The Sylvers

I recently saw a documentary on the African American group, The Sylvers, and I felt compelled to blog about them. For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, keep reading and I’ll tell you a little bit about them. You know I’m going to post one of my favorite songs by them.

One of the biggest misconceptions about The Sylvers is that they were a copycat group of The Jacksons because they worked with them, but that is false. As a matter of fact, they existed before The Jacksons as The Little Angels. When other members of the group were added, they became known as The Sylvers. Spearheaded by their mother Shirley, she would go on to make her children one of the most popular Black groups of the 70’s and early 80’s. Their father Leon opted to stay away from the spotlight.

I could remember watching skits of them whenever Soul Train would come on and I had a little girl crush on Edmund Sylvers, the lead singer of the group. To me, he was the best looking brother out of the group and I would always search for him whenever they appeared on TV. This man had so many women at his fingertips! All of The Sylvers afros were on point and their sisters were absolutely beautiful! Sharp is the best way I would describe them.

Sadly Edmund, their father Leon and their mother Shirley have since passed away. If you want to see them in action singing one of my favorite songs, click here. Their steps were on point and check out Edmund’s effortless shoulder pops during his performance. Smooth, very smooth! I miss music like this sometimes. Brings back so many memories…

Until next time…

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