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  • Betty Davis Betty Davis Quick View

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    Betty Davis

    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
    Betty Davis
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    A Whole New Thing

    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
    7. Advice

    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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Fresh

    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
    4. Frisky
    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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 Quick View

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    I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70

    Compilation 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
    9. Dynamite
    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)
    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • High On You High On You Quick View

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    High On You

    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

    6. Organize

    7. Le Lo Li

    8. My World

    9. So Good To Me

    10. Greed
    Sly Stone
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    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)
    12. Advice*
    13. If This Room Could Talk*


    LP 2
    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


    LP 3
    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)


    LP 4
    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
    11. Pressure


    LP 5
    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)


    LP 6
    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


    LP 7
    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


    LP 8
    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

    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • MTO Plays Sly MTO Plays Sly Quick View

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    MTO Plays Sly

    New 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
    Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
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  • There's A Riot Goin' On There's A Riot Goin' On Quick View

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    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Insert


    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

    3 Poet

    4 Family Affair

    5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    6 There's A Riot Goin' On



    Side B

    1 Brave & Strong

    2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    3 Time

    4 Spaced Cowboy

    5 Runnin' Away

    6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • I'm Back! Family And Friends I'm Back! Family And Friends Quick View

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    I'm Back! Family And Friends

    First 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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • Whole New Thing Whole New Thing Quick View

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    Whole New Thing

    By 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
    6. Advice
    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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    The Need Of Love

    Fusing a daring range of styles including funk, soul, and John Coltrane-inspired free jazz, Earth, Wind & Fire's sophomore effort is fearlessly experimental. On the nearly 10-minute opener, "Energy," a groove-oriented funk arrangement opens up into a freeform, kaleidoscopic jam. The mind-bending riffs and positive-minded lyrics of tracks like Beauty and Everything Is Everything have the uplift of early Sly Stone. With its spaced-out vibe and infectious hooks, this may be our favorite EWF record for late nights and hazy mornings.
    1. Energy
    2. Beauty
    3. I Can Feel It In My Bones
    4. I Think About Lovin' You
    5. Everything Is Everything
    Earth, Wind & Fire
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    Life

    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!
    2. Chicken
    3. Plastic Jim
    4. Fun
    5. Into My Own Thing
    6. Harmony
    7. Life
    8. Love City
    9. I'm An Animal
    10. M' Lady
    11. Jane Is A Groupee
    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • Funkadelic (Colored Vinyl) Funkadelic (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Funkadelic (Colored Vinyl)


    Limited Edition Of 500 Red & Blue Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Jacket


    The 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock. Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross, and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporates a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.

    1. Mommy, What's A Funkadelic?
    2. I Bet You
    3. Music For My Mother
    4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing
    5. Good Old Music
    6. Qualify and Satisfy
    7. What Is Soul
    Funkadelic
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    Stand!

    Ranked 118/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    All things wonderful about Sly & The Family Stone in the first years of their existence came together on their 1969 album 'Stand!'. The enthusiasm, the blurring of lines, the testing of boundaries; it all blends together in the Funk of the Family Stone


    'Stand!' is one of those records that came to define the flower power generation; the activism in 'Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey', the psychedelic pulsating dance rhythms in 'I Want To Take You Higher', the spirit of belonging in 'Everyday People'. Stand! isone of the most sampled records in Hip Hop and R&B. This is the pinnacle of Sly The Family Stone's career, and it has a rightful place in music history.

    1. Stand!
    2. Don't Call Me Nigger, 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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Live At The Fillmore

    Previously 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])


    LP2
    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])

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    Dance To The Music

    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
    2. Higher
    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
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    Funkadelic

    The 1970 self titled debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding funk-rock group. Arising from the ashes of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey-led R&B group, The Parliments, Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporated a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time and since. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, De La Soul and the Beastie Boys, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.
    1. Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?
    2. I'll Bet You
    3. Music For My Mother
    4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing

    5. Good Old Music
    6. Qualify and Satisfy

    7. What is Soul
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    Looking For Saint-Tropez

    Pressed On180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Includes Insert

    Featuring The World-Wide Hit 'Moskow Diskow'

    Three young Belgian musicians, Marc Moulin, Dans Lackman and Michel Moers, created a new form of music by using clever little, playful melodies true synthscapes and electronic sound waves in 1979. The legendary band TELEX was born.

    Their debut album 'Looking For Saint-Tropez' is a pop-historical album, gaining international attention in it's fun approach to the popular new wave of that time. The band mixed aesthetics of disco, punk and experimental electronic music, and released a stripped-down synthesized cover version of 'Twist à St.Tropez' by Les Chats Sauvages. Followed by an ultra-slow cover of 'Rock Around the Clock', a relaxed and dispassionate version of Plastic Bertrand's punk song 'Ça Plane Pour Moi' and a mechanical cover of 'Dance to the Music', originally by Sly Stone. The worldwide hit single 'Moskow Diskow' created the breakthrough for the band.

    1. Moskow Discow
    2. PakmovÄst
    3. CafÉ De La Jungle
    4. Ca Plane Pour Moi
    5. Some Day / Un Jour
    6. Something To Say
    7. Rock Around The Clock
    8. Victime De La SociÉtÉ
    9. Twist A Saint Tropez
    Telex
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    Life

    By late 1968, the third album by Sly & the Family Stone absolutely blew the roof off the building. Life sounded so tangibly real it almost seemed like it was cut live. The title track, along with Love City, Plastic Jim, Into My Own Thing and especially Dynamite! signaled a perfect alliance between Sly's multi-influence, far-reaching musical vision and the burgeoning hippie ballroom community, already spreading like lawn daisies throughout the land. Never before had juicily syncopated beats dovetailed so perfectly with distortion-laced rock guitar. You don't have to die before you live, sings Sly on Life and he's not kidding! The lyrical content of Sly's music becomes even more graphic with detailed workouts like Jane Is A Groupee, a riveting description of this fascinating rock 'n' roll sub-culture. Then, on the other hand, you have the full-bore party numbers like M'Lady and Fun, songs fully capable of launching anybody's weekend with reckless abandon!
    1. Dynamite!
    2. Chicken
    3. Plastic Jim
    4. Fun
    5. Into My Own Thing
    6. Harmony
    7. Life
    8. Love City
    9. I'm An Animal
    10. M'Lady
    11. Jane Is A Groupee
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    Small Talk

    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
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Greatest Hits

    Greatest 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
    3. Stand!
    4. Life
    5. Fun
    6. You Can Make It If You Try
    7. Dance to the Music
    8. Everyday People
    9. Hot Fun in the Summertime
    10. M'Lady
    11. Sing A Simple Song
    12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Voodoo

    First Vinyl Release Since its Original Release in 2000!


    With Original Artwork and New Liner Notes Featuring Interviews with ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, and More!


    Ranked 488/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Voodoo hit store shelves on January 25th 2000. But the first great album of the new millennium was born in the 1990s, and its muggy grooves capture the sound of premillennial anxiety. The album is the product of perfectionism, obsession and paranoia. 1995's debut Brown Sugar had already strategically positioned D'Angelo-born Michael Eugene Archer and Virginia-raised to a Pentecostal preacher father-as the next Hendrix-like deity in black music, after Prince and maybe Lenny Kravitz.


    Though inspired by the birth of his children and trips back to Virginia, Voodoo's roots are in 1960s, '70s and '80s funk and soul; a nostalgic nod to the ideas and inventions of black music trailblazers powered by avant-garde hip-hop and jazzinfluenced rhythms. D'Angleo's aim, he said, was to reclaim R&B. He wanted to be like Sly Stone, George Clinton and Al Green. And most of all, he wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix.


    The concept behind Voodoo was simple. Put together a brilliant ensemble of R&B musicians bent on grooving together. Record them live, in real-time, jamming face-to-face in an effort to capture their conviviality and chemistry. For Voodoo's core rhythm trio, D'Angelo recruited his friend and colleague, The Roots' visionary drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, plus Welsh journeyman Pino Palladino to hold down the bass. It was a combination that gelled immediately.

    1. Playa Playa
    2. Devil's Pie
    3. Left & Right
    4. The Line
    5. Send It On
    6. Chicken Grease
    7. One Mo'Gin
    8. The Root
    9. Spanish Joint
    10. Feel Like Makin' Love
    11. Greatdayindamornin' / Booty
    12. Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
    13. Africa
    D'Angelo
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    Just Because

    ATO Records has signed The Belle Brigade and will release the band's
    new album, Just Because, in 2014. Barbara and Ethan Gruska -
    the Los Angeles-based siblings who founded the band - recorded the album with engineer/co-producer Shawn Everett. Bram Inscore and Blake Mills,
    who also performed on The Belle Brigade's debut album, joined them in the studio and they once again enlisted the mastering talents of the legendary
    Bob Ludwig.


    The Belle Brigade's self-titled debut (co-produced with Matthew Wilder) was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011 by PASTE. Ann Powers, writing for
    the Los Angeles Times, took note of the memorable voices and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest
    emotion" while Newsday praised the album's "sun-kissed '70s SoCal sound" and SPIN observed, "The brother and sister team from LA, bring beautiful
    harmonies to their quirky folk rock."


    The two gifted songwriters - who find inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson, to name a few -
    penned 10 songs for Just Because, writing some together and others independently. The music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop
    harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara's drums and Ethan's guitars. Ethan has recorded as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist
    for many Los Angeles-based artists and Barbara is a sought-after drummer who has played with Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, Benji Hughes
    and many others.

    1. Ashes
    2. When Everything Was What It Was
    3. Likely To Use Something
    4. Be Like Him
    5. Miss You In My Life
    6. How I See It
    7. Not The One
    8. Metropolis
    9. Everything For A Stone
    10. Back Where You Began
    The Belle Brigade
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    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
    2.Toy Box
    3.Heretic
    4.Fresh Deadly Roses
    5.HIV Baby
    6.Cold Bitch
    7.Show Me
    8.She's A Politician
    9.Birth Ritual


    LP 2 - ORIGINALS
    1.She Likes Surprises
    2.Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
    3.Exit Stonehenge
    4.Blind Dogs
    5.Bleed Together
    6.Black Rain
    7.Live To Rise
    8.Kristi
    9.Storm


    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
    3. Ghostmotorfinger
    4. Night Surf
    5. A Splice Of Space Jam
    6. The Telephantasm
    7. Black Days III
    8. Karaoke


    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

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