Sly at his Slyiest

21 01 2010

This Sly tune is probably my all time favorite. It’s from the 1973 album Fresh, which is actually from his darker years. By darker, I mean both personally and musically. By this time Sly was very flaky and unreliable due to a nasty drug habit. In the same period, the music had also progressed to something much darker in tone in comparison to the hits of his earlier years like Everyday People, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Dance to the Music, Stand, etc. On this particular track there really is no Family Stone, though it’s still funky as hell. Sly plays everything himself except the drums and horns. His vocals are the real stand out though, the singing is just phenomenal on this one. It’s Sly at his Slyiest. There is an alternate mix that is available and some live versions too but this one is definitely the best.

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22 01 2010
BILL

Never heard Sly solo doing it all.

22 04 2010
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