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Video: Sheila E. performs "Hold Me" in 1987

Check out Sheila E. performing "Hold Me" in 1987:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...XnYI[list]
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Reply #1 posted 10/03/17 9:14pm

JellyBean

Thanks for posting this classic. One of my favorites from aunt Shelia.

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.” Brazilian bishop Dom Hélder Câmara
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Reply #2 posted 10/04/17 1:01am

SoulAlive

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Reply #3 posted 10/04/17 6:31am

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love the song. Glad she started doing some of this song on her tour.

I love that is sounds like 1986. I love the piano sound (sounds like the piano in songs like Fathers Song and the movie Blade Runner) I just love that piano sound.

There is a member who said Sheila E had no singles for this album (she had 3) and this one was on the charts for a long time.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #4 posted 10/04/17 8:18am

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I love this song!!!!! Surprsingly, I like the Eddie M version even better. Way more jazzy.

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Reply #5 posted 10/04/17 12:55pm

SoulAlive

sexy and sultry....just a fantastic song!
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Reply #6 posted 10/08/17 12:23pm

jungleluv

I wonder why an official music video was never made? There is only the live song performance.

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Reply #7 posted 10/08/17 12:25pm

SoulAlive

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I wonder why an official music video was never made? There is only the live song performance.

I was wondering the same thing.This song was getting alot of airplay on R&B stations back then.A video would have made it even more successful.

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Reply #8 posted 11/06/17 2:51pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

love the song. Glad she started doing some of this song on her tour.

I love that is sounds like 1986. I love the piano sound (sounds like the piano in songs like Fathers Song and the movie Blade Runner) I just love that piano sound.

There is a member who said Sheila E had no singles for this album (she had 3) and this one was on the charts for a long time.

I know that "Hold Me" and "Koo Koo" were the singles here in the US....was there a third single elsewhere?

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Reply #9 posted 11/10/17 4:13am

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I wonder why an official music video was never made? There is only the live song performance.




It think this song came out during time Sheila was touring heavily with Prince & unable to really promote her own album much.

It's one of my top 5 of her songs. It shows she can do soft sensual ballads as well as fast percussion driven songs. I didn't know she even did this song live anymore. Now if she would pop up doing Sister Fate live that would be 🔥🔥
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Reply #10 posted 11/10/17 4:29am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



love the song. Glad she started doing some of this song on her tour.



I love that is sounds like 1986. I love the piano sound (sounds like the piano in songs like Fathers Song and the movie Blade Runner) I just love that piano sound.



There is a member who said Sheila E had no singles for this album (she had 3) and this one was on the charts for a long time.


- I was wrong about her not having singles beyond “ Hold Me” and I admitted it however you did not bother to read her book so you do not know that she really did not plan doing much to promote this album. She wanted to get back behind her drums and was interested in this album. You realize that artist often have a contractual obligation to promote their albums.
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Reply #11 posted 11/10/17 1:41pm

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Eddie was no longer in the band at this point.
Only carry overs from the 1984-1986 period were Juan and Levi

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #12 posted 11/10/17 2:12pm

SoulAlive

It's a shame that this album wasn't fully promoted confused I think it's Sheila's best work

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Reply #13 posted 11/10/17 2:50pm

SoulAlive

"Faded Photographs" sounds like a potential Top 10 pop hit in 1987.What a missed opportunity.

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Reply #14 posted 11/14/17 8:37pm

TruthTella777

LOVED this song. This was the slow grind with a honey at the club song. Usually played toward the end of the night, if this didn't set you up for some lovin later, your game was straight lacking. Wonderful song.

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Reply #15 posted 11/15/17 5:19am

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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

love the song. Glad she started doing some of this song on her tour.

I love that is sounds like 1986. I love the piano sound (sounds like the piano in songs like Fathers Song and the movie Blade Runner) I just love that piano sound.

There is a member who said Sheila E had no singles for this album (she had 3) and this one was on the charts for a long time.

I know that "Hold Me" and "Koo Koo" were the singles here in the US....was there a third single elsewhere?

Love on a Blue Train started out as the 3rd single in Japan (she was doing a lot of promotions and commercials in Japan)

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #16 posted 11/15/17 2:07pm

SoulAlive

thanks for the info

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