Sylvester The Original Hits

The Original Hits
19% OFF
Rating 4.5
15 ratings
11 copies available
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $13.49
CYBER SALE: $12.14 Limited Time Only
You Save: $2.85 (19% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  IMT 852655
Holiday Ordering Guidelines: Delivery in the US by December 24th
We cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
But it's not too late for an e-mail Gift Certificate

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: April 6, 2009

Tracks:

  • 1.Dance (Disco Heat)
  • 2.You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
  • 3.Down, Down, Down
  • 4.Stars
  • 5.Body Strong
  • 6.I Need You
  • 7.Sell My Soul
  • 8.Cry Me A River
  • 9.Ooo Baby Baby
  • 10.Can't Stop Dancing
  • 11.You Are My Friend

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Sylvester (vocals, piano); Tip Wirrick, George Victory, John Tropea (guitar); Eric Robinson (piano, keyboards, sythesizer); Louis Small (piano, electric piano, synthesizer); Michael Finden (electric piano, Clavinet, organ); Patrick Cowley (synthesizer, special effects); Bob Kingson, John Dunstan, Norman Durham (bass); Randy Merritt, Woody Cunningham, Kelvin Dixon (drums); David Frazier (percussion); Hodges, James & Smith; Ella Mitchell, Cookie Holt, Jeanie Tracy (background vocals).
Two Tons O' Fun: Izora Rhodes, Martha Wash (vocals).
Includes liner notes from Gene Santoro.
The paradox of being a disco star is that while the role requires a certain kind of glitzy flamboyance, the rigors of the style itself demand that the artist also give up a large measure of his or her personality. No one exemplified this dilemma better than Sylvester, the San Francisco dance artist who broke out with two nation-wide hits, "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," and who also introduced the Two Tons 'O Fun powerhouse singers, Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes (a.k.a. The Weather Girls.) Indeed, while Sylvester possessed a fine falsetto gospel voice that he could employ to great effect, it is near impossible to pick him out of the Two Tons vocal mix on a track like "Dance (Disco Heat)." He could be as anonymous as they come.
Still the gospel strain is perhaps the most important. For all the drag queen aspect of this singer's persona, he was his greatest as the most prominent member of a shouting, praising community. Extended, beat-driven tracks like "Stars" and "Body Strong" only give him (and his singers) ample room to shout and praise to his soul's content.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
Based on 15 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Sylvester

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 125,322
  • UPC: 888072313835
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking titles in the R&B / Soul genre: