Witness From Prince

On September 25th, Prince’s legendary 1987 album “Sign O’ The Times” will get the same remastered/expanded release give previously to “Purple Rain” and “1999.” As a teaser of what’s to come, an unreleased song from sessions that ultimately led to that album — “Witness 4 The Prosecution” — has been released. Give it a listen here:

Heaven Must Have Sent For You

We learned Monday of the passing of Bonnie Pointer at age 69. She was an original member of The Pointer Sisters, in the group from 1969-77 before going solo, though she was part of Pointer Sisters song earlier this year with her sister Anita called “Feels Like June” (which we featured on “The Latest From The Greatest”). Bonnie Pointer had some solo hits, the biggest of which was this one from 1979: her cover of “Heaven Must Have Sent You”

From Minneapolis To Baltimore

In 2015, Prince recorded & released a song in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore — a song named after the city, but also addressing similar situations around the country (he also performed a concert there in May of 2015). Now, on the weekend that would have been Prince’s 62nd birthday, a video for the song has been released –timely considering the events in Minneapolis and around the nation of late. Watch it here: