Saturday, March 15, 2008

Thank You Falletine It (Be Sly's Birthday)!

Happy Birthday to Sylvester Stewart. Of course, Sylvester became a musical legend in the late 1960's as Sly Stone fronting the Family Stone. They had a string of era defining hits and made 45s that you could spin for days.

OK, so Sly Stone has become a recluse of J.D. Salinger proportions, but like Salinger, the art endures. Time to put on Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits and remember why. "Everybody Is A Star" may be one of my favorite records of all time. But, it's worth listening to Sly's very positive message in that song and tunes like "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "Stand!" I like to let my music speak to the listener without any interference from me. But check out "Sucka" & "Roosevelt's Revue" from my new record. They are rump-shaking, high-fiving nods to the man himself. So I'm going to recognize Sly's genius and "Dance To The Music" today!

Remember: all of us are "
Everyday People!"

Peace & Disco Beats!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for remembering Sly on his birthday. He has given us so many great songs over the years. I write about Sly's life and music in my book about him. Check it out at

4:37 PM, March 19, 2008  

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