The 80s Cruise
Posts tagged "Sly & the Family Stone"
Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The '80s From Worst To First (223-221)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (223-221)

Surface showers you with 4 minutes of awful, as we count down each song to hit #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart during the ’80s.

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the '70s: Part Five

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Five

There’s a riot goin’ on…in our list of the 100 best albums of the ’70s. Find out where Sly places…and what else made the list!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the '70s: Part One

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part One

You’ll be seeing a lot of these two men over the next few days-check out the beginning of our list of the top 100 albums of the Seventies!

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

If you’re a fan of soul music, we’ve got reviews of two books you must add to your must-read list.

Aging Hip Replacement 2.0: Thank You

Aging Hip Replacement 2.0: Thank You

We appreciate you.

Blerd Briefs: "UnSung" Nas & Maxwell

Blerd Briefs: “UnSung” Nas & Maxwell

If you’re watching TV tonight, make sure you’re checking out the season premiere of “UnSung” on TvOne, which profiles Sly & The Family Stone. Also, Maxwell cancels his tour and Amy Winehouse joins Nas on his new album.

Spin Cycle: Sly Stone’s “I’m Back…Family & Friends”

Here’s a question for you. Given all that Sly Stone has been through since his heyday four decades ago-not just the addiction but the general weirdness and shadowy stuff-wouldn’t it have been great for him to make a triumphant comeback? As far as second chances go, it would be pretty awesome. Well, folks, I hate to say it, but I don’t think a comeback’s gonna happen for Sly. The new I’m Back: Family & Friends is a weird mishmash of […]

Blerd Briefs: Sly’s Back (?), Common Switches Labels & Doughty Goes On Tour!

In “News You Never Expected to Receive”, how about this one? Sly & the Family Stone are releasing a new album! Well…sort of. I’m Back! Family and Friends is the title of the Sly & the Family Stone album being released on August 16th. It’s the first album released by Sly in nearly thirty years. The album consists of re-workings of Sly classics like “Everyday People” and “Stand!”, as well as three new songs. If you can only come up […]

250 Words or Less: Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Love EP”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Brit soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae has delivered The Love EP, a stopgap collection of five covers that’s pleasant but not essential. My dislike for covers collections is well-documented, so the fact that I enjoy this as much as I do is something of an anomaly. However, three of the five songs are solid, and a fourth would be solid if not for it’s interminable length. A few weeks ago, I featured Corinne’s version […]