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Sheila E. – Holly Rock (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 12th, 2016


A. Front

Side 1


“Holly Rock” was the fifth single taken from the motion picture soundtrack “Krush Groove” by American singer, drummer, and percussionist Sheilas E., who also performs the song in the film. Written and produced by Prince (credited to Sheila E.), “Holly Rock” failed to chart.

Prince also uses the term “Holly Rock” in Dream Factory, which was recorded later in 1985. Hollyrock is the name used for Hollywood in the TV cartoon series The Flintstones, which may have inspired the track.

Holly Rock (Extended Version) 6:37

Holly Rock (7″ Single Edit) 4:00

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-2481
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Sheila E.

Promotional Copy
Comes In Custom Promo Title Sleeve.

from the Warner Bros. album “KRUSH GROOVE” Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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13 Responses to “Sheila E. – Holly Rock (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oh how the fruits of your labor sprout up!! I can’t thank you enough for these Sheila E. twelves Paul!! I think it’s so great that you’re a big fan. I just read her tribute of Prince in the new Rolling Stone magazine and was quite moved. I can’t wait to download this and to really appreciate all that you’ve done. Have a fantastic day Paul!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Jeff have a great day 🙂


  2. David Says:

    It charted in our (Netherlands) country where it reached #8.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I saw that on Wikipedia but was not sure if the info was accurate.


  3. tmthydunne Says:

    possibly my all time favorite Sheila E song. THANKS!


  4. Rick Says:


    Thank you! I’ve been enjoying all the Prince-related posts, and appreciate all your hard work. 🙂


  5. David Says:

    Great stuff. Thanks!


  6. Cristian Says:

    Hi Mate, thanks for all nice music. Can you post some of Shannon please?… thanks in advance!


  7. JD Says:

    Really enjoying your tribute to Prince, with the various Artists that he produced.
    Are you going to post any Wendy and Lisa 12″s, they were fantastic in the revolution and created some fantastic tracks, they also compose the music for the American Sci-Fi television drama series Heroes.


  8. David Says:

    For me personally as a huge Prince fan i hope you will upload all his 80’s maxi singles. They are amazing and most of them still haven’t been officially released.


  9. SimonP Says:

    Serious question here: if the credits are all for Sheila E, how is it then discovered that it was actually the tiny purple one that really did it?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s according to the Prince Vault web site.


  10. Al Says:

    Thanks a lot for this “Holly Rock” 12″.
    Keep up the good work DjPaulT !
    Long live The Purple One


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