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Thread started 06/25/12 7:02pm

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Sly & The Family Stone Unsung on TV One

Just finished watching. WOW! Some new insights and everything else. Very insightful and tragic. Has anyone seen it yet?

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[Edited 6/25/12 19:08pm]

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Reply #1 posted 06/25/12 7:41pm

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Check out the other Unsung thread. I'll have to wait until it comes on the internet. wink

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/12 8:09pm

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Did they mention about Sly sleeping with Larry Graham? Probably not.

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/12 8:16pm

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Mong said:

Did they mention about Sly sleeping with Larry Graham? Probably not.

Sly sleeping with Larry??? Nah, they had Bubba Banks and Sly bashing Larry hard though, on why he departed from the band in 1972. lol

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/12 8:29pm

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Decent episode. Loved seeing Jerry, Greg and Cynthia on there. Sly was cool too surprisingly enough. lol He'll always be an eccentric.

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Reply #5 posted 06/25/12 8:38pm

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Mong said:

Did they mention about Sly sleeping with Larry Graham? Probably not.

WHAT!

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Reply #7 posted 06/25/12 8:50pm

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hmmm Any good books out on Sly and the Family Stone?

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Reply #8 posted 06/25/12 9:20pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

hmmm Any good books out on Sly and the Family Stone?

This is a good one

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Reply #9 posted 06/25/12 9:21pm

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I watched it tonight, and enjoyed it. Definitely insightful, I learned some things about Sly that I did not know before. Did anyone else notice that during some parts of the interview Sly's hair was blond, and in other parts his hair was his regular color? They must have interviewed him on two separate days.

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Reply #10 posted 06/25/12 9:22pm

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silverchild said:

Just finished watching. WOW! Some new insights and everything else. Very insightful and tragic. Has anyone seen it yet?

eek tv eek

Is Graham smoking a joint? hmmm

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Reply #11 posted 06/25/12 9:22pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Mong said:

Did they mention about Sly sleeping with Larry Graham? Probably not.

WHAT!

You seem a touch surprised!!! lol cool Stuff was crazy back then...I can believe it happened easily!

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Reply #12 posted 06/25/12 9:22pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

purplethunder3121 said:

hmmm Any good books out on Sly and the Family Stone?

This is a good one

Gotta check this out. Thanks!

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Reply #13 posted 06/25/12 9:25pm

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Timmy84 said:

Decent episode. Loved seeing Jerry, Greg and Cynthia on there. Sly was cool too surprisingly enough. lol He'll always be an eccentric.

nod Strange thing is, I think it's his eccentricity that makes him cool. smile

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Reply #14 posted 06/25/12 9:39pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

purplethunder3121 said:

hmmm Any good books out on Sly and the Family Stone?

This is a good one

Thanks! thumbs up!

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Reply #15 posted 06/25/12 9:56pm

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psychodelicide said:

Timmy84 said:

Decent episode. Loved seeing Jerry, Greg and Cynthia on there. Sly was cool too surprisingly enough. lol He'll always be an eccentric.

nod Strange thing is, I think it's his eccentricity that makes him cool. smile

I think the same way of George Clinton.

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Reply #16 posted 06/25/12 10:02pm

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Timmy84 said:

psychodelicide said:

nod Strange thing is, I think it's his eccentricity that makes him cool. smile

I think the same way of George Clinton.

Me too.

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Reply #17 posted 06/25/12 10:03pm

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abc

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival, at which Sly and the Family Stone performed on August 17, 1969.

The success of Stand! secured Sly and the Family Stone a performance slot at the landmark Woodstock Music and Art Festival. The band performed their set during the early-morning hours of August 17, 1969; their performance was said to be one of the best shows of the festival.

Very late on Saturday evening, or rather Sunday morning, came Sly & The Family Stone: 3:30 am.

imo Sly and the Family Stone, along with Jimi Hendrix were the stellar stars of woodstock the concert.

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Reply #19 posted 06/25/12 10:05pm

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I would have loved to have seen the Woodstock Concert, but I was only 6 years old at the time. Much too young, unfortunately. lol There was a guy who I used to work with who went to the Woodstock Concert. It would be cool to be part of music history like that.

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psychodelicide said:

Timmy84 said:

Decent episode. Loved seeing Jerry, Greg and Cynthia on there. Sly was cool too surprisingly enough. lol He'll always be an eccentric.

nod Strange thing is, I think it's his eccentricity that makes him cool. smile

nod Sly's way of living is just fascinating. I noticed that there were a couple of associates, including his children, saying that he chooses to live the way he does "by choice." He is definitely a man of eccentricity.

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Reply #21 posted 06/25/12 10:07pm

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silverchild said:

psychodelicide said:

nod Strange thing is, I think it's his eccentricity that makes him cool. smile

nod Sly's way of living is just fascinating. I noticed that there were a couple of associates, including his children, saying that he chooses to live the way he does "by choice." He is definitely a man of eccentricity.

Yes indeed. smile

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Reply #22 posted 06/25/12 10:37pm

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I was shocked that Sly and Bubba Banks still hold a grudge over Larry Graham leaving the group. That incident happened 40 years ago. However, Sly's dig at Larry Graham's manhood was fascinating. Something to the effect that, "if I had a problem as a man, I would handle it and not leave the band". No wonder Larry wants nothing to do with a reunion and is deeply spiritual.

Secondly, the way Sly described making his pit bull "apologize" to Sly Jr. after mauling his son was something else to behold, lol.

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bashraka said:

I was shocked that Sly and Bubba Banks still hold a grudge over Larry Graham leaving the group. That incident happened 40 years ago. However, Sly's dig at Larry Graham's manhood was fascinating. Something to the effect that, "if I had a problem as a man, I would handle it and not leave the band". No wonder Larry wants nothing to do with a reunion and is deeply spiritual.

Secondly, the way Sly described making his pit bull "apologize" to Sly Jr. after mauling his son was something else to behold, lol.

Those two points were among the best parts of the episode.

To think this has happened 40 years ago and things have not been officially healed is a travesty. But honestly, I think the only one who has moved on from the craziness is Larry. I think he still has an appreciation for Sly and his contributions to the music.

The "pitbull incident" with his son was disturbing. I've always known about it, but I didn't know Sly punished the dog in that fashion. Sly was a wild, no-nonsense guy.

Another great part was the controversial 1970 Chicago, Grant Park concert riot. WOW! To think that there were pictures that existed of that turbulent moment was something to behold. They tore my city (Chicago) up back in the day because of Sly's "illness." Now I look at the no-shows in a different light partially. The guy had some inner demons that were deeply unbelievable.

Cynthia's confessions about Sly's womanizing craziness was amusing and sad at the same time.

This man needs those documentaries to be released now...

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Reply #24 posted 06/26/12 12:51am

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Cynthia said that's her man lol

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Reply #26 posted 06/26/12 1:08am

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Somehow I can imagine Prince watching this episode of Unsung with Larry Graham, while his lawyer was watching "Hollywood Exes" to see if there Mayte says too much, lol.

But seriously, Rickey Vincent, the guy in the episode has written extensively about Sly and The Family Stone. His book, "Funk: The Rhythm, Music and The People" is an encyclopedia for funk music and wrote liner notes for the Graham Central Station anthology. I wanted to hear more of his thoughts.

They could have made this episode an hour and half long. They talked about Riot and Fresh albums for half a minute and spent the rest of the time talking about Sly's drug habit. For example, I would've wanted to hear Sly's thoughts on his recording and production techniques on the band's seminal records or his thoughts on artists who are clearly influenced by his music.

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Reply #27 posted 06/26/12 1:18am

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An early 80's look back with Sly Stone...

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Reply #28 posted 06/26/12 2:37am

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Mong said:

Did they mention about Sly sleeping with Larry Graham? Probably not.



I never heard nothing like that but in Choclate's book (former Graham Central Station member & Larry's ex) she does mention how Larry was sleeping with Guitarist Freddie Stone's wife. They do bash him hard.
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Reply #29 posted 06/26/12 4:19am

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bashraka said:

Somehow I can imagine Prince watching this episode of Unsung with Larry Graham, while his lawyer was watching "Hollywood Exes" to see if there Mayte says too much, lol.

But seriously, Rickey Vincent, the guy in the episode has written extensively about Sly and The Family Stone. His book, "Funk: The Rhythm, Music and The People" is an encyclopedia for funk music and wrote liner notes for the Graham Central Station anthology. I wanted to hear more of his thoughts.

They could have made this episode an hour and half long. They talked about Riot and Fresh albums for half a minute and spent the rest of the time talking about Sly's drug habit. For example, I would've wanted to hear Sly's thoughts on his recording and production techniques on the band's seminal records or his thoughts on artists who are clearly influenced by his music.

I also would have liked to have seen more info on the making of, and techniques used for, the Small Talk and especially the High On You albums that were releasaed after Fresh. High On You needs to be remastered again as that album is IMO an unsung masterpiece!!

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