New archival compilation gathers together early Sly Stone recordings
November 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Before he formed his famous funk/soul/rock band The Family Stone, Sylvester Stewart, a.k.a. Sly Stone, was in a multi-racial high-school doo-wop group called The Viscaynes.
Now, a compilation featuring The Viscaynes' early doo-wop and gospel recordings titled Sly Before The Family Stone will be released on CD this Friday, November 15, while a limited-edition blue-vinyl version of the album -- pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl -- will follow in March of 2020.
Sly joined The Viscaynes around 1961, when he was 17, and the group went on to release a few regional singles before disbanding.
The album features a total of 19 tracks, and also appears to include other tracks that Sly recorded prior to the 1966 formation of The Family Stone.
Here's the Sly Before The Family Stone track list:
"In the Still of the Night"
"Don't Say I Didn't Warn You"
"Ain't That Lovin' You Babe"
"Every Dog Has His Day"
"Suki Suki Part One"
"Suki Suki Part Two"
"I Can't Turn You Loose"
"Take My Advice"
"I Ain't Got Nobody"
"If You Were Blue"
"Life of Fortune and Fame"
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