Episode 71: The Ladder

On Episode 71 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Eloy Lasanta from the Prince's Friend YouTube channel joins me in discussing the powerful spiritual ballad "The Ladder" from Prince's 7th album, Around the World in a Day. We spend time discussing the song's genesis in the wake of Purple Rain's success, its inclusion towards the end of the … Continue reading Episode 71: The Ladder

Jill Jones (1987)

Jill Jones, or JJ, as she was referred to in Prince's 1999 album credits ("1999", "Lady Cab Driver"), is sort of known in the Prince Fam-Community as his secret weapon during the 1980s. Jill entered the Prince camp shortly after they met on the Dirty Mind tour when she was singing back-up for Teena Marie (Prince's opening act). Side … Continue reading Jill Jones (1987)

Episode 69: America

On Episode 69 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, writer Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to discuss the "too patriotic for the left and too critical for the right" track, "America," from Prince's 7th album, Around the World In a Day. Why doesn't Jimmy pledge allegiance? Let's discuss. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2020/08/23/america-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Nothing made Jimmy proud. … Continue reading Episode 69: America

Episode 66: Condition of the Heart

On Episode 66 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner (@JBonner71 on Twitter) and I get deep into our feels over Prince's emotional and impactful ballad, "Condition of the Heart" from the Around the World In a Day album. Jerry relates a personal story of life imitating art, and we try to assess who … Continue reading Episode 66: Condition of the Heart