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Sheila E. And The E-Train

Before she became a solo artist in 1984, drummer Sheila E. played with Azteca, the Latin jazz-fusion band led by her father, percussionist Pete Escovedo; she also played on two of his solo albums recorded for Fantasy Records. Prince discovered Sheila E. around 1983 and had her sing on "Erotic City," the B-side to his number one 1984 single, "Let's Go Crazy." Prince also helped her secure a record contract with Warner Bros.; she released her debut album, Sheila E. in the Glamorous Life, in 1984. Written by Prince, the title track hit the U.S. Top Ten and her second single, "The Belle of St. Mark," charted in both the American and British Top 40. The following year she released Sheila E. in Romance 1600, which featured the number 11 hit "A Love Bizarre." Her self-titled album was released in 1987, yet it didn't have the commercial impact of her two previous records. Sheila E. joined Prince's band for the 1987 Sign O' the Times tour and is featured prominently in the resulting film documentary of the same name. Four years later, she returned with her fourth album, Sex Cymbal. Despite it's heavy dance beats and vivacious compositions, Sex Cymbal failed to chart. After her brief stint ringleading the band on Magic Johnson's late-night show, The Magic Hour, Sheila E. returned to recording and released The Writes of Passage in fall 2000. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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More please more please
janis1992
First time hearing this artist however, like a great meal, I must
say more please!
This is such a Relax and Pretty Sound !! Nice switch Sheila E !! #LoveJazz
I love this song!!! You go babygirl we ❤️" ya"
Ross She a Good Singer
The song is as beautiful as the artist is!!!!!!!!
this family goes way back with me
Love it
Sheila E Smooth Jazz i like !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Love this song!!!! Very nice change up for her!! Looking forward to hearing more from her!!
This song is so beautiful. Glad to hear that Sheila E. is back on the scene.
photoguytee
good stuff
kjsimpson1
I love this song and I love Sheila E. She comes from a serious root of musicians and her learning grounds of working with Prince is remarkable. Regardless of her past, it's about where she IS TODAY. If we dig on everyone's past, trust there's grit. Judge ye not!
She is so gifted
Why is there no mention of her spiritual conversion? Perhaps her lack of prominance was due to her compromise and lack of commitment. Can't serve two masters. Just a thought.
Nice change from what I am use to from Sheila...
Tight work the LADY has CLASS yea man groovy i did this beat
eddysbeejay
Herv work is to be absorbed and enjoyed...it ' s a deep soulful search...a think maker..and good for the memory bank in ones life....
opps....I just realized I'm off a generation.. . P h i l is your fathers brother...pl e a s e thank your family...and I thank you...for all the excellent music over all these years...
I know you from North Beach...SF.. . w h e r e ' s your brother Phil...he was my friend...the bass player.
Great groove!Wonde r f u l harmonica... . T o o t s T feel
Nice.
pgsfinest257 2
i love it!
i love the offset beat?
cjohns484200 2
Great sound for a night of relaxation.
eddysbeejay
This album is one of the most spellbinding of any of this venue...Its a favorite of a 90 year old WWll vet in his dotage.
melloneewalk e r
i love her. she is so awesome
Let's not forget the work she did with George Duke. Check out 'Dukey Stick' Fabulous!
sheila e fans sure love caps!
SWEET
rapoza6
classy.
Couldnt pick a better name for CD..Writes of Passage..Ast o u n d i n g !
I agree, she is back to who she is. Keep it coming!
muzicricky
I'll go with James84506 here on the notion that some recording artists are good &/or great at making one to several types or styles of music instead of just one distinct style. Considering the musical family that she is from, Miss Escovedo has come into her own.
james84506
GOOD THAT SHE IS PLAYING THIS TYPE OF MUSIC.I TRIED TELLING PEOPLE I KNEW THAT SHE IS A GREAT ARTIST.THAT STINT WITH PRINCE I GUESS SHE HAS THAT OUT OF HER BLOOD,AND IS BACK TO SHOWING HER TALENT.
monicaperras
This song is simply the empitme of fusion and smooth jazz! LOVE IT! Sheila E is on point with this one!
dodoc6
DOUBLE WOW! I'VE BEEN AROUND AWHILE, BUT WAS NEVER A BIG 'PRINCE' FAN,THUS I NEVER HEARD OF HER BEFORE...WIL L DEFINITELY CK OUT HER OTHER RELEASES IF THEY ARE OBTAINABLE.
Right on, brother. Her music is like the wind pasing through a meadow at dusk.

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