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Listen to the Voices - Sly Stone

Issue No. 2200

The sleeve of Listen to the Voices

The sleeve of Listen to the Voices

Sly and the Family Stone pioneered funk in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Their fusion of soul and psychedelic rock created a new music that reflected the growing radicalism – particularly on US university campuses.

This collection combines the band’s early recordings with Sly’s various outside productions.

These tracks trace the build up to the seminal 1971 album There’s A Riot Going On.

Tracks like “Small Fries” satirise the army and conscription. It’s fantastic stuff.

Listen to the Voices
Sly Stone in the Studio 1965-1970
Ace Records £10.99

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Tue 4 May 2010, 18:46 BST
Issue No. 2200
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