Sylk

Sylk


A private press funk album sought-after by collectors around the world, the first reissue of Sylk's self-titled debut is here on magenta and hot pink galaxy vinyl.

SOLD OUT: We'll notify you if this title comes back in stock.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Magenta & Hot Pink Galaxy
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Tidal Waves Music
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1983

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

300

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Sylk was a short-lived soul and funk band from the Aiken, South Carolina – Augusta, Georgia border area (better known as the CSRA) who released just one album in 1983. Their self-titled (and only) album would become a much sought-after private press holy grail within the record collecting community. Sylk was founded by Leroy Harper Jr. (sax/keyboards) and Ben Moses (bass/guitar). Soon they were also joined by key members Keith Henderson (drums/percussion) and Michael Simpkins (vocals/trombone). The band also sought out John Howard (who was known for his funky rhythm style guitar and excellent soloing) and David Sanders (a known rock keyboardist in the local scene). Later down the line George Bright and Cathey McLaughlin also teamed up with Sylk… the line-up was now complete. All members were friends, frequented the same music scene or knew each other from high school. Leroy Harper Jr. and Michael Simpkins already made their bones playing together in the local funk band Exit Enterprises, one of the hottest bands in the CSRA area. All these talented musicians (some were playing from the tender age of 15) were ready to get funkin’… it was time to form Sylk and get busy.

Categories


Tracklist


More Music, Less Stress

text-1

Join the club for more perks.

VMP members receive our exclusive Records of the Month and special access to other limited titles. Starting at $33/month. Check it out

text-2

We’ll make it right.

Should the unspeakable happen and you receive a damaged record, we’ll do everything in our power to address it. Learn more about our Damage + Return policy

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Continue Browsing
Free shipping for members IconFree shipping for members
Safe & secure checkout IconSafe & secure checkout
International shipping IconInternational shipping
Quality guarantee IconQuality guarantee