Music Interviews

12:03am

Thu August 22, 2013
Music Interviews

'You're What I Wanted': Assembling The Family Stone

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 10:43 am

Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham.
Stephen Paley Courtesy of the artist

"I think he was looking for good musicians, and he knew quite a few. He sees the heart of a person."

That's how Cynthia Robinson, founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, characterizes the charismatic frontman's choice of backing players. The band, which pioneered a blend of funk, soul, jazz and pop, began in 1960s San Francisco as a kind of blended family: black and white, men and women.

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12:03am

Sun August 18, 2013

3:13pm

Sat August 17, 2013

10:03am

Sat August 17, 2013
Music Interviews

Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Break Down The Bakersfield Sound

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 3:23 pm

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, two country legends, pay tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens on a new album.
Courtesy of the artist

Vince Gill has been making records since he was a teenager. Paul Franklin plays pedal-steel guitar like few others have. The two country legends have a new album together titled Bakersfield.

It's a tribute to a particular kind of country music that came out of Bakersfield, Calif., and was created and championed by a couple of guys from that town named Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Gill says the Bakersfield sound grew out of musicians moving west in the hope of scratching out a living.

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3:19am

Sun August 11, 2013
Music Interviews

A Veteran Rock Photographer Takes A Turn At The Mic

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 12:09 pm

Mark Seliger (third from left), former chief photographer for Rolling Stone, also leads the country-rock ensemble Rusty Truck.
Rodrigo Palma and Jordie Turner Courtesy of the artist

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