Friday, January 25, 2008

Thank You For...

MOG Post: 1/25/2008
Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
Album: Anthology
Track: Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
1981 Epic Records

...Funkin' my days - literally. Thanks - thanks to someone .. somewhere. Here's a little funky 'grazzee' for heppin' my step last weekend. I'm really grateful for the acknowledgment of the Dylan post. :-)
Another VERY influential artist is Sly Stone. Sly & The Family's matured funk was moving sound in those early 1970 days of fusion -tweaking the ears of people like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. This slower, extended version of "Thank You" highlights another noteworthy influence: bassist Larry Graham. Considered inventor of a certain bass 'slap' -his technique would become the sound most associated with the word FUNK. Turn up the low-end for this one and GET DOWN !

All The Best MOG !
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)!

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