Thursday, April 9, 2009

Alfie Silas

Alfie Silas (born Alphanette Silas on June 10, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a talented R&B singer who did session work along with having a moderately successful solo career.

Growing up, her family had a good interest in music and she also sang in church. Her father played the piano while Alfie, her mother, and sisters sang. As she attended Los Angeles City College, Alfie sang background vocals for artists such as Toto, Gino Vanelli and Martha Reeves.
In 1982, Alfie released her first self-titled debut album on RCA Records. It's unknown how or if the album charted.
Her first single, "A Puppet to You" peaked at #77 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
The follow-up single, "There I Go" peaked at #28 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
In 1983, Alfie released her second album, "Be Yourself" which also didn't appear to chart at all on the Billboard charts.
The first single, "Be Yourself" peaked at #77 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. 
The follow-up single, "You Put the "L" in Love" failed to chart. During that same year, Alfie was featured on Bobby King's song, "Close to Me" which peaked at #71 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
In 1985, Alfie was featured on "The Last Dragon" movie soundtrack with the track "Star" which peaked at #68 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks. Another one of her songs "Give Me Your Love" was featured in "The Last Dragon" movie, but it didn't appear on the soundtrack.
During that same year, Alfie released her third album, "That Look" on Motown Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The follow-up single, "Just Gets Better With Time" peaked at #71 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

After her solo career, Alfie became a session singer, recording with artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Barbra Streisand. She also appeared on soundtracks such as "Pretty Woman," "The Lion King," and "Hercules" and sung TV theme songs such as the Fairly Oddparents and Any Day Now.
In 2003, Alfie released a holiday album, "It's Christmas" on the Paris 5000 Music & Film record label under the name Alfie Silas Durio.
In 2008, Alfie released her first gospel album, "Angels." These days, Alfie still appears to be active in the music business.

To see Alfie's MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/alfiesings

To follow Alfie on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/#!/alfiesilas

To see a fan-made video for "Star," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCjwV9SXb4g

To see a fan-made video for "A Puppet to You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciPxpDzCNe0

To see a fan-made video for "There I Go," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l-kIrByCmU

To see a fan-made video for "Be Yourself," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q3f_a1_udY

To see a fan-made video for "You Put the "L" in Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPZA9DvX3ec

To see a fan-made video for "Give Me Your Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rj1n5jlyqI

To see a fan-made video for "Just Gets Better With Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBFuTgGv1cU



[updated on 05\21\13]

2 comments:

Marty said...

Keep worshiping the Lord and He will do great things through you. Loved hearing about you singing in Japan. God 's continued blessings on you.

Christa Marlaise said...

That's my mom! She's so awesome.