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Thread started 12/28/18 12:59pm

EekAhBoo

New Sly Stone documentary to air in 2019

https://deadline.com/2018/12/sly-and-the-family-stone-feature-documentary-winter-state-entertainment-1202526757/

It was 10 years in the making, but a feature documentary about Sly and The Family Stone and their impact on the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music is on its way. Dance to the Streaming Music, from Winter State Entertainment, will include exclusive interviews and footage of Sly and the Family Stone and other artists – and their reversal of fortune in the wake the Music Modernization Act. The project is wrapping up for release in 2019.

The last anyone heard of Stone, one of the pioneers of funk music as mastermind for Sly and the Family Stone, was after a series of legal and financial problems who was destitute and living out of a camper van in Los Angeles. But due to the Music Modernization Act, enacted in Oct. 2018 which gives royalties on digital streaming, things have changed for him.

Sly and the Family Stone has been referred to as the first major rock group to have a racially integrated, maleand female lineup; the group’s core line-up led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone.

The doc is directed by indie filmmaker Brady Spensor who first met Sly Stone in 2008, when Stone agreed to Spensor’s documentary pitch for over the phone after being introduced by Sly’s son, Sylvester Jr. His son worked alongside Spensor for about 5-years on separate (and unrelated) studio projects, but Stone embraced the idea.

“When I was big enough to reach the piano, I thought that everybody had to do it in the world. This documentary is a chance to share my story with all the wide-eyed dreamers,” he said in a statement provided to Deadline.

Added Spensor, “It took months before Sly even remembered my name. But soon after, I would get called at all hours, day or night. This was at a time in his life when things were really difficult for Sly. I became his friend at his most down and out, most financially broke and feel incredibly grateful for Sly’s trust and participation allowing me to document the end of a tragic spiral, then the transition and the outcome of Sly winning a significant lawsuit that may have influenced The Music Modernization Act.”

“This production has been more than a decade in the making and seeing it all coming together is a dream come true,” he continued. “The time we spent together was treasured and any opportunity to be around Sly was exceptional, and I wouldn’t pass it up for anything. When Sly finally collected his royalties after years of being financially strapped and homeless, it warmed my heart.”

The film chronicles the past decade of of Sly and the Family Stone and the journey up to the Music Modernization Act. With fellow producer Willem Alkema, the filmmakers shot new footage of Sly Stone and other artists who were influenced by his music. Other producers are Camille and Hamid Torapbour and Dr. Mark Smith at Winter State Entertainment, and Billie Feldman.

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Reply #1 posted 12/29/18 9:34am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

https://deadline.com/2018/12/sly-and-the-family-stone-feature-documentary-winter-state-entertainment-1202526757/

It was 10 years in the making, but a feature documentary about Sly and The Family Stone and their impact on the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music is on its way. Dance to the Streaming Music, from Winter State Entertainment, will include exclusive interviews and footage of Sly and the Family Stone and other artists – and their reversal of fortune in the wake the Music Modernization Act. The project is wrapping up for release in 2019.

The last anyone heard of Stone, one of the pioneers of funk music as mastermind for Sly and the Family Stone, was after a series of legal and financial problems who was destitute and living out of a camper van in Los Angeles. But due to the Music Modernization Act, enacted in Oct. 2018 which gives royalties on digital streaming, things have changed for him.

Sly and the Family Stone has been referred to as the first major rock group to have a racially integrated, maleand female lineup; the group’s core line-up led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone.

The doc is directed by indie filmmaker Brady Spensor who first met Sly Stone in 2008, when Stone agreed to Spensor’s documentary pitch for over the phone after being introduced by Sly’s son, Sylvester Jr. His son worked alongside Spensor for about 5-years on separate (and unrelated) studio projects, but Stone embraced the idea.

“When I was big enough to reach the piano, I thought that everybody had to do it in the world. This documentary is a chance to share my story with all the wide-eyed dreamers,” he said in a statement provided to Deadline.

Added Spensor, “It took months before Sly even remembered my name. But soon after, I would get called at all hours, day or night. This was at a time in his life when things were really difficult for Sly. I became his friend at his most down and out, most financially broke and feel incredibly grateful for Sly’s trust and participation allowing me to document the end of a tragic spiral, then the transition and the outcome of Sly winning a significant lawsuit that may have influenced The Music Modernization Act.”

“This production has been more than a decade in the making and seeing it all coming together is a dream come true,” he continued. “The time we spent together was treasured and any opportunity to be around Sly was exceptional, and I wouldn’t pass it up for anything. When Sly finally collected his royalties after years of being financially strapped and homeless, it warmed my heart.”

The film chronicles the past decade of of Sly and the Family Stone and the journey up to the Music Modernization Act. With fellow producer Willem Alkema, the filmmakers shot new footage of Sly Stone and other artists who were influenced by his music. Other producers are Camille and Hamid Torapbour and Dr. Mark Smith at Winter State Entertainment, and Billie Feldman.

GREAT biggrin cool ...Thanks EekAhBoo! wink

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Reply #2 posted 12/29/18 3:45pm

S2DG

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excited

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Reply #3 posted 01/02/19 1:31pm

MarshallStacks

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cool , just as long as it ain't just talking about his business affairs and how bad drugs are.

Sly imo ain't totally 'gone'. He has said some truly insightful things here and there in interviews over the last 10 years.

Would love to hear his take on Prince, though we might not like what he says ... wink

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Reply #4 posted 01/03/19 11:09am

CoolMF

Sounds interesting and thanks for the heads up. This will be epic if they got Larry to do an interview for it.

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Reply #5 posted 01/03/19 1:03pm

EekAhBoo

MarshallStacks said:

cool , just as long as it ain't just talking about his business affairs and how bad drugs are.

Sly imo ain't totally 'gone'. He has said some truly insightful things here and there in interviews over the last 10 years.

Would love to hear his take on Prince, though we might not like what he says ... wink

Sly is writing an autobiography biggrin

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Reply #6 posted 01/03/19 3:46pm

RODSERLING

Fucking great.
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Reply #7 posted 01/04/19 7:56pm

TD3

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MarshallStacks said:

cool , just as long as it ain't just talking about his business affairs and how bad drugs are.

Sly imo ain't totally 'gone'. He has said some truly insightful things here and there in interviews over the last 10 years.

Would love to hear his take on Prince, though we might not like what he says ... wink

Good luck with that.... lol Since the self-indulgence of the band was the main reason for his demise.

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Reply #8 posted 01/05/19 9:41am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

MarshallStacks said:

cool , just as long as it ain't just talking about his business affairs and how bad drugs are.

Sly imo ain't totally 'gone'. He has said some truly insightful things here and there in interviews over the last 10 years.

Would love to hear his take on Prince, though we might not like what he says ... wink

Sly is writing an autobiography biggrin

Do you think we'll read it someday? sad

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Reply #9 posted 01/05/19 12:59pm

EekAhBoo

yello1 said:



EekAhBoo said:




MarshallStacks said:


cool , just as long as it ain't just talking about his business affairs and how bad drugs are.



Sly imo ain't totally 'gone'. He has said some truly insightful things here and there in interviews over the last 10 years.



Would love to hear his take on Prince, though we might not like what he says ... wink



Sly is writing an autobiography biggrin



Do you think we'll read it someday? sad



Yes! Sly is actually doing well. I wish he would the music he’s sitting on already. I have heard quite a few songs and the genius is still there!
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Reply #10 posted 01/06/19 1:52am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

yello1 said:

Do you think we'll read it someday? sad

Yes! Sly is actually doing well. I wish he would the music he’s sitting on already. I have heard quite a few songs and the genius is still there!

biggrin cool ohh...thankss !!

We just have to wait...I guess....

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Reply #11 posted 01/06/19 1:53am

EekAhBoo

yello1 said:

EekAhBoo said:

yello1 said: Yes! Sly is actually doing well. I wish he would the music he’s sitting on already. I have heard quite a few songs and the genius is still there!

biggrin cool ohh...thankss !!

We just have to wait...I guess....

Check your notes later and I'll send you something biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 01/06/19 9:21am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

yello1 said:

biggrin cool ohh...thankss !!

We just have to wait...I guess....

Check your notes later and I'll send you something biggrin

Woooaa ...yesss ?? biggrin wink

Thankss brotherrr!

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Reply #13 posted 01/08/19 9:08pm

Tontoman22

EekAhBoo said:

https://deadline.com/2018/12/sly-and-the-family-stone-feature-documentary-winter-state-entertainment-1202526757/

It was 10 years in the making, but a feature documentary about Sly and The Family Stone and their impact on the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music is on its way. Dance to the Streaming Music, from Winter State Entertainment, will include exclusive interviews and footage of Sly and the Family Stone and other artists – and their reversal of fortune in the wake the Music Modernization Act. The project is wrapping up for release in 2019.

The last anyone heard of Stone, one of the pioneers of funk music as mastermind for Sly and the Family Stone, was after a series of legal and financial problems who was destitute and living out of a camper van in Los Angeles. But due to the Music Modernization Act, enacted in Oct. 2018 which gives royalties on digital streaming, things have changed for him.

Sly and the Family Stone has been referred to as the first major rock group to have a racially integrated, maleand female lineup; the group’s core line-up led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone.

The doc is directed by indie filmmaker Brady Spensor who first met Sly Stone in 2008, when Stone agreed to Spensor’s documentary pitch for over the phone after being introduced by Sly’s son, Sylvester Jr. His son worked alongside Spensor for about 5-years on separate (and unrelated) studio projects, but Stone embraced the idea.

“When I was big enough to reach the piano, I thought that everybody had to do it in the world. This documentary is a chance to share my story with all the wide-eyed dreamers,” he said in a statement provided to Deadline.

Added Spensor, “It took months before Sly even remembered my name. But soon after, I would get called at all hours, day or night. This was at a time in his life when things were really difficult for Sly. I became his friend at his most down and out, most financially broke and feel incredibly grateful for Sly’s trust and participation allowing me to document the end of a tragic spiral, then the transition and the outcome of Sly winning a significant lawsuit that may have influenced The Music Modernization Act.”

“This production has been more than a decade in the making and seeing it all coming together is a dream come true,” he continued. “The time we spent together was treasured and any opportunity to be around Sly was exceptional, and I wouldn’t pass it up for anything. When Sly finally collected his royalties after years of being financially strapped and homeless, it warmed my heart.”

The film chronicles the past decade of of Sly and the Family Stone and the journey up to the Music Modernization Act. With fellow producer Willem Alkema, the filmmakers shot new footage of Sly Stone and other artists who were influenced by his music. Other producers are Camille and Hamid Torapbour and Dr. Mark Smith at Winter State Entertainment, and Billie Feldman.

Cool, thanks for the heads up. Lookng forward to it.

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Reply #14 posted 01/11/19 1:51pm

EekAhBoo

Here's a recent video of Sly, btw.

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Reply #15 posted 01/12/19 9:24am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

Here's a recent video of Sly, btw.

THANK U EekAhBoo!

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Reply #16 posted 01/13/19 6:17am

EekAhBoo

Not sure if Sly did any work on that album. Kinda sounds like him on the song that’s playing.
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Reply #17 posted 01/13/19 11:03am

yello1

EekAhBoo said:

Not sure if Sly did any work on that album. Kinda sounds like him on the song that’s playing.

U say it 4 the vocoder yeah but... sad

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thecorihypothesis

Sounds good anyway.

"The creator, Cori Jacobs, is the cousin of Funk inventor Sly Stone of Sly and the Family."

I didnt know that!

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Reply #18 posted 01/13/19 3:14pm

EekAhBoo

Hmm, that link doesn't say anything about Sly, so I guess he didn't contribute.

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Reply #19 posted 01/17/19 7:49pm

mrwiggles

I love Sly on Funkadelic's Shake The Gate a few years ago. The originator innovator like I always say there's two eras of pop. Pre Sly and post Sly.
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Reply #20 posted 02/04/19 10:52pm

SoulAlive

Interesting
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