Happy Birthday 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 Tracklist :

Thank You (2018) . Purple Rain (2017) . w/ Prince (2016) . 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) .

Tracklist :

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 .


[2011] 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 >>

[2008] Larry Graham is at BB Kings in New-York City. And who knows? His old friend Prince might show up. >> 46 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1994] Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Mellencamp, Martha Reeves, Bon Jovi, Eric Burdon, Melissa Etheridge, Al Green, Pretenders, Soul Asylum, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Larry Graham, George Clinton, The P. Funk All Stars, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers Band, Slash, Boz Scaggs, Aretha Franklin and more. They all take part in the Concert For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, OH >> 145 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] you do not want to miss Sly and the Family Stone bassist, Larry Graham turned crooner at the Merv Griffin Show on a television station near you >> 4 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2011] 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 >>

[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 >>


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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