Sly & The Family Stone @ Soul Train



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Sly The Family Stone Family Affair Live


Sly & The Family Stone closed the book on their incredible output in the 1960s with the single “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).” See the group perform it on ‘Soul Train’!


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SlyAndTheFamilyStone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in developing /funk, soul-rock, and psychedelic music. Its core lineup led by singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone included Stone’s brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Greg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. It was the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated male and female lineup. Disparate musical genres to help pioneer the emerging “psychedelic soul” sound. They released a series of Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits such as “Dance to the Music” (1968), “Everyday People” (1968), and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (1969), as well as critically acclaimed albums such as Stand! (1969), which combined pop sensibility with social commentary. In the 1970s, it transitioned into a darker and less commercial funk sound on releases such as There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971) and Fresh (1973), proving as influential as their early work. By 1975, drug problems and interpersonal clashes led to dissolution. However, Sly continued to record and tour with a new rotating lineup under “Sly and the Family Stone” until drug problems forced his effective retirement in 1987. The work of Sly and the Family Stone greatly influenced the sound of subsequent American funk, pop, soul, R&B, and hip hop music. Music critic Joel Selvin wrote, “there are two types of black music: black music before Sly Stone, and black music after Sly Stone.” In 2010, they were ranked 43rd in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Three Sly and the Family Stone albums made a rolling stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Sly and the Family Stone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Sly & The Family Stone Live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2008

Track list: 1. Dance To The Music 2. Family Affair 3. Sing A Simple Song 4. Stand! 5. If You Want Me To Stay 6. I Want To Take You Higher Sly Stone – vocals, keyboards Rose Stone – vocals, keyboards Lisa Banks “Stone” – vocals Anthony Stead – vocals Cynthia Robinson – vocals, trumpet Mike Rinta – trombone Jerry Martini – sax Tony Yates – guitar Pete Yates – bass Remillion “Spider” Dubose – drums Recorded live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2008

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