Sly & the Family Stone was exactly the band America was supposed to have by the end of the '60s! This multi-cultural juggernaut, black and white, men and women, gathered up elements of the best music its native land had to offer–Soul, Rock, Funk and Jazz–and created something-freaking-else! Over his first six groundbreaking Epic LPs, Sly Stone–a maverick studio genius who heard things nobody else did–turned the worlds of R&B, Funk, Soul and Psychedelia completely upside-down with his breathtakingly innovative band, whose lyrics, deftly laced with political and social commentary, were woven through groovy rhythms and melodies so infectious, it made standing still virtually impossible. Each Sundazed title by this groundbreaking aggregation is sourced from the incredible, original Epic Records analog stereo masters. Ranking right up there with the Beatles, Elvis, Stones, Dylan and Hendrix, Sly is an obvious candidate for enshrinement on the rock 'n' roll Mt. Rushmore–if and when!

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Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh LP
Price: $23.18
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Item #: LP-SUND-5148 -

    Stripped down and funky beyond words, 1973's Fresh is quite simply the last great album by Sly & the Family Stone. Funkadelic guru George Clinton, a man who knows something about genre cross-wiring, tabbed Fresh as one of his all-time favorites and convinced the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cut "If It Were Left Up To Me" for their 1985 Clinton-produced LP Freaky Styley. Jazz icon Miles Davis reportedly sat his band down to soak up inspiration from multiple playings of Fresh, a work ranked #186 in...