Sheila E Autograph. A genuine Sheila E autograph in blue ink to the front of her vinyl LP Romance 1600. Comes complete with 3rd party authentication (as shown), a market leading unconditional 90-day money back guarantee and a lifetime COA. Worldwide shipping is available.
Romance 1600 is the second album by the singer-drummer-percussionist Sheila E. Prince contributed some backing vocals, guitar and bass guitar, and co-wrote/co-produced “A Love Bizarre“, a 12-minute epic that became a major hit in its edited radio-friendly form
Sheila Cecilia Escovedo (born December 12, 1957) better known under the stage name Sheila E., is an American percussionist, singer, author, and actress. She began her career in the mid-1970s as a percussionist and singer for The George Duke Band. After leaving the group in 1983, Sheila began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, “The Glamorous Life”. She became a mainstream solo star in 1985 following the success of the singles, “The Belle of St. Mark”, “Sister Fate”, and “A Love Bizarre” with the last becoming one of her signature songs. She is commonly referred to as The Queen of Percussion.
Sheila made her recording debut with jazz bassist Alphonso Johnson on “Yesterday’s Dream” in 1976. By her early 20s, she had already played with George Duke, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, and Diana Ross. In 1977, she joined The George Duke Band. She appeared on several of Duke’s albums including: “Don’t Let Go” (1978)”, “Follow the Rainbow” (1979), “Master of the Game” (1979), “A Brazilian Love Affair” (1980). Along with appearing on Duke’s “Don’t Let Go” in 1978, Escovedo and her father released “Happy Together” that year on Fantasy Records, sharing billing as Pete and Sheila Escovedo. In 1980, she appeared on the pivotal Herbie Hancock album “Monster”. In 1983, she joined Marvin Gaye’s final tour Midnight Love Tour as one of his percussionists.
Prince met Sheila E. at a concert in 1978, when she was performing with her father. After the show he met her and told her that he and his bassist Andre Cymone “were just fighting about which one of us would be the first to be your husband.” He also vowed that one day she would join his band. The two would eventually join forces during the Purple Rain recording sessions. She provided vocals on the B-side to “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Erotic City” in 1984. Though taken under Prince’s wing, she proved to be a successful artist in her own right.