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Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by now bonafide superstars Sly & the... more

Sly & The Family Stone: There's A Riot Goin' On

Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by now bonafide superstars Sly & 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 before, even as his artistic vision becomes 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, proving beyond any doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods!

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  • Interpret: Sly & The Family Stone

  • Album titlle: There's A Riot Goin' On

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label SUNDAZED

  • Price code VLP2
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0090771514714

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On LP 1
01 SIDE 1:
02 Luv N' Haight
03 Just Like A Baby
04 Family Affair
05 Africa Talks To You 'The Asphalt Jungle'
06 There's A Riot Goin' On
07 SIDE 2:
08 Brave & Strong
09 (You Caught Me) Smilin'
10 Time
11 Spaced Cowboy
12 Runnin' Away
13 Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
Inez & Charlie Foxx (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days Sly & The Family Stone... more
"Sly & The Family Stone"

Inez & Charlie Foxx

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Sly & The Family Stone

Dance To The Music

(Sylvester Stewart)

Epic 10256

>P< 1968

 

Here's where rock and soul and funk and psychedelia all fused together in one cataclysmic explosion, inexorably altering the future of R&B in the process.

 

Sly Stone—or Sylvester Stewart, as he was born March 15, 1944 in Dallas—had distinguished himself on the Bay Area music scene while still in his teens. He recorded 45s with The Stewart Brothers, The Viscaynes, and as both Danny and Sylvester Stewart before delving heavily into studio work for KYA deejays/concert promoters Bob Mitchell and Tom Donahue's fledgling Autumn Records. There Sly produced Bobby Freeman's brassy 1964 dance smash C'mon And Swim  and The Beau Brummels' '65 hits Laugh, Laugh and Just A Little, finding time to making a few singles of his own (I Just Learned How To Swim and the two-parters Buttermilk and Temptation Walk).

Sly & The Family Stone came together in late 1966, not long after Autumn ceased operations. It was a merger of two previous groups, The Stoners and Freddie & The Stone Souls, neither of whom ever made it into a studio. The new lineup

consisted of Sly on keyboards and guitar, his brother Freddie on guitar and their sister Rose on keys, string-popping bassist Larry Graham, drummer Gregg Errico, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, and saxist Jerry Martini.

Sly did the lion's share of the lead singing, but the liberating vocal interplay between everyone but Cynthia and Gregg meant that the rest shared essential mic time. Epic Records exec David Kapralik caught their freewheeling act and was so knocked out that he not only brought them aboard Epic, he signed on as their manager. The group didn't fit into any conceivable niche, and their aptly titled '67 debut LP 'A Whole New Thing' slipped right through the cracks, major label association or not.

Sly and his Family would have to create their own niche, and that's precisely what they did with the throbbing rocker Dance To The Music. A brisk, bright horn riff and an acappella singalong at the top offer an irresistible invitation to head straight for the dance floor, and several members of the group introduce themselves with a hot lick and a line or two (organist Sly harks back to Mustang Sally for his "Ride, Sally, ride" mention).

Dubbed 'psychedelic soul,' the extremely innovative hybrid that Sly & The Family Stone brewed up had no direct precedent. But this interracial group would soon have a whole lot of followers. 

 

- Bill Dahl -

Various - Sweet Soul Music

Various - Sweet Soul Music 29 Scorching Classics From 1968

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Tracklist
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On LP 1
01 SIDE 1:
02 Luv N' Haight
03 Just Like A Baby
04 Family Affair
05 Africa Talks To You 'The Asphalt Jungle'
06 There's A Riot Goin' On
07 SIDE 2:
08 Brave & Strong
09 (You Caught Me) Smilin'
10 Time
11 Spaced Cowboy
12 Runnin' Away
13 Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa