Sylvia, aka Sylvia Robinson and this joint "Sho 'nuff Boogie" is one of my secret weapons. Just the kinda shit you wanna drop late at nite. It's late as hell now, as I'm writing this. This is smoothed out sexy soul that borders so close on the sleaze factor that it's almost scary. This is the same Sylvia that recorded 'Pillow Talk' and even farther back recorded 'Love Is Strange' as Mickey And Sylvia. She's been in the game a long time. Her 'Pillow Talk' LP has, what I believe to be, a not-so flattering picture of her. As does all of her early LP's. Often clad in lingerie or silk nighties. But, we often judge women artists on looks, before the talent is really on the table. And, Sylvia has loads of talent, charm, and musical savvy. She had her hands in so many projects both with producing and/or writing.
Many people don't know that in addition to having great contributions with labels like Stang, Vibration and All Platinum, she was one of the founders of the Sugar Hill label. Additionally, she's credited for having masterminded the all time monster hits "The Message" and "Rapper's Delight". She's one of those rare individuals that behind the curtain, out of the lime lite, and unknown to most, she's left a legacy.
The male vocals here feature The Moments who at several times were Sylvia's label mates. They recorded "The Next Time I See You" with her as well.
'Sho 'nuff Boogie' appears to only have been released on 45. However, I'm including this LP picture from a very rare issue LP of hers. Not even too sure of whether its a legit release. It may be a re-issue, using a pic from a rare 45 picture sleeve. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. But, the cover is a winner. And, so is the song. I found this LP after a long starving for it, after having only seen it on British want lists and Japanese rare groove guides. Also, here's Sylvia performing "Sweet Stuff" on 'Soul Train' from Daily Motion.
Sylvia - Sho 'nuff Boogie