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.
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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

1 lp
format
1983
original release year
33 1/3 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.
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Sylk
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