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Mighty Real: Sylvester James

July 6th, 2016

Episode 1280 of 1365 episodes

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 US civil rights movements, the politics of the American music business and the devastating effects of Aids.

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