne talks about Prince. "He was just such a showman, and he could do so much. He could sing and play and do all these things all at once, as if it was just the most natural thing to him, as if it was like breathing to him. He was so in command of his artistry, like no other live performer I’ve ever seen." Here is the article entitled "Joan Osborne talks about covering Dylan and meeting Prince": https://blog.thecurrent.o...ng-prince/

Thanks Latin

Good Stuff...

what a diplomatic come back

So they ushered me into this room, and he was sitting there, just him and Lenny Kravitz.

They said, “Oh, Joan is here to meet you,” and I started gushing about what a great fan I was.

I was all sweaty and I’d been on the dance floor and I must have looked a mess, and I said,

“I just want to give you a hug!”

He said,

“Well, you know, words can say a lot.”

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #4 posted 10/07/17 8:56am

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Thanks for sharing, Latin. I absolutely love his cover of "One of Us." Having Prince cover your song must have been bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm sure it was tremendously flattering. On the other hand, it had to be awfully intimidating because once he put his stamp on it, he sort of owned the song. And, that's exactly what happened with "One of Us," at least in my estimation. It is just so beautifully done, better than the original.

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Reply #5 posted 10/07/17 1:03pm

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Good one I liked reading when Prince shot down Joan's hug - in a nice way, classic.

I luv his cover of One Of Us. Thanx Latin!
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #6 posted 10/18/17 2:40am

Latin

Check out the article published by Diffuser entitled "How Prince Redefined Joan Osbourne’s ‘One of Us'":

http://diffuser.fm/prince-one-of-us/
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Reply #7 posted 10/18/17 3:51am

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FlyOnTheWall said:

Thanks for sharing, Latin. I absolutely love his cover of "One of Us." Having Prince cover your song must have been bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm sure it was tremendously flattering. On the other hand, it had to be awfully intimidating because once he put his stamp on it, he sort of owned the song. And, that's exactly what happened with "One of Us," at least in my estimation. It is just so beautifully done, better than the original.

Uh, no.

Find strength in that which remains...
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