March 15, 2006 Playlist

"A Whole New Thing" by Sly & The Family Stone
Sly & The Family Stone "A Whole New Thing" 1967 (USA)
The first recordings of the Family Stone (before Sister Rose had even joined), this album sold diddley when first released, but charted in 1970 after Sly had conquered the pop world and Woodstock Nation (the cover at left is the reissue version).  But then in his prime, Sly was always ahead of his time.  He was one of the great natural geniuses of his era -- a brilliant singer, songwriter, musician, bandleader, arranger and showman -- everything he recorded with The Family Stone up through at least 1973 is classic stuff. It's hard to believe this music is nearly 40 years old! (But then again, riffs sampled from this album have recently been the basis for major hits by Fatboy Slim and LL Cool J . . .)
N = New Release
R = Listener Request

Happy Birthday Sylvester Stewart (aka Sly Stone)!

b. March 15, 1944

Jimmy Castor Bunch - Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is Your Father!)
Black Nasty - Nasty Soul
Rutabaga - String's Gonna Get You
Iron Knowledge - Showstopper
Sly & the Family Stone - Trip To Your Heart  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Sly & the Family Stone - I Cannot Make It  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Sly & the Family Stone - Underdog  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Moby (Sly remix) - Love City (N)
Chambers Brothers - A New Time - A New Day
Funkadelic - I Wanna Know If It's Good To You?
Rick Ray Band - Temporary World (N)
Bastard Trio - Goes Absolutely Jumping Up And Down (N)
Pere Ubu - Laughing
Stereolab - Widow Weirdo (N)
Magma - Kobaia
Herbie Hancock - Quasar
Frank Zappa - The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution
Buffalo - Freedom
Blue Oyster Cult - Dominance & Submission
Sir Lord Baltimore - Woman Tamer (R)
Killdozer - One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack) (Coven cover)
Eternal Elysium - Floating Downer (R)
Boris - Hama
DMBQ - Flashbulb
eX-Girl - Hettakorii No Ottokotou (R)
Sly & the Family Stone - Sing A Simple Song

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