Living Proof

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Rockers who dismissed disco in general as cold and mechanical never seriously listened to Sylvester, a passionate, captivating singer who had a magnificent range and was consistently mindful of disco's soul and gospel roots. In the late '70s, disco-oriented artists generally shied away from live albums because of their lack of dance club appeal. But like Donna Summer, the colorful Sylvester was an exception. Living Proof, recorded at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, documents a varied and unpredictable performance showing that Sylvester was far from one-dimensional. While he probably inspired dancing in the aisles with sweaty versions of such dancefloor ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Rockers who dismissed disco in general as cold and mechanical never seriously listened to Sylvester, a passionate, captivating singer who had a magnificent range and was consistently mindful of disco's soul and gospel roots. In the late '70s, disco-oriented artists generally shied away from live albums because of their lack of dance club appeal. But like Donna Summer, the colorful Sylvester was an exception. Living Proof, recorded at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, documents a varied and unpredictable performance showing that Sylvester was far from one-dimensional. While he probably inspired dancing in the aisles with sweaty versions of such dancefloor favorites as "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real," "Dance Disco Heat," and "Body Strong," he shows how expressive a balladeer he could be on "Sharing Something Perfect Between Ourselves" and interpretations of Billie Holiday's "Lover Man" and Patti LaBelle's "You Are My Friend." Emotionally, Sylvester wasn't one to hold back, and that honesty serves him impressively well on this excellent CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1990
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218791021
  • Catalog Number: 79010
  • Sales rank: 61,651

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sylvester Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Leslie Drayton Strings, Horn
Mel Martin Baritone Saxophone
Julian Priester Trombone
Patrick Cowley Synthesizer
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Martha Wash Background Vocals
Patrice Anderson Strings
Marc Baum Flute, Saxophone
Frederick Berry Trumpet
Edward Bogas Strings
Dean Boysen Trumpet
Greg Crockett Bass
Ellen Dessier Strings
Kelvin Dixon Drums
David Frazier Percussion
Stephen Gehl Strings
Sharon Hymes Background Vocals
Bob Kingson Bass
Mary Anne Meredith Strings
Carl Pedersen Strings
Randall Pratt Harp
Dan Reagan Trombone
Izora Rhodes Background Vocals
Eric Robinson Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Melinda Ross Strings
Nathan Rubin Strings
Allen Smith Trumpet
John Tenney Strings, Concert Master
Emily VanValkenburgh Strings
Wayne Wallace Trombone
Ralph Wash Guitar
Tip Wirrick Guitar
India Cooke Strings
Adrienne Blackshere Strings
Julianne Feldman Strings
Michael Finden Keyboards
Gus Anthony Flores Percussion
Kenneth Harrison Strings
Rick Kvistad Timpani
Marjorie Prescott Strings
William Pyncron Strings
Barbara Riccardi Strings
Serban Rusu Strings
David Sprunk French Horn
Jay Stolmac Flute, Saxophone
Melinda Wagner Strings
Kathy Walters Strings
Bob Kingston Bass
Ross Wilson Trombone, Trumpet
Terry Adams Strings
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Sylvester Arranger, Producer
Leslie Drayton Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Patrick Cowley Contributor
Jeanie Tracy Contributor
Martha Wash Contributor
Richard Corsello Engineer
Kelvin Dixon Contributor
James R. Budd Ellison Composer
David Frazier Contributor
Harvey Fuqua Producer
Sharon Hymes Contributor
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Composer
Izora Rhodes Contributor
Eric Robinson Contributor
Tip Wirrick Contributor
Michael Finden Contributor
Gus Anthony Flores Contributor
Jimmy Sherman Composer
Jimmy Davis Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Live album, not a studio album.

    There is nothing on the website that says, but this is NOT a studio album with the original songs on it. It is a live album. I didn't find this out until I received it. I haven't played it, and I'm not opening it (I plan to return it) to find out how good it is since it isn't what I intended on getting.

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