Articles tagged sly stone

Textbook Oppositions and Alternatives: Re-Thinking the Role of Race in ‘60s Rock and Soul Music

Black rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, and Arthur Lee (Love), as well as white soul musicians in the racially integrated bands playing on recordings of singers like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, existed during the '60s. So why is rock and soul so black and white?

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20 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

Magazine: No Thyself

Their albums always stop and go, hurry and dawdle, and true to this erratic form, after 30 years, this one follows suit.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The debut album from these indie rockers generates a sense of forgettable déjå vu.

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Counterbalance No. 51: Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’

Just any old player, you know he needs a rating, and Sly and the Family Stone's 1971 landmark is rated the 51st Greatest Album of All Time by Acclaimed Music. Counterbalance has a listen.

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Mr. Moorcock Sings on Mr. Gaiman’s iPod

Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong. Artists as various as Roky Erickson, Brian Wilson and Shuggie Otis prove there are second acts in American popular music.

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Please Step Back by Ben Greenman

It’s maddening to see addiction for the way it turns a person into the one-dimensional cliché familiar from a hundred After School Specials and Behind the Musics.

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I Want to Take You Higher by  Jeff Kaliss

Although the Viscaynes had disbanded by the time their music hit the airwaves, Stone had solidified his decision to continue pursuing a career in the music industry.

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Sly Stone says he’s ready to step back into the spotlight

The phone rings, and it’s Sly Stone. He has brought his own emcee, his daughter Sylvette Phunne Robinson, who ushers in the interview from

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In 1969, I was summoned to the office of the jewelry store attached to the record store that I managed. The idea was you would come

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The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons

For classic rock fans, the set contains some fascinating moments, and it's a testament to Cavett's willingness to play with format that they don't seem dated.

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