Sheila B. Devotion aks Sheila and the Black Devotion. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
Sheila B. Devotion, Sheila and the Black Devotion
Sheila B., whose real name is Annie Chancel, was born on 16 August 1945, in Créteil, France. She began her music career in the early 1960s as a pop singer and gained popularity with hits such as "L'école est finie" ("School is Over") and "Le folklore américain" ("American Folklore"). However, it was her collaboration with Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, the producers of the disco band Chic, that led to her success in the disco scene.
Sheila B.'s powerful voice, combined with the disco beat and catchy melodies of Sheila B. Devotion's songs, quickly made her a popular figure in France and across Europe. The band's music was often described as upbeat and energetic, and was influenced by the disco and funk sounds of the late 1970s.
In addition to her music career, Sheila B. has also had success as an actress and television personality. She has appeared in several films and television shows, including the French comedy "Les Profs" ("The Teachers") and the reality TV series "Danse avec les stars" ("Dancing with the Stars").
Despite the passing of time and changing musical tastes, Sheila B.'s music continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans around the world. Her contributions to the disco genre and to French music as a whole are a testament to her talent and dedication as an artist.
Music Genre:Eurodisco, Disco
|Record Collector's Info: Picture Sleeve|
|Tracks side A: Singin' in the Rain|
|Tracks side B: Singin' in the Rain Part II|
Record Label Information:Carrere 49.313
|Vinyl Record Format 7" Record, PS Picture Sleeve|
Year & Country:1977 Made in France
SHEILA The real name of the French singer Sheila is Annie Chancel. She is known professionally as Sheila and is a French pop singer who became successful as a solo artist in the 1960s and 1970s. She is known for her catchy, upbeat pop songs and her dynamic live performances. She was also quite successful in the French market, releasing many albums and singles throughout her career. Some of her most popular songs include "L'École est finie," "Les Rois Mages," and "Bang Bang."
She used the name "S.B. Devotion" as a tribute to her favorite R&B group, the American vocal group, The Shirelles. The group was known for their hit songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Baby It's You", and Sheila was a big fan of their music. She chose the name "S.B. Devotion" as a nod to the group and to express her devotion to R&B music. She also used the name "Sheila B. Devotion" as a stage name, to distinguish herself from other artists and to reflect her passion for music.