Throwback: Foster Sylvers-Misdemeanor

Foster Sylvers is a member of The Sylvers, the vocal from Los Angeles that had success in the ’70s with the hit singles “Boogie Fever,” “Hot Line” and “Fool’s Paradise.” In 1973, Foster’s self-titled solo album came out and “Misdemeanor” written by his brother Leon Sylvers III was one of the biggest songs that summer. The success of “Misdemeanor” gave Foster the opportunity to appear on shows like Soul Train and American Bandstand as a solo artist. In total, he released five albums between 1973 and 1990. He later joined his brother Leon doing studio work for other artists. The Sylvers released their last album in 1984 and Foster’s “Misdemeanor” is known more as the sample used in The D.O.C.’s “It’s Funky Enough.”

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