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Pepe Willie: "See, Me And Prince Had A Deal..."

J. Kordosh, Creem, July 1986

IN THE MID-'70s, Pepe Willie — a New York writer, musician and producer — went into the Cook House Studio in Minneapolis with two teenaged musicians, Andre Cymone and Prince Nelson. At the time, Willie was married to Nelson's first cousin, Shantel Manderville. A number of tracks were recorded, which have surfaced on a six-song record, Minneapolis Genius: The Historic 1977 Recordings.

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