This entry writes itself: Dance to the Music. I Want to Take You Higher. You Can Make It If You Try. Sing a Simple Song. Everyday People. Are You Ready? Stand! If there’s one artist that defines America in the late ‘60s-early ‘70s — before the brief years of integrated pop radio drew to a close — it’s Sly Stone.
Even in times of isolation, we can all still unite through the universal language of music. Like so many of you, we are missing the live concert experience. So we’ve been digging in the crates and decided to compile a list of live shows that we got to experience, and turn those setlists into playlists for YOU to experience.
Introducing our Setlist Series. We’ll kick it off with Sly and The Family Stone dating back to a rare appearance at B.B. King’s in NYC, November 2007. The revamped version of the band you see here includes the original saxophonist, Jerry Martini; the singer and daughter of “Sister Rose” Stone, Lisa Stone; and the original trumpeter, Cynthia Robinson. While the show actually ran under an hour and ended with “Family Affair,” we’ve added tracks that we deem essential listening, especially these days. And now a shoutout to Sly in Vallejo CA… we caught you smilin’.