The Sylvers

The Sylvers II

MRBLP162
Release Notes
  • UK Import
  • A TRUE FUNK-SOUL MASTERPIECE
  • SAMPLED BY MADLIB, HOMEBOY SANDMAN, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, BLACK MILK, ROC MARCIANO, 9TH WONDER AND MORE
  • REPLICA ORIGINAL ARTWORK
  • OFFICIAL MR BONGO REISSUE

This is masterpiece. And we mean it. Beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler and Keg Johnson.

The Sylvers were a family from Los Angeles who were very successful during the 70’s and into the early 80’s, with chart hits – deep into pop-disco territory by then! – including ‘Boogie Fever’, ‘Hot Line’ and ‘High School Dance’.

This is the groups second album, from 1973, and is one of their strongest. Opening with the awesome mid-tempo ‘We Can Make It If We Try’ the record moves through funk, boogie and deep soul moods, finishing on a hazy, acapella version of The Beatles ‘Yesterday’.

The Sylvers always provide a goldmine of samples. This album has been flipped by Madlib (for MF DOOM), Homeboy Sandman, 50 Cent, Ghostface Killah, Black Milk, Roc Marciano, David Banner & 9th Wonder and more.