In 1985, a 25-year-old Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., followed up her debut solo album, The Glamorous Life, with the equally Prince-influenced Romance 1600.The album cover found Escovedo and her band members sporting the attire of 17th century Europe, and the musicians were given such names as Dame Kelly, Benentino the Wizard, the Earl of Grey, and Sir Stephan.But once you get past the aristocratic imagery, Romance 1600 isn't much different from The Glamorous Life.
The only track that Prince co-wrote and co-produced with Escovedo is the funk gem "A Love Bizarre," which became a major hit and finds the two of them performing a vocal duet.
As a vocalist, Escovedo never had Prince's range, but like Madonna and Janet Jackson, she demonstrates that singing can be meaningful even if the artist doesn't have the world's biggest voice.
Although The Glamorous Life remains Escovedo's most essential album of the 1980s, Romance 1600 is a respectable follow-up and is also highly recommended to fans of Minneapolis funk-rock.
Weren't P and Sheila supposedly hooking up in France filming UTCM while Susannah was in the states? When, exactly, would he have had time to be engaged to Sheila?
By the same token, my general vibe was as Purple Knight. While he was seeing just about every female we know to have been around at that time? I don't think they ever had much more than a fling.
She didn't say in that article that they were, she said that their breaking up was like a divorce.
Smooches;)Maybe I'm uninformed but I was wondering if Prince and Shelia ever dated each other?
I heard a story about Shelia going to visit Prince when he was dating Mayte and being sent away. Was there any competition between Cat and Sheila during the Lovesexy tour? Seems like they always end up back together in some form or the other.
She also seems to be the one who's stuck with him the longest.