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Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 14th, 2011



Sylvester James (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer, and a gay drag performer. Sylvester was sometimes known as the “Queen of Disco,” although this moniker has also been bestowed on some of the women of the disco era (i.e. Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer). His most significant works are the songs “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Dance (Disco Heat)” (both 1978) and “Do You Wanna Funk” (1982).

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was a disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. He recorded in a style that has drawn comparisons to that of Giorgio Moroder and is often credited with pioneering electronic dance music.

Patrick Cowley met San Francisco-based musician Sylvester in the late 1970s. Sylvester had asked Cowley to join his studio band after hearing some of his early synthesizer recordings. In 1982 “Do You Wanna Funk” was released on the Megatone Records label and quickly entered the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart peaking at #4. In the UK “Do You Wanna Funk” entered the top 40 peaking at #32.

Do Ya Wanna Funk 6:50

Do Ya Wanna Funk (Instrumental Version) 6:50
Do Ya Wanna Funk (Radio Version) 3:29

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (Company Sleeve)


Year Single Chart Position
1982 Do You Wanna Funk U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #4


Label: Megatone Records
Catalog#: MT 102
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG, Disco
Credits: Arranged By [Vocals], Vocals, Lyrics By – Sylvester
Artwork By [Lithography] – David Willers
Artwork By [Logo & Graphics] – Jim Saunders
Producer [Associate] – Marty Blecman
Producer, Music By – Patrick Cowley

Find The 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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13 Responses to “Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk (US 12″)”

  1. Matracas Says:

    Paul: Thanks so much for this. I once had this vinyl (Mexico edition) but now I don’t have it (which is strange). I hope you received the records I sent you.


  2. Marty Says:

    There is something … that I wanna ask you: Can I ever thank you enough for these *incredible* rips??? =)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marty it’s fun for me to see eveyone get excited over a single that they can connect with in some way.


  3. georgethe23rd Says:

    As featured in a striking party sequence in the 1983 film Trading Places (well, striking for a 10 year old…) Thanks for this.


  4. AntBee Says:

    Excellent! Thanks Paul!


  5. Umbedi Says:

    This is a really good tune mate!! One of my favorites Patrick Cowley tune on 12″. Thanks for the continued hard work….you have brought the 12ers back to life…bravo!!!
    Regards from Italy
    Umbedi ; )


  6. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you so much for Patrick Cowley / Sylvester 12″.
    It’s one of the best songs ever made for the dancefloors.
    And yes, I wanna funk with you 😀


  7. Woz Says:

    Awesome! I vaguely remember this one and now I’m taking the time to really listen to it. Great sound 8)


  8. Adam Says:

    I suggest for a laugh you try 2 ‘sing’ this in the same key mind!


  9. Maggi M Says:

    Can u re-up this one?



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Links have been fixed Maggi. Enjoy!


    Maggi M Reply:


    Thanks Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Maggi 🙂


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