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Tuesday 9 April 2019

The Essential Sly and the Family Stone??

Still working my way slowly through the Ballantrae haul.
Another one which caught my eye was The Essential Sly and the Family Stone.
From 2005 on Mastercuts it features a number of sessions from 1979 with some of the original Family Stone members and Keni Burke on bass.
A number of the songs including the two featured below also appear on the 1979 album Back on the Right Track.
Pretty good yes but essential? I don't think so.
That would by 1971's There's a Riot Goin' On.

Sly and the Family Stone - Back On The Right Track

Sly and the Family Stone - The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)


  1. So not one that will be returned to a charity shop?

    1. I can't see me playing it all that often but I 'm not planning on returning it at this stage

  2. "Stand" is my favourite Sly Stone album.

    Did you know that back in the 1970's there was a rumour that Doris Day and Sly Stone were ascloseasthis?

  3. Confusingly, three years earlier Epic released an identically titled compilation that really did contain the essential stuff.