R.I.P. Sylvia Robinson

“Sylvia Robinson, who has died aged 75, made an indelible mark on African-American music as a singer, producer and record company owner. She sang on hit records from the 1950s to the 1970s, and then became known as “the mother of hip-hop” after she was among the first to recognise the potential of the nascent rap scene in the streets and clubs of New York.”

Full Obituary

I was a confused 12 year old, trying to find a musical direction when this record hit the charts,  and if I’m honest, I wasn’t a fan, but with her Sugar Hill label, which she launched with her husband, Joe, I soon caught up.

Pillow Talk by Sylvia (London 1973)

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And yes, I quite like this track now. In fact, it was a contender for my 7″s of Love mix, but didn’t make the final selection.

 

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