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RIP to Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone

Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as “Dance to the Music,” “Life” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” died Monday, the band’s publicist confirmed. 359 more words

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Cynthia Robinson

Yesterday, I saw the news that Cynthia Robinson had died at 69.  She was one of the creative forces behind Sly and the Family Stone, the first black female trumpeter to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (not that there’s an extensive list of black female trumpeters out there, but maybe there should be). 169 more words


(November 26, 2015): Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Happy Thanksgiving. From the A-side of the 1969 double A-side single, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is A Star.  This tune was supposed to be to be included on an album that never materialized with “Star” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime”.  32 more words


November 24, 2015 - Cynthia Robinson

There have been quite a few times that I’ve mentioned Cynthia Robinson throughout the two years I’ve been blogging. I’m glad I got to pay tribute to her and saddened at the news of her death.  122 more words