Sunday, August 22, 2010

Artist Spotlight Shines on Sly & The Family Stone

Before Sly & The Family Stone came along, there was music you could dance to, and music that made you think. Once they had made their undeniable, indelible mark on the music scene, the two characteristics would never again be thought of as mutually exclusive.

Beginning today and running through this Friday, Staff Writer David Bowling shines the Daily Vault's Artist Spotlight on some of the highs and lows of Sly & The Family Stone's catalog, a tenure marked by tremendously influential albums full of socially conscious songs backed with infectious beats, and also by the mercurial and ultimately self-destructive nature of bandleader Sly Stone.

It's quite a ride, and it starts today with David's review of the band's breakthrough sophomore album Dance To The Music. They did, we did, and the rest is music history.

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