Thursday, 12 July 2007

From one Sylvester to another

I had a bit of an obsession with Sly & The Family Stone when I was 16, I found an old album in my parent's vinyl collection and was instantly captivated by the feel-good vibes, the horns and, most of all, the basslines.

I've picked three Family Stone originals and a cover of an early Abaco Dream song to showcase Sly's amazing grasp of funk, rock and psychedelia as well as the mark he has indelibly left on Hip-Hop.

Sly & The Family Stone - Crossword Puzzle

Sly & The Family Stone - Trip to Your Heart

Sly & The Family Stone - My Gorilla Is My Butler [Instrumental]

The Chairmen of the Board - Life and Death in G&A (Part 1)