|Genres:||Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Vocals|
|Tags:||soul funk disco 70s old school soul|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and originally known as the Little Angels, the Sylvers were a family act tutored by their former opera singing mother, Shirley Sylvers. Her children, Leon Frank III, Charmaine, Olympia-Ann and James, started performing at local talent shows in Memphis, before moving to Harlem, New York - providing a more sympathetic audience for their pop R&B. Tours followed with Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis during school holiday breaks, until in the early 70s they relocated from east coast to west coast, taking up residence in Watts, Los Angeles, and calling themselves the Sylvers. By this time they had been joined by younger siblings Foster, Edmund (25 January 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 March 2004, Richmond, Virginia, USA), Ricky, Angie and Pat, and in 1972 the group, already veterans of television exposure on shows with Spike Jones, Groucho Marx and Dinah Shore, signed to Pride Records, a subsidiary of MGM Records. Their debut...