The Sylvers III

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The Sylvers III
SylversIII cover.jpg
Studio album by the Sylvers
Released July 21, 1974
Recorded 1973–1974
Genre Soul
Label MGM
Producer Perry Botkin, Jr., Michael Viner
the Sylvers chronology
The Sylvers II
(1973)The Sylvers II1973
The Sylvers III

The Sylvers III is the third album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group the Sylvers. Released in 1974, it was produced by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Michael Viner. This was their last recording on MGM before they went to Capitol Records.

The album is notable for having few songwriting credits from primary songwriter Leon Sylvers III. Instead, most of the writing is handled by Sharon Sylvers, group member James Sylvers and the Sylvers family matriarch Shirley Sylvers, who wrote three songs: "Don't Give Up the Good Life", "What's It All About" and "TCB".

The album released only one single: "Don't Give Up the Good Life".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

  • Credits adapted from liner notes.[2]
  1. "I Aim to Please" (Sharon Sylvers) – 3:08
  2. "Could Be You" (James Sylvers) – 4:40
  3. "Wish You Were Here" (James Sylvers) – 2:20
  4. "Don't Give Up the Good Life" (Shirley Sylvers) – 3:00
  5. "Even This Shall Pass Away" (Leon Sylvers III) – 3:50
  6. "Am I Truly Yours" (Leon Sylvers III) – 3:40
  7. "Be My Love" (Sharon Sylvers) – 3:05
  8. "Love Over Mind" (Dana Marshall) – 3:40
  9. "What's It All About" (Shirley Sylvers) – 2:35
  10. "TCB" (Sharon Sylvers, Shirley Sylvers) – 3:10


  • The Sylvers - primary artist
  • Michael Viner - producer
  • Perry Botkin, Jr. - producer
  • Suzanne Ayers - photography
  • David Wiseltier - design


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. The Sylvers: The Sylvers III > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ The Sylvers - The Sylvers III (LP liner notes). MGM Records. M3G4940