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Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

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Published on Apr 10, 2013

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Sylvester's musical gifts were mostly as overlooked as his image was splashy--and his story fascinating. Born in 1947 into an upper-middle class family in Los Angeles, he began as a gospel singer before a short, attention-grabbing stay with the Cockettes, a San Francisco transvestite theatrical troupe with great underground cachet. By the time disco exploded in the late 1970s, Sylvester had found his groove: his Pentecostal gospel-drenched, natural-sounding falsetto vocals, joined with compelling disco rhythms, made for a highly-charged and productive marriage. Although his low-tenor/baritone range is also heard to excellent advantage here, his upper register occasioned comparisons with Smokey Robinson, Donnie Elbert, and Eddie Holman. Backed by a strong core of disco/funk players and given exceptional support by a group of vocalists that included the female tandem who would become the Weather Girls, Sylvester (who died in 1988) forged a unique musical identity.

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