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Album Oriented 91: The Byrds and Sly & the Family Stone

We begin with Erich’s peerless mastery of Jesus-based musicals. First up: Erich presents the Byrds’ 1968 album Notorious Byrds Brothers. Topics covered include the under-celebrated Roger McGuinn, authenticity, and David Crosby’s pro-threesome song, “Triad,” which is as creepy as it sounds. 70 more words

Album Oriented

733. sing a simple song

In which Sly + the Family Stone remind us that there was once a time in which all of life’s travails could be reconciled by the singing of a… 34 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Dystopian Dance Party presents Jheri Curl June: Jesse Johnson

Every year in the month of June, my blog Dystopian Dance Party throws a month-long celebration of the wet, silky ’80s R&B we like to call Jheri Curl Music: a kind of hazily-defined intersection of post-disco boogie, electro-funk, and the Minneapolis Sound that, like pornography, is unmistakable when you hear it. 1,385 more words


Single You Out: Rook & Menace - Sly Stone

Here’s something new that I am really loving. The back and forth wordplay between Rook & Menace is not necessarily unique but it was done exceptionally well. 45 more words


There's a Riot Goin' On

Stagolee goes to Sugar Hill and enters a deep funk, becoming a zombie in the process.  The movie is gone but so is the soundtrack (some of which he recorded in bed), if you know what I mean.   15 more words


Song of the Day: Tell Me - Greg Banks

Today’s song comes from GREG BANKS’ funked up effort, ‘Tell Me’. The New Orleans native has been described as “The Saint of Soul”, bearing the influences of Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. 180 more words

Songs Of The Day


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

Today In History