Sly & the Family Stone

 
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15 surprising albums that helped shape the sound of Brazil’s pioneering psychedelic-rock group Os Mutantes

  For Wax Poetics Issue 31, Wax Poetics contributor Allen Thayer spoke with Os Mutantes about their radical transformation of…

May 20th, 2014 | Allen Thayer | Record Rundown
Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding and the future of fusion

With the release of Miles Davis’s revolutionary records In a Silent Way in 1969 and Bitches Brew the following year, the genius trumpeter, with the invaluable assistance of an amazing crew of young collaborators, created the musical future shock later called fusion.

May 31st, 2011 | Michael Gonzales | Articles
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Rollin’ with Raphael

Like Raphael Saadiq’s acclaimed 2008 album, The Way I See It—a downtown ode to the Motown-Stax-Philly International eras—his latest album due out May 10, Stone Rollin’, conjures up nostalgia, with dust-track roads and sock-hop, bluesy, British soul fusion.

May 9th, 2011 | Ericka | Articles
High On You

Spaced Cowboy

Today is Sly Stone’s sixty-eighth birthday. Born on March 15, 1943, Sylvester Stewart was playing the keyboard, drums, bass, and…

March 15th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
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Shawn Lee

  Wax Poetics recently sat down with Shawn Lee to discuss his recent Ubiquity solo joint, Soul in the Hole,…

October 22nd, 2009 | Dan Frio | Articles
Issue 32 - Sly Stone

Issue 32

Issue 32 offers a rare and insightful look at funk visionary Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone. We also…

December 31st, 2008 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
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Border Crossing

Since 2003, the eight-piece funk band Brownout has been rocking b-boy jams and packing live-music venues with fast-paced funk covers.

March 17th, 2008 | Kristofer Rios | Articles
On the bass in Berkeley, 1984, and skating circa late '70s.

Double Time

“I’ll take the dusty sound of a 45 over slick studio tracks any day,” so says Tommy Guerrero, whose name…

June 1st, 2007 | David Ma | Articles
Issue 19

Issue 19

Joe Bataan is a New York legend in salsa, boogaloo/soul, disco, and even hip-hop circles for his numerous contributions. New…

October 31st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
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Little Sister

It seems appropriate that, in the wake of Sly Stone’s somewhat bewildering Grammy appearance, we take some time out to…

March 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery
Billy Preston

Billy Preston

Before he became known as the fifth Beatle, and his solo career subsequently skyrocketed, Preston was a keyboard prodigy, recording…

January 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery
Issue-02

Issue 2

The Academic Archive: Vol 2 Pretty Purdie Bernard Purdie Bob James Calling Two Brothers With Beats Mr. Walt and Evil…

April 21st, 2002 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

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