Various Artists: Freddie Stone, Greg Errico, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson.
Personnel: Freddie Stone, Adam Levine, Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Steven Tyler (vocals, harp); Rose Stone (vocals, clarinet, keyboards); Cynthia Robinson (vocals, trumpet); Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (vocals, organ); John Legend (vocals, keyboards); Isaac Hayes, Joss Stone , Larry Graham, Devin Lima (vocals); Steve Jordan (guitar, drums, background vocals); Rob "Fonksta" Bacon, David Whild (guitar); Pat Rizzo, Jerry Martini (saxophone); Jerry Freeman, Corey Hogan, Brian Warfield (horns); Bernie Worrell (Clavinet, mini-Moog synthesizer); Randy Jackson (organ); Kevin Kendricks, Daniel Crawford, Jesse Carmichael (keyboards); Babi Floyd (drums, background vocals); Greg Errico, Andy Newmark, Ryan Dusick, Ishmael Ferguson (drums); Lenesha Randolph, Nikka Costa, T.M. Stevens, Van Hunt (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin Guarnieri; Manny Marroquin; Kenneth Michael; Richard Hilton; Serban Ghenea; Ishmael Ferguson; Matt Still.
Audio Remixers: Steve Jordan ; Moby; Niko Bolas; Pat Thrall.
Liner Note Author: William A. Welch.
Recording information: Audio Vision Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Drop Zone, Torrance, CA; Le Crib; sony Music Studios; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; The N. Dugout; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
It's totally conceivable that without Sly Stone and his innovations there would be no funk, hip-hop, or club music as we know it. The artists on this compilation give a nod to that notion by paying tribute to the great Sly with a variety of covers, remixes, and reinventions of tunes by the Family Stone. The hip-hop nation weighs in with performances by the Roots, Chuck D., Big Boi, Cee-Lo, and others, while R&B veterans (D'Angelo, Isaac Hayes, Janet Jackson), electronica figures (Moby), and pop- rockers (Stephen Tyler, John Mayer) join the fray too, making for a fun, varied homage to one of pop music's most pivotal artists.