“Family Affair” by Sly & The Family Stone (1971)

Sly & The Family Stone’s “Family Affair” has to be one of the weirdest number one singles ever.  First off, it marked an early experiment with the Rhythm King drum machine, a device that produced an incredibly unique sound. I’m sure it sounded futuristic in 1971. It sounds delightfully primitive (in an endearing way) these… Read More “Family Affair” by Sly & The Family Stone (1971)

“Don’t Let Me Down” by The Beatles featuring Billy Preston (1969)

There was a point in time when “Don’t Let Me Down” might have been my favorite Beatles song. I was addicted to that 1967-1970 compilation for quite some time after it got remastered/rereleased in early ‘94, played it religiously. “Don’t Let Me Down” has a soulful/bluesy streak that’s not present in a lot of Beatles… Read More “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Beatles featuring Billy Preston (1969)