Showcase (The Sylvers album)

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Showcase
Studio album by The Sylvers
Released August 20, 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Soul Disco
Label Capitol Records
Producer Freddie Perren
The Sylvers chronology
The Sylvers III
(1974)
Showcase
(1975)
Something Special
(1976)

Showcase is the fourth album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group The Sylvers.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]

Released in 1975, This would be their first of three albums for Capitol Records. Produced by Freddie Perren.

The album released only two singles: "Boogie Fever" reaching number one in the U.S. on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts as well as reaching number one in Canada on the RPM national singles chart in 1976.[3] The second single Cotton Candy peaked on Billboard R&B Chart Position #19.

23/07/2012 The album Showcase was released on CD (Two Original Classic Soul albums on One CD along with the album New Horizons)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cotton Candy" (Kenneth St. Lewis, Freddie Perren, Yarian) – 2:55
  2. "The Roulette Wheel of Love" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis) – 3:25
  3. "Boogie Fever" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis) – 3:25
  4. "Storybook Girl" (Wyatt, Yarian, St. Lewis) – 3:20
  5. "Ain't No Good in Good-Bye" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis) – 3:40
  6. "Free Style" (Leon Sylvers III) – 2:59
  7. "I Can Be for Real" (Leon Sylvers III) – 3:38
  8. "Clap Your Hands to the Music" (Leon Sylvers III) – 3:30
  9. "Keep On Keepin' On" (R. Wyatt, C. Yarian, Freddie Perren) – 3:16
  10. "Ain't Nothin' but a Party" (Leon Sylvers III) – 5:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 58
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
1975 "Boogie Fever" 1 1
1976 "Cotton Candy" 59 19

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. The Sylvers: Showcase > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ Top Singles - Volume 25, No. 7, May 15 1976
  4. ^ a b "The Sylvers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ "The Sylvers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.