Before there was Rupaul, there was Sylvester. Sylvester James, Jr. was a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles who was really a pioneer of his day. Sylvester's falsetto voice, catchy lyrics and funky beats helped him score a few hits during the late years of the disco era, including Dance (Disco Heat) and (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real His androgynous appearance was considered outlandish at the time, though today we'd think nothing of it. Sadly, Sylvester died from complications from AIDS in 1988. His music, though, lives on.
Here's one of my favorite Sylvester songs, and one of my all time favorites. It's the catchiest of tunes with the funkiest of beats. I can't listen to this one and not dance. Enjoy and Happy Friday!