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Sylvester James (September 6, 1944 in Los Angeles, California – December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California) was an American disco and soul musician, and a gay drag performer. Known for singing in falsetto (and occasionally a rich baritone voice), he is also considered one of the first Hi-NRG artists. His grandmother was the jazz singer Julia Morgan. He performed under his first name only, Sylvester. Living in San Francisco in the 1960s, he performed in a musical production called Women of the Blues, then joined a short-lived group of transvestite performance artists called The Cockettes in the early 70's (famed transvestite Divine was a member of the group as well). Sylvester can be seen in The Cockettes' outrageous short film Tricia's Wedding, lampooning the wedding of President Nixon's daughter Tricia, and in an eponymous 2002 documentary about the group. In 1972, Sylvester supplied two cuts to Lights Out San Francisco, an album complied by the KSAN radio station and released on the Blue Thumb label. In 1973, Sylvester & his Hot Band released two rock-oriented albums on Blue Thumb (their self-titled debut was also known as "Scratch My Flower," due to a gardenia-shaped scratch-and-sniff sticker adhered to the cover). Signed a solo act to Fantasy Records in 1977, and working with the production talents of legendary Motown producer Harvey Fuqua. Sylvester later alleged that Fuqua cheated him out of millions of dollars. Sylvester soon met his frequent collaborator Patrick Cowley. Cowley's synthesizer and Sylvester's voice proved to be a magical combination, and pushed Sylvester's sound in an increasingly dance-oriented direction; his second solo album - Step II (1978) - unleashed two disco classics: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," and "Dance (Disco Heat)." By this time both his live shows and recordings also recognizably featured the back-up vocals of Two Tons O' Fun: future Weather Girls Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. 1979 brought three Billboard awards and an appearance in the movie, The Rose, starring Bette Midler. Moving to Megatone Records in 1982, Sylvester quickly landed a Hi-NRG classic with "Do You Wanna Funk." He was close friends with other Megatone artists Linda Imperial and Jeanie Tracy. Sylvester was also very close to the legendary Patti LaBelle. Later pressure from the label to "butch up" his image would result in him attending meetings in full-on drag. A drag photo shoot, which he staged and presented to label heads as a gag (calling it his "new album cover") would later grace the cover of Immortal after Sylvester died; it was the label's way of paying tribute to his spirit. In 1985, one of his dreams came true as he was summoned to sing back-up for Aretha Franklin on her Who's Zoomin' Who comeback album. His sole Warner Bros. album was Mutual Attraction in 1986; a single from the album, "Someone Like You," featured original cover art by Keith Haring. Sylvester died of complications from AIDS on December 16, 1988. His good friend Jeanie Tracy took care of Sylvester during his last days. In the late 1990's, performance artist Djola Branner (co-founder of the highly influential Pomo Afro Homos troupe) created his acclaimed solo piece and CD Mighty Real around the life of Sylvester. On September 20, 2004 Sylvester's anthem record, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. A year later, on September 19, 2005, Sylvester himself was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievement as an artist. In 2005, a biography written by Joshua Gamson and titled The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The music, The 70s in San Francisco was published. 2. Sylvester (Sylvester Larsen , born 1973) is a danish artist, who has released 4 albums. He is the son of Kim Larsen. See www.sylvesterlarsen.dk Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.



Sylvester Over & Over (Kon's Found A Friend Remix) Kontemporary


Sylvester - Over & Over (Kon's Found A Friend Remix)


Disco King's Little Known Vocal Disco/ Funk Classic - Upated & Reworked for The Next Ggeneration he second release on Kon's officially licensed KONt...
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KON0902

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Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega Re-Touch) Nervous


Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega Re-Touch)


Disco Hit Has Louie Vega Stardust Sprinkles all over it, updating the 1978 Disco Vocal Classic for the Modern day Dancelfoor Grammy awarding winnin...
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NER24295

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Liquid Liquid/ Jungle Brothers/ Sylvester/ Resideb (P4) Unreleased Edits Vinyl Pt4 White BELG


Liquid Liquid / Jungle Brothers / Sylvester / Resideb  - (P4) Unreleased Edits Vinyl Pt4


3 Re-edits / Reworks On Ltd White Vinyl -1 of 300 no Repress
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WHITE04

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Jeremy Sylvester B-Bop Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - B-Bop


307/621. Cover has edge wear no splits.
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AZNY 146

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Sylvester Take Me To Heaven Cooltempo


Sylvester - Take Me To Heaven


158/346. Mark on front and rear
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COOLX 106

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Jeremy Sylvester Need A Fix Not On Label


Jeremy Sylvester - Need A Fix


369/271
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FIX 007

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


194/230
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AZNY 156

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Jeremy Sylvester Presents Socafrica Hot Azuli Silver


Jeremy Sylvester Presents Socafrica  - Hot


160/346. Slight ringwear to rear of cover.
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AZNY 181

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


177/203
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AZNY 156

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


188/200
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AZNY 156

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Johnny Rampin Vs Sylvester Disco Heat Not On Label


Johnny Rampin Vs Sylvester  - Disco Heat


UK released : 0. 100.159
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SC-1003

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Johnny Rampin Vs Sylvester Disco Heat Not On Label


Johnny Rampin Vs Sylvester  - Disco Heat


UK released : 0. 100.159
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SC-1003

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Jeremy Sylvester B-Bop Urban Dubz


Jeremy Sylvester - B-Bop


UK released : 0. SH BOX 333-170 -WOL- STICKER ON SLEEVE
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UDUB 004

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Jeremy Sylvester Presents Socafrica Hot Azuli Silver


Jeremy Sylvester Presents Socafrica  - Hot


UK released : 2004. SH BOX 114-159
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AZNY 181

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


UK released : 2002. SH BOX 210- 29 PROMO. STICKER ON LABEL
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AZNY 156

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


UK released : 2002. SH BOX 30 RECORD SHOP STICKER (REFLEX RECORDS) ON LABEL
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AZNY 156

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Jeremy Sylvester Urban Dubz E.P. Diamondhouse Electric


Jeremy Sylvester - Urban Dubz E.P.


Germany released : 2007. SH BOX 135-53 IS IT ME BUT IS JEREMY THE LEAST URBAN DUBZ TYPE NAME LIKE,EVER
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DHEV 001

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Jeremy Sylvester B-Bop Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - B-Bop


UK released : 2001. SH BOX 45-30
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AZNY 146

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


UK released : 2002. SH BOX 90 RECORD SHOP STICKER ON LABEL
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AZNY 156

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Jeremy Sylvester B-Bop Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - B-Bop


UK released : 2001. 99.38
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AZNY146

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Jeremy Sylvester The Darkness / The Things I Can Do Azuli Records


Jeremy Sylvester - The Darkness / The Things I Can Do


UK released : 2002. SH BOX 210- 63 STICKER ON LABEL
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AZNY 156

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Sylvester Sneakley Dag-Nabit! Ultra Vinyl


Sylvester Sneakley - Dag-Nabit!


UK released : 1995. SH BOX 115-85
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VU200

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