“That’s what I like about pop music: the only truth is the three and a half minutes of music you’re presenting to the audience.”
Sly & the Family Stone
No one brought the funk to the ’70s more than the originator of the “slap” bass, Larry Graham
There is much to be thankful for today
It’s the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community.
A day for giving thanks
Bloodstone was one of the key groups in soul music history
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!
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!
Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career
Years ago, I worked at a radio station in small-town Illinois. An on-air discussion about Woodstock prompted one of the sales reps to collar me in the hall afterward. “I…
The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band featured an ever-shifting cast of musicians until Charles Wright solidified the lineup for the funk classic “Express Yourself.”
On the heels of the release of a brand new EP, Little Shalimar stops by and gives Popdose his choices for five Desert Island Discs.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt has been one of the music industry’s best kept secrets for almost a decade now. Starting his career writing songs for and with artists like Dionne Farris…
Funk/rock legend Sly Stone made his only appearance in a music video back in 1986, when he appeared in Jesse Johnson’s “Crazay” clip.
The Boston-area band released only three albums before breaking up in 2000, but have reunited for a series of shows in Europe. Robert Cass takes a look back at their brief but stellar discography.
Sly & the Family Stone released their breakthrough album in May 1969. This week Ken Shane fondly remembers the album’s title track.
Gobble gobble, bitches! It’s a Mix Six that’ll have you begging for seconds.
Rob Smith provides some soulful sides to get us through winter’s last throes, in this week’s Popdose.com Friday Mixtape.
The first sound you hear on Angie Stone’s fifth album, Unexpected (Stax/Concord), is a sample of Sly & the Family Stone’s “Family Affair,” the hit single from that band’s fifth…
The following piece originally appeared as an entry in Popdose’s Most Disturbing Halloween EVER! series. “Everyday People” entered the Billboard Top 40 on January 4, 1969. Six weeks later it…
Hippies, mud, and music! Woodstock celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, and we’re celebrating with a day full of festival-themed content.
There’s a well-known saying that if you think Woodstock was great, you weren’t there. The point is that the mud, drugs, lack of food and water, and often bad music…