2 DOOR (produced by Leon Sylvers IV) 2. On the face of it, it was. The marriage paid off immediately, as Perren, with co-writer Keni St. Lewis, produced the two-million seller "Boogie Fever" which topped the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts, along with the RPM national singles chart.. In 1982, Leon produced Shalamar's album Friends. 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…. Prior to the album's release, The Sylvers were frequent musical guests on TV shows and earned $15-20,000 per night for performances at county fairs and amusement parks. Leon helped co-write Blackstreet's US Top 10 hit "Before I Let You Go". Performing mainly Caribbean Calypso styled soul music. In that same year, he served as mentor to the production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  In 1989, Leon finally recorded a solo album for Motown Records, called simply Leon Sylvers III, but it failed to chart. , In 1974 The Sylvers released their final album on MGM before moving to Capitol. Please do your ears a favor and check out this project, it's truly amazing. True enough, there are some traits that the Jackson 5 and the Sylvers share.  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. Both a Jet article and the radio interview hinted at the possibility of new Sylvers music in the near future. Shalamar would chart with their Three for Love album at number eight on the US Top Soul Albums. The follow-up, the ballad "Wish That I Could Talk to You," went to number ten R&B around December 1972. Log In. your own Pins on Pinterest FLOATERS by Vritra + Leon Sylvers IV, released 20 April 2020 1. YO (produced by Leon Sylvers IV) 8. Since then he’s worked with A-listers including Gladys Knight, Teddy Riley, Dâm-Funk, Danjahandz and N’Dambi. Some people have acted as if this was a big secret, and have gone on to make up stories without facts, just speculation. 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. His first songwriting credit came at just 7 years old for the group Men of Vision, who were signed to Michael Jackson’s label MJJ.Since … In 1970, Leon entered the family act, which now included younger brothers Edmund and Ricky, into a local talent contest. 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 a slew of hits for artists signed to Dick Griffey's Solar Records. No favorite quotes to show; Favorites.
Leon also co-produced Lakeside's Rough Riders album. Noting his success, Billboard magazine described him as, "the man of the hour in R & B.". Shalamar's next album Big Fun was an even bigger smash landing at #4 on the Top R&B Albums charts and was certified gold. The result, released in the summer of 1979, was the aptly titled album Disco Fever. He's grown with SOLAR and has been exposed to other creative forces in putting together different kinds of songs and sounds. Describing the project in his own words, Vritra says, “for me this was one of the most fun to execute.