Showcase (The Sylvers album)

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Showcase
Showcase cover.jpeg
Studio album by The Sylvers
Released August 20, 1975
Recorded 1974–1975
Studio Total Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Soul, Disco
Label Capitol
Producer Freddie Perren
The Sylvers chronology
The Sylvers III
(1974)The Sylvers III1974
Showcase
(1975)
Something Special
(1976)Something Special1976

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 and one of two that were 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cotton Candy" (Kenneth St. Lewis, Freddie Perren, Christine 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" (R. Wyatt, Christine 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, Christine 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

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[6]

  • Freddie Perren - producer, arranger
  • Wade Marcus - arranger
  • Larkin Arnold - executive producer
  • Larry Miles - recording engineer, remixing
  • Steve Pouliot - assistant engineer
  • Andrew Berliner - engineer (strings and horns)
  • Jeff Sanders - mastering

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. 
  6. ^ The Sylvers - Showcase (LP liner notes). Capitol Records. ST-11465