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Whole New ThingBy the time Sly Stone, former producer/talent scout for Tom Donahue's Autumn records, decided to step out front and form his own band in 1967, he knew exactly what the music business needed: a multi-racial, boy-girl outfit that skillfully blended elements of soul, rock, jazz and funk. Sly & the Family Stone's debut, A Whole New Thing, didn't completely tip Sly's hand, but it got the ball rolling in the right direction by adding fuzzed-up guitar to soulful vocals, a tasty horn section, occasional protest lyrics and just enough Golden State psychedelia to make Sly's groundbreaking work unmistakable. This revolutionary new sound wouldn't fully catch the nation's fancy until the spring of 1968, but it was already perfectly clear that A Whole New Thing was going to be nothing less than what it proclaimed! It was, indeed, the harbinger of a whole new thing!1. Underdog
2. If This Room Could Talk
3. Run, Run, Run
4. Turn Me Loose
5. Let Me Hear It from You
7. I Cannot Make It
8. Trip to Your Heart
9. I Hate to Love Her
10. Bad Risk
11. That Kind of Person
12. Dog$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Greatest HitsGreatest Hits is a compilation album by American recording group Sly and the Family Stone. It was originally released on November 21, 1970, by Epic Records. Comprising five singles and their b-sides along with one additional single and one album track, it includes all of the singles from the albums Dance to the Music (1968), Life (1968), and Stand! (1969), and all of their charting B-sides. The versions on this compilation are not the single mixes in all cases; some songs appear here in their album lengths and mixes. Mixes sometimes have different timings and differences in vocals and or instrumentation.
Three tracks released as singles in 1969 appear on album for the first time here: Hot Fun in the Summertime, Everybody Is a Star, and Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).
Greatest Hits was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having shipped five million copies in the United States.1. I Want To Take You Higher
2. Everybody Is a Star
6. You Can Make It If You Try
7. Dance to the Music
8. Everyday People
9. Hot Fun in the Summertime
11. Sing A Simple Song
12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Dance to The MusicWhen the irresistible sound of Dance To The Music lit up the nation's airwaves in early 1968, it was obvious that Sly Stone's whole new thing was about to blow everyone's mind sky-high. This live-wire chart smash used the time-tested introduce the band technique to showcase trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, Sly's brother/guitarist Freddie Stone, saxman Jerry Martini, Sly's sister/pianist Rosie Stone, bassist Larry Graham and drummer Greg Errico all from different cultural/racial backgrounds. This radical new sound would have far-reaching musical implications the second album by Sly & the Family Stone is full of grooves and beats just as intoxicating as Dance To The Music, featuring addictive heavyweight numbers like Higher and Ride The Rhythm tunes ripe for Cynthia's cautionary warning, All the squares go home!1. Dance To The Music
3. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
4. Dance To The Medley (Music Is Alive; Dance In; Music Lover)
5. Ride The Rhythm
6. Color Me True
7. Are You Ready
8. Don't Burn Baby
9. I'll Never Fall In Love Again$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The FillmorePreviously Unreleased Live Album Recorded In 1968 At The Legendary Fillmore East
Sly & The Family Stone-Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 is a never before released live album set by Sly & The Family Stone which was recorded in 1968 at Bill Graham's legendary New York City venue The Fillmore East where the band performed for 2 nights. It will at long last be released for the first time ever on a 4-CD set comprised of these concerts (two shows per night), each disc featuring one of the shows.
On October 4th and 5th, 1968, shortly after the release of the band's third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of Dance To The Music, which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances.
Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.LP1
1. M' Lady (Live [Show 4])
2. Life (Live [Show 4])
3. Are You Ready (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
4. Won't Be Long (Live [Show 3])
5. Color Me True (Live [Show 1])
6. We Love All (Freedom) (Live [Show 1])
1. Dance to the Music (Live [Show 3, no dialogue])
2. Music Lover (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
3. Love City (Live [Show 1])
4. Medley: Turn Me Loose / I Can't Turn You Loose; Turn Me Loose\ I Can't Turn You Loose (Live [Show 4])
5. Riffs (Live [Show 4])$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Ranked 186/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
With classics such as If You Want Me To Stay and Que Sera Sera, Fresh is one of Sly & The Family Stone's masterpieces. Recorded in 1973 it's steeped in the narcotic haze of political and social protest, but it is also an undeniably funky album. Elastic basslines, foot-stomping beats, eccentricity lurking around every note; Fresh is cool demonstration of why Sly & The Family Stone were one of the most influential bands in 'black' music, and Fresh is one of the best Funk albums of its era.1. In Time
2. If You Want Me To Stay
3. Let Me Have It All
5. Thankful N' Thoughtful
6. Skin I'm In
7. I Don't Know (Satisfaction)
8. Keep On Dancin'
9. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
10. If It Were Left Up To Me
11. Babies Makin' Babies$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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There's A Riot Goin' OnRanked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
180 Gram Audiophile Pressing
There's A Riot Going On was Sly & The Family Stone's answer to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?, the seminal Soul album that came out five months before the Sly Stone masterpiece. It's a dark, earthy Funk album, that went straight to number 1 upon release. Single Family Affair also topped the charts, and is still one of Sly Stone's most beloved tracks. It manages to capture the era of militant activism and deep social unrest in a brooding, moody album with tension that could cut through steel. It still appears on plenty of 'greatest albums of all time' lists (Rolling Stone placed it on #99 out of 500) and is seen as one of the most important and influential albums of the 1970s.Side A
1 Luv N' Haight
2 Just Like A Baby
4 Family Affair
5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle
6 There's A Riot Goin' On
1 Brave & Strong
2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'
4 Spaced Cowboy
5 Runnin' Away
6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anthology - Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover
Anthology essentially replicates the previous collection Greatest Hits and adds singles from There's a Riot Goin' On and Fresh to the end of the album. Where Greatest Hits didn't follow a chronological order, Anthology presents every single in the order it was released -- and, with the exception of the latter-day singles and the inclusion of Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey, that is the major difference between the two collections. Anthology goes for a sweeping, definitive overview, while Greatest Hits is a brief blast of 12 of the finest singles of the rock & roll era. Either compilation functions as an excellent introduction, but Anthology is more comprehensive, giving it the edge as a first purchase.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AllMusic)LP 1
1. Dance To The Music
5. Sing A Simple Song
6. Everyday People
8. I Want To Take You Higher
9. Don't You Call Me Nigger, Whitey
10. You Can Make It If You Try
11. Hot Fun In The Summertime
1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
2. Everybody Is A Star
3. Family Affair
4. Runnin' Away
5. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
6. Thank You For Takin' To Me Africa
7. Babies Makin' Babies
8. If You Want Me To Stay
9. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Stand!Ranked 118/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Stand!, the fourth album from Sly & the Family Stone, could have almost pulled double-duty as a greatest hits package for the band. Laced with sure-fire winners, this 1969 LP put Sly and Co. firmly on the road to super-stardom. Four of the album's seven songs, including the Hall of Fame tracks Everyday People and I Want To Take You Higher, shot straight into the national charts. This visionary work also introduced far-sighted FM radio stations to the goosebump-inducing sounds of Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey, a song that accurately portrayed racial tensions in America in a manner that no one could have seen coming. On a musical level, the band was now tight as a cork in a bottle of vintage wine.1. Stand!
2. Don't Call Me Ni**er, Whitey
3. I Want To Take You Higher
4. Somebody's Watching You
5. Sing A Simple Song
6. Everyday People
7. Sex Machine
8. You Can Make It If You Try$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Life is the third studio album of Sly and the Family Stone, originally released in 1968.
Many of its songs, including M'Lady, Fun, Love City, as well as the title track, became popular staples in the Family Stone's live show. A middle ground between the fiery A Whole New Thing and the more commercial Dance To The Music, Life features very little use of studio effects, and is instead more driven by frontman Sly Stone's compositions.
Much of Life has been heavily sampled for Hip Hop and Electronica recordings, particularly Gregg Errico's drum solo on Love City. The opening riff on Into My Own Thing was sampled for Fatboy Slim's 2001 hit Weapon of Choice.1. Dynamite!
3. Plastic Jim
5. Into My Own Thing
8. Love City
9. I'm An Animal
10. M' Lady
11. Jane Is A Groupee$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High On YouImport
Sly Stone is a songwriter and record producer, mostly famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone. The band played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelics in the 1960s and '70s.
Sly Stone was identified as a musical prodigy at a young age. By the time he was seven, Sylvester had already become proficient on the keyboards and by the age of eleven he had mastered the guitar, bass, and drums as well. While still in high school, Sylvester had settled primarily on the guitar and joined a number of high school bands.
The most talented musician I know is Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins told Mojo magazine (March 2002 issue). He's more talented than anybody I ever have seen - he's amazing. I worked with him in Detroit from 1981 to '83, and to see him just fooling around, playing, jamming, is a whole other trip. He's the most amazing musician.
In 1993 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group.
High On You (1975) is the first solo album by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone. For the most part, Stone performed a large part of the instrumentation for each song on his own by using multi-tracking. The album prominently features vocalist Rudy Love and includes the singles I Get High on You, Le Lo Li and Crossword Puzzle.1. I Get High On You
2. Crossword Puzzle
3. That's Lovin' You
4. Who Do You Love?
5. Green Eyed Monster Girl
7. Le Lo Li
8. My World
9. So Good To Me
10. Greed$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On The CornerMiles Davis On the Corner on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity
Get Down and Make It Funky: Miles Davis' Groundbreaking On the Corner Focuses on the Groove and Bottom End
Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Reveals Multiple Levels of Rhythm, Visceral Bass, and Pioneering Production Techniques In Transparent Fashion
Exotic, Bold, Streetwise: Spirited 1972 Album Embraces Davis' Jungle Sound With Percussive Foundations, Trance Loops, and Transformational Arrangements
Miles Davis' boundlessly influential On the Corner was so far ahead of its time upon release in 1972, the jazz cognoscenti rejected its groundbreaking concoction as middling in nature. Yet time has a way of righting wrongs and shifting views by adding needed context and perspective to visionary ideas, music, and approaches - the likes of which fill Davis' boldest and most controversial - undertaking. Designed to bring the focus back on the groove and bottom-end frequencies, the funk-loaded On the Corner revolutionized jazz. It also set new standards for record production, presaging remixing and electronica by more than a decade. And the work has never sounded more thrilling.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of On the Corner exposes the internal mechanisms, free-associated playing, and then-unmatched studio techniques in vivid audiophile-grade sonics. The low end, crucial to every composition here, is both heard and felt, with locked-in bass lines and low-range percussion conveyed as taut, solid, and visceral passages. You can even discern the multiple levels of rhythm Davis employed on complex tracks such as Black Satin, as On the Corner stands as his first effort to use overdubbing and multiple tape machines.
New degrees of spaciousness and airiness - equally important to the musique concrete arrangements - give the impression Davis and Co.'s creations float in space. Instruments are portrayed in three-dimensional manners, rhythmic loops retain tonal purity, and horn solos skitter across an extra-wide soundstage that takes listeners into Columbia's Studio E. Mobile Fidelity's analog version captures Teo Macero's innovative production - and the trumpeter's cutting-edge aural collages - in definitive fashion.
Heavily inspired by Sly and the Family Stone, On the Corner portrays street vibes and remains Davis' blackest-sounding record. The conscious attempt to connect with youthful audiences tapped into rock and funk is evident not only on the colorful cartoon cover art depicting hot-pants and zoot-suit revelers, but in the music's emphasis of recurring drum and bass grooves. Distinct from Davis' earlier fusion experiments, the record's long-misunderstood set dials back improvisation in favor of beats, loops, and atmospherics that generate trance-like effects. While Davis utilizes his band for core duties - Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock prominently figure - he also relies on an all-star cast of sidemen for concentrated soloing and additional support.
With rhythm providing the basic foundation, other notes fall into place, with their positioning steered by Macero and Davis' editing-room techniques. Looking to the manipulation-based work of Karlheinze Stockhausen and teaming with Stockhausen disciple Paul Buckmaster, Davis re-imagines what grooves constituted and could accomplish throughout On the Corner. The shapes of the songs become completely transformed as they progress. Faint melodies, spacey chords, chunky riffs, wah-wah fills, and repeated motifs bounce in and out of a sonic funhouse that wouldn't be out of place at a Harlem block party. Exotic, intrepid, and filled with Davis' jungle sound, On the Corner remains daringly hip more than four decades later.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' One Thing and Doin' Another/Vote for Miles
2. Black Satin
3. One and One
4. Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil ConnectionLegacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.
Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.
Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.
During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.
Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"
"It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Small Talk is the seventh album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.
Singles include Time For Livin' (the band's final Top 40 hit) and Loose Booty, an up-tempo funk track which uses the names of Bible characters Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as a chant, sampled by the Beastie Boys on their masterpiece Paul's Boutique in 1989. Beastie Boys also covered Time For Livin' which was released on the album Check Your Head in 1992 along with a live music video augmented with skateboarding footage.
Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr.1. Small Talk
2. Say You Will
3. Mother Beautiful
4. Time For Livin'
5. Can't Strain My Brain
6. Loose Booty
7. Holdin' On
8. Wishful Thinkin'
9. Better Thee Than Me
10. Livin' While I'm Livin'
11. This Is Love$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Sly And The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On 180 gram 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music
Inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 & Ranked #99 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!
More than four decades after they first stormed the Pop and R&B charts in the winter of 1968 with "Dance To the Music" - a groundbreaking jam that has the distinction of being chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock, and Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - the music of Sly and the Family Stone is more vital than ever.
The band's catalog (every single composition penned by Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone) includes their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B smashes, "Everyday People," "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)" and "Family Affair," and their signature Top 40 hits that began with "Dance To the Music" and went on to include "Stand!," "Hot Fun In the Summertime," "Runnin' Away," "If You Want Me To Stay," "Time For Livin', and more.
Those songs not only inspired an era of youthful rebellion and independence, but also had a potent effect on the course of modern music in general. A dazzling fusion of psychedelic rock, soul, gospel, jazz, and Latin flavors, Sly's music brought the next step - funk - to a disparate populace of hip artists. From Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to the halls of Motown and George Clinton's P-Funk, from Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, down the line to Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, Prince, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, the Roots, OutKast and on and on, Sly's DNA is traceable to every cell of the musical stratosphere.
Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by bonafide superstars Sly and the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than ever before, even as his artistic vision becomes progressively darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa.
Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes Family Affair and Runnin' Away were gigantic chart hits, and There's A Riot Goin' On hit #1 Pop/ #1 R&B within a few weeks of its release in November, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods! A transformative masterpiece, There's A Riot Goin' On was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, and is ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.'Luv N' Haight
Just Like A Baby
Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle
There's A Riot Goin' On
Brave & Strong
(You Caught Me) Smilin'
Thank You For Talking To Me Africa$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP- 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
I'm Back! Family And FriendsFirst New Album by Legendary Funk Pioneer Sly Stone Since 1982!
Features Brand New Versions of Slys Biggest Hits & 3 Previously Unreleased Tracks w/ Help from Rock 'n Roll Royalty!
Its been more than two decades since the frontman for the groundbreaking R&B/soul outfit Sly & The Family Stone has released a full album of new recordings. In that time, Sly Stone has become one of musics most elusive recluses, making live appearances on rare occasions at select events, including the 2006 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, and all the while his legend has grown and grown.
In recent years, Stone, the writer of some of the most timeless and influential gems in music history such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People and Family Affair, has wrestled with demons both personal and professional, but never allowed the inspirational flame to die out completely.
Now, Sly returns with brand new versions of classic songs from the Stone family repertoire such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People, Family Affair, Thank You (Falentinme Be Mice Elf Agin) plus 3 previously unreleased tracks aided by the likes of Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek, Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson, Carmine Appice and Johnny Winter.1. Dance To The Music feat. Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
2. Everyday People feat. Ann Wilson (Heart)
3. Family Affair
4. Stand! feat. Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) & Ernie Watts
5. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) feat. Johnny Winter
6. (I Want To Take You) Higher feat. Jeff Beck
7. Hot Fun In The Summertime feat. Bootsy Collins
8. Dance To The Music (Extended Mix)
9. Plain Jane
10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
11. Get Away$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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A Whole New ThingImport
A Whole New Thing is the debut album of Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1967. Unlike later Sly and the Family Stone albums, A Whole New Thing was recorded live in the studio instead of being overdubbed and featured less of a Pop feel than later releases such as Dance to the Music and Stand!. The lead vocals are shared between Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, and Larry Graham; Rose Stone would not join the band until they began work on Dance to the Music.
The album is more restrained and not nearly as funky or psychedelic as their subsequent efforts, owing far more to traditional Soul arrangements. These aren't that traditional, though; Sly is already using goofier and/or more thoughtful lyrics than the Soul norm, and taking some cues from Rock in his adventurous and unexpected song construction.1. Underdog
2. If This Room Could Talk
3. Run, Run, Run
4. Turn Me Loose
5. Let Me Hear It From You
8. I Cannot Make It
9. Trip To Your Heart
10. I Hate To Love Her
11. Bad Risk
12. That Kind Of Person
13. Dog$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.
There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.
Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'
But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.
In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
2. Walkin Up The Road
3. Anti Love Song
4. Your Man My Man
5. Ooh Yeah
6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
7. Game Is My Middle Name
8. In The Meantime$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
UNIM-BLA-9315xJoan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: AlbumAlbum is arguably Joan Jett's strongest non-compilation release, featuring a consistent, freewheelingly wide range of material (which the Blackhearts
really tear into) and punchier, more detailed production. Once again, Jett delivers strong, enthusiastic performances, but this time, the quality of the
material lends her equal support. The singles Fake Friends and Everyday People (the Sly & the Family Stone song) scraped the bottom of the Top 40
charts; other highlights include Jett's original French Song, which details a mÉnage à trois. - Steve Huey1. Fake Friends
3. Everyday People
4. A Hundred Feet Away
5. Secret Love
6. Star Star
7. The French Song
8. Tossin' & Turnin'
9. Why Can't We Be Happy
10. I Love Playing With Fire
11. Coney Island Whitefish
12. Had Enough$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1402xSly & The Family Stone
Dance To The MusicImport
Sly & the Family Stone came into their own with their second album, Dance to the Music, released in 1968. It contains the Top Ten hit single of the same name. This seminal album helped lay the groundwork for the development of Funk music.
This is such exuberant music, bursting with joy and invention, it's easy to get sucked into the freewheeling spirit and cavalier virtuosity of the group. Prior to this record no one, not even the Family Stone, treated Soul as a psychedelic sun splash, filled with bright melodies, kaleidoscopic arrangements, inextricably intertwined interplay, and deft, fast rhythms.
Dance to the Music peaked at #8 in The Billboard Hot 100, and reached 9th place in the R&B Singles of 1968. The song propelled Sly & The Family Stone into the stratosphere.1. Dance To The Music
3. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
4. Dance To The Medley:
Music Is Alive
5. Ride The Rhythm
6. Color Me True
7. Are You Ready
8. Don't Burn Baby
9. I'll Never Fall In Love Again$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Higher!77-Track, 8 LP Overview And Rarities Box Set
180-gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At RTI
17 Previously Unreleased Tracks
Includes Mono Single Mixes, Live Recordings, Studio Outtakes, Rare Instrumentals And More!
Deluxe 12 x 12-inch Packaging
104-Page Book With Extensive Liner Notes, Track-By-Track Annotations, And Timeline Of Sly's Life And Career
Stunning Rare And Unseen Photographs, Posters, Picture Sleeves, Single Labels, Ticket Stubs, Recording Documents, Vintage Advertisements And Other Memorabilia
All through the brilliant highs and the murky lows of the late '60s and early '70s, Sly & The Family Stone had the globe dancing to the music. The creativity of the mixed-race, mixed-gender, and mixed-genre band shines in this new 77-track, 8 LP box set. This incredible collection showcases the classic hits not just in stereo format, but in the good ol' mono mixes which went missing long ago with the transistor radio, and in unheard early versions, and concert performances.
Also included are gems from Sly Stewarts' pre-Family Stone period, studio outtakes, and potent instrumentals from this archetype of jam bands. With 17 previously unreleased tracks, it's a lot more music than you knew was there - all remastered to hit the pinnacle of sound on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.
This powerful music is accompanied by a stunningly colorful and evocatively detailed 104-page, 12-inch book of rare photographs, posters, picture sleeves, recording documents, vintage ads, and other memorabilia, along with extensive liner notes by Jeff Kaliss (author of Sly's only authorized biography), track-by-track annotations, and a detailed timeline of Sly and The Family's life and career.
The legacy of Sly & The Family Stone persists through four decades of movie and TV soundtracks, commercials, radio playlists, and parties worldwide, and influenced countless makers of rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Here's a chance to take it Higher!LP 1
1. I Just Learned How To Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
2. Scat Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
3. Buttermilk (Part 1)* (by Sly)
4. Dance All Night* (by Sly and Freddie)
5. Temptation Walk* (Part 1) (by Sly)
6. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
7. I Can't Turn You Loose
8. Higher* (single master)
9. Underdog* (single master)
10. Bad Risk* (single master)
11. Let Me Hear It From You* (single master)
13. If This Room Could Talk*
1. I Cannot Make It*
2. Trip To Your Heart*
3. I Hate To Love Her*
4. Silent Communication previously unissued
5. I Get High On You (version one) previously unissued
6. I Remember previously unissued
7. My Woman's Head (instrumental) previously unissued
8. What's That Got To Do With Me previously unissued
9. Fortune And Fame previously unissued
10. What Would I Do
1. Only One Way Out Of This Mess
2. I Know What You Came To Say previously unissued
3. Dance To The Music* (single master)
4. Ride The Rhythm
5. Color Me True
6. Are You Ready
7. Don't Burn Baby
8. We Love All
9. Danse A La Musique* (by The French Fries)
10. Small Fries* (by The French Fries)
11. Chicken* (single master)
1. Into My Own Thing
2. Life* (single master)
3. Love City* previously unissued mix
4. M'lady* (single master)
5. Dynamite! (featuring Johnny Robinson on vocals) previously unissued
6. Undercat (instrumental) previously unissued
7. Everyday People* (single master)
8. Sing A Simple Song* (single master)
9. I Get High On You (version two) previously unissued
10. Wonderful World Of Color (instrumental) previously unissued
1. I Want To Take You Higher* (single master)
2. Seven More Days
3. Feathers (instrumental) previously unissued
4. Somebody's Watching You
5. Sex Machine
6. Hot Fun In The Summertime* (single master)
7. Everybody Is A Star* (single master)
1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)* (single master)
2. Stand! (Live)
3. You Can Make It If You Try (Live)
5. Dance To The Music (Live) previously unissued
6. Medle: Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher / Music Lover (Live) previously unissued
7. Luv N' Haight (single master)
8. Family Affair
1. Brave & Strong* (single master)
2. Runnin' Away* (single master)
3. (You Caught Me) Smilin' (single master)
4. Spaced Cowboy
5. You're The One (Live)* previously unissued
6. In Time
7. If You Want Me To Stay (single master)
8. Frisky* (single master)
9. Skin I'm In
1. If It Were Left Up To Me* (single master)
2. Time For Livin'* (single master)
3. Can't Strain My Brain (single master)
4. Loose Booty
5. Le Lo Li (single master) (by Sly Stone)
6. Crossword Puzzle (single master) (by Sly Stone)
7. Family Again
8. Hoboken (by Sly Stone)
9. High (by Sly Stone) previously unissued
* Mono$199.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MTO Plays SlyNew York City's favorite 'little big band' Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra cracks open wide the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its third album, MTO Plays Sly.
On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO, propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, treats Sly and Co. with the same reverence it would Duke Ellington or Count Basie, illuminating the melodic and harmonic sophistication of the iconoclast's body of work by re-imagining the music through the filter of their own downtown NYC aesthetic, while upholding th Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like M'Lady, Everybody People and Family Affair.
MTO is Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Doug Wieselman, Erik Lawrence, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri, Ben Allison and Ben Perowsky. MTO Plays Sly also features many special guests including Anthony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa and Vernon Reid.1. Stand ft. Sandra St. Victor, Bernie Worrell and Vernon Reid
2. Family Affair ft. Antony Hegarty
3. Sly Notions
4. Que Sera, Sera ft. Martha Wainwright
5. M'Lady feat. Dean Bowman
6. You Can Make it If You Try
7. Everyday People ft. Shilpa Ray
8. Bernie Interlude ft. Bernie Worrell
9. Skin I'm In ft. Sandra St. Victor
10. Sly Notions 2/Fun ft. Dean Bowman
11. Time feat. Dean Bowman and Vernon Reid
12. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (Bill Laswell mix translation)
13. Life$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70Compilation And Notes By Alec Palao
An Exclusive New Interview With Sly Stone Himself
In-depth Liner Notes With First-hand Reminiscences Of The Stone Flower Era From Many Of The Participants
Features All Five Stone Flower Produced Singles Plus Ten Previously Unissued Cuts From The Label Archives
All Tracks Newly Remastered From The Original Tapes
In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly's musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four seven-inch singles. Stone Flower's releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly's design and musicianship stamped into the grooves-and the words "Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone" on the sticker.
Set up by Stone's manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair: the first release was by Little Sister, fronted by Stone's little sister Vaetta Stewart. It was short lived too-the imprint folded in 1971-but its influence was longer lasting. The sound Stone formulated while working on Stone Flower's output would shape the next phase in his own career as a recording artist: it was here he began experimenting with the brand new Maestro Rhythm King drum machine. In conjunction with languid, effected organ and guitar sounds and a distinctly lo-fi soundscape, Sly's productions for Stone Flower would inform the basis of his masterwork There's A Riot Goin' On.
The first 45 came in February 1970: Little Sister's dancefloor-ready "You're The One" hit Number 22 in the charts-the label's highest showing. The follow-up, "Stanga, also by Little Sister, made the wah pedal the star. The third release came from 6IX, a six-piece multi-racial rock group whose sole release, a super-slow version of The Family Stone's "Dynamite, featured only the lead singer and harmonica player from the group. Joe Hicks was the final Stone Flower stablemate; his pulsing, electronic Life And Death In G&A" is one of the bleakest moments Sly Stone ever created on disc (Hicks' prior single for Scepter, "Home Sweet Home," the first released Stone Flower production, is also included).
This long overdue compilation of Sly's Stone Flower era gathers each side of the five 45s plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives, all newly remastered from the original tapes. In these grooves you'll find the missing link between the rocky, soulful Sly Stone of Stand! and the dark, drum machine-punctuated, overdubbed sound of There's A Riot Going On. I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 opens up the mysteries of an obscure but monumental phase in Stone's career.1. You're The One (Parts 1 & 2) - Little Sister
2. Just Like A Baby - Sly
3. Home Sweet Home (Part 2) - Joe Hicks
4. I'm Just Like You
5. Somebody's Watching You (full band version) - Little Sister
6. Life & Death In G & A (Parts 1 & 2) - Joe Hicks
7. Trying To Make You Feel Good
8. Stanga - Little Sister
10. You're The One (early version) - Little Sister
11. Africa - Sly
12. I'm Goin' Home (Part 1) - Joe Hicks
13. Somebody's Watching You - Little Sister
14. You Can, We Can
15. Spirit - Sly
16. I'm Just Like You (full band version)
17. Scared - Sly
18. Dynamite (alternate version)$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
4th Street FeelingWhat's the 4th Street Feeling?
"4th Street is in Leavenworth," says Melissa Etheridge.
That's her home town in Kansas, pop. 35,000, known mostly for its prison and Army base.
And it's the place evoked in the title, and title song, of 4th Street Feeling, the 12th studio album of her singular, 25-year recording career.
"It's kind of the main drag, starting in the old downtown," she says of her old stomping grounds. "I remember the first McDonald's in town there. The town's pretty small. That's where we would hang out, the Burger King parking lot, the football games. Everything was on Fourth Street. That's where we would cruise. And then it turns into Highway 7 that goes out of town to Kansas City."
That's exactly where the album opens, with the bluesy, harmonica-spiced "Kansas City." The scene is set with Etheridge driving in "my old man's Delta 88," reliving road-trips fueled on "Lucky Charms, Tic Tacs and Mom's amphetamines." Only this time, the woman who left Leavenworth for Hollywood years ago is taking herself - and us - home. It's a trip to where she's from. But also a trip to where she's headed.
There are "all the untold lies of my misspent youth," as she sings in the funky coming-of-age tale "The Shadow of the Black Crow," a song in the storytelling tradition of such cherished artists as the Eagles and Bob Seger. There is the demand to "Be Real" ("You can't manufacture me, because I like it naturally"), a song in which she says she nods lovingly to the sultry, sexy soul of Rufus with Chaka Khan and Sly and the Family Stone. And she voyages into new territories of folky rock with the first single, "Falling Up," a joyful, upbeat track featuring her spirited recording debut on the banjitar, a hybrid banjo-guitar.
The fuel for this trek is her inner strength and confidence. In part it comes from recognition - 2011 has seen her awarded with a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, and in the Fall of 2012 she will be honored by the National Women's Museum of Art in Washington, DC. But more so, if it comes from within.
"There's a certain confidence and assurance I get from all this, knowing that I can keep my day job," she laughs. "That shows on this album. I am fearless on this. I'm going to have fun. I had to love every note on this album."1. Kansas City
2. 4th Street Feeling
3. Falling Up
4. Shout Now
5. The Shadow Of A Black Crow
6. Be Real
7. A Disaster
9. Enough Rain
10. A Sacred Heart
11. I Can Wait
12. Rock And Roll Me$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path (Awaiting Repress)6LP Picture Disc Box Set
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling and legendary rock band Soundgarden, have announced the vinyl release of their highly acclaimed rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path. Hard on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of their chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, Superunknown early last year, the new vinyl package, first released as a 3-CD collection and as a 14-track single CD last November, will feature the three album thematic collection on six LPs with three separate jackets, each sporting its own unique art and housed in a slipcase wrapped in foil paper designed by Josh Graham.
The collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band.
LP 1 & 2, dubbed "ORIGINALS," is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides along with some soundtrack and compilation selections in addition to two unreleased songs on vinyl which go back as far as "Sub Pop Rock City," originally included as part of the 1988 compilation, Sub Pop 200. The two unreleased tracks on this disc are "Kristi," a 1996 outtake from the Down on the Upside sessions which is reportedly drummer Matt Cameron's favorite Soundgarden song, and "Storm," a brand-new track recorded in early 2014.
LP 3 & 4, "COVERS," offers a stellar showcase of songs from bands who Soundgarden love and admire, from classic rockers The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone to punk pioneers The Stooges, the Ramones, Fear and DEVO. Showing their sense of humor, Soundgarden also cover songs by Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong. The two unreleased tracks include the Beatles' "Everybody's Got Something to Hide " and the Sly Stone track "Thank You ", both of which were originally recorded for a BBC Radio 1 John Peel session in 1989.
LP 5 & 6, "ODDITIES," offers a wide-ranging combination of instrumentals, remixes and demos. The unreleased tracks on vinyl include "Twin Tower," penned by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle's London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for Louder Than Love. "Night Surf" is an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd which the band used to open their 1994 tour in conjunction with an introductory film which screened before they took the stage. Steve Fisk's new remix of "The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)," a song originally released for 2011 Record Store Day, has also never been available on vinyl before.LP 1 - ORIGINALS
1.Sub Pop Rock City
4.Fresh Deadly Roses
8.She's A Politician
LP 2 - ORIGINALS
1.She Likes Surprises
2.Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
7.Live To Rise
LP 3 - COVERS
1.Swallow My Pride - Green River
2.Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
3.Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions) - The Beatles
4.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions) - Sly and the Family Stone
5.Come Together - The Beatles
6.Stray Cat Blues - The Rolling Stones
7. Into The Void (Sealth) - Black Sabbath
LP 4 - COVERS
1. Girl U Want - DEVO
2. Touch Me - Fancy
3. Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) - Jimi Hendrix
4. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) - Budgie
5. I Can't Give You Anything(Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) - The Ramones
6. I Don't Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) - Fear
7. Waiting For The Sun (Live) - The Doors
8. Search And Destroy (Live) - The Stooges
9. Big Bottom (Live) - Spinal Tap
10. Earache My Eye (Live) - Cheech & Chong
LP 5 - ODDITIES
1. Twin Tower
2. Jerry Garcia's Finger
4. Night Surf
5. A Splice Of Space Jam
6. The Telephantasm
7. Black Days III
LP 6 - ODDITIES
1. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
2. Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)
3. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
4. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino's Back Remix)
5. Dusty (Moby Remix)
6. The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)
7. One Minute Of Silence$139.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now