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Sylvester And The Hot Band – (1974) Bazaar

Sylvester And The Hot Band – (1974) Bazaar

Label: Blue Thumb Records
Catalog#: BT. 10032
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1974
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul


A1 Down On Your Knees 3:02
Written-By - Kerry Hatch
A2 Friendship 3:27
Written-By - James Q. Smith
A3 Play Something Sweet 3:21
Written-By - Allen Toussaint
A4 Nobodys Fault But Mine 3:56
Written-By - Otis Redding
A5 All That I Need 2:58
Written-By - Kerry Hatch
B1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 4:02
Written-By - James Taylor (2)
B2 On Your Way Down 5:42
Written-By - Allen Toussaint
B3 My Life 2:33
Written-By - Warren C. Sams Jr.* , William Peele
B4 She 4:19
Written-By - Chris Ethridge , Graham Parsons*


Arranged By - Sylvester And The Hot Band
Artwork By [Art Direction] - Gene Brownell
Artwork By [Design] - Richard Forest Agency
Backing Vocals - Sylvester
Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals - Kerry Hatch
Drums - Travis Fullerton
Engineer - John Haeny
Engineer [Assistant] - Kent Nebergall
Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Backing Vocals - James Q. Smith
Lead Vocals, Piano, Tambourine, Backing Vocals - Sylvester
Other [Lacquering] - Artisan Sound Recorders
Photography - Gene Brownell
Producer - James Q. Smith , John Haeny
Saxophone, Flute - Chris Mostert
Trumpet, Bass - Bobby Blood


Catalog on Cover: BT. 10.032
Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood
SACEM / (P) 1974
Blue Thumb Records, Inc. A Subsidiary of Famous Music Corp. A Gulf+Western Company
Distribution Vogue P.I.P.


Bazaar By Sylvester and the Hot Band 1973 (Blue Thumb - Bts 60-6059) More songs in the Rock - Soul vain but this time around most tracks are original tracks written by band members of the Hot Band

Before reinventing himself as an influential electro-disco divo, Sylvester (née Sylvester James) plied his otherworldly falsetto and drag queen fashion sense to funky, bluesy rock. But despite pop music’s glammy sexual ambiguity during the first half of the ’70s, the two albums this large, flamboyant dude recorded with his Hot Band were commercial non-starters.

Long out of print, the material here holds up well in this time of freer gender bending. Arguably, his rockin' persona may have worked best when he was being most subversive. Sylvester’s takes on Neil Young, James Taylor and patriotic tunes from his perspective might have seemed downright radical at the time. His band's original numbers reflected more of his own conflict, self-deprecating humor and sexual innuendo. Strobe-lit dance anthems may have made him a star, but it's good to hear the late pioneer in this rollicking guise as well.

2 комментария:

Steve Hoge комментирует...

Any chance of reposting that Rapidshare upload?

I have only a noisy vinyl->casette->MP3 transfer of this album and I'd love to have a pristine copy!

Steve Hoge комментирует...

Actually, it was vinyl -> REEL TO REEL -> casette -> mp3. So it REALLY needs a refresh!