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  1. Bernie Worrell Adds The P. Funk Dimension to the Talking HeadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Keyboard Magazine

    JAMES BROWN, SLY STONE, AND JIMI HENDRIX may be the Trinity of contemporary black American pop music, but Parliament/Funkadelic is just as holy. For twenty years, and under various names , this band released uncompromising music that was guzzled by funkaholics .

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  2. Best concerts of the week: Drake, Lowertown Blues Fest, Dr. Dog, Warped TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Star Tribune

    Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest: Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown is a delightful outdoor venue and you can't resist the varied but winning sounds scheduled for this two-day celebration. Friday features Otis Day and the Knights of "Animal House" fame and the Family Stone, whose members used to back Sly Stone.

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  3. Tom Findlay: 'I'll play some music I love and do my best to keep the records in time!'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Cambridge Evening News

    ... was a tape that started it all, from a pal called Marc who I went to Hills Road with. It was pure funk and disco: Sly Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Odyssey and the like. I'd never really heard music like it and it changed everything for me really. I ...

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  4. Steely funksters move to grooves White men can funk. Or they can try.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Yahoo!

    After exploring Krautrock on 2010 debut Tangalooma and Tame Impala-esque psych-rock on 2013 follow-up Everything's a Thread, Brisbane's the John Steel Singers get funky on third outing Midnight at the Plutonium. The album is a "post-yacht rock" funkathon inspired by everyone from Steely Dan, Sly Stone and the Isley Brothers, with lesser-knowns such as 70s funk lords Skull Snaps and jazzy rappers Digable Planets joining the party.

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  5. Read "Columbia Years 1968-1969" reviewed byRead the original story

    Monday Jul 4 | All About Jazz

    ... playful grooves, funky guitars bolstered and led by Betty's sultry voice. While the music is straight out of the Sly Stone/Hendrix approach, the band's execution puts a modern stamp on it. All the more impressive is that the different groups are ...

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  6. The One: John Patitucci's 1972 Fender MustangRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Bass Player

    When John Patitucci moved from Brooklyn to Northern California in 1972, little did he know that he'd be right in the middle of an East Bay funk explosion. "It was an amazing time to go there, with bands like Tower Of Power, Sly Stone, Santana, and Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters, with Paul Jackson on bass," he says.

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  7. 'Vinyl' Sucked Because Its Fictional Artists SuckedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Spin

    ... singer that the insecure Zak has deluded himself into thinking is special. Funk shaman Hannibal - a P-Funkier Sly Stone in Vinyl 's world - is a more convincing live performer, but a less convincing force of personality, and his best songs never ...

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  8. George Clinton on the logistics of funk and the fight to get paidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | San Diego Reader

    ... Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You? which revealed details of his drug-fueled life partying with the likes of Sly Stone. More importantly, the 416-page tome addressed his hard-fought battle to reclaim the rights to his music and get paid as one of ...

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  9. Eight things we learned from Unknown Mortal Orchestraa s Cambridge Junction showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Cambridge Evening News

    ... their individual musical talents together brilliantly. Obvious touchstones include Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and more, but what makes UMO more than just retro copyists is a) their excellent songs and b) their excellent musicianship [see ...

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  10. 5 Things I've Learned About Making Music with PrinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Keyboard Magazine

    ... The smallest details can often make the biggest difference. Just like his musical forebears James Brown and Sly Stone, Prince usually placed his musical emphasis on one , the funkiest beat of all. When you're grooving with a rhythm section, remember ...

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  11. Boy George (front) with Culture Club:Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | The Age

    Boy George has learned to credit wisdom where he finds it. It was Sly Stone who knew he had regrets but chose not to remember them.

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  12. CHAZMERE Self-titled Album Now Streaming in Full via ImposeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... his most cohesive project to date. While growing up in the Bronx, Chaz Van Queen was exposed to the music of Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Slick Rick, and Luther Vandross at an early age and cites DMX's "How's It Going Down" video ...

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  13. Bobby Vega and His Super-Funky PlectrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Bass Player

    ... of the pick that has brought him the most attention. His funky, melodic style is what got him on record with Sly Stone when he was 17, and it's what has set him apart from other San Francisco Bay Area badasses since the '70s. It's also what made his ...

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  14. Musical ax wielders: From Prince to Martin Luther McCoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... Art, who was a neighborhood tailor but played guitar and organ in his band called the Blues Fuse for many years. Sly Stone also lived in my neighborhood, Lakeview or Ingleside in San Francisco and he was also a major music influence. I learned a lot ...

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  15. Chazmere Presents New Video for ?Ten?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... his most cohesive project to date. While growing up in the Bronx, Chaz Van Queen was exposed to the music of Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Slick Rick, and Luther Vandross at an early age and cites DMX's "How's It Going Down" video ...

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  16. Ned's Atomic Link Bin: New Radiohead, Prince, Beyoncé and...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Nashville Scene

    ... it was looking at the slow collapse of the ATP festival setup, reflections over the past by Deftones or about Sly Stone, or acknowledging the continuing loss of the Go-Betweens' Grant McLennan after a decade, there was still plenty of other things ...

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  17. Songs We Love: Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids, 'Rhapsody In Berlin'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | National Public Radio

    ... South Side in the late '60s and early '70s, where free-improvising saxophones met electronics and rock music and Sly Stone amid the urgency of the civil rights struggle. Even the record's mastering - a touch imprecise and muddy, possibly as a ...

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  18. Chazmere Announces Self-Titled Album With Single 'Hood...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Hood Mornin'! This morning...no different." Raised in the Bronx, Chaz Van Queen was exposed to the music of Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Slick Rick, and Luther Vandross at an early age and cites DMX's "How's It Going Down" video ...

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  19. Remembering Prince: The Greatest Musical Talent of His GenerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Billboard

    ... Mine" -- burst upon such newbies like a Christmas gift from another planet. This 22-year-old spawn of funk, porn, Sly Stone , Al Green , Hendrix and God or Berry Gordy -- in reality, the child of a piano-playing dad and jazz-singer mom who wrote his ... 86 comments

  20. Music like a riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | The Economist

    ... in between. Half a dozen genres in the same song, sometimes. The rhythm & blues of Little Richard, the soul of Sly Stone, the clicks and whoops of Michael Jackson, James Brown, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, were mixed up, fused, made ...

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