Audio: Prince Chicago Afterparty Captured


Prince Afterparty - Chicago House of Blues 2012 - Photo courtesy of FunkIt

Prince‘s Welcome 2 Chicago appearances have been a bit messy due to sound glitches and what appears to be some disorganization. But that didn’t stop Prince from throwing down in his normal funky style all 3 nights. But things came to a head when they hit the House of Blues at what was dubbed the Official Purple After Jam.

The afterparty on Wednesday night at the Chicago House of Blues on 9/26/2012 that featured Prince and NPG (of course), Janelle Monae and Andy Allo in support of her new Superconductor album was definitely a highlight.  And if you weren’t there, fret not, because our good friends at FunkIt managed to capture the entire evening and have posted it for you to enjoy.

However, if history has ever proven anything, we’d be surprised if this stayed up for too long. So you better move. Here’s what you can expect to hear (along with some photos) and a big shout out to my good friend there who will remain nameless to protect his (or her) identity, because this was a great accomplishment. Enjoy and go there now.

Prince & The NPG:
01. Intro
02. [first minute missing] When Stars Collide (ft. Andy Allo) >
03. We’re A Winner [Curtis Mayfield cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
04. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) [Aretha Franklin cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
05. Satisfied >
06. I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself)
[James Brown cover] (ft. Maceo Parker) >
07. Housequake >
08. The Jam (ft. Maceo Parker)
09. People Pleaser intro
10. People Pleaser (ft. Andy Allo & Maceo Parker) (sans Prince)
11. Brown Skin [India Arie cover] (ft. Shelby J)
12. ?No Excuse? (instrumental) (ft. Maceo Parker)

Janelle Monae’s Arch Orchestra:
01. Intro
02. The Electric Lady (ft. Maceo Parker)
03. “Giving You What You Love” (?new song?)
04. Chameleon [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
05. Tightrope
06. Outro

Prince & The NPG:
Prince (vox, guitar)
John Blackwell (drums)
Andrew Gouche (bass)
Morris Hayes (keyboards)
???Cassandra O’Neal (keyboards)
Mike Scott (guitar)
Shelby J. (vox)
Liv Warfield (vox)
???Elisa Dease (vox)
Damaris Lewis (dance)

Andy Allo (guitar, vox)
Maceo Parker (saxophone)

Sylvester Onyejiaka (saxophone)
BK Jackson (saxophone)
Marcus Anderson (saxophone)
Adrian Crutchfield (saxophone)
Keith Anderson (saxophone)
Lynn Grissett (trumpet)
Steve Reid (trumpet)
Phil Lassiter (trumpet)
Nick Marchione (trumpet)
Roy Agee (trombone)
Joey Rayfield (trombone)

Janelle Monae’s Arch Orchestra:
Janelle Monáe (vox)
Kellindo Parker (guitar)
Calvin Parmer (bass)
Terrence Brown (keyboards)
Mike P. Phillips (drums)

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