"If it was good in the past, it's still good."
-Sly Stone, Woodstock, 1969
Creativity is a continuum. Two good things lead to a third, and are relayed on. Everybody contributes and all benefit.
Culture is sliced in familial tones.
Prince had many parents, in terms of fashion, outlook, and sounds, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and George Clinton. But none more so than Sly Stone.
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
-"Anthology" LP (1981)
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
-"Mountains" 45rpm (1986)
JESSE JOHNSON and SLY STONE
-"Crazay" 12" Single (1986)
Sly And The Family Stone personified inclusion. They were everybody, together. As such, they symbolized everything that was positive and possible about the counterculture in the late '60s and early '70s.
Sly And The Family Stone, 1969.
Prince And The Revolution consciously brought this to the fore for the 1980s, enforcing the timeless concepts of inclusion and expansion.
On this Music Player you will hear Prince songs paired with songs by Sly Stone, as well as others by James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, and T.Rex, to appreciate how he brought something vital and new to each.
"Liberation for all. Everything must be rethought." ______________
Rock'n'Soul music is a baton relayed by everyone. ROCK SEX is about all of the creative connections that link our shared culture together: ____________
BLUES, MAMBO, JAZZ, ROCKABILLY, SURF, BEAT, SOUL, GARAGE, PSYCHEDELIA, FUNK, GLAM, PUNK, NEW WAVE, HIPHOP, POSTPUNK, GRUNGE, RIOT GRRRL, ELECTRO! _______________
This is our party and everyone is invited!