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Thread started 09/06/19 3:13pm

kindofblue

Baby I'm a star live - Partyman piano line

Just been watching the official live video of Baby I'm a Star ((https://www.youtube.com/w...Lgf2VU_M70) and noticed for the first time: The start of the piano solo at 10.20 is the same as on the studio version of Partyman (https://www.youtube.com/w...zqaTU5bGx8) at the 3.20 mark.

Sorry if this is common knowledge, but I never noticed this before...

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Reply #1 posted 09/06/19 6:45pm

madhouseman

kindofblue said:

Just been watching the official live video of Baby I'm a Star ((https://www.youtube.com/w...Lgf2VU_M70) and noticed for the first time: The start of the piano solo at 10.20 is the same as on the studio version of Partyman (https://www.youtube.com/w...zqaTU5bGx8) at the 3.20 mark.

Sorry if this is common knowledge, but I never noticed this before...

I've noticed that as well. If it is the same line I'm hearing in my head, it was used by The Original 7 on "Toast To The Party Girl" (which wouldn't shock me if it was a playful goof on Prince). That is one seriously hot track and a fantastic album.

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Reply #2 posted 09/07/19 7:49am

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also bits of Possessed and I belive COOL...

On a side note: the 'random' paino bit on the "Let's Go Crazy" was made up by Matt... and Prince kind of took credit for it in the movie as well as live.

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Reply #3 posted 09/08/19 1:42pm

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madhouseman said:

kindofblue said:

Just been watching the official live video of Baby I'm a Star ((https://www.youtube.com/w...Lgf2VU_M70) and noticed for the first time: The start of the piano solo at 10.20 is the same as on the studio version of Partyman (https://www.youtube.com/w...zqaTU5bGx8) at the 3.20 mark.

Sorry if this is common knowledge, but I never noticed this before...

I've noticed that as well. If it is the same line I'm hearing in my head, it was used by The Original 7 on "Toast To The Party Girl" (which wouldn't shock me if it was a playful goof on Prince). That is one seriously hot track and a fantastic album.

Actually, that piano line is exactly why Prince would often say "who wrote that" while playing "What Have You Done For Me Lately". Jimmy Jam plays that exact piano line in the song as well as variations of his piano licks. P sure loved to take credit for others' contributions but hated when people did the same to him. Prince and Flyte Tyme/The Time were the embodiments of the Minneapolis sound and constantly "borrowed" from each other. "Friendly" competition at its best.

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