Do Ya Wanna Funk (1982) Sylvester [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Gay icon Sylvester James would have turned 60 today if he had not died from AIDS 20 years ago.
“Over and Over,” released in 1977 on Fantasy Records is WMC#75.
From a set-theoretical point of view, the Venn diagram of “Over and Over“intersects via whatlinkshere with the following compilations:
- François Kevorkian‘s Choice: A Collection of Classics
- Dave Lee‘s Jumpin’ series
- Brian Chin‘s Club Classics & House Foundations series
- Norman Jay‘s Good Times series
—Sholem Stein, musicologist, dance music connoisseur and genre theorist
What S. Stein means in the above quote is that “Over and Over” is featured on the mentioned albums.
Sylvester was firmly planted in the American disco scene but was popular too in Europe at the time and the rest of the jet set world.
His best-known songs are the Hi-NRG classics “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)“ (a previous WMC) and “Do You Wanna Funk,” songs of simultaneously gay liberation in the United States and Saint-Tropez chic in Europe.
“Do You Wanna Funk“ is World Music Classic #76.
Love his Egyptian-Deco getup, but I want to see the Venn diagram! Do you have a link?
I lost the original to this document 🙂
Still think I Need Somebody To Love Tonight is the ” Is this new ?” track. Production by Patrick Cowley of course.
Was Sylvester taken seriously in his own lifetime or was he viewed as a 70’s era Ru Paul ? God forbid.
“I Need Somebody To Love Tonight” is fantastic. I was not familiar with it. Thanks.