Throwback: Sylvia Striplin-Give Me Your Love

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Slyvia Striplin was a vocalist with Norman Connors’ Aquarian Dream band for two albums in 1978 and 1980. She connected with Roy Ayers after leaving Aquarian Dream and recorded with his Eighties Ladies project. The quintet of vocalists included Striplin, Marva Hicks, Susan Beaubian, Vivian Prince and Denie Corbett. Their 1980 album Ladies Of The Eighties produced the club classics “Turned On To You” and “I Knew That Love.” Ayers helped Striplin release her 1981 album Give Me Your Love on the Uno Melodic label. The project was not a chartbuster but the single “Give Me Your Love” became a club hit and “You Can’t Turn Me Away” became famous later because it was sampled for the Junior M.A.F.I.A. song “Get Money.”