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On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

A decent documentary on Sly is long overdue: next year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dance to the Music, a landmark album for acid funk/soul. This documentary sounds promising but the distribution seems to be the standard damn snag: Michael should give mediAm a go (nothing to lose). Anyway, great to see that…

Sly

Against the odds, still with us. Happy 74th birthday. acid soulmusicpsychedelic funksly and the family stone

The Baby Huey Story

Genius — the best piece on Baby Huey I could find. Listen to the tour de force that is “A Change Is Gonna Come” — James Brown, Sly, Curtis Mayfield (the producer), Percy Sledge, Isaac Hayes, Bobby Womack, and Etta James all rolled into one. “Hard Times” so evocative of the early seventies along with Bobby…