Consisting of former and current members of Prince & the Revolution, Prince’s NPG, The Time, The Family, Madhouse and Mint Condition, The Truth is truly an assembly of Minneapolis musical
The Truth consists of St. Paul Peterson (The Time, The Family) on bass, vocals, guitar and keyboards, Jellybean Johnson (The Time, The Family) on guitar, Odell (Mint Condition) on guitar and vocals, Jerry Hubbard (The Time, Jesse Johnson) on bass, keyboards, guitar and vocals, Chance Howard (Prince, The Time) on bass guitar, bass synth and vocals, Kirk Johnson (Prince) on drums and vocals, Eric Leeds (Prince) on saxophones, keyboards and vocals and Donnie La Marca (Jonny Lang, Bobby Caldwell) on keyboards.
The Truth will combine classic “old school” funk by Cameo, The Ohio Players and Funkadelic with Minneapolis classics by The Time, The Family, Mint Condition and Prince for a very special “Minneapolis Music” evening that is sure to keep the dance floor packed all night long!
Monster alert, monster alert, this is not a drill. A true Dr. Funkenstein-type creation, an all-star ensemble called The Truth is a brand new band comprised of some of the baddest musicians imaginable, each a heavyweight in his own right. Everybody here has a bulletproof rep and has gigged with or is a member of one high-power entity or another.
Here’s the lineup: St. Paul Peterson (The Time, The Family): bass, vocals, keyboards, guitar; Kip Blackshire (Prince): vocals, keys, guitar; Chance Howard (Prince): keys, vocals; Odell (Mint Condition): guitar, vocals; Jellybean Johnson (The Time, The Family): guitar; Jerry Hubbard (The Time, Jesse Johnson): bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals; Eric Leeds (Prince, The Family): saxophone; Donnie LaMarca (St. Paul, Giorgia, Ann Nesby, Jonny Lang): keys, vocals; and Kirk Johnson (Prince): drums, vocals. And then there’s the repertoire.
Covers of classic funk (James Brown, Ohio Players, Parliament Funkadelic and such) mixed with jams by the bands these guys came from. Industry know-it-alls told agent-manager Jeff Taube of MidAmerica Talent he’d never even get all these cats together in one room long enough for rehearsal, let alone to sign on as a band. But the determined Taube pulled it off. He explained to me the name they decided on. “When somebody’s playing is great, guys say it’s ‘the truth.’” Who’s going to argue that description doesn’t fit this crew?
01. One Nation Under A Groove 6'20
02. Fire 4'20
03. Soul Power 6'39
04. River Run Dry 1'40
05. Screams Of Passion 4'33
06. Nothing Compares 2 U 5'17
07. High Fashion 5'45
08. Mutiny 5'35
09. Jungle Love 3'57
10. Ten 7'50
11. She's Strange 7'07
12. DMSR 7'10
13. Erotic City 5'07
14. America 4'52
Artwork : Included
This concert is a slaughter !!! We recognize fast prince's touch but it is indeed the musicians without him who demonstrate us their professionalism. We recognize each of the musicians one by one and it is of the funky music profoundly !!!