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Mighty Real - McAlmont Sings Sylvester

Music documentary. David McAlmont travels to San Francisco to tell the story of gay black diva Sylvester James, famed for his disco hit Mighty Real.

David McAlmont travels to San Francisco to tell the glittering and sad tale of gay black diva Sylvester James, famed for his disco hit Mighty Real. Sylvester's short life says much about U.S. civil rights movements, the politics of the American music business and the devastating effects of AIDS. David talks to Sylvester's sister, friends and fellow performers, and visits the San Francisco Opera House, where Sylvester recorded his renowned live album Living Proof.

Producer Debbie Kilbride.

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30 minutes

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Thu 23 Jun 2016 11:30

Jeanie Tracy

Jeanie Tracy
International recording artist Jeanie Tracy sang with Sylvester and they became lifelong friends

David McAlmont

David McAlmont
David McAlmont is a celebrated singer who has collaborated with many artists and is best know for his work with Bernard Butler and their hit 'Yes'

Joshua Gamson

Joshua Gamson
Writer and professor Josh Gamson is the author of The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies in San Francisco

GO BANG!

GO BANG!
Every September GO BANG! pays tribute to their icon & the symbol of San Francisco, the spirit of disco - Sylvester

Scrumbly Koldewyn

Scrumbly Koldewyn
Scrumbly Koldewyn is a founder member of radical genderqueer San Francisco performance group The Cockettes.

Love Center Church

Love Center Church
The Love Center was established in Oakland, California in 1972 by Pastor Walter Hawkins, formerly a member of The Edwin Hawkins Singers, an internationally acclaimed gospel group

GLBT Historical Society and Archives

GLBT Historical Society and Archives

The GLBT Historical Society focuses its collections on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer life in the San Francisco Bay area and Northern California

Steve Fabus

Steve Fabus
Steve Fabus is one of the first nationally recognized DJ's that originated during the disco era in San Francisco

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