Original Hits

Original Hits

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by Sylvester
     
 

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Original Hits sums up disco sensation Sylvester's years (1977-1981) with the Fantasy label. These years include most of the artist's most important output, particularly dancefloor hits like "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," "Dance (Disco Heat)," and "Body Strong." In addition to these stellar dance tracks, songs like "Cry Me a River"See more details below

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Original Hits sums up disco sensation Sylvester's years (1977-1981) with the Fantasy label. These years include most of the artist's most important output, particularly dancefloor hits like "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," "Dance (Disco Heat)," and "Body Strong." In addition to these stellar dance tracks, songs like "Cry Me a River" and a live version of "You are My Friend" emphasize Sylvester's warmth and soulfulness. The album is shorter and less comprehensive than Fantasy's earlier Greatest Hits compilation, but all the same offers a good and, since it's one CD rather than two, likely more affordable introduction to one of the most exciting and energetic figures of the disco era.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/1989
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218771023
catalogNumber:
7710

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sylvester   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
John Tropea   Guitar
Mel Martin   Baritone Saxophone
Julian Priester   Trombone
Patrick Cowley   Synthesizer
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Martha Wash   Background Vocals
Alfredo de la Fe   Strings,Concert Master
Delores Hall   Background Vocals
Maurice Long   Background Vocals
Marc Baum   Flute,Saxophone
Frederick Berry   Trumpet
Louis Biancaniello   Synthesizer,Prophet Synthesizer
Dean Boysen   Trumpet
Greg Crockett   Bass
Woody Cunningham   Drums
Kelvin Dixon   Drums
Norman Durham   Bass
James Farber   Background Vocals
John Paul Fetta   Bass,Background Vocals
David Frazier   Percussion
John Gatchell   Horn
Carl Hall   Background Vocals
Sharon Hymes   Background Vocals
Bob Kingson   Bass
Randy Merritt   Drums
Ella Mitchell   Background Vocals
Dan Reagan   Trombone
Sandy Reiner   Drums
Izora Rhodes   Background Vocals
Eric Robinson   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Louis Small   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Rhythm
Allen Smith   Trumpet
Mauricio Smith   Horn,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
George Victory   Guitar
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Ralph Wash   Guitar
Allen Wentz   Synthesizer
Tip Wirrick   Guitar
Michael Finden   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Gus Anthony Flores   Percussion
Rick Kvistad   Timbales,Timpani
David Sprunk   French Horn
Jay Stolmac   Flute,Saxophone
John Dunstan   Bass
John Echert   Horn
Kenny Warden   Flugelhorn,Horn,Soloist
Louis Barbarin   Horn
Thomas Price   Drums
Dan Reich   Keyboards
Ross Wilson   Trombone,Trumpet
Danny Chan   Horn
Allen J.M. Smith   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Composer
Patti LaBelle   Composer
Sylvester   Producer
Leslie Drayton   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Mel Martin   Contributor
Patrick Cowley   Special Effects,Synthesizer String Arrangement,Sequencers
Jeanie Tracy   Contributor
Martha Wash   Contributor
Wally Buck   Engineer
Charlie Conrad   Engineer
Richard Corsello   Engineer
Greg Crockett   Contributor
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
James R. Budd Ellison   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Harvey Fuqua   Producer
Peter Garrett   Composer
Hodges, James & Smith   Contributor
Bob Kingson   Contributor
Scott Litt   Engineer
Jim Moginie   Composer
Garry Rindfuss   Engineer
Eric Robinson   Arranger,Contributor
Martin Rotsey   Composer
Gene Santoro   Liner Notes
Louis Small   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Tip Wirrick   Contributor
Michael Finden   Contributor
Eddie Bill Harris   Engineer
Joe Tarantino   Mastering
Peter Gillford   Composer
John Pritchford   Composer

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