Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester

Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester

by Djola Branner



Mighty Real is Minneapolis performance artist Djola Branner's tribute to '70s legendary gay disco vocalist Sylvester. The recording is very strong musically, drawing from the wells of popular soul and gospel. It was this union of the sacred and secular universes that led to Sylvester's hits "Do Ya Wanna Funk," "Can't Stop Dancing," and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." Branner incarnates these and more here. This collection of material is part of a stage tribute by Branner. Here Branner gives props to the creative well-spring that led to such pop figures as Boy George, RuPaul, and Prince. Joining Branner here on the serious, superlative tribute is jazz vocalist Debbie Duncan, pianist Tommy Barbarella, and composer/musician Aaron Barnell.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: Innova Records
UPC: 0726708653026
catalogNumber: 530

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Djola Branner   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tommy Barbarella   Piano
Aaron Barnell   Drums,Tambourine,Hand Clapping,Sampling,Synthesizer Horn
Debbie Duncan   Background Vocals
Valerie Robinson   Background Vocals
Tim Sparks   Acoustic Guitar
Jeremy Ylvisaker   Guitar
Jared Rush   Hammond Organ
Jeffrey Bailey   Bass

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Composer
Patrick Cowley   Composer
Dave Curtis   Programming
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Aaron Barnell   Programming,Vibe Master
James R. Budd Ellison   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Audio 2   Composer
Jared Rush   Engineer
Djola Branner   Producer
Sylvester James   Composer
David Blackburn   Engineer
Aaron Barnell   Producer
John Pritchford   Composer

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