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Encyclopedia > The Sylvers

The SylversMemphis, Tennessee natives Olympia-Ann, Charmaine, Leon, James, Edmund, Ricky, Angela, Pat and Foster — were a popular R&B and soul family group in the 1970s. Image File history File links The_Sylvers. ... Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ...

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Starting Point

Prior to becoming "The Sylvers", the four eldest members (Olympia-Ann, Leon, Charmaine, and James) recorded as the Little Angels as well as appear on some variety shows (Make Room For Daddy, You Bet Your Life w/Groucho Marx) back in the 1950's-1960's. They had two singles released--one of the Capitol label (Says You/Olympia) and the other on Warwick (I'll Be A Little Angel/Santa Claus Parade).


Olympia had a non speaking extra role in the cult B-movie "Deathmaster."


The Sylvers also appeared in the movie "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh."


One of Edmund's childred, Jeremy Sylvers (J-Syl) can be seen in the movie Child's Play 3.


Jacksons, Move Over!

Following on the heels on the mega-success of another family group, The Jackson 5 (which they were considered a Southern version of), the Sylvers became teen sensations most famous for their disco hits "Boogie Fever," "Hot Line" and "High School Dance." They also have a number of titles in their back catalog, starting with The Sylvers (1972) on the Pride label, The Sylvers 2 (1973), and The Sylvers 3 (1974) on the MGM label. Major success came with the 1975 release of Showcase on Capital Records, which included "Boogie Fever". Next was Something Special (1976), and New Horizons (1977), now signed to casablanca Forever Yours is released (1978) , and Disco Fever (1979). with Foster Sylver as lead vocalist, and bass player on some songs . Concept is released in 1981 on Solar Records, where Leon is now a record producer. Their final LP, Bizarre, was issued on Geffen Records in 1984. The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply as The Jacksons) were an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music (generally between 110 and 136 beats per minute) that originated in the early-1970s, a derivative of funk and soul music, popular with audiences in larger cities all over the world. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Geffen Records was founded by David Geffen in 1975 (after having founded Asylum Records in the 1970s). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Loving Memory

Sadly, 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 on March 11, 2004 at age 47. Marlon Jackson during the Jackson 5 era. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Singles

I'm A Lonely Soul/Come On Give Me A Chance


You've Got What It Takes


Albums

  • 1972: The Sylvers
  • 1973: The Sylvers 2
  • 1974: The Sylvers 3
  • 1975: Showcase
  • 1976: Something Special
  • 1977: New Horizons
  • 1978: Forever Yours
  • 1979: Disco Fever
  • 1981: Concept
  • 1984: Bizarre

  Results from FactBites:
 
Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc., Michael A. Sylver and Domingos Loricchio Jr.: Lit. Rel. No. 18398 / October 8, 2003 (326 words)
Sylver was further enjoined from violations of Rule 13b2-2 of the Exchange Act and from aiding and abetting Amazon's violations of Sections 13(a), 13(b)(2)(A) and (B) of the Exchange Act and Rules 10b-5, 12b-20, 12b-25, 13a-1, 13a-13, and 13b2-1 thereunder.
On August 2, 2003, the Court denied a motion by Sylver and Amazon for a new trial.
Throughout the period of these ongoing fraudulent public statements, Sylver and Amazon also sold millions of shares of stock to the public in unregistered, non-exempt transactions.
Sylver Logan Sharp (558 words)
Refreshing and nostalgic, SYLVER is a rare artist who is at home whether as leader of the band, a la CHIC or dance hit “superstar” belting heavy ad libs and choruses of All This Time to crowds of thousands.
SYLVER is “the real thing”; and it is her time to tell her musical story.
SYLVER is ringing heartstrings all over the world with her “teaser” single, Can I Open My Eyes, debuted on The Montel Williams Show on Valentine’s Day 2005.
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