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voc, 1947-1988 US, Watts, Los Angeles
Singer / Songwriter of R&B/Soul, Dance and Electronic
A.k.a. Sylvester James, Jr.

American disco and soul vocalist, musician, bandleader, songwriter, and producer. Born: 6 September 1947 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA. Died: 16 December 1988 in San Francisco, California, USA. Performing under his first name only, he is considered one of the first Hi-NRG artists and the first “male diva” of disco. He died in 1988 from complications due to AIDS.

  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) on Step II by Sylvester
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Michael Gray Radio Edit on You Make Me Feel by Sylvester & Michael Gray
Dance (Disco Heat) on Step II by Sylvester
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Michael Gray Remix on You Make Me Feel [Michael Gray Remixes] by Sylvester & Michael Gray
I Need Somebody To Love Tonight on Stars by Sylvester
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) on 80s Dance Classics by Various Artists
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Soulwax For Despacio Remix on You Make Me Feel [Soulwax For Despacio Remix] by Sylvester & Soulwax
Over And Over on Sylvester by Sylvester
Sharing Something Perfect Between Ourselves - Live on Living Proof by Sylvester
Dance (Disco Heat) - 12" Version on Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits by Sylvester

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Psychemagik Remix)Sylvester2018Album
Cosmic Disco (Louie Vega Mix) / Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega Remix)Disco Space Babies / Sylvester2017Album
Don't StopSylvester2017Single
Unreleased Disco MixesSylvester2017Album
Greatest MixSylvester2016Compil.
14 Greatest HitsSylvester2013Compil.
Mighty Real (Greatest Dance Hits)Sylvester2013Album
Chicago (Kon Edit) / Feel Reel (Kon Remix)Windy City / Sylvester2012Album
I've Been Down / TipsongSylvester2012Single
Can't Stop Dancing (Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix)Sylvester2009Single
Down Down DownSylvester2008Album
Over & Over / I Need Somebody To Love TonightSylvester2008Album
You Make Me Feel (House Mixes)Sylvester2006Single
I Need You / Over And OverSylvester2004Album
Over And Over / Club LonelySylvester / Lil' Louis2004Album
Mighty Real (You Make Me Feel) / Over & OverSylvester2002Album
Bostik / Ring Of GoldYello / Sylvester2002Album
Ugly Edits Vol. 3Freddie Hubbard / Sylvester2002Album
Club Classics 13Delegation / Bar-Kays / Sylvester / Spargo2001Album
Dance Panic Presents Dance Classics Remixes 2000/2 Promotional 12 Inch Vinyl Part 1Bill Summers & Summers Heat / Sylvester2000Album
You Make Me Feel / Pick Up The PiecesSylvester, Average White Band2000Album
Too Hot To SleepSylvester1999Compil.
Really Real Classics Vol. 2Sylvester, Cameo1999Album
Greatest HitsSylvester1997Compil.
Sylvester / Step IISylvester1995Compil.
Sell My Soul / Too Hot To SleepSylvester1995Compil.
The CollectionSylvester1994Compil.
Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) / Be With YouTechnotronic / Sylvester1994Single
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / I Got The FeelingSylvester / Two Tons O' Fun1993Album
Rock The BoxSylvester1992Compil.
Immortal / Rock The BoxSylvester1992Album
Your Love Is AmazingSylvester1991Album
Lovin' Is Really My Game / Invasion / Mind WarpSylvester / Patrick Cowley1991Album
All I Need / Call MeSylvester1990Compil.
Greatest HitsSylvester1990Compil.
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Remix) / Body StrongSylvester1989Album
The Original HitsSylvester1989Compil.
Star - The Best Of SylvesterSylvester1989Compil.
Dance (Disco Heat) / StarsSylvester1989Album
The 12 X 12 CollectionSylvester1988Compil.
Mutual AttractionSylvester1987Single
High Voltage Vol. 4Kinky Go, Sylvester, Ken Heaven1987Compil.
Sooner Or LaterSylvester1987Single
Holy Ghost / You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)Bar-Kays / Sylvester1987Album
Living For The CitySylvester1986Single
Mutual AttractionSylvester1986Album
Someone Like YouSylvester1986Single
Lovin Is Really My Game (Remix)Sylvester1985Album
Disco Mix Vol. 1Modern Talking / Sylvester With Patrick Cowley1985Single
El Juego Del Amor (Lovin Is Really My Game)Sylvester1985Album
Paris In My Mind / Rock The BoxRyan Paris / Sylvester1985Single
Take Me To HeavenSylvester1985Album
Trouble In Paradise = Problema En El ParaisoSylvester1984Album
StargazingEarlene Bentley featuring Sylvester1984Album
Taking Love Into My Own HandsSylvester1984Album
Rock The Box / Take Me To HeavenSylvester1984Single
Tu Amor Entre Mis Manos = Taking Love Into My HandsSylvester1984Single
Golden MixSylvester1984Compil.
Good FeelingSylvester1984Album
Rock The BoxSylvester1984Album
Too LateSylvester1984Album
Call Me (Remix)Sylvester1984Album
Don't Stop / Hard UpSylvester1983Album
Call MeSylvester1983Album
Tell Me / All I NeedSylvester1983Album
Can't Stop DancingSylvester1983Compil.
Do You Wanna Funk / Don't StopSylvester1983Single
Band Of GoldSylvester1983Album
Trouble In ParadiseSylvester1983Album
Sylvester's Greatest Hits: Nonstop Dance PartySylvester1983Compil.
Tell Me / Hard UpSylvester1983Single
All I NeedSylvester1982Single
Be With YouSylvester1982Album
Do Ya Wanna FunkPatrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester1982Album
Hard UpSylvester1982Single
All I NeedSylvester1982Album
Do You Wanna Funk / Misa CriollaPatrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester / Usted Del Fuego1982Single
Tech-No-Logical World / Don't StopPatrick Cowley / Sylvester1982Single
Too Hot To SleepSylvester1981Album
Give It Up (Don't Make Me Wait)Sylvester Featuring Jeanie Tracy1981Single
Here Is My LoveSylvester1981Album
No Paro De Bailar = Can't Stop DancingSylvester1980Single
Can't Stop Dancing / MaraSylvester / Bruno D'Andrea1980Single
Sell My SoulSylvester1980Album
Hold On To Your Love / FeverJim Capaldi / Sylvester1980Single
I Need YouSylvester1980Single
Sell My SoulSylvester1980Album
You Are My FriendSylvester1979Single
I (Who Have Nothing)Sylvester1979Single
Mighty RealSylvester1979Compil.
Stars / Body StrongSylvester1979Album
Living ProofSylvester1979Album
Can't Stop DancingSylvester1979Album
Living ProofSylvester1979Album
I Who Have Nothing / DimenticareSylvester / Roberto Soffici1979Single
Me Haces Sentir (Poderosamente Real) (You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real))Sylvester1978Single
Step IISylvester1978Album
Dance (Disco Heat) / You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)Sylvester1978Album
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / JennySylvester / Renato Pareti1978Single
Dance (Disco Heat) / Isn't She LovelySylvester / Sonny Rollins1978Single
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / Dance (Disco Heat)Sylvester1978Single
Down, Down, DownSylvester1977Album
Down, Down, Down / Over And OverSylvester1977Album
Over And Over / Down, Down, DownSylvester1977Album
Sylvester CelebratesSylvesterAlbum
Let's Get Together / Living For The CityPam Todd & Love Exchange / SylvesterAlbum
Do You Wanna Funk / Call MeSylvesterAlbum
The Best Part Of Breakin' Up / Dance (Disco Heat)Roni Griffith / SylvesterAlbum
The Night The Lights Went Out / Over And OverThe Trammps / SylvesterAlbum
Sylvester HitsSylvesterCompil.
Do The Flex / I Need You / Jam On The GrooveStreet Beat / Sylvester / Ralph MacDonaldAlbum
Megamix & InterviewSylvesterAlbum
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