Numero Group: By The Numbers

Minneapolis, New Years Eve, 1976
May 8, 2013, 10:47 am
Filed under: Purple Snow


Who doesn’t love a good New Years Eve show anyways? Shampayne denotes a post-Prince Rogers Nelson gathering of Grand Central, which at the end of 1976 still featured household names Morris Day on drums and Andre Cymone on bass. Alexander O’Neal spent the ’80s couples skating through a quiet storm of chart toppers (with and without Cherrelle) under the direction of Twin Cities brothers-from-anothers Jimmy “Jam” Harris III and Terry Lewis. It’s hard to say comparatively how the Black Market Band framed the Minneapolis-by-way-of-Natchez, MS singer, as no one can remember thing one about the Black Market Band. But who is Cohesion? All three bands have a lot more in common than you might think, all of which will be addressed in the 30,000-word document that accompanies Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, available this Fall on 2CDs or 4LPs.   

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yep , this is great . heard tapes of Shampayne riding around in cars in the late 70’s with Morris Day after he moved with his family to DC . This was before Prince sent for him to come out to LA , and eventually form his group . The music was PHENOMENAL ! This will be a great release .

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