Bio

SYLVERS members are Leon Sylvers Iii, Edmund Sylvers, Foster Sylvers. SYLVERS released Ten albums from 1972 till 1984. The first album SYLVERS released in the seventies is 'The Sylvers' on PRIDE Records. Other albums that SYLVERS recorded are 'Bizarre', 'Concept', 'Disco Fever', 'Forever Yours'. From 1972 till 1984 SYLVERS released also eleven singles. The first single SYLVERS released in the seventies is 'Fool's Paradise' on Records. Other released tracks are 'Come Back Lover, Come Back (1981 / SOLAR (ELEKTRA/ASYLUM/NONESUCH))', 'Don't Stop Get Off (1978 / CASABLANCA RECORD & FILMWORKS)', 'Hot Line (1976 / CAPITOL)', 'In One Love And Out The Other (1984 / GEFFEN)'.

The Sylvers--Memphis natives Olympia-Ann, Charmaine, Leon, James, Ricky, Edmund, Angela, Pat and Foster-- were a popular R&B and soul family group in the 1970s. Following on the heels on the mega-success of another family group, The Jackson 5 (which they were considered a Southern version of), the Sylvers became teen sensations most famous for their disco hits Boogie Fever and Hot Line.

They also have a number of titles in their back catalog, starting with The Sylvers (1972) on the Pride label, The Sylvers 2 (1973), and The Sylvers 3 (1974) on the MGM label. Major success came with the 1975 release of Showcase on Capital Records, which included Boogie Fever. Next was Something Special (1976), New Horizons (1977), Forever Yours (1978) on Casablanca Records, and Disco Fever (1979). By this time, Foster Sylver was the lead vocalist, and played bass on some songs as well. Concept was released in 1981 on Solar Records, where Leon now is a record producer. Their final LP, Bizarre, was issued on Geffen Records in 1984.

Leon and Foster became successful record producers for other artists in the 1980s and 1990s.

Lead singer Edmund--who played the voice of Marlon Jackson on the 1971-1973 ABC-TV Saturday morning cartoon series The Jackson 5ive--died of lung cancer on March 11, 2004 at age 47. Add/Complete Bio

Appearances

Blackstreet - Blackstreet (1994)
(Assistant Producer Producer Associate/Producer)

Double Action Theatre - Double Action Theatre (1992)
(Producer Rhythm Arrangements/Vocal Arrangements Ynthesizer/Bass)

Dynasty - The Second Adventure (1981)
(Bass/vocals/producer/percussion)

Dynasty - Right Back At Cha! (1982)
(Bass producer/synthesizer/Bass/vocals)

Howard Hewett - It's Time (1995)
(Arranger/Drums/Programming/Producer)

Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson (1982)
(Bass/Producer Rhythm Arrangements/Synthesizer/Drums)

Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson (1982)
(Synthesizer/Vocals/Background)

Shalamar - Disco Gardens (1978)
(Arranged By [Rhythm])

Foster Sylvers - Plain And Simple (1987)
(drum/programming/keyboards/producer/bass/vocals)

Foster Sylvers - Plain And Simple (1987)
(percussion/drum/programming/bass)

The Whispers - Whisper In Your Ear (1979)
(Bass Special/Producer Rhythm Arrangements)

The Whispers - Imagination (1981)
(Arranger/Producer/Bass)

The Whispers - Love Is Where You Find It (1981)
(Bass Rhythm Arrangements/Keyboards)

The Whispers - Love Is Where You Find It (1981)
(Bass Producer/Vocal Arrangement Rhythm Arrangements/Percussion/Guitar /Bass)

The Whispers - Love Is Where You Find It (1981)
(Keyboards/Producer Rhythm Arrangements)

The Whispers - Love For Love (1983)
(Bass/Vocal Arrangement Rhythm Arrangements/Producer/Percussion)

The Whispers - Love For Love (1983)
(Guitar/Producer/Vocal Arrangement)

The Whispers - So Good (1984)
(Bass/Drum Machinerhythm Arrangements/Vocal Arrangement/producer)

The Whispers - Just Gets Better With Time (1987)
(Bass/Keyboards Rhythm Arrangements/Producer/Percussion/Drum/Programming/Vocal Arrangement)

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