In terms of soul-driven music, no three names are more recognizable than Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince. MJ was the “King Of Pop.” James Brown was the “Godfather Of Soul.” And Prince, well, enough said.
Unbelievably, all three shared the stage in 1983. At first, just Jackson and Brown are on stage, but MJ whispers something into Brown’s ear and urges him to bring Prince up. James Brown introduces Prince, and says to him, “Prince, you gotta do something.” So Prince gets a guitar, and as the horns drop out, the man digs deep and absolutely dominates it.
From there, things only get wilder, as Prince takes off his shirt and really whirls the crowd into a frenzy during this funk-fueled jam. Don’t believe us? Watch it all go on down, below:
On Sunday, April 30, Prince, and the many incredible artists that we lost in 2016, will be honored in New Orleans during Jazz Fest for a “Funk 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” tribute concert at the Howlin’ Wolf. Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Phife Dawg, and more will all be honored with musical collaborations from Michelangelo Carubba, Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, Craig Brodhead, and the entire horn section from Turkuaz, along with Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band, Steveland Swatkins of Allen Stone’s band, Khris Royal and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.
The Revivalists side project RumpleSTEELskin will open the night, while Brooklyn’s own The London Souls will perform a special super-late-night performance in The Den immediately following the Fu*k 2016 tribute set. Make no mistake, this is sure to be one of the biggest throwdowns during Jazz Fest!
Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!