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Sly & The Family Stone’s ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’ On Limited Edition Red Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On limited edition red vinyl

There’s A Riot Goin’ On, Sly & The Family Stone’s influential masterpiece of psychedelic funk turns 50 in 2021 and to celebrate, there will be a new limited edition version on red vinyl.

The album marked a shift in the band’s tone, striking a more political and militant vibe while showing Sly Stone’s disillusionment with the promise of the 60s. At the same time, it was also a big commercial success, hitting #1 on the album charts while the single “Family Affair” topped the singles charts.

There’s a Riot Goin’ On is still to this day highly regarded and continues to rank in many publications’ best-album lists, including Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Pre-order your copy here: https://legacyrecordings.link/TARGOAW

‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary Out Now Featuring Sly & The Family Stone

The acclaimed documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is now playing in theaters and at Hulu!

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Inside ‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary Coming July 2 – Rolling Stone

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Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature-length documentary — part concert film, part neighborhood love letter, part interrogation of Sixties music-doc conventions — that has received early raves. The documentary arrives in theaters and on Hulu on July 2 and includes rare footage of Sly & The Family Stone.

Read how the film came together in this article at Rolling Stone.

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Watch ‘Summer Of Soul’ Trailer Including Sly & The Family Stone

Sly & The Family Stone in Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

A new trailer has been released for the documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The film, directed by Questlove, includes rare footage of Sly & The Family Stone.

Summer Of Soul will arrive in theaters and on Hulu on July 2. The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival in February.

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Pat Rizzo Has Died At Age 79

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Pat Rizzo, a saxophonist who played with Sly & The Family Stone, War, Tito Puente and Frank Sinatra, died on Thursday. He was 79.

Rizzo, in 1970, was “recommended to replace a saxophonist in the groundbreaking funk band Sly & The Family Stone. Sly Stone called him into his bathroom and asked if he was any good. Rizzo said yeah and Sly gave him the job without hearing him play. One night, they went to a recording studio and Rizzo watched Sly jam with Jimi Hendrix. After that, they dreamed of fusing rock and funk with jazz. They started stretching funk in a new jazz direction.”

Read more at the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

‘Summer Of Soul’ Featuring Sly & The Family Stone To Be Released In July

Sly & The Family Stone in Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Questlove’s documentary, Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), will arrive in theaters and on Hulu on July 2. It delves into the history of the Harlem Cultural Festival which took place in 1969 over the course of six weeks at Harlem’s Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The lineup for those shows included Sly & The Family Stone and the documentary features never-before-seen footage.

Summer of Soul had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in February. It was awarded both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

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Questlove To Direct New Sly Stone Documentary

AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON TO DIRECT SLY STONE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

MRC Non-Fiction Partners with Network Entertainment, Two One Five Entertainment, Stardust Films and ID8 Multimedia for a Documentary Film from “Summer of Soul” Director about Legendary Artist Sly Stone

MRC Non-Fiction today announced an “Untitled Sly Stone” project that follows the story of groundbreaking artist Sly Stone, founding member of Sly and the Family Stone. Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will direct with his Two One Five Entertainment along with producing partners Zarah Zohlman and Shawn Gee. Oscar®and Emmy® Award-winner Common will executive produce via Stardust Films with Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone executive producing via ID8 Multimedia. Network Entertainment’s Derik Murray and Brian Gersh will serve as producers.

The untitled documentary follows the story of the influential artist, king of funk, and fashion icon Sly Stone, a musician who was breaking all the rules at a time when doing so was extremely challenging, even dangerous. The pressure of explosive mainstream pop success and the responsibility of representing Black America forced him to walk the fine line of impossible expectations.

Said Questlove, “It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA….it’s a black musician’s blueprint….to be given the honor to explore his history and legacy is beyond a dream for me.” 

“Sly’s influence on popular music and culture as a whole is immeasurable, and what his career represents is a parable that transcends time and place,” said Amit Dey, Head of MRC Non-Fiction. “Questlove’s vision, sensitivity and reverence brings the urgency that Sly’s story and music deserve, and we’re excited to be working with him to bring Sly’s story to life.”   

Thompson’s “Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” landed the 2021 Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and secured a record-breaking distribution deal with Searchlight Pictures and Hulu. In addition, the accomplished musician and The New York Times bestselling author executive produced AMC’s acclaimed documentary series “Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America,” served as the executive music producer and composer on the A&E miniseries “Roots,” and co-produced the Grammy Award-winning “Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton.”

MRC Non-Fiction’s first feature length documentary “The Sparks Brothers,” Edgar Wright’s musical odyssey about the singular career of brothers Ron & Russell Mael, had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received glowing reviews.

About MRC Non-Fiction
MRC Non-Fiction works with a diverse group of artists to develop, finance and produce feature documentaries and docuseries for global audiences who seek enduring and definitive storytelling. The slate includes: “The Sparks Brothers,” the critically acclaimed debut documentary from filmmaker Edgar Wright (“Baby Driver”), chronicling the 50-year career of influential American duo Sparks, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival; and “The Last Rider,” which tells the story of legendary cyclist Greg LeMond, from acclaimed director Alex Holmes. For more information, please visit www.mrcentertainment.com.

Sly & The Family Stone [RE]DISCOVER Playlist At Amazon Music

Sly & The Family Stone REDISCOVER Playlist on Amazon Music

Sly & The Family Stone are featured at Amazon Music for Black History Month. Listen to their [RE]DISCOVER Playlist here! https://amzn.to/3aVHSSz

Legendary funk, rock and psychedelic records aside — in the ’60s they were the FIRST band with a lineup of men and women, racially integrated. The Bay area powerhouse laid the foundation for rock and funk bands for decades to come, bringing a uniquely vibrant energy during a time that truly needed it.

Sly & The Family Stone REDISCOVER Playlist on Amazon Music