African American Music Appreciation Month: A Pair of Prince Productions
Itâs Thursday and itâs still June, so welcome back to our ongoing series of posts designed to remind readers that this has been, is now, and continues to be African American Music Appreciation Month. Today weâre doing a combined entry and paying tribute to both a band and a singer/musician, both of which were produced by His Royal Badness himself, Prince: The Time and Sheila E.
If youâve ever seen Purple Rain, then you know The Time, but thatâs hardly the only place that you wouldâve heard the work of Morris Day and company, given the success they found with â among other singles â âJungle Love.â Similarly, Sheila E is known far and wide for her work as a percussionist both for Prince and for other artists, but she also scored a major hit single thatâs still played on the radio with regularity: âThe Glamorous Life.â
Weâve got some videos for your viewing enjoyment, and weâve also put together a playlist that features the first three albums by The Time and the first two albums by Sheila E, all of which were produced by Prince. Give âem a listen, wonât you?
THE TIME, âCoolâ
THE TIME, âThe Walkâ
SHEILA E, âThe Glamorous Lifeâ
SHEILA E, âNoon Rendezvousâ
SHEILA E, âThe Belle of St. Markâ
SHEILA E, âA Love Bizarreâ
SHEILA E, âSister Fateâ
THE TIME, âJungle Loveâ
THE TIME, âThe Birdâ