Sylvester ‎– Too Hot To Sleep

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Fantasy Honey Records ‎– F-9607
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A1 New Beginnings
Backing Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, Maurice Long, SylvesterCymbal [Cymbals] – Kelvin DixonPiano [Acoustic], Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – SylvesterSynthesizer [Prophet] – Louis BiancanielloWritten-By – Sylvester James*
1:17
A2 Thinking Right
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – SylvesterBacking Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, Julia Tillman*, Maurice Long, Maxine Willard*, Oren Waters, SylvesterDrums – Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr.Guitar – Tip Wirrick*Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Electric Piano, Bass – Louis BiancanielloWords By, Music By – Stephanie "Tucki" Bailey
4:12
A3 Can't Forget The Love
Backing Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, Maurice Long, SylvesterDrums – Harvey HughesPiano [Acoustic], Guitar, Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Tip Wirrick*Synthesizer – Louis BiancanielloWords By, Music By – James "Tip" Wirrick*
4:00
A4 Too Hot To Sleep
Backing Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, SylvesterBass – Gregg Crockett*Drums – Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr.Guitar – Tip Wirrick*Percussion – Tony Flores*Synthesizer [Arp And Prophet], Piano [Acoustic], Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Louis SmallWords By, Music By – Art Posey, Josef PowellWritten By – Posey - Powell
5:20
A5 Give It Up (Don't Make Me Wait)
Backing Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, SylvesterBass – Elunel "Tinker" Barfield*Drums – Woody CunninghamElectric Piano – Louis SmallLead Vocals – Jeanie TracyMusic By – Harvey Fuqua, Louis Small, Sylvester James*Percussion – Tony Flores*Recorded By [Basic Tracks] – James Farber, Scott LittSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Gerald MartinSynthesizer [Prophet] – Harvey FuquaWords By – Harvey Fuqua, Jeanie Tracy, Sylvester James*Written By – James - Tracy - Small - Fuqua
3:40
B1 Here Is My Love
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – SylvesterBacking Vocals – Jeanie TracyBass – Gregg Crockett*Drums – Harvey HughesGuitar – Tip Wirrick*Percussion, Congas – Tony Flores*Synthesizer, Piano [Acoustic] – Louis BiancanielloWords By, Music By – Sylvester James*
5:03
B2 Can't You See
Backing Vocals – Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr., Harvey Fuqua, Jeanie Tracy, Julia Tillman*, Maurice Long, Maxine Willard*, Oren WatersDrums – Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr.Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Guitar, Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Tip Wirrick*Words By, Music By – James "Tip" Wirrick*
3:20
B3 Ooo Baby Baby
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – SylvesterBacking Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, Maurice Long, SylvesterBass – Gregg Crockett*Drums – Kelvin DixonGuitar – Tip Wirrick*Piano [Acoustic] – Louis SmallSynthesizer [Prophet] – Louis BiancanielloWords By, Music By – William Smokey Robinson*, Warren MooreWritten By – Robinson - Moore
3:17
B4 I Can't Believe I'm In Love
Alto Saxophone – Stephanie "Tucki" BaileyArranged By [Rhythm Arrangement], Vocals [Vocal Adaptation] – SylvesterBacking Vocals – Jeanie Tracy, Julia Tillman*, Maxine Willard*, Oren WatersBass – Gregg Crockett*Drums – Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr.Guitar – Tip Wirrick*Percussion – Tony Flores*Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer – Louis BiancanielloTrumpet – David MacEachernWords By, Music By – Joyce J. MurdockWritten By – J. Murdock - G. Murdock - Borden - Keck - Moore - SeayWritten-By [Co-writers] – Barry S. Borden*, Gary Moore (3), Glenn B. Murdock*, Jerry Seay, Michael Keck
4:15
B5 New Beginnings (Reprise)
Written-By – Sylvester James*
1:17

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Produced by Harvey Fuqua and Sylvester for Honey Record Productions, Inc./Borzoi Music, Ltd.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
Basic tracks for "Give It Up" recorded by Scott Litt and James Farber at Power Station, New York City.
℗ 1981, Fantasy Records, Tenth and Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710

Issued with custom inner sleeve with lyrics and black and white picture of Sylvester

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): F-9607-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): F-9607-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant1 (etched)): F 9607 A 1A SI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2 (etched)): F 9607 A 1A SI 5XT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): F 9607 B 1A > 2 SX T A

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
67.809 Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(LP, Album) Carrere 67.809 France 1981 Sell This Version
GX 01-1208 Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(LP, Album) Fantasy GX 01-1208 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 9607 Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(LP, Album) Fantasy Honey Records FAC 9607 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
F-9607 Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(LP, Album, Promo, TP) Fantasy Honey Records F-9607 US 1981 Sell This Version
none Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Fantasy, Concord Music Group none USA & Europe 2013

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bandjax

bandjax

April 19, 2020
Total agreement with vkubrick. Connors style is a very fair comment.
vkubrick

vkubrick

June 15, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Awesome record of Sylvester. Not so "high-energy" like the others, more "norman connors" style production flavour. An incredible hidden-disco-gem included: "Give It Up (Don't Make Me Wait)".