22 Nov 2014

The Sampler: Sly Stone

From RNZ Music, 2:45 pm on 22 November 2014

Sly Stone

“It is an ongoing debate, who the founders are of the music known as funk. Of course James Brown is undeniable. And the likes of George Clinton and Prince have subsequently staked their own claims. But for my money, the most inventive funkster of all time is Sly Stone. And here’s an album that proves it.”

Nick Bollinger reviews a compilation of Sly Stone's minimal electro-funk experimentations entitled I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-1970

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Music Details

Artist: Various
Songs: Africa, Just Like A Baby, Life and Death, You’re The One, Somebody’s Watching You, I’m Just Like You
Album: I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70
Label: Light In The Attic