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Sly Stone

Born on this date. I still haven’t been able to view the documentary On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone. acid funkfunkmusicsly and the family stonesly stone

Earl King: Poet Laureate of New Orleans

Top-notch music journalism from Geoffrey Himes commemorating the birth of Earl King. The article is populated by the equally excellent Michael Smith photographs. He was living proof that an active, well-stocked mind doesn’t always come with scholarly credentials. “A lot of New Orleans records didn’t have enough bass on them,” King asserted. “You’ve got to…

Zappa

Born on this date. Here’s a strong writeup from Guitar World from 21 years ago. If Zappa thought the music industry incompetent, crooked and imbecilic back then, he’d be even more appalled now, if that were even possible. I’d recommend the recently released documentary for a decent enough sketch of Zappa’s life. And in many…