fDELUXE AKA The Family (No Turn Unstoned #171)

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I had to wait almost 25 years to finally see The Family live, and it was well worth the wait. Seeing them in the best venue in NYC, Joe’s Pub, on 10/29/2011 was pure heaven. Due to Prince legalities, they have changed their name to fDELUXE. This mix showcases The Family (fDELUXE) as well as the members’ individual pursuits over the past 30 years.

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In celebration of the amazing sets at Joe’s Pub and the release of their brand new album, Gaslight, this mix features the musical output and contributions of the members of fDELUXE (Eric Leeds, Susannah Melvoin, St. Paul, and Jellybean Johnson.)

Playlist:

  • The Screams of Passion (Extended Version) – The Family – The Screams of Passion – [Paisley Park]
  • Anotherloverholenyohead (Extended Version) – Prince and The Revolution – Parade – [Warner Bros.]
  • Starfish And Coffee – Prince – Sign O’ The Times – [Paisley Park]
  • Intimacy – St. Paul – Straight To The Funk – St. Paul – [MCA]
  • Honeymoon Express (Honeymoon Express 12″) – Wendy & Lisa – Honeymoon Express – [Columbia]
  • One – Madhouse – 8 – [Paisley Park]
  • Rich Man – St. Paul – Straight To The Funk – St. Paul – [MCA]
  • Skeleton Key – Wendy & Lisa – Eroica – [Virgin]
  • Too Well – St. Paul – St. Paul – [MCA]
  • Eleven – Madhouse – 16 – [Paisley Park]
  • It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night – Prince – Sign O’ The Times – [Paisley Park]
  • Fifteen – Madhouse – 16 – [Paisley Park]
  • Can’t Get Enough – St. Paul – St. Paul – [MCA]
  • Money Lovin’ Lullaby – St. Paul Peterson – Blue Cadillac – [CD Baby]
  • High Fashion – The Family – The Family – [Paisley Park]
  • Girls & Boys – Prince & The Revolution – Parade – [Warner Bros.]
  • Yes – The Family – The Family – [Paisley Park]
  • 6 (End of the world mix) – Madhouse – 6 – [Paisley Park]
  • Pandemonium – The Time – Pandemonium – [Paisley Park]
  • Gaslight – fDeluxe – Gaslight – [Ropeadope]
  • Why Should I Cry? – Nona Hendryx – Female Trouble – [EMI America]
  • The Vigil – fDeluxe – Gaslight – [Ropeadope]
  • 10 and 1/2 – Madhouse – 10 – [Paisley Park]
  • Cadillac – The Original 7ven – Condensate – [Saguaro Road Rhythms]
  • The Bird – The Time – Ice Cream Castles – [Warner Bros.]
  • Kenya – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]
  • Desire – The Family – The Family – [Paisley Park]
  • At 8 – fDeluxe – Gaslight – [Ropeadope]
  • Seven – Madhouse – 8 – [Paisley Park]
  • Aguadilla – Eric Leeds – Things Left Unsaid – [Paisley Park]
  • Commuting – Eric Leeds – Things Left Unsaid – [Paisley Park]
  • Nine – Madhouse – 16 – [Paisley Park]
  • One Step – The Original 7ven – Condensate – [Saguaro Road Rhythms]
  • Cooking Class – The Time – Pandemonium – [Paisley Park]
  • Skillet – The Time – Pandemonium – [Paisley Park]
  • Lines – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]
  • Two Sisters – Eric Leeds – Things Left Unsaid – [Paisley Park]
  • Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) – Mint Condition – Meant To Be Mint – [Perspective]
  • Lover – fDeluxe – Gaslight – [Ropeadope]
  • Last House On The Block – fDeluxe – Gaslight – [Ropeadope]
  • Dopeamine Rush – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]

Additional Notes:

Anotherloverholenyohead (Extended Version) – Prince and The Revolution – Parade – [Warner Bros.]
(1986) Susannah: background vocals; Eric Leeds: Horns

Starfish And Coffee – Prince – Sign O’ The Times – [Paisley Park]
(1987) Susannah: co-writer and background vocals

Honeymoon Express (Honeymoon Express 12″) – Wendy & Lisa – Honeymoon Express – [Columbia]
(1987) Susannah: co-writer

One – Madhouse – 8 – [Paisley Park]
(1987) Eric Leeds: Horns

Skeleton Key – Wendy & Lisa – Eroica – [Virgin]
(1990) Susannah: percussion and background vocals; Eric Leeds: Horns
Note: Susannah is a co-writer for several songs on Eroica.

Eleven – Madhouse – 16 – [Paisley Park]
(1987) co-mixed by Eric Leeds
Eric Leeds: Tenor & Baritone Sax, Keyboards, Flute
Drums: Sheila E.

It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night – Prince – Sign O’ The Times – [Paisley Park]
(1987) Susannah: background vocals; Eric Leeds: co-writer and horns; Jill Jones: vocals;

Can’t Get Enough – St. Paul – St. Paul – [MCA]
(1987) produced by St. Paul and Ricky Peterson; co-produced by Monte Moir of The Time, and Monte Moir plays keyboard on this track

Girls & Boys – Prince & The Revolution – Parade – [Warner Bros.]
(1986) Susannah & Wendy background vocals mixed to the right; Sheila E. & Lisa mixed to the left; Eric Leeds also played horns

Why Should I Cry? – Nona Hendryx – Female Trouble – [EMI America]
(1987) co-written and co-produced by Jellybean Johnson for Flyte Time Productions
Jellybean Johnson plays Synthesizers, Guitars, and percussion, and performs the Guitar Solo; Jimmy Jam: Synthesizers and Percussion; Terry Lewis: Synthesizers; Jerome Benton: Percussion;

10 and 1/2 – Madhouse – 10 – [Paisley Park]
(1987) co-mixed by Eric Leeds
Eric Leeds: Tenor & Baritone Sax, Keyboards, Flute
Sheila E.: Drums

The Bird – The Time – Ice Cream Castles – [Warner Bros.]
(1984) St. Paul: keyboards; Jellybean Johnson: drums

Kenya – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]
(1991) composed by Eric Leeds
Eric Leeds: Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Atlanta Bliss: Trumpets
Prince: Drums

Seven – Madhouse – 8 – [Paisley Park]
(1987) Eric Leeds: Horns

Aguadilla – Eric Leeds – Things Left Unsaid – [Paisley Park]
(1993) Eric Leeds: co-writer; Prince: co-writer;

Commuting – Eric Leeds – Things Left Unsaid – [Paisley Park]
(1993)
Eric Leeds: co-writer;

Nine – Madhouse – 16 – [Paisley Park]
(1987) co-mixed by Eric Leeds
Eric Leeds: Tenor & Baritone Sax, Keyboards, Flute

Lines – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]
(1991) composed by Eric Leeds and Matt Blistan; co-mixed by Eric Leeds
Eric Leeds: alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; flute, synthesizers, percussion and drum programming.

Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) – Mint Condition – Meant To Be Mint – [Perspective]
(1991) Jellybean Johnson: producer; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis: owners of perspective record label

The Dopamine Rush – Eric Leeds – Times Squared – [Paisley Park]
(1991) 24 (The Dopamine Rush Suite, Part 4) – Madhouse – 24 – [Paisley Park]
composed by Prince
Eric Leeds: tenor and baritone saxophones, flute;
Prince: Synthesizers, Guitar, Bass, Drum and Percussion Programming
Clare Fischer: String Arrangement

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