Content by tag "Sly Stone"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lettuce: Elevate

Read "Elevate" reviewed by Doug Collette

In what is perhaps an act of self-fulfilling purpose, Lettuce lives up to the title of this album, despite the fact it is not the same band that recorded Rage (Velour Recordings, 2008) or Fly (Velour Recordings, 2012). The current lineup is missing the two main instrumentalists from that pinnacle of progression: guitarist Eric Krasno and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Van Morrison: The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)

Read "The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by Doug Collette

As enigmatic as Van Morrison is, the archiving of his vault reveals some logic with the reissue of The Healing Game in expanded form. Following on the heels of It's Too Late to Stop Now... Volumes II, III, IV (Legacy Recordings, 2016) and The Authorized Bang Collection (Legacy Recordings, 2017), this three-CD package of one of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rock Candy Funk Party: The Groove Cubed

Read "The Groove Cubed" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) is a collection of groove loving musicians bringing a fresh and funky vibe to the world of jazz. The band formed around 2009 when drummer Tal Bergman and guitarist Ron DeJesus combined their love of funk music and released Grooove Vol. 1 to share with the world. After Tal began recording ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lettuce: Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis

Read "Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's a daunting task but a laudable ambition to afford direct tribute to a musician as iconic as Miles Davis and a work of his equal in stature, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). But like the ensembles before them that revisited this bonafide classic, including the World Saxophone Quartet, Lettuce prove up to the task. In fact, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jose James: No Beginning No End

Read "No Beginning No End" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Tal vez no sea intención de José James (Mineápolis, 1978) reemplazar a D'Angelo en el reinado del neo-soul que se empezó a fraguar a mediados de los años 90, pero puede que lo logre sin proponérselo. En su cuarto trabajo --y primero para Blue Note-- ha recuperado el testigo que seguía en el suelo a la ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

It’s an archetypal story of the modern record business – two guys with a dream running their nascent label out of a West Hollywood garage in the summer of 1962. The label quickly gains momentum and eventually becomes one of the most important record companies the world has ever seen. The two guys were Herb Alpert ...

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Sly Stone: "I'm Back! Family & Friends" Out August 16

Los Angeles, CA: Sly Stone is releasing his first new record since 1982 on August 16, 2011 via Cleopatra Records. I'm Back! Family & Friends is an 11-track celebration of Sly's best-loved hits featuring guest appearances by music legends. Classics from “Everyday People" and “Family Affair" to “Dance to the Music" and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Sly Stone Interviewed on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic

Sly Stone Interviewed on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic

Sly Stone Interviewed on KCRW: Discusses Doris Day, Terry Melcher, Charles Manson and “Que Sera Sera."

Sly Stone was interviewed by Chris Douridas on Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning, and though there were a few missed opportunities -- we want to know about his archives and unreleased stuff, and didn't think it necessary to dwell ...