The Sylvers (album)

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The Sylvers
Sylvers cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 1972
GenreSoul, Funk
LabelPride, MGM
ProducerJerry Butler, Keg Johnson
the Sylvers chronology
The Sylvers
The Sylvers II

The Sylvers is the debut album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group the Sylvers. The album was released on MGM Records subsidiary Pride Records, a label founded by record and film producer Michael Viner. Released in 1972, it was produced by R&B legends Jerry Butler (of the Impressions) and Keg Johnson.

This album released three singles: "Fool's Paradise", "Wish I Could Talk to You" and "I'll Never Be Ashamed".

In 2013, Dusty Groove Records reissued their debut on vinyl.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wish That I Could Talk to You" (2:53)
  2. "Fool's Paradise" (2:28)
  3. "Only One Can Win" (3:00)
  4. "I'm Truly Happy" – (Jerry Peters) (2:48)
  5. "Touch Me Jesus" – (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, A. Bond) (3:25)
  6. "I Know Myself" (3:32)
  7. "Chaos" (3:12)
  8. "So Close" (2:52)
  9. "I'll Never Be Ashamed" – (James Sylvers) (3:13)
  10. "How Love Hurts" (4:16)


  • Jerry Butler - producer
  • Keg Johnson - producer
  • Michael Viner - executive producer
  • David Crawford - arranger
  • Jerry Peters - arranger


  1. ^ "Sylvers: Sylvers (LP, Vinyl)". Dusty Groove. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  2. ^ Music, All. The Sylvers: The Sylvers > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. ^ The Sylvers - The Sylvers (LP liner notes). Pride/MGM Records PRD-0007