Sylvia Striplin
Sylvia Striplin (born in March of 1954 in New York) was a R&B\soul singer from the late ’70s\early ’80s. She and her family moved to the North Bronx after their home in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem was destroyed in a fire.

As a child, Sylvia began taking piano lessons and performed in recitals. By her teenage years, she began singing professionally with two of her neighborhood friends Gus Falcon & Malcolm Ballinger.

After completing high school, she attended the City College of New York in Harlem. During the ’70s, Sylvia worked as a backup singer and was selected as an understudy in the musical “The Wiz” and later performed the role in the road company production, traveling to cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, Florida.

In the late ’70s, Sylvia was a member of the music group Aquarian Dreams and worked with musician Roy Ayers in his group Ladies of the Eighties. She would later sign a record deal with Roy’s record label, Uno Melodic.
give me your love albumIn 1981, Sylvia released her debut (and only) album “Give Me Your Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.

Only two singles were released from the album, the title song & “Searching,” but like the album, it’s unknown how or if they made any impact on the charts at all. Another one of the tracks from Sylvia’s album “You Can’t Turn Me Away” was featured in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories”.
keep pushing
In 1982, she released her last single to date “Keep Pushing” on Rissa Chrissa Records, but it didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Sylvia has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Give Me Your Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Searchin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Can’t Turn Me Away,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Keep Pushing,” go to: