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BartVanHemelen

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Ashley Támar Davis to publish a memoir featuring stories about her time with Prince

http://www.startribune.co...508902862/

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C.J.: Prince protégée Ashley Támar Davis performed with pre-Destiny Beyoncé

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“He came into my life when I was 13, 14. That’s when he was officially introduced. I received paraphernalia. I saw the ‘Purple Rain’ bike. I got a glimpse of everything Paisley. I went to a concert at Paisley, my second concert. I wasn’t star-struck. I guess it was a premonition of [him being] family, not knowing later on I would actually work with him,” she said.

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“I didn’t officially work with him until 2005. I elaborate on all the stories in detail in my memoir. The book was written seven years ago. I was approached [by] a boutique publisher in Houston, and I just didn’t feel the time was right to put it out. But it’s completed, and when he passed, I had to edit it.

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Between being on stage with Beyoncé in the beginning, becoming a Prince protégée and working on Broadway in “Motown the Musical,” Davis has a treasure trove of stories. One of her most cherished notices from “Motown” came after Prince happened to be in the audience the night she filled in for the actor who played Diana Ross. There’s a text message from Prince she’s saving for the book.

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She wants the book's title to be “A Syren on Damascus.”

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/19 4:50am

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Everyone getting in for a piece of the purple pie.....pretty soon we will be getting memoirs from the doves that were in Paisley.

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Reply #2 posted 04/25/19 4:57am

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leadline said:

Everyone getting in for a piece of the purple pie.....pretty soon we will be getting memoirs from the doves that were in Paisley.

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Even that would have more truth in it than Ms Berry's trash.

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Reply #3 posted 04/25/19 5:09am

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Cmon Kirk, your getting left behind - show em how its supposed to be done.

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Reply #4 posted 04/25/19 7:33am

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Dimitri10 said:

Cmon Kirk, your getting left behind - show em how its supposed to be done.


He will never write a book.
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Reply #5 posted 04/25/19 7:45am

dodger

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Cmon Kirk, your getting left behind - show em how its supposed to be done.

Kirky got a vault and it's locked, he said.

He can live off the Jughead royalties anyway

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Reply #6 posted 04/25/19 7:45am

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Hmmm, should be interesting but it all sounds rather calculating that she wrote it so soon after working with him. Perhaps P found out and that's why it seemed their collaboration seemed to end as suddenly as it began, or maybe they had a bust up and this is her side of what happened.

In fact there has been a lot of shameless cashing in so far and I have resisted most of it, it all feels a bit cynical.

[Edited 4/25/19 12:46pm]

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Reply #7 posted 04/25/19 8:04am

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leadline said:

Everyone getting in for a piece of the purple pie.....pretty soon we will be getting memoirs from the doves that were in Paisley.


If only.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding...

Imma die if somebody dares.

I guess the other thread got hot.
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Reply #8 posted 04/25/19 10:19am

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Reply #9 posted 04/25/19 10:50am

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I wonder if she'll write about that time she was deposed for the divorce.

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Reply #10 posted 04/25/19 11:16am

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

Hmmm, should be interesting but it all sounds rather calculating that she wrote it so soon after working with him. Perhaps P found out and that's why it seemed their collaboration seemed to end as suddenty as it began, or maybe they had a bust up and this is her side of what happened.

In fact there has been a lot of shameless cashing in so far and I have resisted most of it, it all feels a bit cynical.

[Edited 4/25/19 7:50am]

He was tweeting his support for her when she was on The Voice in 2015 so seems that they were on decent terms then. I've wondered what had happened with her plans for the book since there had been no mention since her interview for Uncovering Prince. She said she was planning to release Milk and Honey along with it if I remember right.

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Reply #11 posted 04/25/19 11:32am

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Genesia said:

I wonder if she'll write about that time she was deposed for the divorce.



At the Brit Awards show Prince kissed her on the cheek during his performance. I knew right there and then his marriage with M2 was done.

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Reply #12 posted 04/25/19 1:00pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:



TheFreakerFantastic said:


Hmmm, should be interesting but it all sounds rather calculating that she wrote it so soon after working with him. Perhaps P found out and that's why it seemed their collaboration seemed to end as suddenty as it began, or maybe they had a bust up and this is her side of what happened.


In fact there has been a lot of shameless cashing in so far and I have resisted most of it, it all feels a bit cynical.




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He was tweeting his support for her when she was on The Voice in 2015 so seems that they were on decent terms then. I've wondered what had happened with her plans for the book since there had been no mention since her interview for Uncovering Prince. She said she was planning to release Milk and Honey along with it if I remember right.




Still waiting.
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Reply #13 posted 04/25/19 3:05pm

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luv4u said:



Genesia said:


I wonder if she'll write about that time she was deposed for the divorce.





At the Brit Awards show Prince kissed her on the cheek during his performance. I knew right there and then his marriage with M2 was done.


I personally never believed in the whole "uncle P" narrative she speaks about especially when Jill Jones said p exchange for albums instead of flowers...that's all I'm going to say
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Reply #14 posted 04/25/19 10:12pm

pinkcashmere23

onlyforaminute said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

He was tweeting his support for her when she was on The Voice in 2015 so seems that they were on decent terms then. I've wondered what had happened with her plans for the book since there had been no mention since her interview for Uncovering Prince. She said she was planning to release Milk and Honey along with it if I remember right.

Still waiting.

Yes,it will be interesting to see if she is still planning a release for it, she said she was planning to bundle the album with the book. Also that she was planning to do a docureality where she would share some of the emails she received from him. From the new interview it sounds like those ideas may have been scrapped.though she said in the interview that she's planning to release a text message from him so maybe she's going to release the emails too.

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Reply #15 posted 04/26/19 12:27pm

onlyforaminute

pinkcashmere23 said:



onlyforaminute said:


pinkcashmere23 said:


He was tweeting his support for her when she was on The Voice in 2015 so seems that they were on decent terms then. I've wondered what had happened with her plans for the book since there had been no mention since her interview for Uncovering Prince. She said she was planning to release Milk and Honey along with it if I remember right.



Still waiting.

Yes,it will be interesting to see if she is still planning a release for it, she said she was planning to bundle the album with the book. Also that she was planning to do a docureality where she would share some of the emails she received from him. From the new interview it sounds like those ideas may have been scrapped.though she said in the interview that she's planning to release a text message from him so maybe she's going to release the emails too.



Im right here on my stoop. If she does I'll be right on it, if she doesn't I'm not holding my breath. I get it, shes got kids, a husband, commitments, touring and other stuff. If the prject turns into something else totally different than first presented then I wish her luck in her new endeavors.
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Reply #16 posted 04/26/19 9:54pm

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onlyforaminute said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

Yes,it will be interesting to see if she is still planning a release for it, she said she was planning to bundle the album with the book. Also that she was planning to do a docureality where she would share some of the emails she received from him. From the new interview it sounds like those ideas may have been scrapped.though she said in the interview that she's planning to release a text message from him so maybe she's going to release the emails too.

Im right here on my stoop. If she does I'll be right on it, if she doesn't I'm not holding my breath. I get it, shes got kids, a husband, commitments, touring and other stuff. If the prject turns into something else totally different than first presented then I wish her luck in her new endeavors.

Yeah it would be nice for it to finally have an official release. I think she has said that she owns the masters of the album so I suppose she could have copies made and distributed through some outlet if that's the case.

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Reply #17 posted 04/27/19 6:00pm

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http://www.startribune.co...508902862/

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C.J.: Prince protégée Ashley Támar Davis performed with pre-Destiny Beyoncé

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[...]

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“He came into my life when I was 13, 14. That’s when he was officially introduced. I received paraphernalia. I saw the ‘Purple Rain’ bike. I got a glimpse of everything Paisley. I went to a concert at Paisley, my second concert. I wasn’t star-struck. I guess it was a premonition of [him being] family, not knowing later on I would actually work with him,” she said.

.

“I didn’t officially work with him until 2005. I elaborate on all the stories in detail in my memoir. The book was written seven years ago. I was approached [by] a boutique publisher in Houston, and I just didn’t feel the time was right to put it out. But it’s completed, and when he passed, I had to edit it.

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[...]

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Between being on stage with Beyoncé in the beginning, becoming a Prince protégée and working on Broadway in “Motown the Musical,” Davis has a treasure trove of stories. One of her most cherished notices from “Motown” came after Prince happened to be in the audience the night she filled in for the actor who played Diana Ross. There’s a text message from Prince she’s saving for the book.

.

She wants the book's title to be “A Syren on Damascus.”

I am looking forward to read it. Oh wow I didn't know Prince was part of her life earlier on.

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Reply #18 posted 04/27/19 9:26pm

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Kim Berry streamed some of Tamar's performance and talk at Electric Fetus today on one of her Facebooks. She sounded great! She talked about a book and workbook that she will be making available on June 7th called "100 Things To Know As An Independent Artist" She said that would be a "precursor",I suppose to her memoir. She also said that when they release"Red Headed Stepchild" there will be a video as well and more stuff from Milk and Honey in the future.Kim also showed some of Tamar's talk at the author's conference where she talked about meeting Kirk and the writing of "Beautiful Loved & Blessed" She said that will be one of the stories she will go into detail about in the book. Interesting to me that she said it was inspired by a drum loop that Kirk was playing. She talked about performing it with Prince on SNL as well and that he told her that he didn't think he could sing the song with her again because he felt like he saw angels when they sang it. She said she told him that was a good thing and he told her that the song was too deep for people to grasp at that time and that was why they didn't perform it again. She broke down while talking about it. I'm looking forward to reading this book now. From what she said,it will cover the writing and recording of some of the songs on 3121 and Milk & Honey.

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Reply #19 posted 04/28/19 6:52am

ladygirl99

Oh poor Tamar.....

I would love to check the book. That can also apply toward people who work for creative jobs.

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Reply #20 posted 04/28/19 1:27pm

pinkcashmere23

ladygirl99 said:

Oh poor Tamar.....

I would love to check the book. That can also apply toward people who work for creative jobs.

Yes. She said she would be making it available to schools as well.

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Reply #21 posted 04/28/19 1:57pm

ladygirl99

pinkcashmere23 said:

ladygirl99 said:

Oh poor Tamar.....

I would love to check the book. That can also apply toward people who work for creative jobs.

Yes. She said she would be making it available to schools as well.

Really? That is cool. Prince also did his part to donate to schools too.

The government had been cutting lot of art related classes and resources for years. So good for Tamar to make it available to schools especially for the younger generation to see.

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Reply #22 posted 04/28/19 3:19pm

pinkcashmere23

ladygirl99 said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

Yes. She said she would be making it available to schools as well.

Really? That is cool. Prince also did his part to donate to schools too.

The government had been cutting lot of art related classes and resources for years. So good for Tamar to make it available to schools especially for the younger generation to see.

Yes,I agree. She said she has been speaking at schools for about seven years now and when she began writing her memoir,she was thinking about including a page at the end with tips for independent artists but decided to turn it into a book instead.

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Reply #23 posted 04/28/19 8:44pm

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I will defintely be purchasing the book.I have my own Tamar stories. Like the time she fell on me.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #24 posted 04/28/19 8:50pm

pinkcashmere23

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I will defintely be purchasing the book.I have my own Tamar stories. Like the time she fell on me.

Yes,it sounds like it's going to be good! What Lol?

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Reply #25 posted 05/02/19 8:01pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I will defintely be purchasing the book.I have my own Tamar stories. Like the time she fell on me.

Yes,it sounds like it's going to be good! What Lol?

lol

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #26 posted 05/04/19 11:09am

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does the estate get money from anyone who writes a book on him???

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Reply #27 posted 05/07/19 10:15pm

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does the estate get money from anyone who writes a book on him???


No

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Reply #28 posted 05/09/19 11:04am

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I haven't even read Mayte's book yet. I want to get a few of these books together and read them back to back and THEN see what common thread there may be.
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Reply #29 posted 05/09/19 11:13am

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I haven't even read Mayte's book yet. I want to get a few of these books together and read them back to back and THEN see what common thread there may be.


The common thread is profiting off of Prince's passing.....there are literally no checks and balances to what people say in the flood of memoirs and books coming out as Prince is not here to refute or confirm any of it.

We all want to hear things about Prince that we haven't before, I would just suggest using a discerning eye when doing so. These people are not coming out with books because they love Prince, they are coming out with books because they need the money and know people will buy it.

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