Monday, December 7, 2009

ROCK Sex: "Everyday People" - Sly Stone > Joan Jet > Arrested Development

ROCK Sex has been known to be "the longhair who doesn't like the shorthair for being such a rich one who will not help the poor one".


Starting off today's relay, here's the godly Sly And The Family Stone talking about you and me:

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE -"Everyday People" (1968)

Sly's original phrase, "Different strokes for different folks," was also the inspiration for the name of TV's "Different Strokes" series (1979), and the film title EVERDAY PEOPLE (2004).

JOAN JETT keeps it all in the family:

JOAN JETT -"Everyday People" (1983)

"Everyday People" has also been covered by The Staple Singers, Peggy Lee, Billy Paul, The Supremes, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Medeski Martin And Wood, Pearl Jam, and Jeff Buckley.

It's nah-nah kids chant "And so on and so on" can be heard in the rhythm of the taunt "Yes I had your boyfriend" in this song.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO -"If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" (1994)

And ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT remain sliced in familial tones:

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT -"People Everyday" (1992)


Record Store Day special release 45rpm, 2015

"We've got to live together!"

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

-SLICE TONES: Sly Stone & His Infinite Influence!, with 5 Music Players

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