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"Sylvester la reina de la musica disco"

damn right.ebm isn't man enough to lay down this funky godliness. his back up singers were two tons of fun or ,as most of you know them, the weather girls. one of the weather girls, martha walsh, and sylvester might be the 2 most influential female singers in dance music. yes, that's right i said female. amazingly brave for refusing to drop the drag and fly butch for record labels, sylvester was one of AIDS earlier high profile deaths.

he had impeccable music roots, having been a back up singer for patti labelle whose own band labelle was one of disco's big influences- being a bridge between traditional r and b to spacey rock and synth influenced funk( like parliment) that ultimately filled disco dance floors with the white people who had been missing from the earliest discoteque years when it's only followers were gay men and black people. there'd be no prince without a sylvester.black people who had grown up in the 60 and appreciated rock music as well as james brown and traditional r&b are the grandmothers and fathers of all house and techno music made today.

he covered both' southern man' by neil young and procol harum's' a whiter shade of pale'. and check out the fan action...mighty real.

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I love Sylvester! I still play "Rock The Box" all the time.

even my cats break out in the dirty dog when someone lays down the awesome ' rock the box'. listen to those sounds! as you mentioned before- the forgotten co-genius of patrick cowley who died of AIDs incredibly early- 1982 when it was an unknown entity. megatone records is a goldmine of precomputer hiNRG. most of the people associated with it and the sound died from AIDS- a devastating loss to dance music.

"AIDS ravaged the entire industry. Not just DJs and performers but also the writers, the producers, the promoters.Everyone at Moby Dick, exept the one girl who worked there, was desvasted by AIDS. The entire label. Same with CNM Records.All our stars and producers were dropping like flies." (JOHN HEDGES )

I buy anything I come across on Megatone, without hearing it. This is another great tune on Megatone. What ever happened to him?

paul parker was still alive in the early 2000s-he put out a cover of wicked game and worked with man parrish. most eveyone who owned the record labels associated with this music died-i can't imagine the publishing rights etc were easily worked out with everyone dying basically at once.

there's a great megatone single called ' funkin' with my mind' that should have been the hugest hit...around the time of black box and it wasn't sampled-dance songs produced and sung by real musicans who helped create the genre.great great stuff.i recall david diebold did a fabulous version of ' white rabbit' i used to play on industrial nights.everyone was paying attention to europe and all this amazing music was to be had right here.

One word comes into my mind when I hear Sylvester's voice. POWER. He was spectacular.

I'm very glad you like this music.

So, there's no video, but this "joint" rocks.

Have you heard the song from the chase scene of the movie "Midnight Express?" It's fabulous.

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