“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)

“Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone (1968)

“Everyday People” is the populist song to end all populist songs, and carries a message that’s as relevant now as it was fifty (fifty!) years ago. We’ve got to live together. No matter what. I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the discourse we currently have–particularly on social media. It often seems like… Read More “Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone (1968)