The first three R&B oriented Sylvers lps were my favorites. Since I was singing “I’ll Never be Ashamed” around the house for the last two days (yes a sing a lot to myself) I decided that this lp would be the next one I should blog about.
I started to look around for a performance clip to post here. I knew that I would find plenty of for the pop hits such as: Hotline, Boogie Fever, High School Dance, but feared I would find nothing on the better (IMHO) R&B cuts from the first three lps. But to my surprise I found that a young You Tube user, heyroz27*, had compiled and just recently posted homemade music videos from those three lps that I so loved. And with her permission I get to share with you clips from some of those great songs from the Sylvers first lp.
This is the entire track listing:
Side One: Wish That I Could Talk to You Baby, Fool’s Paradise,Only Only Can Win, I’m Truly Happy, Tough Me Jesus.
Side Two: I Know Myself, Chaos, So Close, I’ll Never Be Ashamed, How Love Hurts.
This album was produced by Jerry Butler (yes THAT Jerry Butler) and Keg Johnson. Everyone song a gem.
I really wish that these three lps would be released on cd. I converted my vinyl to cdrs to play in the car during my travels, but it is just not the same as listening to a pristine CD with the 25 year old music being remastered.
I refer you to the Wikipedia article for more details on the career of the Sylvers. Just click Source link below.
The Sylvers’ youngest sibling, Christopher (b. August 10, 1966), was just 18 when he died on June 18, 1985. He was never part of the performing family.
Lead singer Edmund — who played Marlon Jackson’s voice on the 1971-1973 ABC-TV Saturday morning cartoon series The Jackson 5ive — died of lung cancer in Richmond, Virginia on March 11, 2004 at age 47.
Thanks for reading.
* heyroz27 is 22 yrs old according to her profile: this just goes to show you that old school is classic music with a universal appeal.
Added to post re: comment dated 7/7/08 on “The Sylvers” production credits.