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    SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
    HONORED AS LEGACY RECORDINGS’
    ARTIST OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2013


    - 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ON MARCH 15th; BEGINS YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF SLY & THE FAMILY STONE MULTI-DISC CAREER RETROSPECTIVE BOX SET ARRIVES LATER THIS YEAR -

    On the occasion of Sly Stone’s 70th birthday on March 15th, his life and the music of Sly & the Family Stone will be commemorated as the Artist of the Month for March 2013, by Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Legacy's celebration of Sly & the Family Stone will continue throughout the year.

    The Artist of the Month program was launched by Legacy this year, with a commemoration of Janis Joplin in January, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her birth on January 19, 1943; and a commemoration of Nina Simone in February, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of her birth on February 21, 1933.

    In every case, the Artist of the Month program provides fresh perspectives on musical legends whose sounds continue to affect people's lives. The program enables new fans and deep aficionados the opportunity to focus on an essential figure in pop music history, whose principal catalog is a cornerstone of the Sony Music archives.

    Sly Stone


    As a tribute to the far-reaching horizons of Sly & the Family Stone, the first hit-making interracial, mixed-gender band, a deluxe retrospective multi-disc box set is in production for release later this year on Epic/Legacy. Full details of the box will be announced in the months ahead, but it has been revealed that nearly one-fourth of the contents will be previously unissued material.

    A visionary musician, composer and bandleader whose work transformed the 1960s and ’70s in ways that are still influencing generations of musicians in America and around the world, Sly Stone brought the funk into the mainstream by pushing aside every preconceived boundary of pop music. Sly & the Family Stone’s repertoire of hits kept the Pop and R&B charts jumping for seven glorious years from 1968 to 1975, starting with their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B hits, “Everyday People,” “Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)” and “Family Affair,” and their string of Top 40 hits that began with “Dance To the Music” and included “Life,” “Stand!,” “I Want To Take You Higher,” “Hot Fun In the Summer­time,” “Runnin’ Away,” “If You Want Me To Stay,” “Time For Livin’,” and more. Their top-charted RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums include Stand! (1969), Greatest Hits (1970), There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971), and Fresh (1973), every one a classic.

    Sly & the Family Stone laid down a template that was (and continues to be) picked up by a diverse population of artists. From Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to the halls of Motown and George Clinton’s P-Funk, from Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, down the line to Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, Prince, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, the Roots, OutKast, and on and on, Sly’s DNA is traceable to every cell of the musical stratosphere. To his credit, Sly and the Family Stone have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Grammy Hall Of Fame, and have received the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award, among many other recognitions of their importance and enduring influence.

    Born in Denton, Texas on March 15, 1943, Sylvester Stewart moved with his family to Vallejo, California, a northwest suburb of San Francisco in the 1950s. Identified quite early as a musical prodigy, young Sylvester was adept at keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums by age eleven. He became known as 'Sly' in early grade school, after a friend misspelled ‘Sylvester.’ Sly played and recorded with several high school bands (usually with younger brother Freddie) and studied composition and theory at Vallejo Junior College. He was a wildly popular fast-talking disc jockey at R&B radio station KSOL in 1964 (and later KDIA), when legendary fellow DJ Tom Donahue hired him as a producer for his San Francisco-based label, Autumn Records. There Sly had a hand in successes with first generation Bay Area rock bands the Beau Brummels, the Charlatans, the Great Society, and the Mojo Men, and produced Bobby Freeman’s 1964 #5 Pop hit, “C’mon And Swim."

    By 1966, Sly was leading a band called Sly And the Stoners, featuring African-American trumpeter Cynthia Robinson. His brother’s band, Freddie And the Stone Souls, featured white drummer Gregg Errico. White saxophonist Jerry Martini urged Sly and Freddie to combine the best of both bands, leading to the birth of Sly & the Family Stone in March 1967. Freddie took over on guitar, as Sly quickly mastered the organ. Their sister Rose joined on keyboards and vocals, and bassist/vocalist Larry Graham completed the lineup. After a gig at the Winchester Cathedral club in Redwood City was witnessed by a CBS Records exec, Sly & the Family Stone were quickly signed to Epic Records.

    Their debut LP, A Whole New Thing was released at the very end of 1967, but pushed too many boundaries to find a place at AM or FM radio. Advised to simplify his approach, Sly presented Epic with the tapes of the next album, named for its first single, “Dance To The Music,” a solid Top 10 hit on both the Pop and R&B charts. Sly & the Family Stone were almost there. The third LP arrived in late 1968, Life, but it barely dented the charts, overshadowed by the events of that fateful year: the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the escalation of the war in Southeast Asia, and the election of Richard Nixon.

    All the pieces finally came together for Sly & the Family Stone in early 1969, as “Everyday People” finally gave them the RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B hit they were destined for all along. Over the next five years, there was not a moment that Sly & the Family Stone were not being played on AM and FM radio, and appearing everywhere from Woodstock to Yankee Stadium to the grand stages of Europe, and on every television show from squaresville to ultra-hip.

    Ultimately, the highs and lows of it all took their toll and the group disbanded in 1975, going their separate ways. But in the four decades that followed, the legend of Sly & the Family Stone has survived and thrived. As Legacy’s Artist of the Month for March 2013, the spotlight continues to shine on Sly & the Family Stone.

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    Bringing his signature style to the page, saxophonist Maceo Parker’s 98% Funky Stuff defines the legend’s extraordinary career


    CHICAGO: “Maceo, I want you to blow!” cried James Brown and the name of one the world’s greatest living saxophonists was written into musical history. Maceo Parker recounts his warm and astonishing story in his new autobiography 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music (Chicago Review Press, February 2013). Maceo has had an unequaled career playing for hundreds of thousands of adoring fans all over the world and his motto of “2% jazz, 98% funky stuff” has never been more evident than in this book.

    In this inspiring and funky narrative, Maceo Parker talks about growing up in a small Southern town at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement and reveals how he cultivated his signature style, going from playing in small nightclubs in North Carolina with his brother, to performing on the big stage with funk greats James Brown, George Clinton and P-Funk, Prince and countless others. Using his personal brand of funk and unleashing it through the written word, Parker takes his story and wraps it around readers in an intimate way.

    Maceo Parker


    A riveting tale of musical education, with frank and revelatory insights on his relationships with the music icons he’s encountered throughout the years, 98%Funky Stuff arrives in time to celebrate Parker’s 70th birthday and will be a joy for music aficionados and fans alike.

    Praise for Maceo Parker
    "Parker talks with his sax, chatters away without a seeming care. It's a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days." - San Diego Reader

    "Hipper than most 20-year-olds, [Parker] has more soul in his little finger than a roomful of Boyz II Men." -Oakland Tribune

    About the Author:
    Maceo Parker is probably the world’s most famous living saxophone player. Not only has he contributed to the success of some of the most influential musicians – James Brown, George Clinton, Prince – but he has also enjoyed a blistering solo career for more than twenty-two years. He has also collaborated with Ray Charles, Ani Di Franco, James Taylor, De La Soul, the Dave Matthews Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. He lives in Kinston, North Carolina.

    The newest jazz/funk autobiography from Chicago Review Press that will be hitting shelves this February, 2013:
    98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music (Chicago Review Press, February 2013) by Maceo Parker

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BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN FUNK MUSIC
   

  1. Black Planet...
    Detroit underground funk rock band. News, discography, audio samples, photo gallery, and merchandise.

  2. Blues Bug...
    Greek R&B/acid jazz/soul/funk band. Biography, discography, show dates, photo gallery, fan club, and links.

  3. Bold Soul Sisters...
    Tribute to the unsung heroines of '70s-early 80s funk, soul, disco, and rare groove music. Features audio, pictures, links, and quasi-biographies on female artists that are difficult to find.

  4. Bootsy Collins...
    Crank it up fool!

  5. Bootsy Collins Funk University...
    Bootsy Collins Funk University - Online Bass Guitar School.

  6. Danceclassics.net...
    Website dedicated to funk and modern soul from the 80's

  7. Deeper Wider Higher...
    UK based urban jazz/funk fusion band. News, photographs, and merchandise ordering.

  8. DJ Soul Sister...
    Listen to the Soul Sister's weekly rare groove radio show live online. Site features resources on rare groove and New Orleans funk., plus an extensive audio section.

  9. Ed Van Wicklen ...
    Funk, blues, rock, groove musician from York PA., biography, photographs, reviews and articles, schedule, audio samples.

  10. Eric Young...
    Bass player of funk band Con Funk Shun. A master performer in his own right, his high energy slap bass techniques are known for getting the crowds hype, dubbed 'EQ' by the great Don Cornelius who was so impressed with Eric's skills after a Soul Train show back by the legendary Quincy Jones.

  11. Funk...
    Hyperlinked definition with cross-referenced influences books, images, and list of bands.

  12. Funkadelic...
    Funkadelic was a famous African American music band most prominent during the 1970s. It and Parliament, also led by George Clinton, began the Funk music culture of that decade.

  13. Funk Blogs...
    Many Funk Blogs listings.

  14. Funk & HipHop Blogs...
    Blogs on the world of Funk and Hip-Hop.

  15. Funk Lexicon...
    The worldwide unique reference-book in it's field, and it has grown to a guide that satisfies even very high needs of advanced funk collectors.

  16. FunkMasterJ's Pad...
    Contain links related to my interests in Funk music & GoGo, Blaxplotation movies, and Folklore (including Toasts (Black oral folk poetry) as well as Maryland and North Carolina Folklore). Also has details on the music industry.

  17. Funk Music...
    What is Funk Music? A Definition of the Genre.

  18. Funk Music Blog...
    Funk Music Blog website.

  19. Funk Palace...
    Comprehensive resource including modern bands, old-school bands, links to other funk resources, and pictures.

  20. Funktothemax...
    Funk to the max, everything the real funkateers needs. Get your funk informatin here. Funk to the max is were you need to be.

  21. Funky and Groovy Music Records Lexikon...
    Reference guide and discographies of thousands of LPs, 45s, and CDs, and pictures of rare LP covers and 45 labels.

  22. Funky Music WebSite No.1...
    The most extensive reference book of Funky & Groovy Music Records ... including, information on 12000 LPs/45s/CDs, 1000 pictures of rare & ultra_rare covers.

  23. Funky 16 Corners...
    Funky16Corners Web Zine Archive, wherein all previous issues of the Funky16Corners web zine are available for your perusal.

  24. Galactic Fractures...
    Deep Raw Funk, Soul & Disco. Sundays 2pm-4pm, on WMFO 91.5fm.

  25. George Johnson...
    Official page for George Johnson, one half of the Brothers Johnson.

  26. Guide To Funk Music...
    Guide to funk music, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, P-Funk, Zapp and Roger, Bar-Kays, Ohio Players, Prince.

  27. Johnny "Guitar" Watson...
    Musician whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm & blues, funk, rock music, and rap music.

  28. Laid Back Show...
    Weekly All School Radio Show.

  29. Mark Pender Band ...
    New York-based funk band, biography, MP3s, calendar of events, discography, photographs.

  30. Matthew MCR Ellison II....
    Electric Otto the Electric Emperor of Funk.

  31. Mayes Moses and the Funk Family Orchestra...
    Eight-piece funk collective from Winnipeg Canada, pictures, audio samples, reviews, articles, funk forums, performance dates, CD ordering.

  32. Mbalafunk...
    New York City based group, African rhythm with Caribbean and American music,audio, video, CD ordering, mailing list, links.

  33. Mendoza Dance Parti...
    News, biography, concert dates, sound files, discography, pictures.

  34. Meshell Ndegeocello...
    Meshell's music incorporates funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz. She has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards.

  35. Michael Vaughan Quartet...
    Profiles, photographs, discography, and MP3.

  36. Nine Balls Deep...
    Chico Ca based funk rock band, photographs, audio samples, and gig dates.

  37. Papa Groove...
    Musique afro-funk.

  38. P FUNK Review...
    Black Music/Culture web site. Funk, Soul and R&B artists. Related Political, Social and historical perspective/context. Essays, Album/Book reviews.

  39. Power of Funky...
    Labels, history, artist tributes and discographies, lyrics, MP3 and funk links.

  40. Prime Time Funk...
    10-piece horn band , funk, rhythm & blues, tour calendar, sound clips, and merchandise.

  41. RB Funkestra...
    Nine piece old skool funk and jazz band, band information, audio samples, and CD ordering.

  42. Rick James...
    Famous for his wild brand of funk music and his even wilder lifestyle. James was given the unofficial title The King of Punk-Funk.

  43. Sly & The Family Stone...
    Sly & the Family Stone was a soul and rock band from San Francisco, California. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music.

  44. Sly Stone Official Site...
    Sly Stone Official Site: Sly and the Family Stone are back!

  45. SoulAndFunkMusic.com ...
    Soul And Funk Music Records Database that is specialized in seventies, eighties, nineties, and nowadays r&b, soul, boogie and funk music. With covers, artist interviews, samples and lyrics.

  46. Soul Sister's Funk Hut...
    Home of Soul Power, rare and obscure funk and soul grooves.

  47. Soul Strut...
    US-based webzine that emphasizes music and culture. Genres include 70s funk, hip hop, jazz, and rock. Streaming audio, features, MP3s, and reviews.

  48. Surefunk...
    Funk music and hip-hop music resources plus information and guides on funk clubs, hiphop venues, uk gig guide and surefunk funk mp3 music podcasts.

  49. Thaddeus Hogarth Band...
    Official site includes news, biography, reviews.

  50. The Afrofunk Music Forum...
    Daily news, music reviews and commentary on Afrobeat and related music from Africa, The Caribbean and The Americas.

  51. The Black Hole of Funky Music ...
    The ultimate rare groove collectors' dream site.

  52. The Breaks Sample Directory ...
    This site acts as an extensive resource on funk and hip hop music. It traces all the connections between hip hop and funk primarily via the use of samples.

  53. The Funk Palace ...
    Modern bands, old-school bands, links to other funk resources, and pictures.

  54. The Gap Band...
    A R&B, funk and soul music group who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s with their heavily-charged dance anthems and their sentimental and ethereal love songs.

  55. The Ohio Players...
    The Ohio Players are a funk/soul band best known for their 1970's hits, "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster."

  56. The Soul Shack...
    R&B Oldies, Blues, Northern Soul, Funk from the 40's to the 80's + more! Scott Relf & Johnny Rivera host The Soul Shack Radio Show available in easy downloadable mp3 format.

  57. Trouble Funk...
    Trouble Funk was an influential and successful R&B and funk band from Washington DC. They helped to popularise the Washington, D.C. funk subgenre go-go.

  58. Wax Poetics...
    Wax Poetics is a bi-monthly journal focused on all aspects of hip-hop production, record collecting, and musical history. We also provide new and unique web content on our site as often as we can.

  59. WeFunk Radio...
    WeFunk Radio is a Hip Hop, Funk & Soul mix show broadcasting from Montreal. Tune in and enjoy underground hip-hop, live MCs, classic funk and rare grooves. Don't miss the extensive WEFUNK show archive.

  60. WFNK.com...
    Offers views, reviews, and interviews with the people and the music. E-zine features online survey, links, and message boards.

  61. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia...
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia definition of Funk.

  62. Wilson and Alroy...
    Wilson and Alroy's Record Reviews We listen to the lousy records so you won't have to.



















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