Friday, March 11, 2011

Flashback Friday - Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"

Sheila Escovedo is one of the baddest drummers on the planet.

I played this song to DEATH back in the day (1984). I had the 12' extended Club Mix on vinyl.

Written by Prince, "Glamorous Life" was a massive hit in the '80s.

Random fact: Nicole Richie is her niece.

Have a great weekend.

13 comments:

Paola said...

Damn ... gurl, we must be the same age, as I remember this way too clearly!
Ahhhh good times ...

Christine said...

One of my all-time FAVORITE songs. It is seriously a glamorous song.

Sonia @ My Sweet Monkey said...

I love that song! I don't remember much of '84 (maybe b/c I was 6)... but that song.. I do remember!

Tanisha said...

Haha!! I was jamming and posting this all over FB about two weeks ago. gotta love this cuban girl. and her dad is badder! i miss the 80s

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Paola - ha. so true.

Christine - yes it is.

sonia - you were 6?! Man I feel old. :)

tanisha - I don't miss the 80s fashions but I do miss the music.

gibber said...

Love Bizzare is my fav sheila e song.

Tanisha said...

I concur NYC, the fashion nor the makeup will be missed, altho it seems to be making a more stylish comeback...

Tracie P. said...

and alejandro escovedo is her uncle! i had the single...loved it too! she played drums on his second to latest album--awesome :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

tracie p - that family is super talented!

Michelle said...

Loved Sheila E. since I was a kid! And love your blog. Planning to visit Rome at some point.

BTW, Sheila E. is not related to Nicole Richie. Nicole has confirmed this. :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

michelle - Thanks for reading. Isn't Sheila's brother Nicole's biological dad?

Michelle said...

Hi again,

No, that was a rumor. Probably because Nicole's last name by birth is Escovedo, the same as Sheila & her brother.

I read that her mom is from the Dominican Republic (hence the Spanish surname) and her father is a Black Creole, but who knows. :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

michelle - interesting. I don't remember hearing about her denying it.

"Paris Hilton's co-star on "The Simple Life" is the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie. But she recently reunited on "The Wayne Brady Show" with its bandleader, Peter Michael Escovedo 3rd. Nobody on the program knew of the connection.

Nicole's biological dad was a percussionist in Richie's touring band, and Lionel was reportedly so taken with toddler Nicole that he asked Escovedo if she could move in with him and his wife, Brenda. According to Nicole, Escovedo and her biological mother, who had split up, decided the Richies could better provide for her.

"It's much more complicated than that," says Escovedo, who is the brother of Prince protégée Sheila E.