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12Jul
2013
8

PRINCE Joins Larry Graham As Surprise Guest At North Sea Jazz Festival!

Larry Graham & PRINCE Photo: @PureViewClub Via Twitter

Within the past hour, PRINCE joined Larry Graham on stage to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Quite awesome to see the two friends play together.

Will share more photos and maybe video as it becomes available.

Thanks to @PureViewClub via Twitter for the photo!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Who U callin' a "Sex Machine"?.....

26May
2013
8

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Set To Take Over The Dakota Jazz Club!

Larry Graham Promo Image By LV

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station are going to be taking over the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis for 2 nights, starting this Monday May 27th!

Larry Graham doesn't tour as much anymore so when U have a chance to check out LEGENDS like this, do so! I am talking about MUSIC....and the BASS.

You can purchase tickets HERE!!!

Although Prince just rocked Minneapolis (St. Paul) last night, when asked by Jon Bream if he would play with his friend at The Dakota Jazz Club, he replied "If he asked me to." Now, that would be a bonus.-DocFB

Diagnosis: ThankUMinneapolis....

2May
2013
11

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Marquee Tempe Review & Set List Night 2

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Tempe Poster By LV

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl turned up the heat in Arizona, joined by Larry Graham again.

 

For the set list and reviews, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The Funk Train To Graham Central Station....

1May
2013
23

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Tempe Arizona Night 1 Set List & Reviews

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Tempe Poster By LV

PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl took over Tempe tonight and were joined by funk and bass legend Larry Graham!

For the set list and reviews, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB

Diagnosis: At the corner of Alphabet St. and Larry Graham Avenue

8Oct
2012
1

Funk & Bass Legend Larry Graham Set To Perform On David Letterman

Funk and bass legend Larry Graham is set to perform on The Late Show With David Letterman tonight!!!

Larry Graham has a new album out that features Raphael Saadiq and Prince. The album is titled "Raise Up" and can be purchased HERE.

Do not miss this rare TV performance from the bass legend.  Below is an exclusive video of Larry Graham performing "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" for you.  Enjoy and don't miss Letterman tonight!-DocFB

11May
2012
19

PRINCE Rocks Australia, Talks Why Everyone Should Experience “Purple Rain” Live & Madonna

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012
Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Last night, PRINCE performed an almost 25 minute version of the song he feels everyone should experience live, "Purple Rain", leaving Australian concertgoers in awe.

"Everybody should experience this song in concert at least once in their lives," he told TheFIX. "No one experience is the same."

Even though he hasn't taken the stage in Australia since 2003, he feels this trip will be the best because of his crew.  

"These people are sooo much fun!  We actually enjoy one another's company and it's reflected onstage every night."

He talks about songs that used to bore him performing. "It used to be 'Little Red Corvette' until we re-worked it into a slow blues,"  "It's hot now. A good example of song evolution over time. We actually know better what the song is about now."

Hmm.  You mean it wasn't about a.....ahhh  nevermind.

His favorite live music right now is Lianne La Havas, his guitarist Mr. (Andy) McKee, support act Delilah and Andy Allo.  His all time favorite?  Bass legend Larry Graham.  "He reminds us all of what was great in the past.  "Everyone who meets him has the same response. He's a kind man who is always encouraging. After a shred with him you feel like you can conquer anything."

Prince even brought up Madonna, one of the big 3 of music acts from the good ol' days, the 80's, and her success, although different than his.  "Every artist approaches this from a different angle,"  "[Madonna] has actually become quite successful on her own terms.

He even talks proudly of his first and former record label Warner Bros.

"To us, [credibility] is all subjective. I started off primarily as a live performer, who mastered the studio at an early age by actually owning one.

"Warner Bros. granted rights unheard of at the time that allowed us the freedom to produce music unencumbered. Working without a net or a ceiling benefits us greatly. Thus, music became a real job, not a hobby.

Although Prince and Madonna are still around, 2 of the 80's biggest stars, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston unfortunately, are not.

When asked why he did not have a similiar fate, he asks the interviewer to watch a youtube clip of the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" Elizabeth Gilbert.  We provided the video below.

"The music we create supports families and dreams. Both of which are quite big now."


For the full set list from the 1st Sydney show, and to download a HQ version of the photo above, click the continue reading button...

3Nov
2011
4

Exclusive! Larry Graham Gives Us A Lesson In Bass Funk

Larry Graham performed at the Bass Player Live Awards in October, and gave us a lesson in funk. Bass funk especially.

The man is timeless and brought the funk big time. We are excited to share this footage we took with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

In HD, for your viewing pleasure.-DocFB

Diagnosis: His name is......