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Sylvester – (1978) Step II

Sylvester – (1978) Step II

Label: Fantasy
Catalog#: F-9556
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Hi NRG, Soul, Funk, Disco


A1 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 6:30
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Tip Wirrick* , Sylvester
Written-By - Wirrick* , Sylvester
A2 Dance (Disco Heat) 5:50
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Eric Robinson (4)
Written-By - Robinson* , Orsborn*
A3 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Epilogue) 3:19
B1 Grateful 3:27
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Michael C. Finden* , Sylvester
Written-By - Finden* , Sylvester
B2 I Took My Strength From You 7:16
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Sylvester
Written-By - Bacharach - David*
B3 Was It Something That I Said 4:15
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Sylvester
Written-By - Fuqua* , Sylvester
B4 Just You And Me Forever 4:31
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] - Eric Robinson (4)
Bass - James Jamerson Jr.
Drums - James Gadson
Written-By - Robinson* , Orsborn*


Arranged By [Strings And Horns] - Leslie Drayton
Artwork By [Art Direction] - Phil Carroll
Artwork By [Design] - Dennis Gassner
Backing Vocals - Izora Rhodes* , Martha Wash
Bass - Bob Kingson (tracks: A1 to B3)
Concertmaster, Other [String Contractor] - Charles Veal*
Drums - Randy Merritt (tracks: A1 to B3)
Engineer [Assistant] - Wally Buck
Engineer [Recording] - Buddy Bruno , Eddie Bill Harris
Guitar - Tip Wirrick*
Lead Vocals, Piano [Acoustic] - Sylvester
Mastered By [Mastering] - George Horn
Organ, Electric Piano, Clavinet - Michael C. Finden*
Other [Horn Contractor] - George Bohanon
Percussion - David Frazier
Photography - Phil Bray
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
Producer [Associate] - Nancy C. Pitts
Remix - Eddie Bill Harris
Synthesizer [String, Electro-comp 101 And 200 Models, Oberheim Ds-2 Sequencer], Effects [Special Effects] - Pat Cowley*


Produced for Honey Records Productions
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; Conway Studio, Los Angeles; Clark-Brown Audio, Los Angeles.
Mixed at Fantasy; Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank.
(p) 1978 Fantasy Records


Step II - Sylvester ( 1978) (Fantasy )
( also released in Spain by Hispavox S 60.127)

Released during the Disco era this album does have 2 disco hits ( both were top 40 hits in the U.S pop chart for Sylvester): You make me feel & Dance Disco Heat. The intention was not to make a Disco album, but sicne everyone else was having hits with the Disco sound they decided to give it a try by giving an up beat disco arrange ment to a mid-tempo blues ballad that was on the album called "You make me feel". One of the important factors in this album is the Synthesizers work of Patrick Cowley who used to do mix tapes were he would lay additional Synthesizer sounds on the records. He used to work at this San Fran disco called "The City Disco" and when he heard the original ballad version of You Make me fee he asked Syl to let him do some lay-overs on the track which Syl agreed. At the time this album sold more than 1/2 million copies in the U.S and went gold.

1 You make me feel (mighty real)
2 Dance (discoheat ) (By Robinson - Osborne ---original---)
3 You make ...(ballad Version)
4 Greateful (Syl-Micheal Finden)
5 I took my strength (a Bacharach cover)
6 Was it something that I said
7 Just U & me (Rob-Os)


1 . Dance disco heat b/w Was it something that I said ( fantasy) (7" also 12") NO cover photograph aLSO released in Spain by Hispavox (7" -Full color sleeve-same as the album sleeve just smaller)
2 . You make me feel b/w Greatful (fantasy ) (7" also 12" No cover photo also released in Spain by Hispavox ( 7" - 45-1814- full color sleave- Its a photograph of Sylvester taken by Antonio Tabernero- probably from a spanish t.v appearance ? Maybe?- Sylvester in Jeans black boots and semi drag - long hair)

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