Saturday, June 4, 2011

356: Messin' with Sly, volume 4

It's time for a fourth Sly Stone tribute.
16 different Stone originals get covered.
1 and a half hour splendid Sly'ish stuff for
your edutainment and also for plain fun & funk.
Hope you like this batch as much as I did,
wish I could see Ivan Neville's band live sometime soon!
1. Baker Brothers - If You Want Me To Stay
ft. Hamish Stuart (4:02)

2. Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard &
Charles Williams - Family Affair (2:34)
3. Clydie King - Dance To The Music (2:46)
4. Dave Grusin - Thankful N' Thoughtful (4:11)
5. David Murray - Sex Machine (14:13)
6. Dirtbombs - Underdog (3:34)
7. Freddy Robinson - Hot Fun In The Summertime (3:01)
8. Funk Inc. - Running Away (6:31)
9. Hearts Of Stone - 'Thank You' Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (3:52)
10. Ike & Tina Turner - I Want To Take You Higher (3:31)
11. Ivan Neville's Dumpsta Funk - In Time (9:57)
12. Ivan Neville's Dumpsta Funk - Let Me Have It All (13:34)
13. Maceo Parker - Sing A Simple Song (3:38)
14. Phoenix Authority - Everyday People (2:23)
15. Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Just Like A Baby (5:01)
16. Wallace Roney - Stand (11:00)
You can check the previous volumes
A second, superb, "secret" Sly Stone-special is hidden
in the by now all too well known comment section.
Don't miss it!
(it's called the "COMMENT" section folks!)


Crawfish said...

Ah, more Sly. Thanks! I haven't forgotten that I owe you some stories...

Imagine floating above an ecstatic crowd in a small control booth opposite a really small stage with Sly and crew crammed on to it along with all their junk and a Hammond B3 with at least 4 Leslies. A state-of-the-art PA system turned all the way up, the light show going full tilt, Sly is over the top and the crowd is transported. Just another full-tilt night at the Electric Circus for a kid working his way through school with a night job.


the jazzstronaut said...

A true labour of love E-mile, well done and thanks.

dunners said...

Well just another slice of quality, thank god for e-mile, saviour of the music race !! thanks stu

Geoviki said...

I love how there are so many genres in your mixes - I especially look forward to the jazz, although I like nearly all of it quite a bit. Thanks!

a real mf said...

thanks, awesome!!

Crawfish said...

So, back in the day, the Electric Circus was a pretty cool place. Custom built with a lot of money spent and lavish attention devoted to detail. The raised stage was really a sound box for a set of massive 15-inch base drivers each with its own 1000 watt Crown amp driving it. Columns of midranges topped with dome tweeters stood at each side of the stage. It was pretty much state of the art with electronics designed by Don Buchla. I wouldn’t really hear anything much better until I attended a Robert Cray concert at the Universal Amphitheater a couple of decades later. They had the cleanest and loudest PA I ever heard. I worked on the EC light-show crew and did special events. Groups like Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys, The Chambers Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Ike and Tina Turner, came and went. Tom … who did the Fillmore East’s sound system kept ours alive and we had a deaf stage hand/carpenter who built coffins when he wasn’t working for us and went on to be a Rolling Stones roadie. More later…


E-mile said...