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Tag: Sly Stone

60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Lulu Impersonates Sly Stone

Jon Landau, in his thoughtful analysis of the contemporary pop scene – “Rock 1970” – for the December 10, 1970 edition of Rolling Stone, made the following statement about Billy Preston‘s former writing partner: While it may be sacrilegious to say it, the most influential black artist of recent years,

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"Can't She Tell"
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Billy Preston & Sly Stone: ’66 Collaboration

Two electric keyboard innovators who helped move popular music forward with their “futuristic” sounds – Billy Preston and Sly Stone – collaborated briefly in a musical partnership that produced this A-side, “Can’t She Tell“: “Can’t She Tell“ Billy Preston (featuring Sly Stone) 1966 Jointly written by Billy Preston and Sly

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"Have You Dug His Scene"
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It’s Yaphet Kotto’s Scene, Ya Dig?

Yesterday’s piece about Gary Usher and his work on indie label, Vault, led to a discovery:  veteran stage and screen actor, Yaphet Kotto (Lt. Al Giardello in TV’s Homicide:  Life on the Street), once cut a record for a label, Chisa, that was at one time distributed by Vault. That’s

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"Mighty Time"
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“Mighty Time”: New Riders + Sly Stone & Jerry Garcia

Oh, what a mighty find at the local thrift shop last week — the title track from this 1975 album by New Riders of the Purple Sage – with special guests, Sly Stone and Jerry Garcia: “Mighty Time“ New Riders of the Purple Sage with Sly & Jerry (1975) Skip

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