Prince was Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, James Brown and Duke Ellington, all rolled into one

The Dallas Morning News - As someone who is a specialist in American music and African-American popular music, I can say that Prince Rogers Nelson was one of the most influential musicians of the last part of the 20th and first part of the 21st century.

Smith is professor and chair of musicology and director of the Vernacular Music Center at the Texas Tech University School of Music.

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