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Sly & the Family Stone

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Interviews & Profiles

Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham.

August 22, 2013 Members of the pioneering band say that, when crafting its lineup, Sly Stone was a man on a mission.

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August 22, 2008 Author Tom Moon surveys all genres of music, from Marian Anderson to ZZ Top.

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May 18, 2007 Sly and The Family Stone are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a brand new box-set.

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Discover Songs

Daniel Lanois

November 9, 2010 This week on All Songs Considered, the legendary musician and producer shares some of his favorites.

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March 23, 2007 Stone produced a few moments of genius after what many view as his last great work.

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February 7, 2007 Sly Stone's Fresh represents the singer and icon at his most intimate.

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Sly Stone In The Studio

August 18, 2011 Stone's early days and the records he produced add a new dimension to his enigmatic career.

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March 23, 2007 Stone produced a few moments of genius after what many view as his last great work.

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Sly & The Family Stone's new career-spanning anthology, out August 27, is titled Higher!

August 18, 2013 A new box set compiles rarities and would-be hits along with the pop-out classics. Hear 16 songs.

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Small Talk

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  • Album: Small Talk
  • Artist: Sly Stone
 

Love is the Song We Sing

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  • Album: Love is the Song We Sing
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2011
 

Listen to the Voices

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  • Album: Listen to the Voices
  • Artist: Sly Stone
  • Released: 2011
 

Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me

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  • Album: Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me
  • Artist: Ahmad Jamal
  • Label: MCA
  • Released: 1958
 

Stand! [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Album: Stand! [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: Sly & the Family Stone
  • Label: EPC
  • Released: 2007
 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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  • Album: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
  • Artist: Janine Jansen
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2005
 

Fresh

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  • Album: Fresh
  • Artist: Sly Stone
 

Fresh

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  • Album: Fresh
  • Artist: Sly & the Family Stone
  • Label: Sony Mid-Price
  • Released: 1973