“Sly and The Family Stone- If you want me to stay”

11 Jan
“Sly and The Family Stone- If you want me to stay”

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. Headed by singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and containing several of his family members and friends, the band was the first major American rock band to have an “integrated, multi-gender” lineup.

Brothers Sly Stone and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone combined their bands (Sly & the Stoners and Freddie & the Stone Souls) in 1967. Sly and Freddie Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Gregg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham composed the original lineup; Sly and Freddie’s sister, singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, joined within a year. They recorded five Billboard Hot 100 hits which reached the top 10, and four ground-breaking albums, which greatly influenced the sound of American pop, soul, R&B, funk, and hip hop music. In the preface of his 1998 book For the Record: Sly and the Family Stone: An Oral History, Joel Selvin sums up the importance of Sly and the Family Stone’s influence on African American music by stating “there are two types of black music: black music before Sly Stone, and black music after Sly Stone”. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.


Posted by on FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2019-01-11T10:20:54+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 11 Jan 2019 10:20:54 +0000 31, in American music artists, entertainment, music


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3 responses to ““Sly and The Family Stone- If you want me to stay”

  1. chris jensen

    MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2015-12-28T19:17:33+00:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 28 Dec 2015 19:17:33 +0000 31, at 0:00

    This brings back some old memories…

    cheers chris

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kabasitolofofo

    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2019-01-11T12:21:58+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 11 Jan 2019 12:21:58 +0000 31, at 0:00

    good one

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2019-01-11T16:42:13+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 11 Jan 2019 16:42:13 +0000 31, at 0:00

      Yes it is indeed! 💕💕💕



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