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Sheila E. (full name: Sheila Escovedo; born December 12, 1957) is an American percussionist and singer.
- …The first girl I ever saw playing drums on television was Karen Carpenter, so I thought I play drums how come I don't have a television show?
- On having few female percussionist role models in “An Interview with the Legendary Sheila E” in Vice Magazine (2016 Dec 18)
- People don't understand how important it is for funk to be funky, the only way to do that is to allow space to happen. Space is the most important part of music, it's the space that allows the song to breathe that's so important.
- On her collaboration with Prince on the song “Erotic City” in “An Interview with the Legendary Sheila E” in Vice Magazine (2016 Dec 18)
- We’d just sing a lot of things and sometimes slip in a little something here and there…There are no limits, there are no laws, there are no rules, we’re just gonna do whatever.
- On lyrics with a double entendre in “Sheila E. Remembers Private Life With Prince, Wild ‘Purple Rain’ Parties” in Rolling Stone (2017 Jun 7)
- …We had a great life together, we really did, good and bad, the ups and the downs, there were a lot of downs. But at one point I told him, “I’m not here to play your music to get paid because it’s money, money has nothing to do with it, I’m here because I love you. I don’t care about your money.”…
- On her relationship with Prince in “Sheila E. Remembers Private Life With Prince, Wild ‘Purple Rain’ Parties” in Rolling Stone (2017 Jun 7)