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Thread started 03/27/20 8:08am

Cinny

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Sylvia Striplin - anyone have her album? (Roy Ayers production)

Pretty sure this gal only had the one full-length album, Give Me Your Love, and it was produced by Roy Ayers.

SIDE A:
1. Look Towards The Sky
2. Toy Box
3. You Can't Turn Me Away
4. All Alone

SIDE B:
1. Give Me Your Love
2. Will We Ever Pass This Way Again
3. Searchin'
4. You Said

This 1981 release spawned two singles: the title-track "Give Me Your Love" (not the Curtis Mayfield composition) and "Searchin'" (written by Roy Ayers but I am not sure if it is a version of HIS "Searching").

20181013183602.jpg

Anyone have this album? Goes for big bucks and apparently the master tapes no longer exist. Was reissued on CD about twenty years ago, and more recently on vinyl and CD.

Normally, this is something I would have picked up in the last twenty years, but honest to God, I have never once seen it in the field.

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Reply #1 posted 03/27/20 2:16pm

kitbradley

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Cinny said:

Pretty sure this gal only had the one full-length album, Give Me Your Love, and it was produced by Roy Ayers.

SIDE A:
1. Look Towards The Sky
2. Toy Box
3. You Can't Turn Me Away
4. All Alone

SIDE B:
1. Give Me Your Love
2. Will We Ever Pass This Way Again
3. Searchin'
4. You Said

This 1981 release spawned two singles: the title-track "Give Me Your Love" (not the Curtis Mayfield composition) and "Searchin'" (written by Roy Ayers but I am not sure if it is a version of HIS "Searching").

20181013183602.jpg

Anyone have this album? Goes for big bucks and apparently the master tapes no longer exist. Was reissued on CD about twenty years ago, and more recently on vinyl and CD.

Normally, this is something I would have picked up in the last twenty years, but honest to God, I have never once seen it in the field.

I got the CD last year. Haven't listened to it yet. Guess I will soon since I have so much time on my hands. I purchased it new. I believe it was back in print last year?

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Reply #2 posted 03/27/20 7:01pm

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kitbradley said:

Cinny said:

Pretty sure this gal only had the one full-length album, Give Me Your Love, and it was produced by Roy Ayers.

SIDE A:
1. Look Towards The Sky
2. Toy Box
3. You Can't Turn Me Away
4. All Alone

SIDE B:
1. Give Me Your Love
2. Will We Ever Pass This Way Again
3. Searchin'
4. You Said

This 1981 release spawned two singles: the title-track "Give Me Your Love" (not the Curtis Mayfield composition) and "Searchin'" (written by Roy Ayers but I am not sure if it is a version of HIS "Searching").

20181013183602.jpg

Anyone have this album? Goes for big bucks and apparently the master tapes no longer exist. Was reissued on CD about twenty years ago, and more recently on vinyl and CD.

Normally, this is something I would have picked up in the last twenty years, but honest to God, I have never once seen it in the field.

I got the CD last year. Haven't listened to it yet. Guess I will soon since I have so much time on my hands. I purchased it new. I believe it was back in print last year?

I have it, Kit, and LOVE it! ANYTHING Roy Ayers lends his talent to is a masterpiece in MY ears! Sylvia has a sweet, Niecy Williams kinda voice and she should have received more attention! Hope you're safe and INSIDE! <3

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Reply #3 posted 03/28/20 1:10pm

lool

The full album is on YT. This is popular for samples. Badu is clearly a fan. And yes, it's Roy's "Searching", just a different, faster arrangement. Oh, and Sylvia was part of a girl group that Roy produced one album on in 1980 called Ladies Of The '80s.
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Reply #4 posted 03/29/20 5:10am

RJOrion

yes, Badu sounds like Sylvia Striplin...and Lil Kim & Junior Mafia's big hit "Get Money", directly samples "You Cant Turn Me Away" from the album this thread is about
[Edited 3/29/20 12:41pm]
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Reply #5 posted 03/29/20 12:00pm

hardwork

I had this LP at one point. I bought a collection sight unseen on Ebay for a very reasonable price that looked fairly promising from the photos in the listing in Queens (NY) from someone who turned out to be an NYPD cop (this was in 2003.) I fly into JFK from LAX and meet this dude at like 6am on a Saturday morning on 3-4 hours of sleep - he says we gotta go to my friends house (this OTHER cop) that's where the collection is at. I had rented a Uhaul van so we get in and go to his friends house and his basement is NOTHING but 25 count box after 25 count box of either unplayed or sealed disco record pool stock from about '76 up through '82/'83. About 3500 records I'd estimate. It was just about the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life. I wanted to start crying when I pulled out a handful of random records just to see what was in there and they were all original unplayed WB promo Prince 12"s from the late 70s through early 80s. Just bunches of them. I knew then I had scored and not wasted my time coming to NY. The guy TELLS me (the cop whose basement this shit is in) "This stuff used to belong to Jellybean (Benitez.)" I have no idea if this is true or not - but it clearly DID originally belong to some DJ from that exact time period. How and why it was sitting in this cops basement for 20+ years and how he came to possess it I haven't got a clue. At any rate, the Sylvia Striplin LP in question was in there and yes it is the Roy Ayers' version of "Searchin'." If my memory serves me correctly, there was also a never played totally pristine Uno Melodic white label promo 12" of Sylvia Stripin's version of "Searchin'" that might have had a longer mix than was on the LP. What I goddman well KNOW was in that collection was a sealed brand new original 12" of Ethyl Beatty's "I Know You Care" which is one of the greatest Roy Ayer's productions of all of time and is just impossible to find. I will remember pulling THAT one out of a box until the day I die. You could have shot me dead at that moment and I would have died the happiest man on the planet.

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I finally listened to it when I went out for a walk yesterday. I really enjoyed it. biggrin

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Reply #7 posted 03/30/20 7:46am

Cinny

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lool said:

The full album is on YT. This is popular for samples. Badu is clearly a fan. And yes, it's Roy's "Searching", just a different, faster arrangement. Oh, and Sylvia was part of a girl group that Roy produced one album on in 1980 called Ladies Of The '80s.


Thanks for the info! biggrin I love Ubiquity's "Searching". I had read something about Ladies Of The 80s but couldn't find it in her discography, so I didn't know if it was a lost solo album or what.

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RJOrion said:

yes, Badu sounds like Sylvia Striplin...and Lil Kim & Junior Mafia's big hit "Get Money", directly samples "You Cant Turn Me Away" from the album this thread is about


It has literally been on my radar for about as long... 25 years!

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Reply #9 posted 03/30/20 7:47am

Cinny

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kitbradley said:

I finally listened to it when I went out for a walk yesterday. I really enjoyed it. biggrin


Does yours have the two 7" versions of her two singles attached to the end?

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Reply #10 posted 03/30/20 8:03am

Cinny

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hardwork said:

I had this LP at one point. I bought a collection sight unseen on Ebay for a very reasonable price that looked fairly promising from the photos in the listing in Queens (NY) from someone who turned out to be an NYPD cop (this was in 2003.) I fly into JFK from LAX and meet this dude at like 6am on a Saturday morning on 3-4 hours of sleep - he says we gotta go to my friends house (this OTHER cop) that's where the collection is at. I had rented a Uhaul van so we get in and go to his friends house and his basement is NOTHING but 25 count box after 25 count box of either unplayed or sealed disco record pool stock from about '76 up through '82/'83. About 3500 records I'd estimate. It was just about the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life. I wanted to start crying when I pulled out a handful of random records just to see what was in there and they were all original unplayed WB promo Prince 12"s from the late 70s through early 80s. Just bunches of them. I knew then I had scored and not wasted my time coming to NY. The guy TELLS me (the cop whose basement this shit is in) "This stuff used to belong to Jellybean (Benitez.)" I have no idea if this is true or not - but it clearly DID originally belong to some DJ from that exact time period. How and why it was sitting in this cops basement for 20+ years and how he came to possess it I haven't got a clue. At any rate, the Sylvia Striplin LP in question was in there and yes it is the Roy Ayers' version of "Searchin'." If my memory serves me correctly, there was also a never played totally pristine Uno Melodic white label promo 12" of Sylvia Stripin's version of "Searchin'" that might have had a longer mix than was on the LP. What I goddman well KNOW was in that collection was a sealed brand new original 12" of Ethyl Beatty's "I Know You Care" which is one of the greatest Roy Ayer's productions of all of time and is just impossible to find. I will remember pulling THAT one out of a box until the day I die. You could have shot me dead at that moment and I would have died the happiest man on the planet.


This story is awesome! Wow at those early WB Prince 12"s too I never see those either. Never heard of that Ethyl Beatty joint.

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Reply #11 posted 03/30/20 8:05am

Cinny

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whitechocolatebrotha said:

kitbradley said:

I got the CD last year. Haven't listened to it yet. Guess I will soon since I have so much time on my hands. I purchased it new. I believe it was back in print last year?

I have it, Kit, and LOVE it! ANYTHING Roy Ayers lends his talent to is a masterpiece in MY ears! Sylvia has a sweet, Niecy Williams kinda voice and she should have received more attention! Hope you're safe and INSIDE! <3


I have to admit I have basically slept on his eighties stuff so far, except for "Feelin' Good"

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Reply #12 posted 03/30/20 4:51pm

Abdul

I got it on vinyl about ten years ago, Searchin' is my favorite cut off it

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Reply #13 posted 03/30/20 4:53pm

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Cinny said:



This 1981 release spawned two singles: the title-track "Give Me Your Love" (not the Curtis Mayfield composition) and "Searchin'" (written by Roy Ayers but I am not sure if it is a version of HIS "Searching").

20181013183602.jpg


It's a straight up funk track, not like Roy's smooth quiet storm cut at all.

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Reply #14 posted 03/30/20 7:14pm

hardwork

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Cinny said:



This 1981 release spawned two singles: the title-track "Give Me Your Love" (not the Curtis Mayfield composition) and "Searchin'" (written by Roy Ayers but I am not sure if it is a version of HIS "Searching").

20181013183602.jpg


It's a straight up funk track, not like Roy's smooth quiet storm cut at all.

Yes, you are correct now I remember. It's the same song but totally different arrangement and totally different groove. Roy was such a genius at groove. My God! The Uno Melodic years of Roys were a story unto themselves -and I don't think many people - even a lot of those who love Roy - even know they exist. I don't think the Uno Melodic stuff sold well or had any airplay outside of maybe New York. I've seen Roy several times never once did he dip into his Uno Melodic catalog. By the way I am certain there is an "Uno Melodic Story" one or maybe two CD set floating around out there. I never owned it but remember reading about it when it came out 15 years ago or so. It's loaded with great shit - Sylvia Striplin, Ethyl Beatty, Eighties Ladies, Jaymz Bedford (whose one classic 12" was acutally on the Gold Mink label, not Uno Medolic, but whatever), etc.

So, OK just looked it up - it came out in '98:

The Uno Melodic Story (CD, Compilation, Remastered) album cover

Various ‎– The Uno Melodic Story

Label:
Charly Records ‎– CDNEW 121
Series:
Format:
CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

1 Sylvia Striplin You Can't Turn Me Away 5:27
2 Roy Ayers Everybody 4:00
3 Ethel Beatty I Know You Care 5:36
4 Eighties Ladies Turned On To You 5:25
5 Rick Holmes Remember To Remember 9:08
6 Roy Ayers Rapped Up In Your Love 6:11
7 Bobbi Humphrey Baby, Don't You Know 9:02
8 Sylvia Striplin You Said 4:53
9 Ethel Beatty It's Your Love 3:59
10 Eighties Ladies He Is Mine Forever 4:23
11 Roy Ayers Juice 4:02
12 Justo Almario Interlude 5:20
13 Sylvia Striplin All Alone 5:09
14 Jaymz Bedford* Just Keep My Boogie 5:20

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Sub titled: A collection of rare Jazz/Funk grooves from Uno Melodic Records
Series: Classic Roy Ayers Productions
Digitally Remastered

Includes front colour booklet featuring brief bios on each artist

℗ 1998 Charly Schallplatten GmbH
© 1998 Charly Schallplatten GmbH
Country of origin Germany. - Made in the E.U.


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Reply #15 posted 03/30/20 10:25pm

S2DG

Knew her big hit but didn't know about Ladies from the 80s in which she sang as well.

I really like it and this tune sounds like where Jay Kay did his education...this bass line is insane...


https://www.youtube.com/w...ZYL0cFEgGE

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Reply #16 posted 04/09/20 9:03am

Cinny

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hardwork said:

Abdul said:

It's a straight up funk track, not like Roy's smooth quiet storm cut at all.

Yes, you are correct now I remember. It's the same song but totally different arrangement and totally different groove. Roy was such a genius at groove. My God! The Uno Melodic years of Roys were a story unto themselves -and I don't think many people - even a lot of those who love Roy - even know they exist. I don't think the Uno Melodic stuff sold well or had any airplay outside of maybe New York. I've seen Roy several times never once did he dip into his Uno Melodic catalog. By the way I am certain there is an "Uno Melodic Story" one or maybe two CD set floating around out there. I never owned it but remember reading about it when it came out 15 years ago or so. It's loaded with great shit - Sylvia Striplin, Ethyl Beatty, Eighties Ladies, Jaymz Bedford (whose one classic 12" was acutally on the Gold Mink label, not Uno Medolic, but whatever), etc.

So, OK just looked it up - it came out in '98:

The Uno Melodic Story (CD, Compilation, Remastered) album cover

Various ‎– The Uno Melodic Story

Label:
Charly Records ‎– CDNEW 121
Series:
Format:
CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

1 Sylvia Striplin You Can't Turn Me Away 5:27
2 Roy Ayers Everybody 4:00
3 Ethel Beatty I Know You Care 5:36
4 Eighties Ladies Turned On To You 5:25
5 Rick Holmes Remember To Remember 9:08
6 Roy Ayers Rapped Up In Your Love 6:11
7 Bobbi Humphrey Baby, Don't You Know 9:02
8 Sylvia Striplin You Said 4:53
9 Ethel Beatty It's Your Love 3:59
10 Eighties Ladies He Is Mine Forever 4:23
11 Roy Ayers Juice 4:02
12 Justo Almario Interlude 5:20
13 Sylvia Striplin All Alone 5:09
14 Jaymz Bedford* Just Keep My Boogie 5:20

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Sub titled: A collection of rare Jazz/Funk grooves from Uno Melodic Records
Series: Classic Roy Ayers Productions
Digitally Remastered

Includes front colour booklet featuring brief bios on each artist

℗ 1998 Charly Schallplatten GmbH
© 1998 Charly Schallplatten GmbH
Country of origin Germany. - Made in the E.U.



Ooh that compilation looks perfect!

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Reply #17 posted 04/09/20 10:27am

kitbradley

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Cinny said:

kitbradley said:

I finally listened to it when I went out for a walk yesterday. I really enjoyed it. biggrin


Does yours have the two 7" versions of her two singles attached to the end?

I have the Japan mini-lp CD. No 7" versions on that one.

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