Sly Boogie represents San Francisco with some psychedelic funk. The guy prides himself on being a singer, songwriter and producer. Sometimes all of that makes us forget that the guy could play just about any instrument that he wanted to. He is a freak to say the least. Sly & The Family Stone were pioneers in changing the way black music was viewed. They were influenced by a number of different sounds, including that of James brown, and in turn they took funk to the next level and defined a new era of music. If you ever wonder where "slap bass" sound comes from, you best believe that Sly & The Family Stone were among the first to incorporate it. Their sound impacted the style of many of the best, including Parliament Funkadelic, The Temptations and even Michael Jackson.
Sly & The Family Stone had some range to say the least. You might be most familiar with tracks like "Dance to the Music" and "Everyday People", but today we feature "If You Want Me to Stay" which is a great depiction of their style and work.