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On Wanting Sly Stone to Take Us Higher Yet Again

Sly Stone was one of the first audacious badasses of modern black pop music, a hero and then an anti-hero to millions.

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Counterbalance No. 155: Sly and the Family Stone's 'Stand!'

There is a long hair who doesn’t like the short hair for being such a rich one that will not help the poor one—but they can all listen to the 155th most acclaimed album of all time. So should you.

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The Two Things in One: Together Forever - The Music City Sessions

This young Bay Area soul combo recorded an hour's worth of material in the early '70s, none of which have been available on CD until now. Nothing mind-blowing, but anything that gives us a fuller picture of funk's evolution is most welcome.

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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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Sly and the Family Stone: Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is not only an excellent, high-spirited party disc, but it also serves as the perfect headstone for the optimism that defined the early part of Stone's career.


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