Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
12% Off Vinyl  - LP12
Home > Products for: '

Sly And The Family Stone

'
  • 1
  • 2
Results per page:
  • Anthology - Greatest Hits Anthology - Greatest Hits Quick View

    $42.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Anthology - Greatest Hits

    180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Anthology essentially replicates the previous collection Greatest Hits and adds singles from There's a Riot Goin' On and Fresh to the end of the album. Where Greatest Hits didn't follow a chronological order, Anthology presents every single in the order it was released -- and, with the exception of the latter-day singles and the inclusion of Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey, that is the major difference between the two collections. Anthology goes for a sweeping, definitive overview, while Greatest Hits is a brief blast of 12 of the finest singles of the rock & roll era. Either compilation functions as an excellent introduction, but Anthology is more comprehensive, giving it the edge as a first purchase.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AllMusic)

    LP 1
    1. Dance To The Music
    2. M'Lady

    3. Life

    4. Fun

    5. Sing A Simple Song
    6. Everyday People
    7. Stand!

    8. I Want To Take You Higher
    9. Don't You Call Me Nigger, Whitey

    10. You Can Make It If You Try

    11. Hot Fun In The Summertime


    LP 2
    1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
    2. Everybody Is A Star

    3. Family Affair

    4. Runnin' Away

    5. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
    6. Thank You For Takin' To Me Africa
    7. Babies Makin' Babies

    8. If You Want Me To Stay

    9. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $42.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
  • Fresh Fresh Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Fresh

    Ranked 186/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    With classics such as If You Want Me To Stay and Que Sera Sera, Fresh is one of Sly & The Family Stone's masterpieces. Recorded in 1973 it's steeped in the narcotic haze of political and social protest, but it is also an undeniably funky album. Elastic basslines, foot-stomping beats, eccentricity lurking around every note; Fresh is cool demonstration of why Sly & The Family Stone were one of the most influential bands in 'black' music, and Fresh is one of the best Funk albums of its era.

    1. In Time
    2. If You Want Me To Stay
    3. Let Me Have It All
    4. Frisky
    5. Thankful N' Thoughtful
    6. Skin I'm In
    7. I Don't Know (Satisfaction)
    8. Keep On Dancin'
    9. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
    10. If It Were Left Up To Me
    11. Babies Makin' Babies
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dance to The Music Dance to The Music Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Dance to The Music

    When the irresistible sound of Dance To The Music lit up the nation's airwaves in early 1968, it was obvious that Sly Stone's whole new thing was about to blow everyone's mind sky-high. This live-wire chart smash used the time-tested introduce the band technique to showcase trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, Sly's brother/guitarist Freddie Stone, saxman Jerry Martini, Sly's sister/pianist Rosie Stone, bassist Larry Graham and drummer Greg Errico all from different cultural/racial backgrounds. This radical new sound would have far-reaching musical implications the second album by Sly & the Family Stone is full of grooves and beats just as intoxicating as Dance To The Music, featuring addictive heavyweight numbers like Higher and Ride The Rhythm tunes ripe for Cynthia's cautionary warning, All the squares go home!
    1. Dance To The Music

    2. Higher

    3. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)

    4. Dance To The Medley (Music Is Alive; Dance In; Music Lover)

    5. Ride The Rhythm

    6. Color Me True

    7. Are You Ready

    8. Don't Burn Baby

    9. I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Stand! Stand! Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Stand!

    Ranked 118/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Stand!, the fourth album from Sly & the Family Stone, could have almost pulled double-duty as a greatest hits package for the band. Laced with sure-fire winners, this 1969 LP put Sly and Co. firmly on the road to super-stardom. Four of the album's seven songs, including the Hall of Fame tracks Everyday People and I Want To Take You Higher, shot straight into the national charts. This visionary work also introduced far-sighted FM radio stations to the goosebump-inducing sounds of Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey, a song that accurately portrayed racial tensions in America in a manner that no one could have seen coming. On a musical level, the band was now tight as a cork in a bottle of vintage wine.

    1. Stand!
    2. Don't Call Me Ni**er, Whitey
    3. I Want To Take You Higher
    4. Somebody's Watching You
    5. Sing A Simple Song
    6. Everyday People
    7. Sex Machine
    8. You Can Make It If You Try
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Higher! Higher! Quick View

    $199.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Higher!

    77-Track, 8 LP Overview And Rarities Box Set


    180-gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    17 Previously Unreleased Tracks


    Includes Mono Single Mixes, Live Recordings, Studio Outtakes, Rare Instrumentals And More!


    Deluxe 12 x 12-inch Packaging


    104-Page Book With Extensive Liner Notes, Track-By-Track Annotations, And Timeline Of Sly's Life And Career


    Stunning Rare And Unseen Photographs, Posters, Picture Sleeves, Single Labels, Ticket Stubs, Recording Documents, Vintage Advertisements And Other Memorabilia


    All through the brilliant highs and the murky lows of the late '60s and early '70s, Sly & The Family Stone had the globe dancing to the music. The creativity of the mixed-race, mixed-gender, and mixed-genre band shines in this new 77-track, 8 LP box set. This incredible collection showcases the classic hits not just in stereo format, but in the good ol' mono mixes which went missing long ago with the transistor radio, and in unheard early versions, and concert performances.


    Also included are gems from Sly Stewarts' pre-Family Stone period, studio outtakes, and potent instrumentals from this archetype of jam bands. With 17 previously unreleased tracks, it's a lot more music than you knew was there - all remastered to hit the pinnacle of sound on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.


    This powerful music is accompanied by a stunningly colorful and evocatively detailed 104-page, 12-inch book of rare photographs, posters, picture sleeves, recording documents, vintage ads, and other memorabilia, along with extensive liner notes by Jeff Kaliss (author of Sly's only authorized biography), track-by-track annotations, and a detailed timeline of Sly and The Family's life and career.


    The legacy of Sly & The Family Stone persists through four decades of movie and TV soundtracks, commercials, radio playlists, and parties worldwide, and influenced countless makers of rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Here's a chance to take it Higher!

    LP 1
    1. I Just Learned How To Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
    2. Scat Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
    3. Buttermilk (Part 1)* (by Sly)
    4. Dance All Night* (by Sly and Freddie)
    5. Temptation Walk* (Part 1) (by Sly)
    6. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
    7. I Can't Turn You Loose
    8. Higher* (single master)
    9. Underdog* (single master)
    10. Bad Risk* (single master)
    11. Let Me Hear It From You* (single master)
    12. Advice*
    13. If This Room Could Talk*


    LP 2
    1. I Cannot Make It*
    2. Trip To Your Heart*
    3. I Hate To Love Her*
    4. Silent Communication previously unissued
    5. I Get High On You (version one) previously unissued
    6. I Remember previously unissued
    7. My Woman's Head (instrumental) previously unissued
    8. What's That Got To Do With Me previously unissued
    9. Fortune And Fame previously unissued
    10. What Would I Do


    LP 3
    1. Only One Way Out Of This Mess
    2. I Know What You Came To Say previously unissued
    3. Dance To The Music* (single master)
    4. Ride The Rhythm
    5. Color Me True
    6. Are You Ready
    7. Don't Burn Baby
    8. We Love All
    9. Danse A La Musique* (by The French Fries)
    10. Small Fries* (by The French Fries)
    11. Chicken* (single master)


    LP 4
    1. Into My Own Thing
    2. Life* (single master)
    3. Love City* previously unissued mix
    4. M'lady* (single master)
    5. Dynamite! (featuring Johnny Robinson on vocals) previously unissued
    6. Undercat (instrumental) previously unissued
    7. Everyday People* (single master)
    8. Sing A Simple Song* (single master)
    9. I Get High On You (version two) previously unissued
    10. Wonderful World Of Color (instrumental) previously unissued
    11. Pressure


    LP 5
    1. I Want To Take You Higher* (single master)
    2. Seven More Days
    3. Feathers (instrumental) previously unissued
    4. Somebody's Watching You
    5. Sex Machine
    6. Hot Fun In The Summertime* (single master)
    7. Everybody Is A Star* (single master)


    LP 6
    1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)* (single master)
    2. Stand! (Live)
    3. You Can Make It If You Try (Live)
    5. Dance To The Music (Live) previously unissued
    6. Medle: Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher / Music Lover (Live) previously unissued
    7. Luv N' Haight (single master)
    8. Family Affair


    LP 7
    1. Brave & Strong* (single master)
    2. Runnin' Away* (single master)
    3. (You Caught Me) Smilin' (single master)
    4. Spaced Cowboy
    5. You're The One (Live)* previously unissued
    6. In Time
    7. If You Want Me To Stay (single master)
    8. Frisky* (single master)
    9. Skin I'm In


    LP 8
    1. If It Were Left Up To Me* (single master)
    2. Time For Livin'* (single master)
    3. Can't Strain My Brain (single master)
    4. Loose Booty
    5. Le Lo Li (single master) (by Sly Stone)
    6. Crossword Puzzle (single master) (by Sly Stone)
    7. Family Again
    8. Hoboken (by Sly Stone)
    9. High (by Sly Stone) previously unissued


    * Mono

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $199.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Stand! Stand! Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Stand!

    Ranked 118/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    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.

    1. Stand!
    2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
    3. I Want To Take You Higher
    4. Somebody's Watching You
    5. Sing A Simple Song
    6. Everyday People
    7. Sex Machine
    8. You Can Make It If You Try
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • There's A Riot Goin' On There's A Riot Goin' On Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by now bonafide superstars Sly & the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than before, even as his artistic vision becomes darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa? Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes�Family Affair and Runnin' Away�were gigantic chart hits, proving beyond any doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods!

    1. Luv N' Haight
    2. Just Like A Baby
    3. Poet
    4. Family Affair
    5. Spaced Cowboy
    6. Brave & Strong
    7. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
    8. Time
    9. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
    10. Runnin' Away
    11. Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle
    12. There's A Riot Goin On
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Fillmore Live At The Fillmore Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Live At The Fillmore

    Previously Unreleased Live Album Recorded In 1968 At The Legendary Fillmore East


    Sly & The Family Stone-Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 is a never before released live album set by Sly & The Family Stone which was recorded in 1968 at Bill Graham's legendary New York City venue The Fillmore East where the band performed for 2 nights. It will at long last be released for the first time ever on a 4-CD set comprised of these concerts (two shows per night), each disc featuring one of the shows.


    On October 4th and 5th, 1968, shortly after the release of the band's third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of Dance To The Music, which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances.


    Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.

    LP1
    1. M' Lady (Live [Show 4])
    2. Life (Live [Show 4])
    3. Are You Ready (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
    4. Won't Be Long (Live [Show 3])
    5. Color Me True (Live [Show 1])
    6. We Love All (Freedom) (Live [Show 1])


    LP2
    1. Dance to the Music (Live [Show 3, no dialogue])
    2. Music Lover (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
    3. Love City (Live [Show 1])
    4. Medley: Turn Me Loose / I Can't Turn You Loose; Turn Me Loose\ I Can't Turn You Loose (Live [Show 4])
    5. Riffs (Live [Show 4])

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $39.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM) There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM) Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM)

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Sly And The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On 180 gram 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music


    Inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 & Ranked #99 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    More than four decades after they first stormed the Pop and R&B charts in the winter of 1968 with "Dance To the Music" - a groundbreaking jam that has the distinction of being chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock, and Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - the music of Sly and the Family Stone is more vital than ever.


    The band's catalog (every single composition penned by Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone) includes their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B smashes, "Everyday People," "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)" and "Family Affair," and their signature Top 40 hits that began with "Dance To the Music" and went on to include "Stand!," "Hot Fun In the Summertime," "Runnin' Away," "If You Want Me To Stay," "Time For Livin', and more.


    Those songs not only inspired an era of youthful rebellion and independence, but also had a potent effect on the course of modern music in general. A dazzling fusion of psychedelic rock, soul, gospel, jazz, and Latin flavors, Sly's music brought the next step - funk - to a disparate populace of hip 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.


    Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by bonafide superstars Sly and the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than ever before, even as his artistic vision becomes progressively darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa.


    Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes Family Affair and Runnin' Away were gigantic chart hits, and There's A Riot Goin' On hit #1 Pop/ #1 R&B within a few weeks of its release in November, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods! A transformative masterpiece, There's A Riot Goin' On was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, and is ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

    Luv N' Haight

    Just Like A Baby

    Poet

    Family Affair

    Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    There's A Riot Goin' On
    Brave & Strong

    (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    Time

    Spaced Cowboy

    Runnin' Away

    Thank You For Talking To Me Africa
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Dance To The Music Dance To The Music Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Dance To The Music

    Sly & the Family Stone came into their own with their second album, Dance to the Music, released in 1968. It contains the Top Ten hit single of the same name. This seminal album helped lay the groundwork for the development of Funk music.


    This is such exuberant music, bursting with joy and invention, it's easy to get sucked into the freewheeling spirit and cavalier virtuosity of the group. Prior to this record no one, not even the Family Stone, treated Soul as a psychedelic sun splash, filled with bright melodies, kaleidoscopic arrangements, inextricably intertwined interplay, and deft, fast rhythms.


    Dance to the Music peaked at #8 in The Billboard Hot 100, and reached 9th place in the R&B Singles of 1968. The song propelled Sly & The Family Stone into the stratosphere.

    1. Dance To The Music
    2. Higher
    3. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
    4. Dance To The Medley:
    Music Is Alive
    Dance In
    Music Lover
    5. Ride The Rhythm
    6. Color Me True
    7. Are You Ready
    8. Don't Burn Baby
    9. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • There's A Riot Goin' On There's A Riot Goin' On Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Insert


    There's A Riot Going On was Sly & The Family Stone's answer to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?, the seminal Soul album that came out five months before the Sly Stone masterpiece. It's a dark, earthy Funk album, that went straight to number 1 upon release. Single Family Affair also topped the charts, and is still one of Sly Stone's most beloved tracks. It manages to capture the era of militant activism and deep social unrest in a brooding, moody album with tension that could cut through steel. It still appears on plenty of 'greatest albums of all time' lists (Rolling Stone placed it on #99 out of 500) and is seen as one of the most important and influential albums of the 1970s.

    Side A

    1 Luv N' Haight

    2 Just Like A Baby

    3 Poet

    4 Family Affair

    5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    6 There's A Riot Goin' On



    Side B

    1 Brave & Strong

    2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    3 Time

    4 Spaced Cowboy

    5 Runnin' Away

    6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rock Action Rock Action Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Rock Action

    Iggy Pop's various musical style changes throughout his career are detailed in this collection of rare and unreleased tracks. The awesome power of the Stooges is on display as well as Iggy Pop's now dated experiments in new wave. Riddled with cover tunes, the album does not betray Iggy Pop's roots in garage rock. Pulled from live dates throughout the '80s the cover tunes range from Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone to the Batman Theme. These cover tunes are simply points of interest rather than the powerful rock & roll that Iggy Pop shows himself to be capable of. Louie Louie slurs into Hang on Sloopy. No Fun gives the nod to Lou Reed and becomes Waiting for the Man, but the strongest points of the album are the ad-libbed tracks. Rock Action and Modern Guy display Iggy Pop's ability to make up lyrics off the top of his head. They appear to be just studio jams that have been brought to the stage with powerful results. In Rock Action, it sounds as though Iggy Pop was just musing on his former bandmate's self-proclaimed title, creating a song that puts a voice to his demand for action. Only two other tracks on the collection reach the same level as the jam tracks. I Got a Right and Gimme Some Skin are two of the Stooges' greatest songs that never made it onto their studio albums. The heavy rhythms of Gimme Some Skin are the Stooges at their best with Iggy Pop again putting voice to his need for action. --Matt Whalley
    LP 1
    1. Fire Engine
    2. Warrior Tribe
    3. Old Mule Skinner
    4. I Got A Right
    5. Gimme Some Skin
    6. Family Affair
    7. Woman Dream
    8. Rock Action
    9. Modern Guy
    10. Love Bone


    LP 2
    1. Run Like A Villain
    2. Eat Or Be Eaten
    3. Sixteen
    4. I'm Crying
    5. I'm Alright
    6. You Really Got Me
    7. Louie Louie / Hang On Sloopy
    8. No Fun / Waiting For My Man
    9. 96 Tears
    10. Batman Theme

    Iggy Pop
    $32.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • On The Corner On The Corner Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    On The Corner

    Miles Davis On the Corner on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Get Down and Make It Funky: Miles Davis' Groundbreaking On the Corner Focuses on the Groove and Bottom End


    Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Reveals Multiple Levels of Rhythm, Visceral Bass, and Pioneering Production Techniques In Transparent Fashion


    Exotic, Bold, Streetwise: Spirited 1972 Album Embraces Davis' Jungle Sound With Percussive Foundations, Trance Loops, and Transformational Arrangements


    Miles Davis' boundlessly influential On the Corner was so far ahead of its time upon release in 1972, the jazz cognoscenti rejected its groundbreaking concoction as middling in nature. Yet time has a way of righting wrongs and shifting views by adding needed context and perspective to visionary ideas, music, and approaches - the likes of which fill Davis' boldest and most controversial - undertaking. Designed to bring the focus back on the groove and bottom-end frequencies, the funk-loaded On the Corner revolutionized jazz. It also set new standards for record production, presaging remixing and electronica by more than a decade. And the work has never sounded more thrilling.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of On the Corner exposes the internal mechanisms, free-associated playing, and then-unmatched studio techniques in vivid audiophile-grade sonics. The low end, crucial to every composition here, is both heard and felt, with locked-in bass lines and low-range percussion conveyed as taut, solid, and visceral passages. You can even discern the multiple levels of rhythm Davis employed on complex tracks such as Black Satin, as On the Corner stands as his first effort to use overdubbing and multiple tape machines.


    New degrees of spaciousness and airiness - equally important to the musique concrete arrangements - give the impression Davis and Co.'s creations float in space. Instruments are portrayed in three-dimensional manners, rhythmic loops retain tonal purity, and horn solos skitter across an extra-wide soundstage that takes listeners into Columbia's Studio E. Mobile Fidelity's analog version captures Teo Macero's innovative production - and the trumpeter's cutting-edge aural collages - in definitive fashion.


    Heavily inspired by Sly and the Family Stone, On the Corner portrays street vibes and remains Davis' blackest-sounding record. The conscious attempt to connect with youthful audiences tapped into rock and funk is evident not only on the colorful cartoon cover art depicting hot-pants and zoot-suit revelers, but in the music's emphasis of recurring drum and bass grooves. Distinct from Davis' earlier fusion experiments, the record's long-misunderstood set dials back improvisation in favor of beats, loops, and atmospherics that generate trance-like effects. While Davis utilizes his band for core duties - Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock prominently figure - he also relies on an all-star cast of sidemen for concentrated soloing and additional support.


    With rhythm providing the basic foundation, other notes fall into place, with their positioning steered by Macero and Davis' editing-room techniques. Looking to the manipulation-based work of Karlheinze Stockhausen and teaming with Stockhausen disciple Paul Buckmaster, Davis re-imagines what grooves constituted and could accomplish throughout On the Corner. The shapes of the songs become completely transformed as they progress. Faint melodies, spacey chords, chunky riffs, wah-wah fills, and repeated motifs bounce in and out of a sonic funhouse that wouldn't be out of place at a Harlem block party. Exotic, intrepid, and filled with Davis' jungle sound, On the Corner remains daringly hip more than four decades later.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' One Thing and Doin' Another/Vote for Miles
    2. Black Satin
    3. One and One
    4. Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 Quick View

    $26.99
    Buy Now
    x

    I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70

    Compilation And Notes By Alec Palao


    An Exclusive New Interview With Sly Stone Himself


    In-depth Liner Notes With First-hand Reminiscences Of The Stone Flower Era From Many Of The Participants


    Features All Five Stone Flower Produced Singles Plus Ten Previously Unissued Cuts From The Label Archives


    All Tracks Newly Remastered From The Original Tapes


    In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. 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.


    Set up by Stone's manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair: the first release was by Little Sister, fronted by Stone's little sister Vaetta Stewart. It was short lived too-the imprint folded in 1971-but its influence was longer lasting. The sound Stone formulated while working on Stone Flower's output would shape the next phase in his own career as a recording artist: it was here he began experimenting with the brand new Maestro Rhythm King drum machine. In conjunction with languid, effected organ and guitar sounds and a distinctly lo-fi soundscape, Sly's productions for Stone Flower would inform the basis of his masterwork There's A Riot Goin' On.


    The first 45 came in February 1970: Little Sister's dancefloor-ready "You're The One" hit Number 22 in the charts-the label's highest showing. The follow-up, "Stanga, also by Little Sister, made the wah pedal the star. The third release came from 6IX, a six-piece multi-racial rock group whose sole release, a super-slow version of The Family Stone's "Dynamite, featured only the lead singer and harmonica player from the group. Joe Hicks was the final Stone Flower stablemate; his pulsing, electronic Life And Death In G&A" is one of the bleakest moments Sly Stone ever created on disc (Hicks' prior single for Scepter, "Home Sweet Home," the first released Stone Flower production, is also included).


    This long overdue compilation of Sly's Stone Flower era gathers each side of the five 45s plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives, all newly remastered from the original tapes. In these grooves you'll find the missing link between the rocky, soulful Sly Stone of Stand! and the dark, drum machine-punctuated, overdubbed sound of There's A Riot Going On. I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 opens up the mysteries of an obscure but monumental phase in Stone's career.

    1. You're The One (Parts 1 & 2) - Little Sister
    2. Just Like A Baby - Sly
    3. Home Sweet Home (Part 2) - Joe Hicks
    4. I'm Just Like You
    5. Somebody's Watching You (full band version) - Little Sister
    6. Life & Death In G & A (Parts 1 & 2) - Joe Hicks
    7. Trying To Make You Feel Good
    8. Stanga - Little Sister
    9. Dynamite
    10. You're The One (early version) - Little Sister
    11. Africa - Sly
    12. I'm Goin' Home (Part 1) - Joe Hicks
    13. Somebody's Watching You - Little Sister
    14. You Can, We Can
    15. Spirit - Sly
    16. I'm Just Like You (full band version)
    17. Scared - Sly
    18. Dynamite (alternate version)
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $26.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • A Whole New Thing (On Sale) A Whole New Thing (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $34.99 $27.64 Save $7.35 (21%)

    Buy Now
    x

    A Whole New Thing (On Sale)

    A Whole New Thing is the debut album of Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1967. Unlike later Sly and the Family Stone albums, A Whole New Thing was recorded live in the studio instead of being overdubbed and featured less of a Pop feel than later releases such as Dance to the Music and Stand!. The lead vocals are shared between Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, and Larry Graham; Rose Stone would not join the band until they began work on Dance to the Music.


    The album is more restrained and not nearly as funky or psychedelic as their subsequent efforts, owing far more to traditional Soul arrangements. These aren't that traditional, though; Sly is already using goofier and/or more thoughtful lyrics than the Soul norm, and taking some cues from Rock in his adventurous and unexpected song construction.

    1. Underdog
    2. If This Room Could Talk
    3. Run, Run, Run
    4. Turn Me Loose
    5. Let Me Hear It From You
    7. Advice

    8. I Cannot Make It
    9. Trip To Your Heart
    10. I Hate To Love Her
    11. Bad Risk
    12. That Kind Of Person
    13. Dog
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99 $27.64 Save $7.35 (21%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Betty Davis Betty Davis Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Betty Davis

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I'm Back! Family And Friends I'm Back! Family And Friends Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    I'm Back! Family And Friends

    First New Album by Legendary Funk Pioneer Sly Stone Since 1982!


    Features Brand New Versions of Slys Biggest Hits & 3 Previously Unreleased Tracks w/ Help from Rock 'n Roll Royalty!


    Its been more than two decades since the frontman for the groundbreaking R&B/soul outfit Sly & The Family Stone has released a full album of new recordings. In that time, Sly Stone has become one of musics most elusive recluses, making live appearances on rare occasions at select events, including the 2006 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, and all the while his legend has grown and grown.


    In recent years, Stone, the writer of some of the most timeless and influential gems in music history such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People and Family Affair, has wrestled with demons both personal and professional, but never allowed the inspirational flame to die out completely.


    Now, Sly returns with brand new versions of classic songs from the Stone family repertoire such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People, Family Affair, Thank You (Falentinme Be Mice Elf Agin) plus 3 previously unreleased tracks aided by the likes of Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek, Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson, Carmine Appice and Johnny Winter.

    1. Dance To The Music feat. Ray Manzarek (The Doors)

    2. Everyday People feat. Ann Wilson (Heart)
    3. Family Affair
    4. Stand! feat. Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) & Ernie Watts
    5. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) feat. Johnny Winter
    6. (I Want To Take You) Higher feat. Jeff Beck
    7. Hot Fun In The Summertime feat. Bootsy Collins
    8. Dance To The Music (Extended Mix)
    9. Plain Jane
    10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
    11. Get Away
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Small Talk Small Talk Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Small Talk

    Small Talk is the seventh album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.


    Singles include Time For Livin' (the band's final Top 40 hit) and Loose Booty, an up-tempo funk track which uses the names of Bible characters Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as a chant, sampled by the Beastie Boys on their masterpiece Paul's Boutique in 1989. Beastie Boys also covered Time For Livin' which was released on the album Check Your Head in 1992 along with a live music video augmented with skateboarding footage.


    Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr.

    1. Small Talk
    2. Say You Will
    3. Mother Beautiful
    4. Time For Livin'
    5. Can't Strain My Brain
    6. Loose Booty
    7. Holdin' On
    8. Wishful Thinkin'
    9. Better Thee Than Me
    10. Livin' While I'm Livin'
    11. This Is Love
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Lifted Get Lifted Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Get Lifted

    Printed Innersleeves


    John Legend rose to fame in the mid noughties, after making a name for himself as guest musician for Lauryn Hill, Slum Village and Kanye West among others. When Kanye started his own label G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams), Get Lifted would be the first release to see the light.


    Resembling a style made popular in the '70s by Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Quincy Jones and Bill Withers, Legend knows his chops and delivers an all-time classic R&B album ready for the new millennium.


    Original vinyl copies of Get Lifted fetch top dollar, which makes a reissue of this title more than welcome for Soul and Hip Hop fans.

    LP1
    1. Prelude
    2. Let's Get Lifted
    3. Used To Love U Alright
    4. She Don't Have To Know
    5. Number One (featuring Kanye West)
    6. I Can Change (featuring Snoop Dogg)


    LP2
    1. Ordinary People Stay With You
    2. Let's Get Lifted Again
    3. So High
    4. Refuge (When It's Cold Outside)
    5. It Don't Have To Change (featuring The Stephens Family)
    6. Live It Up (featuring Miri Ben-Ari)

    John Legend
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Whole New Thing Whole New Thing Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Whole New Thing

    By the time Sly Stone, former producer/talent scout for Tom Donahue's Autumn records, decided to step out front and form his own band in 1967, he knew exactly what the music business needed: a multi-racial, boy-girl outfit that skillfully blended elements of soul, rock, jazz and funk. Sly & the Family Stone's debut, A Whole New Thing, didn't completely tip Sly's hand, but it got the ball rolling in the right direction by adding fuzzed-up guitar to soulful vocals, a tasty horn section, occasional protest lyrics and just enough Golden State psychedelia to make Sly's groundbreaking work unmistakable. This revolutionary new sound wouldn't fully catch the nation's fancy until the spring of 1968, but it was already perfectly clear that A Whole New Thing was going to be nothing less than what it proclaimed! It was, indeed, the harbinger of a whole new thing!

    1. Underdog
    2. If This Room Could Talk
    3. Run, Run, Run
    4. Turn Me Loose
    5. Let Me Hear It from You
    6. Advice
    7. I Cannot Make It
    8. Trip to Your Heart
    9. I Hate to Love Her
    10. Bad Risk
    11. That Kind of Person
    12. Dog
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Thy Bearings Get Thy Bearings Quick View

    $16.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Get Thy Bearings

    Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. As a founding member of the Greyboy Allstars, he helped usher in the funk-jazz renaissance of the early '90s and has continued to keep one hand comping chords in the instrument's funky past, while the other explores ever-new melodic terrain. On June 25, his long-standing project, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, returns with, Get Thy Bearings, via The Royal Potato Family. It was a recent move from New Orleans to Los Angeles that jump-started the 20th Congress who hadn't recorded a studio album in ten years. The nine-track effort presents Walter's organ, piano, Rhodes and synthesizer driving an all-star line-up rounded out by guitarist/bassist Elgin Park, drummer Aaron Redfield, sax players Karl Denson and Cochemea Gastelum, and percussionist Chuck Prada.


    Get Thy Bearings is drenched in the vintage old school soul, funk and jazz vibe of Walter's heroes like Big John Patton, but it also reflects his recent work scoring films. There's a conceptual depth to the songwriting that draws on elements of narrative and character development, lending a cinematic color to the proceedings. The tracks range from the Sly Stone-style soul vamp of Little Business to the heavy gospel of Crux. Dog Party might as well be the theme song to a cartoon of the same name, while Don't Chin the Dog shifts from delicate shuffle to horn-drenched boogaloo. Things get eerie on Up From the Skies, a Jimi Hendrix cover rendered nearly unrecognizable in washes of electric Miles. Similarly, the album's title track is a shrewd reworking of the 1968 Donovan tune Walter first discovered on compilation of sample-friendly breakbeats, full of fuzz guitar and a mercurial organ solo.

    1. Hunk
    2. Little Business
    3. Get Thy Bearings
    4. Foxhunting
    5. Dog Party
    6. Inversion Layer
    7. Crux
    8. Don't Chin The Dog
    9. Up From The Skies
    Robert Walter's 20Th Congress
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Album Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Album Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Album

    Album is arguably Joan Jett's strongest non-compilation release, featuring a consistent, freewheelingly wide range of material (which the Blackhearts
    really tear into) and punchier, more detailed production. Once again, Jett delivers strong, enthusiastic performances, but this time, the quality of the
    material lends her equal support. The singles Fake Friends and Everyday People (the Sly & the Family Stone song) scraped the bottom of the Top 40
    charts; other highlights include Jett's original French Song, which details a mÉnage à trois. - Steve Huey
    1. Fake Friends
    2. Handyman
    3. Everyday People
    4. A Hundred Feet Away
    5. Secret Love
    6. Star Star
    7. The French Song
    8. Tossin' & Turnin'
    9. Why Can't We Be Happy
    10. I Love Playing With Fire
    11. Coney Island Whitefish
    12. Had Enough
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Life Life Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Life

    Life is the third studio album of Sly and the Family Stone, originally released in 1968.


    Many of its songs, including M'Lady, Fun, Love City, as well as the title track, became popular staples in the Family Stone's live show. A middle ground between the fiery A Whole New Thing and the more commercial Dance To The Music, Life features very little use of studio effects, and is instead more driven by frontman Sly Stone's compositions.


    Much of Life has been heavily sampled for Hip Hop and Electronica recordings, particularly Gregg Errico's drum solo on Love City. The opening riff on Into My Own Thing was sampled for Fatboy Slim's 2001 hit Weapon of Choice.

    1. Dynamite!
    2. Chicken
    3. Plastic Jim
    4. Fun
    5. Into My Own Thing
    6. Harmony
    7. Life
    8. Love City
    9. I'm An Animal
    10. M' Lady
    11. Jane Is A Groupee
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Life Life Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Life

    By late 1968, the third album by Sly & the Family Stone absolutely blew the roof off the building. Life sounded so tangibly real it almost seemed like it was cut live. The title track, along with Love City, Plastic Jim, Into My Own Thing and especially Dynamite! signaled a perfect alliance between Sly's multi-influence, far-reaching musical vision and the burgeoning hippie ballroom community, already spreading like lawn daisies throughout the land. Never before had juicily syncopated beats dovetailed so perfectly with distortion-laced rock guitar. You don't have to die before you live, sings Sly on Life and he's not kidding! The lyrical content of Sly's music becomes even more graphic with detailed workouts like Jane Is A Groupee, a riveting description of this fascinating rock 'n' roll sub-culture. Then, on the other hand, you have the full-bore party numbers like M'Lady and Fun, songs fully capable of launching anybody's weekend with reckless abandon!
    1. Dynamite!

    2. Chicken

    3. Plastic Jim

    4. Fun

    5. Into My Own Thing

    6. Harmony

    7. Life

    8. Love City

    9. I'm An Animal

    10. M'Lady

    11. Jane Is A Groupee

    Sly & The Family Stone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 1
  • 2
Go to top