Re: Sylvia ("Pillow Talk") dies
Sylvia is due a lot of credit for releasing the intense, gritty orchestrated soul ballads of Linda Jones on All Platinum, the label she founded with Joe Robinson. She told Rolling Stone that she'd written "Pillow Talk" for Al Green and thought he should cover it even after she'd had a huge hit single with it. She should already have a lifetime achievement award for creating and selling millions of "Rapper's Delight," launching the business of hip-hop and paying all those salaries when major labels finally co-opted the form and made all that Eminem and Dr. Dre money. . And, mercy, the bold imagination that wrote "Shame, Shame, Shame" for Shirley Goodman and Jesus Alvarez. The youtube window will let you click through to a fabulous duet on the song by Cher and Tina Turner.Priceless. Thank you, Sylvia. Wish I'd been able to ask you: So what in the world did it mean to whimper, "Oh, uno momento pochito...ay yi, yi-yi..."? I confess I did get what it meant when she said, approximately, "OM...G!!"just before the track ran out on those classy strings and keyboard.Thanks, remicks for reminding me of the further lyric: "So friends who tell me wrong from right, I'll ask to borrow their man some cold and lonely night." One lyric site was too prissy to run the exact lyric:"Lie steady, lie steady, lie steady." George Benson or David Sanborn or even Pat Metheny, they should have cut it on the basis of musical merit. I still think Lil' Kim or some hot lookin' female rapper or vocalist should cap an especially romantic record by recreating the iconic image of Sylvia's back album cover photo, where she's pictured toasting her gigantic listening public. Sylvia performs another great record, "Sweet Stuff, " on the "Soul Train"DVDs. That was an easy mix with "Hot Butterfly, " I bet.
Last edited by skiddlybop; September 30th, 2011 at 04:36 AM.
Reason: second thoughts, formatting, grammar
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