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
Higher!
Epic/Legacy

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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