Sly & The Family Stone Different Strokes By Different Folks
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- Released: February 7, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Sony
Description by OLDIES.com:
Different Strokes by Different Folks is the long awaited re-imagining of the music of Sly & the Family Stone, uniting a team of fiery all-star innovators in a revolutionary reversal that turns the notion of "sampling" on its head. Created under aegis of the reclusive Sly Stone, who approved every aspect of these recordings, each song on this album breathes new life into a Sly & the Family Stone classic, and each in a very distinctive style. Alone or in one-of-a-kind collaborations, young stars join the ranks of veteran performers in a compelling hybrid of sounds and rhythms.
- 1.Wil.i.am (Black Eyed Peas)Dance to the Music
- 2.Maroon 5Everyday People
- 3.The RootsStar
- 4.Big Boi (feat. Sleepy Brown & Killer Mike)Runnin' Away
- 5.John Legend & Joss Stone & Van HuntFamily Affair
- 6.Scar[You Caught Me] Smilin
- 7.Devin LimaIf You Want Me To Stay
- 8.the Wylde BunchI Get High On You
- 9.MobyLove City
- 10.Buddy Guy & John MayerYou Can Make It If You Try
- 11.Chuck D, D'Angelo & Issac HayesSing A Simple Song
- 12.Steve Tyler and Robert Randolph[I Want To Take You] Higher
- 13.The Nappy Roots and Martin LutherDon't Call Me Nigger Whitey
- 14.Thank You Nation 1814 with Janet Jackson
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.
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