Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In Praise of Sly Stone

I'm going through a bit of Sly & the Family Stone revival, mostly due to a surprise interview done on KCRW over Memorial Day weekend. Sly's daughter has been getting him back into things gently, and KCRW's Chris Douridas had the enviable job of speaking with Sly Stone for nearly an hour. You can hear the interview HERE AT KCRW. You can podcast it too.

Sly & the Family Stone TV medley back in the day (check out the priceless reaction shot to Sly's vocal intro at :27-28 [I feel ya, girl!]):

Some interview Sly, guessing mid-80s:


1970s rehearsal footage:

I wanna take you higher (on Dick Cavett):

If You Want Me To Stay (solo piano on Mike Douglass show) (sorry about the overdubbed talk)

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