Sylvia De Sayles

In October 1963, 22 year old singer —and pianist— Sylvia De Sayles got her chance to appear at the Embers club in New York. It was a slow Sunday, the day when the regular attractions had the night off so that the club could showcase new local talent. Ralph Watkins operated both the Embers and Basin Street East, and he was so impressed by Sylvia’s performance that he extended her engagement six more Sundays. A contract with Regina Records came from her success at the Embers, as did a three-week stand at the Living Room, and a ten-day stint at Basin Street East with Duke Ellington’s orchestra. On "The Best is Yet to Come" —her album debut for Regina— Sylvia sings an elegant selection of tunes that range from the more rhythmic persuasion to the torcher variety. Thanks to her warmth, vocal charm and solid jazz feeling, Sylvia was saluted as a new Lena Horne, and enjoyed a brief but...

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Albums featuring Sylvia De Sayles

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