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Topic subjectSly & The Family Stone "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
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2532385, Sly & The Family Stone "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
Posted by BootyGreen, Thu Mar-31-11 10:28 AM
This song sounded nothing like any other soul or funk song that was on the air at the time of it's release in December of '69. Most of the funk/hard soul out at that time was working from the JB template of staccato horns and hollerin' on the lead vocal. The vocals on this song were chanted in unison. The accent on the rhythm provided by Mr. Grahams thumb made this jam a harbinger of things to come in the world of funk.

"I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick." - Joe Jackson