The girl-group Vanity 6 and the jazz project Madhouse were just some of the ways that Prince indulged his hunger for creating new sounds. We’ve gathered five of his 80s side gigs worth hearing.
The Sir Douglas Quintet, Augie Meyers, and Joe “King” Carrasco have spiced up Tex-Mex music over the years. How international is its appeal? Well, some of its practitioners are British!
David & The Dorks is an early example but other Dead spin-off bands include Old and In the Way, Go Ahead, Weir & Wasserman, Dead & Company, and Golden Gate Wingmen.
With the release of “Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Bros. Singles,” now’s the time to get acquainted with Jorge Santana and Malo (not to mention Sapo, Azteca, Dakila, and El Chicano).
When drummer Jabo Starks died in May 2018, we lost the last living link to that funky James Brown groove. But a wide array of artists, from Prince to Iggy Pop to Q Burns Abstract Message, furthered his contributions by incorporating his unique rhythmic vibe into some of their songs.