Friday, August 21, 2009

Song of the Week

If you haven't heard of Sly and the Family Stone, you've been missing out. The epitome of the '60's funk/soul movement, they had big music and bigger hair.

'If You Want Me to Stay' comes from their 1973 release 'Fresh,' around the time the band started to get heavily into cocaine, but before it could too heavily affect their music as it did later. The leadman, Sly Stone, was the primary contributor, leaving out his 'family' for much of the album; in 'If You Want Me to Stay,' he did the vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboards.


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