African American Music Appreciation Month: A Pair of Prince Productions
It’s Thursday and it’s 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 we’re 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 you’ve ever seen Purple Rain, then you know The Time, but that’s hardly the only place that you would’ve heard the work of Morris Day and company, given the success they found with – among other singles – “Jungle Love.” 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 that’s still played on the radio with regularity: “The Glamorous Life.”
We’ve got some videos for your viewing enjoyment, and we’ve 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 ‘em a listen, won’t you?
THE TIME, “Cool”
THE TIME, “The Walk”
SHEILA E, “The Glamorous Life”
SHEILA E, “Noon Rendezvous”
SHEILA E, “The Belle of St. Mark”
SHEILA E, “A Love Bizarre”
SHEILA E, “Sister Fate”
THE TIME, “Jungle Love”
THE TIME, “The Bird”