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Sly Before The Family Stone

Republic of Music


LP Color $26
  • Pressed on blue vinyl


Sly Stone’s earliest recordings and ultra-rare singles; “Sly Before The Family Stone” will be released on limited edition blue vinyl. Featuring all his ultra-rare early doo-wop and gospel recordings with the Viscaynes, this release truly is Sly BEFORE the Family Stone.

Just in case you didn’t know….. Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. Its core line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and included Stone’s brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Greg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. It was the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated, male and female lineup.

Artist Bio

Sly Stone

The first evidence of Sly’s musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four seven-inch singles. Stone Flower’s releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly’s design and musicianship stamped into the grooves–and the words “Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone” on the sticker.

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 A1. Honest
  • 2 A2. In the Still of the Night
  • 3 A3. Searchin'
  • 4 A4. Don't Say I Didn't Warn You
  • 5 A5. Ain't That Lovin' You Babe
  • 6 A6. Swim
  • 7 A7. Every Dog Has His Day
  • 8 A8. Suki Suki Part One
  • 9 A9. Suki Suki Part Two
  • 10 B1. Seventh Sun
  • 11 B2. Nerves
  • 12 B3. I Can't Turn You Loose
  • 13 B4. Take My Advice
  • 14 B5. Watermelon Man
  • 15 B6. I Ain't Got Nobody
  • 16 B7. If You Were Blue
  • 17 B8. Rock Dirge
  • 18 B9. Hi Love
  • 19 B10. Life of Fortune and Fame