Tag Archives: Sylvester

Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fantasy Records, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is a special pink double vinyl copy of Sylvester’s Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits, which has been reissued nationwide today. Proceeds from this re-release benefit San Francisco’s AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand, per Sylvester’s will.  You can download the album on iTunes or purchase a physical CD copy at Amazon. ...

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Sylvester Impressionist To Play NYC

Sylvester impressionist Anthony Wayne plays NYC on pride weekend at Le Poisson Rouge. Two shows on Sunday, June 30th. Tickets at the link. RELATED: The reissue of Sylvester’s greatest hits launches on June 25th with proceeds to benefit San Francisco’s AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand.

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Billboard’s 25 Great Gay Musical Moments

Billboard Magazine has published a Buzzfeed-y list of 25 great gay moments in pop music. On the list: the coming out of Frank Ocean and Ricky Martin, Adam Lambert’s first #1 album by an out artist, Jay-Z’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, and Lady Gaga’s campaign for LGBT rights. Sylvester suitably makes the list pretty much just for having been Sylvester. ...

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Sylvester’s Greatest Hits Re-Release To Benefit San Francisco AIDS Charities

As some of you doubtlessly know, Sylvester willed the future royalties from his catalog to San Francisco’s AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand.  And just in time for gay pride, next month Fantasy Records will re-issue his greatest package on multiple formats. From the press release: Twenty-five years after his untimely death, the iconic legacy of Sylvester, the “Queen ...

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Sylvester’s 65th Birthday Was Thursday

I forgot to mention Sylvester’s 65th birthday, what with all the DNC hullabaloo. Here’s some disco-gay education for the tender ones.

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#1 Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

His final dance chart topper. Recognize the girl?

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Happy Birthday, Sylvester

Sylvester James would have turned 64 today.

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Remember The Party 2011

The patrons and performers of San Francisco’s legendary Trocadero Transfer will once again gather for Remember The Party on Sunday, October 9th. This year’s event is a tribute to Sylvester! Prepare to be cookin’ on your feet in the Disco Heat as DJ JERRY BONHAM serves you a heaping helping of Disco deliciousness from all over the world, featuring a ...

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Martha Wash – I’ve Got You

Weather Girl and former Sylvester back-up singer Martha Wash is back with a lovely non-dance pop number. I’m betting the remixes will be killer.(Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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Today Is Sylvester’s 63rd Birthday

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San Francisco AIDS Groups Get $140K From Estate Of Disco Legend Sylvester

The Bay Area Reporter notes that two San Francisco-based AIDS relief agencies are sharing $140,000 in music royalties from the estate of the late disco diva Sylvester. Matthew Bajko reports: Twenty-one years after the death of Sylvester James, a flamboyant and openly gay disco superstar from San Francisco, his music is now profiting two local agencies that serve people living ...

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TONIGHT: Unsung – Sylvester

Tonight TV One’s Unsung series spotlights the late gay disco diva Sylvester. The below clip covers several of the series’ subjects including Sylvester. Go here for recap clip about tonight’s episode. The show airs at 9pm on Time-Warner channel 90 in NYC and repeats at midnight. Find TV One’s location in your area here. (And set your DVR, this is ...

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80’s Flashback

Sylvester, Someone Like You, 1986. Not my favorite Sylvester track and definitely not one of his better live vocal performances, but this clip is worthwhile for the post-song chat he has with Joan Rivers, who was subbing for Johnny Carson on New Year’s Eve. Rivers fawns over Sylvester’s jewelry and he drops the bomb (on national TV! In 1986!) that ...

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Get Your Pride On

Here’s a few Pride classics to put you in the mood.

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Non-Sequitur Sunday

If there’s anything better for erasing the blues of a gloomy, muggy, rainy Sunday afternoon than dancing around your apartment in your underwear to Sylvester, I’d like to know what it is. I feel mighty real and yes, I do wanna funk. That’s all I got.

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