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“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.

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

  1. chris jensen

    December 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    This brings back some old memories…

    cheers chris

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  2. kabasitolofofo

    January 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    good one

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  3. -Eugenia

    January 12, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Wowsa! Great blast from the past.

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    • America On Coffee

      January 19, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      Way before your time Eugenia!! But I am with you on this reflection. Cheers!šŸ’•

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    • -Eugenia

      January 20, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Thank you and don’t let my avatar fool you! I’m older than you might expect at 73 years young. šŸ˜‰

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    • America On Coffee

      January 20, 2019 at 8:51 am

      You’re just kidding.

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    • -Eugenia

      January 21, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Nope, not kidding! dob – 6/17/45. I don’t feel old and I’m young at heart. My hubby and I both love music, cars and coffee! Long live rock and roll! šŸ™‚ I look like my LinkedIn profile thus the Avatar – https://www.linkedin.com/in/francihoffman/

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    • America On Coffee

      January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Nice. Your photo is sometimes on your blog, right?

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    • -Eugenia

      January 25, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      Not a recent photo. The LinkedIn pic is the most recent – taken late in 2018.

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    • America On Coffee

      January 26, 2019 at 1:46 am

      Nevertheless, you look absolutely amazing! šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸ’•šŸ‘šŸ‘ā˜•šŸ°

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    • -Eugenia

      January 26, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you! blush blush šŸ˜Š

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    • America On Coffee

      January 27, 2019 at 1:09 am

      You are so welcome, Eugenia. Wishing you a restful and fabulous day.šŸ’•

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    • America On Coffee

      January 20, 2019 at 9:03 am

      But i have seen your photo as well. Both are young.

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    • -Eugenia

      January 21, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Thank you! You made my day. šŸ¤—

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    • America On Coffee

      January 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Every AOC inspirational share is always to impact your and other bloggers’ day. And that is making real that nostalgic feel…. ā¤

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