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... In the Glamourous Life
As a backing/session percussionist for the likes of George Duke and Marvin Gaye, Sheila Escovedo had paid her dues when Prince shortened her name and took her under his wing for THE GLAMOROUS LIFE. The Purple One co-produced the 1984 Warner Bros. collection and contributes songs including opener “The Belle of St. Mark” and the Top 10 title hit, but such tracks as “Oliver's House” and “Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar” show Sheila to be a talented writer as well. With her vocals and propulsive rhythms joined by Jesse Johnson's guitars, this is a remarkably assured debut, and THE GLAMOROUS LIFE is now available in a special light blue vinyl edition.