Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Besides "Misdemeanor," other songs written by Leon on Foster Sylvers were "I'll Get You in the End," which could be described as James Brown-funk Sylvers style; the sparkling kiddie-poppish "Big Things Come in Small Packages"; and the sparse, exotic "Only My Love Is True.". Heavily studying music theory and soul music (also talented in the bass guitar), Leon reformed "The Little Angels" and added Edmund and Joseph Richard "Ricky" to the group. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. [2] Leon would also work with Riley again this time helping write two songs on New Kids on the Block's Face the Music as well as the song "Love Online" on Guy's reunion album Guy III.

Many rap and hip-hop acts have sampled Sylvers' material. Some people have acted as if this was a big secret, and have gone on to make up stories without facts, just speculation. Leon Sylvers IV. if i told... by IV_SB published on 2018-09-04T06:55:02Z. He was involved with fewer hits due to the changing climate in R&B music. I’d been dating producer Leon Sylvers III for 2 years. Group member Linda Carriere credit him with coming up with the group name, which was a reference to the group's goal "to have longevity in the entertainment world. after ours. The two-sided hit "Stay Away From Me" (#33) and "I'll Never Be Ashamed", as well as "Through the Love in My Heart" (#50), followed; and the album track "Cry of a Dreamer" received significant airplay at R&B radio outlets. Leon spent the next couple of years producing hit songs for The Whispers ("In the Raw", "Tonight"), Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Save the Overtime (For Me)"), Tavares ("Ten to One") among others. The result was an unsuccessful album entitled Bizarre. [4] After hearing them perform in Las Vegas in 1959, Ed Sullivan predicted they would become famous.

In 1984, after a three-year hiatus, the siblings (now six strong, with Charmaine returning) regrouped with new management (Weisner–DeMann) and a new label (Geffen Records). Some thought it was career suicide when the Sylvers decided to part ways with Freddie Perren. Leon helped co-write Blackstreet's US Top 10 hit "Before I Let You Go". During this time, they released two singles: "Santa Claus Parade" b/w "I'll Be a Little Angel" on Warwick Records and "Says You" b/w "Olympia" on Capitol Records. In 1982, Leon produced Shalamar's album Friends. Meanwhile, just as Motown had decided to spin off Michael Jackson as a solo recording act, Pride decided to do the same with the youngest member of the group, Foster. Leon F. Sylvers III wrote the first hit ("Wish That I Could Talk to You") for his family's singing group the Sylvers, his brother Foster Sylvers' Top Ten R&B/Top 30 pop debut single "Misdemeanor," and…. The Sylvers would never have any more pop hits after the split. entitled "It's Funky Enough". ( Log Out /  "Have You Heard", a solo effort from Edmund, who had sung lead on many of the family's bigger hits, was released on Casablanca in the summer of 1980. They won that talent contest hands down due to their versatility, choreography, and harmonies.