@folk_alliance@banjonickaru exhibit hall table Booth 24a (lobby area just outside exhibit hall). Square Dorchester - Parc Mont-Royal C
Tonight! Thursday, Feb 14th
Traditional Room (567)
12:15 AM to 12:30 AM (15 minutes)
❤❤ happy Valentine's day to the whole wide world. Keep on lovin' each other. Its basically free.
1. Got engaged here 22 years ago today. (Park by Newberry Library) 2. Still checkin' each other out ..yeaaaahhhh ( #slyandthefamilystone )
3. Kids are grossed out by PDA.
Sly and The Family Stone Anthology 1981. My summertime music along with the Beach Boys. Talk about a crazy ride and that would be Sly Stone. 6 top ten hits from '67 to '73 with 4 going #1. Greatest hits went 5x platinum in '70 and everyone knew every song. I was way young but you couldn't go a day for years without hearing him. Critic Joel Selvin said "there are two types of black music: black music before Sly and black music after Sly". Yeah I had to look that one up but I remembered cuz it's true. He inspired funk, pop, soul, R&B and hip hop. Is there a George Clinton funkadelic all the way to some of Prince's music without Sly questionable. Rolling Stone has him at 43 of greatest artists and 3 of his albums in the top 500. The first mixed black and white band which also included women. 2 family members in the band. In the 1st 3 years always positive music - Dance to the Music, Everyday People, Hot Fun In The Summertime and Family Affair. Then it descended into chaos with Sly paranoid and heavily into drugs. Didn't even show up for a third of the concerts in '70 and '71. Dissolved at that point. A few more records and a classic in '73 with Fresh. But he disappeared and was found living in a winnebago on a homeless street in 2011. At the Grammy salute he got on stage in the middle of it and walked off after 3 minutes. And no he didn't date Doris Day. Lol. But they were friends. Luckily the music lives on.
Sly and The Family Stone- Everyday People (Live 1969)
-Happy 75th Birthday To Sly Stone. Quite the guy he is. A legacy that we will never forget. Love love love this group. Here’s to many more years, Mr. Stone.
Sly and The Family Stone- I Want To Take You Higher (Woodstock, 1969)
-Sly and The Family Stone took the stage at Woodstock at 3:30am... nothing better than some soul in the middle of the night