Since the unfortunate news of his passing, the music of Prince has made an enormous presence on the Internet. New videos have surfaced, unreleased tracks found, and collaborations with some of the top artists have been revealed in less than two weeks since his untimely death. Lucky for fans who never had the chance to see The Purple One perform live, these videos provide a window to the world that Prince was known for creating.
In 1999, Prince delivered a stunning rendition of “Motherless Child” on Spanish television program, 2 TVE. His guitar-work shines in this performance with a rock-and-roll attitude, as he leads the band through the highs and lows of his unforgettable vocal range. It’s videos like these that help the mourning music community cope with their loss. Enjoy:
Watch the full 38-minute performance below:
This Friday, an All-Star Tribute to Prince is going down in Brooklyn at The Hall at MP. The music of Prince will be performed by Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Louis Cato (Late Show With Stephen Colbert), and Hayley Jane, with James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Wyclef Jean & more), and Ian Gray (Swift Technique) adding some brass flare. More information on this exciting tribute can be found here.