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Foster Emerson Sylvers (February 25, 1962, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for being a member of the family act The Sylvers and the chart topping single “Misdemeanor”.

Foster Sylvers released his first album “Foster Sylvers” in June 1973. His first single, “Misdemeanor,” written by his brother Leon Sylvers III, became a hit that summer charting at number seven on Billboard’s R&B charts. “Misdemeanor“‘s follow-up was a cover of Dee Clark’s 1959 hit “Hey Little Girl” charting at number 63 R&B in fall 1973. The popularity of these records led Foster to appear on such TV shows as American Bandstand and Soul Train.

In 1974 he released his second album “Foster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers”. By 1975 he joined the rest of his brothers and sisters in The Sylvers just in time for their Showcase album. He co-sang lead with his brother Edmund on the #1 1976 Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles song Boogie Fever. While with Capitol, Foster released another self titled album called “Foster Sylvers” in early 1978, primarily produced by his family The Sylvers and their managers Al Ross and Bob Cullen. Foster then branched out into studio work just like his big brother Leon, collaborating on many projects such as Dynasty (“Your Piece of the Rock,” “When You Feel Like Giving Love,” “Satisfied”) and Evelyn “Champagne” King (“Shake Down,” number 12 R&B, 1984).


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