Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair

Back to my old dad’s car tape. This tune was a slick, funky standout on a tape otherwise whiter than an Apple Store Christmas party. The thumping kick you hear is actually a programmable drum machine, making this the first number one to utilise one. Huh. I like how it hides quite well within the mix. Apparently Sly redubbed the recording so much the tape wore out, which gives the track its trademark swampy sound.

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2 responses to “Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair”

  1. Jeff Kaliss says :

    Don’t have to wait for Dad’s Day to turn your pops on to my book, I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone (Backbeat Books, 2008)

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