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The Wide Range of Moodymann

I wrote about Moodymann’s impressively wide-ranging new album (self-titled). See the piece here.  Check out “Lyk U Used 2,” which should be a radio hit, though it won’t be.

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Questlove's Family Affair

(I wrote this last summer, when the drummer Questlove’s autobiography came out, but my piece slipped through the cracks, so I’m posting it now.)

In Ahmir Thompson’s memoir, … 2,010 more words


Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On

Sly & The Family Stone peaked commercially during the late 1960′s. Their performance at Woodstock is hailed as one of the best at the festival. They paved the way for what would eventually be funk music and changed R&B. 947 more words

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MUSIC NERD MOMENT OF THE DAY: Happy Birthday, Sly Stone!

Today is the birthday of one of the most gifted, successful and still conflicted artists to ever walk the face of the earth: Sylvester Stewart, better known to us as Sly Stone. 205 more words

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March 15

Remembering ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, born this day in 1912

Phil Lesh (The Grateful Dead) is 74 today

Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) turns 71 today… 34 more words

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March 15th in history:

Beware March 15th, the Ides of March — the day in 44 B.C. when emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by several members of the Roman Senate. 140 more words

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Sly Stone and the sanctified church

Sly and the Family Stone played a crucial role in introducing black church aesthetics to popular music audiences in the late 1960s.

Sylvester Stewart (a.k.a. … 136 more words

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