Sylvester’s last release on Fantasy Records, Too Hot to Sleep, was a true display of his often-overlooked power as a soul artist, powered by his gospel background and his effortless vocal control over slow, deliberate arrangements. He was one of the most versatile artists of his time, displaying his deep and sensual crooning side, evoking a Barry White-esque energy on cuts like “Thinking Right” and his rendition of “Ooo Baby Baby,” and then putting his goosebump-inducing trademark falsetto on full blast with “Can’t You See.”

Too Hot to Sleep

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  1. New Beginnings
  2. Thinking Right
  3. Can’t Forget The Love
  4. Too Hot To Sleep
  5. Give It Up (Don’t Make Me Wait)
  6. Here Is My Love
  7. Can’t You See
  8. Ooo Baby Baby
  9. I Can’t Believe I’m In Love
  10. New Beginnings (Reprise)
  • Art Direction – Phil Carroll
  • Coordinator [Album] – Louis Small
  • Design – Jamie Putnam
  • Executive-Producer – Nancy C. Pitts
  • Mastered By – George Horn
  • Photography By [Cover] – Steve Fitch (2)
  • Photography By [Sleeve] – Phil Bray
  • Producer – Harvey FuquaSylvester
  • Recorded By, Engineer – Eddie Bill HarrisRichard CorselloWally Buck
  • Remix – Richard CorselloWally Buck