sly and the family stone

This new box set showcases the potent, precise weavings of guitarist Freddie Stone and bassist Larry Graham.

Sly and the Family Stone

Short versions of San Francisco music history focus on the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence, Santana, and in some cases, should-have-beens like Moby Grape and Quicksilver Messenger Service. But you can’t tell the complete tale of the ’60s NorCal scene without dishing propers to a band that was as mighty—and perhaps even more influential—than any of those rock titans: Sly and the Family Stone.

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