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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

    One of the few indisputable geniuses of pop music, Sly Stone is a trailblazer who created a new kind of music, mixing Black and white, male and female, funk and rock; penned some of the most iconic anthems of the 1960s and 70s, from "Everyday People" to "Family Affair"; and electrified audiences with a persona and stage presence that set a lasting standard for pop culture performance. Yet he has also been a cautionary tale, known as much for how he dropped out of sight as for what put him in the spotlight in the first place. As much as people know the music, the man remains a mystery. In Thank You, his much-anticipated memoir, he's finally ready to share his story - a story that many thought he'd never have the chance to tell. Written with Ben Greenman, who has written memoirs with George Clinton and Brian Wilson among others, Thank You will include a foreword by Questlove. The book was created in collaboration with Sly Stone's manager Arlene Hirschkowitz.

    "For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story," says Stone. "I wasn't ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It's been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too."

    Sly Stone

    Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - SIGNED EDITION IN LIMITED SLIPCASE

      Strictly limited signed and numbered slipcase special edition.

      One of the few indisputable geniuses of pop music, Sly Stone is a trailblazer who created a new kind of music, mixing Black and white, male and female, funk and rock; penned some of the most iconic anthems of the 1960s and 70s, from "Everyday People" to "Family Affair"; and electrified audiences with a persona and stage presence that set a lasting standard for pop culture performance. Yet he has also been a cautionary tale, known as much for how he dropped out of sight as for what put him in the spotlight in the first place. As much as people know the music, the man remains a mystery. In Thank You, his much-anticipated memoir, he's finally ready to share his story - a story that many thought he'd never have the chance to tell. Written with Ben Greenman, who has written memoirs with George Clinton and Brian Wilson among others, Thank You will include a foreword by Questlove. The book was created in collaboration with Sly Stone's manager Arlene Hirschkowitz.

      "For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story," says Stone. "I wasn't ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It's been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too."

      Sly And The Family Stone

      Anthology - 2023 Reissue

        Sly & The Family Stone’s Anthology is an essential collection for any fan of funk, soul, or R&B music. The 1981 compilation album features the band’s greatest hits, including US Billboard chart-topping “Family Affair”, “Everyday People” & “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”.

        The music of Sly & The Family Stone has influenced countless artists over the years and this anthology is a testament to their enduring legacy. A compilation album full of infectious grooves, catchy hooks and powerful messages of unity and positivity.

        Anthology spans the band’s career, from their early recordings in the mid-1960s to their later hits in the 1970s.

        TRACK LISTING

        Side A
        1. Dance To The Music
        2. M'lady
        3. Life
        4. Fun
        5. Sing A Simple Song
        6. Everyday People

        Side B
        1. Stand!
        2. I Want To Take You Higher
        3. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
        4. You Can Make It If You Try
        5. Hot Fun In The Summertime

        Side C
        1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
        2. Everybody Is A Star
        3. Family Affair
        4. Runnin' Away
        5. (You Caught Me) Smilin'

        Side D
        1. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
        2. Babies Makin' Babies
        3. If You Want Me To Stay
        4. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

        Sly & The Family Stone

        There's A Riot Goin' On: 50th Anniversary

          Sly & The Family Stone are celebrating their 50th anniversary of There’s a Riot Goin’ On released December 10th 1971. The album was a commercial success featuring the hit single “Family Affair” reaching number 14 on the official UK chart.

          This was a departure from the optimistic psychedelic soul of previous records and shifted to a more political and militant vibe, perfectly encapsulating the turbulent political climate in the United States at the turn of the 1970s.

          To this day the album is highly regarded and continues to rank in many publications’ best-album lists, including 500 Greatest Albums of All time.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          Luv N’ Haight
          Just Like A Baby
          Poet
          Family Affair
          Africa Talks To You “The Asphalt Jungle”
          There’s A Riot Goin’ On
          Side B
          Brave & Strong
          (You Caught Me) Smilin’
          Time
          Spaced Cowboy
          Runnin’ Away
          Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

          Sly & The Family Stone

          Sexy Situation / Your Mother Is A Hippie

            Numbered limited edition for Black Friday. Previously unissued early versions of these tracks.



            Recorded in 1969, the fourth album from Sly And The Family Stone, "Stand!" was the crowning musical statement by this unisex, multi-racial rock and soul combo from the Bay Area of San Francisco, and it remains a masterpiece of anthemic 60s pop with its urgent rallying calls for togetherness and its exuberant egalitarian ethos. Featuring four chart hits, including the number one smash "Everyday People", "Stand!" virtually invented the 'progressive' funk of the 1970s and 80s, jettisoning the trappings of 60s soul and paving the way for a new sound that would influence other artists to this day.

            All things wonderful about Sly & The Family Stone in the first years of their existence came together on their 1969 album 'Stand!'. The enthusiasm, the blurring of lines, the testing of boundaries; it all blends together in the funk of the Family Stone…

            "Stand!" is one of those records that came to define the flower power generation; the activism in "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey", the psychedelic pulsating dance rhythms in "I Want To Take You Higher", the spirit of belonging in "Everyday People". "Stand!" isone of the most sampled records in hip hop and R&B. This is the pinnacle of Sly The Family Stone's career, and it has a rightful place in music history.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Stand!
            A2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
            A3. I Want To Take You Higher
            A4. Somebody's Watching You
            A5. Sing A Simple Song

            B1. Everyday People
            B2. Sex Machine
            B3. You Can Make It If You Try

            Sly And The Family Stone

            Dance To The Music

              After Sly And The Family Stone's groundbreaking 1967 debut album, the funk avatar and his skilled cohorts came up with a universally relatable premise and a gigantic hook for their next effort. the seminal single "Dance To The Music" entered the top 10 during the first week of 1968. The following album, given the same title, served as a showcase for the bi-racial, co-ed sextet, revealing the players' ultra-tight interaction, improvisational skills and pile-driving grooves.

              Sly & The Family Stone

              Back On The Right Tracks

                Brilliant 1979 vintage Sly Stone funks it up.

                Sly & The Family Stone

                Ain't But The One Way

                  1980 Mr Sylvester Stewart asks that important question "Who In the Funk Do You Think You Are?"


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