Yes, he is back to claim his throne. The man has paid his dues and paved the way for every artist after him. Respect long over due.
Here are just a few of many that are my personal MJ staples:
I damn near cry when listening to this record mainly due to Jamerson’s performance. Perfection!
Pure Philly magic! This has to be one of the most brilliant albums they cut. I can put this song on repeat for a whole day and be content. Timeless. (I figured out that ending part where he does the vamp, that part is looped! He was the first to loop a vocal on a record! Thats if Zappa didnt beat him to it.. -)
Put your jacket on..too cold.. Its not the same w/o Jermaine but they handle it.
Should’ve been a HIT! They put this on a few “B sides”.
I would’ve done an extended mix with a bass break down/build up,etc, but this is STILL the jam. He does amazing background vocals! (Check for “All I Do” by Stevie)
The wait is over. The details revealed…
SLY STONE wants to celebrate his birthday with you. Yes you! And he wants you to come dressed in the appropriate attire: 60S/70S THEME…requested, but not required.
In return, you will be part of an amazing edition of THE SLY STONE VARIETY SHOW…truly a family affair
with live performances by Sly, BabyStone and as always, special surprise guests (George Clinton funked it last time)
Plus your favorite DJs: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW, Afro Funke), A-SKI (Unique 74), and ANTHONY VALADEZ (KCRW)
And lots of other goodies and surprises.
(every birthday has a cake and party favors, right?!)
This may be the last of the infamous Sly Stone Variety Show for a while and it’s his birthday to BOOT! Who else can say they went to Sly Stone’s birthday party???…so you don’t want to miss it!
$15 b4 9pm, $20 after
$10 LIMITED RECESSION PRICED PRESALE!!!
(Sly knows times is hard) templebarconcepts. tickets. musictoday. com
Wow! round 2! I feel like a kid again..As a double OG Funk head since the day I first heard a record by Mandrill called “Fencewalk” (I was like 2 years old..changed my life..). I knew Funk is something that you cant explain, its a way of life and being, an attitude. I’ve been blessed to shake hands and work with some giants but this just takes it over the top for me. I felt as though I earned my Ph.d in Funk when I met the man himself, so surreal. I hope to see you all…its gonna be sweet.
Stevie is freakin’ that clav!!