We all wish Happy Birthday to Larry Graham. ‘Next Stop Central Station’

This day (August 14, 1946), in Beaumont, Texas, is born Larry Graham, an American bass guitar player with Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Purple Rain (2017) . w/ Carlos Santana – Higher (2013) . Move Like Jagger (2012) . Live In France (2011) . Bass Solo (2010) . Way Black When . Hair . w/ Graham Central Station – Release Yourself . w/ Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You . w/ Sly & the Family Stone – Everyday People / Dance To The Music (1968) .

TOP 10

Larry Graham Top 10 :

One In A Million You . Sooner or Later . Just Be My Lady . Sooner Or Later . One In A Million . When We Get Married . The Jam . There’s Something About You . For Your Love . It’s Alright .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Released on November 20, 1971, Theres a Riot Goin On is the fifth studio album by Sly and the Family Stone. >>

Sly & the Family Stone’s Fresh is their sixth album , written and produced by Sly Stone and released on June 30, 1973. >>

Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone is their fourth (and breakout) studio album released on May 3, 1969. >>

Dance to the Music by Sly and the Family Stone is their second studio album released on April 27, 1968. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[2010] Larry Graham is at BB King Blues Club in New-York City >> 60 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Larry Graham plays at Jazz Cafe in London. One can expect Mark King of Level 42 fame to join him at some point. >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1974] Sly & The Family Stone perform on ABC’s In Concert television show >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1973] The Wailers featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Joe Higgs (sitting in for Bunny Wailer) plays a private concert at Capitol Records. A few days ago, Sly Stone of Sly & The Family Stone for whom they were opening since the begining of the tour, fired them unexpectedly in Las Vegas. >> 178 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2009] Larry Graham is at BB Kings in New-York City. And who knows? His old friend Prince might show up. >> 46 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1969] Sly and the Family Stone will be bring their funk at An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music to be held in Bethel, New York >> 5 MINUTES on RVM

[1984] we have a bass duo with Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham and drummer Perry Wilson at Live Under The Sky festival in Tokyo, Japan >> 11 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Larry Graham’s concert will be business as usual unless some unexpected guitarist shows up at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (August 14, 1946), in Beaumont, Texas, is born Larry Graham, an American bass guitar player with Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.

Larry Graham : In 1968 Larry joined Sly and the Family Stone. Their first album “A Whole New Thing” provided a way for people all over the country to hear Larry’s unique bass playing. Their next album had a number of hit singles such as Dance to the Music and Everybody Is a Star, both of which allowed his voice as well as his thumping & plucking bass style to be heard around the globe.

@allmusic : Graham Central Station was a showcase for the revolutionary pop-and-slap bass guitar of Graham, an alumnus of Sly & the Family Stone largely responsible for originating the percussive groove which typified the progressive funk sound of the ’70s.

@last.fm : He is best known as both the bass guitar player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central Station. He is credited with the invention of the slapping technique, which radically expanded the tonal palette of the bass guitar, although he himself refers to the technique as “Thumpin’ and Pluckin’.”

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