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Thread started 03/19/06 3:01am

tane1976

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Who remembers the Sylvers

Who remembers this seriously funky 70s disco act. They had some great songs like Boogie Fever and Hotline, theres a couple of funky ass videos on You tube, they were like a Jackson style family complete with matching afros and outfits. They tried a Jheri curled come back in the mid 80s.
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Reply #1 posted 03/19/06 4:59am

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::: wonders if I should make the plea for "Forever Yours" yet again ::: hmmm

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Reply #2 posted 03/19/06 6:57am

SPYZFAN1

Yup I remember them well. I remember reading in a "Right On" mag back then and Prince was asked "Has anyone ever told you that you look like one of the Sylvers?"..and his response was; "Is there anything I can do to change that?". (lol)..Then came the "relaxed" perm.

I almost saw The Sylvers with The Jacksons but the show was canceled.
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Reply #3 posted 03/19/06 7:39am

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I just sold my "Best of the Sylvers" CD from 1995 on Ebay for $136. So, somebody still loves them! The cut everyone was/is nuts about is Foster Sylvers "Misdemeanor" from 1973, which you'd swear was the Jackson 5 in their PRIME. That track is stunning. Just absolutely amazing. RIDICULOUSLY so.

Also, as a side note, Angie Sylvers was rumored to be fucking around with Tom Jones back in the 70s when she was 14 or 15 years old. Tom was, uh, older than that. My homeboy went to Hollywood High with her, and he said Tom used to come by in the afternoon and pick her up in limo and shit and had her iced out.
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Reply #4 posted 03/19/06 8:17am

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darkstranger521 said:

I just sold my "Best of the Sylvers" CD from 1995 on Ebay for $136. So, somebody still loves them! The cut everyone was/is nuts about is Foster Sylvers "Misdemeanor" from 1973, which you'd swear was the Jackson 5 in their PRIME. That track is stunning. Just absolutely amazing. RIDICULOUSLY so.

Also, as a side note, Angie Sylvers was rumored to be fucking around with Tom Jones back in the 70s when she was 14 or 15 years old. Tom was, uh, older than that. My homeboy went to Hollywood High with her, and he said Tom used to come by in the afternoon and pick her up in limo and shit and had her iced out.

Everyone and their mama were convinced "Misdemeanor" was little Michael Jackson. lol lol Back in the late 80's it was one of those rare groves tunes that was big in the club scene.
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Reply #5 posted 03/19/06 8:21am

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whatsgoingon said:

darkstranger521 said:

I just sold my "Best of the Sylvers" CD from 1995 on Ebay for $136. So, somebody still loves them! The cut everyone was/is nuts about is Foster Sylvers "Misdemeanor" from 1973, which you'd swear was the Jackson 5 in their PRIME. That track is stunning. Just absolutely amazing. RIDICULOUSLY so.

Also, as a side note, Angie Sylvers was rumored to be fucking around with Tom Jones back in the 70s when she was 14 or 15 years old. Tom was, uh, older than that. My homeboy went to Hollywood High with her, and he said Tom used to come by in the afternoon and pick her up in limo and shit and had her iced out.

Everyone and their mama were convinced "Misdemeanor" was little Michael Jackson. lol lol Back in the late 80's it was one of those rare groves tunes that was big in the club scene.


I used to love Misdemeanore-that cut had funk all over it. It was still funky when the DOC sampled it for Funky Enough. I just found out that Foster Sylvers passed not too long ago.
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Reply #6 posted 03/19/06 9:00am

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I was not aware Foster Sylvers had passed...do you have any information on this?

I had both of his LPs on vinyl at one time...he had the kiddie-bubblegum r&b thing going on, but he did this a sick version of Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert" I think on his first LP. Just not something I expected to hear him do. I remember thinking how the early 70s were like this, so much less musical segregation, everyone was not in a little box yet.
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Reply #7 posted 03/19/06 1:27pm

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"Hotline" was the very first 7" that I ever owned so The Sylvers are kinda special to me.
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Reply #8 posted 03/19/06 1:29pm

CinisterCee

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"Hotline" was the very first 7" that I ever owned so The Sylvers are kinda special to me.


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Reply #9 posted 03/19/06 1:37pm

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darkstranger521 said:

I was not aware Foster Sylvers had passed...do you have any information on this?

I had both of his LPs on vinyl at one time...he had the kiddie-bubblegum r&b thing going on, but he did this a sick version of Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert" I think on his first LP. Just not something I expected to hear him do. I remember thinking how the early 70s were like this, so much less musical segregation, everyone was not in a little box yet.


Edmund Sylver died of cancer in 2004.
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Reply #10 posted 03/20/06 2:11am

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Gotta have some pictures up in this thread lol


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Reply #11 posted 03/20/06 7:27am

NightLight

One of them was at a Def Comedy Jam (mid-90s) and Adele Givens was like "look everybody, its the Sylvers!, ya'll remember the Sylvers. What ever happnened to you guys? oh yeah I forgot, The Jacksons!"

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Reply #12 posted 03/20/06 7:43am

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I've never heard of Foster dying. He still seems to be alive on the internet. How and when did this happen?
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Reply #13 posted 03/20/06 7:44am

IAintTheOne

Ed' died not Foster.. whatchall know about "wish that i could talk to you and How love hurts" on Pride records, produced by Jerry Butler...
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Reply #14 posted 03/20/06 7:49am

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IAintTheOne said:

Ed' died not Foster.. whatchall know about "wish that i could talk to you and How love hurts" on Pride records, produced by Jerry Butler...



Whew! That's what I'm thinking. I know Edmund died but last I heard Foster was alive and well.
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Reply #15 posted 03/20/06 8:04am

Graycap23

tane1976 said:

Who remembers this seriously funky 70s disco act. They had some great songs like Boogie Fever and Hotline, theres a couple of funky ass videos on You tube, they were like a Jackson style family complete with matching afros and outfits. They tried a Jheri curled come back in the mid 80s.


ha.....love the Silvers.....trying to be the Jacksons,
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Reply #16 posted 03/20/06 8:07am

IAintTheOne

Graycap23 said:

tane1976 said:

Who remembers this seriously funky 70s disco act. They had some great songs like Boogie Fever and Hotline, theres a couple of funky ass videos on You tube, they were like a Jackson style family complete with matching afros and outfits. They tried a Jheri curled come back in the mid 80s.


ha.....love the Silvers.....trying to be the Jacksons,



i dont think the "Sylvers" were trying to be the jacksons. there was more than one talented family.
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Reply #17 posted 03/20/06 8:14am

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darkstranger521 said:

I just sold my "Best of the Sylvers" CD from 1995 on Ebay for $136. So, somebody still loves them! The cut everyone was/is nuts about is Foster Sylvers "Misdemeanor" from 1973, which you'd swear was the Jackson 5 in their PRIME. That track is stunning. Just absolutely amazing. RIDICULOUSLY so.

Also, as a side note, Angie Sylvers was rumored to be fucking around with Tom Jones back in the 70s when she was 14 or 15 years old. Tom was, uh, older than that. My homeboy went to Hollywood High with her, and he said Tom used to come by in the afternoon and pick her up in limo and shit and had her iced out.


Tom was lovin' the chocolate, 'cause he was doin' Mary Wilson as well. Angie was hot - I had a BIG crush on her razz
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Reply #18 posted 03/20/06 8:24am

Graycap23

IAintTheOne said:

Graycap23 said:



ha.....love the Silvers.....trying to be the Jacksons,



i dont think the "Sylvers" were trying to be the jacksons. there was more than one talented family.

I liked them...but they were cloning the jacksons in my book.
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Reply #19 posted 03/20/06 1:11pm

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THERE WAS ABOUT 11 CHILDREN ALL TOGETHER AND THEY ACTUALLY WERE SINGING BEFORE THE JACKSONS CAME OUT...
QUESTION CAN ANYONE NAME ALL OF THEM??
LEON SYLVERS III
OCTAVIA
FOSTER
EDMUND
?
?
?
?
?
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Reply #20 posted 03/20/06 1:13pm

Graycap23

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THERE WAS ABOUT 11 CHILDREN ALL TOGETHER AND THEY ACTUALLY WERE SINGING BEFORE THE JACKSONS CAME OUT...
QUESTION CAN ANYONE NAME ALL OF THEM??
LEON SYLVERS III
OCTAVIA
FOSTER
EDMUND
?
?
?
?
?


The sisters in this group were fine. Where are they living now?
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Reply #21 posted 03/20/06 3:04pm

SPYZFAN1

Now someone HAS to have pix of them now. Leon has long hair and a beard (but balding on the top).
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Reply #22 posted 03/20/06 4:10pm

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whatsgoingon said:

darkstranger521 said:

I just sold my "Best of the Sylvers" CD from 1995 on Ebay for $136. So, somebody still loves them! The cut everyone was/is nuts about is Foster Sylvers "Misdemeanor" from 1973, which you'd swear was the Jackson 5 in their PRIME. That track is stunning. Just absolutely amazing. RIDICULOUSLY so.

Also, as a side note, Angie Sylvers was rumored to be fucking around with Tom Jones back in the 70s when she was 14 or 15 years old. Tom was, uh, older than that. My homeboy went to Hollywood High with her, and he said Tom used to come by in the afternoon and pick her up in limo and shit and had her iced out.

Everyone and their mama were convinced "Misdemeanor" was little Michael Jackson. lol lol Back in the late 80's it was one of those rare groves tunes that was big in the club scene.

I ran a thread on Foster's "Misdemeanor" on here a long ass time ago. That song is killin'! Never really dug the group though. They couldn't touch the J5, who I thought they were patterned after. Leon was a good producer, though. His work on Solar shows that.
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Reply #23 posted 03/20/06 5:12pm

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I READ ON THE NET Misdemenor has an extended version

if u can find it.....
omg
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Reply #24 posted 03/20/06 5:15pm

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paisleypark4 said:

I READ ON THE NET Misdemenor has an extended version

if u can find it.....
omg




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Reply #25 posted 03/20/06 8:09pm

ThePunisher

Yes. "Boogie Fever" and "Hotline" were their biggest hits. But I'll remember them for two things. The episode on "Good Times" When Willona was going through Mr Bookmans cloths. She held up a pair of pants and said "Good Lord! There's enough material here to outfit the Sylvers! And finally. Their performance in the movie "The Fish That Saved Pitsburgh. They tore it off!
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Reply #26 posted 03/21/06 4:09am

DavidEye

Graycap23 said:

IAintTheOne said:




i dont think the "Sylvers" were trying to be the jacksons. there was more than one talented family.

I liked them...but they were cloning the jacksons in my book.



Imagine if the Jacksons had added their three sisters (LaToya,Rebbie and Janet) to the group,lol.It would have looked just like the Sylvers lol
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Reply #27 posted 03/21/06 6:09am

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No love for 'New Horizons'? That was my favorite Sylvers jam.
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Reply #28 posted 03/21/06 10:05am

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DavidEye said:

Graycap23 said:


I liked them...but they were cloning the jacksons in my book.



Imagine if the Jacksons had added their three sisters (LaToya,Rebbie and Janet) to the group,lol.It would have looked just like the Sylvers lol

If the Jacksons had add Latoya, Rebbie and Janet to their group they would have looked like this:
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Reply #29 posted 03/21/06 10:21am

CinisterCee

I don't know which albums of theirs to get. I saw all of their albums (except for their first self-titled debut, darn it) and I wasn't sure what to check out if I was looking for some soul music. A couple looked like disco records.
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