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Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

December 3, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 3, 2013
  • Release Date: December 3, 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Numero Group
  • Copyright: 2013 Numero Group
  • Total Length: 2:09:36
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00GCFN3RY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,553 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ivy on December 5, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
This is a fantastic compilation. I highly recommend buying the CD version because the liner notes are terrific- it's basically a bona-fide book, well-written and informative, with tons of great photos. I think the electronic download is free with purchase of the CD version.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Darrick Weatherby on December 5, 2013
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Arguably the best Numero compilation I've ran across & I have lots of them...the liner notes which is pretty much a novel makes it that much more sweeter...great sound great music...!!!
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The main draw for many people getting this deluxe 2-CD set of music from various artists in Minneapolis (dating from 1974 to 1984) will be the intriguing "Prince connection". In fact, Prince Nelson is credited for guitar on two tracks on here, plus he had musical relationships with several other artists on this collection, including Andre Cymone, The Family, 94 East, and Rockie Robbins. But don't do thinking this all sounds like Prince or "Purple Rain" outtakes; the range of artists on this collection demonstrate that the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was a surprisingly fertile location for Soul and R&B music.

A few notes on some of the artists featured. In addition to "name" acts like Andre Cymone, The Family, and Alexander O'Neal, there is a very good band called Flyte Tyme that features Cynthia Johnson (who famously sang the lead on the big hit "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.) on lead vocals, sounding uncannily like Chaka Khan. The band Mind & Matter featured a very young Terry Lewis and James "Jimmy Jam" Harris. The style of other material on the two discs ranges from silky soul with soaring harmonies and gritty funk to more mainstream R&B tunes and even some quirkier electro-soul numbers. Among my favorite new discoveries are the tracks by Walter Lewis & the Blue Stars, Music Love & Funk, Herman Jones, and Haze.

There are plenty of good and very good songs on this collection, but I have to wonder why the compilers at the Numero Group decided to splurge for the big expense of packing these 2 CDs with a 146-page booklet ... or rather, a book --- inside a hard cover package!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By donkroptor on February 4, 2014
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The look, the feel and the MUSIC! The booklet is really a book and full of interesting stories and pictures.
What about the music?
Awesome and pretty purply cool!
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