Sly and The Family Stone ‘s “Dance to the Music” always brings back great memories for me. One of the benefits of having an older brother and sister was the exposure to “hip” popular music when I was just an itty-bitty. My sister was in love with Sly and would spin her 45’s and I would jump up and down sometimes making the record skip. There is something about music and how a favorite song can spark a memory.
Tonight was a first for me, I attended the red carpet premiere of “UnSung” Sly and the Family Stone. My friend Michael Ajakwe Jr. produced this phenomenal episode that revealed so many interesting details of Sly’s life and what he has been doing for the past forty years. The episode could have easily been a two hour feature or a least a part one, Sly’s story is so complex. Click Here for a sneak peek of the episode, the footage is incredible.
Michael also brought “UnSung” Deniece Williams and Ray Parker Jr. to TVone. Executives, cast members, musicians, actors and regular peeps like me walked the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of “UnSung” Sly and the Family Stone.
Novena Carmel, Sly’s youngest child was in attendance, she is also following in the family’s music legacy. Karla Gordy Bristol was our beautiful host for the evening conducting interviews on the red carpet, she even interviewed me!
UnSung is TVone’s music series that focuses on the stories of talented forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists. Season 6 opens tonight with Sly and the Family Stone at 6:00 PM Pacific time on TVone. Tune in for a history lesson in psychedelic funk.
Whoever we are, we all enjoy listening to music…Do you have a favorite “funk” artist or song?
I think it is timely that I leave you with THIS.