Different Strokes By Different Folks

Different Strokes by Different Folks re-imagines the hits of Sly & Family Stone with current generation of stars including John Legend & Joss Stone w/ Van Hunt; Buddy Guy & John Mayer; Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) w/ Robert Randolph; Chuck D (Public Enemy), D'Angelo & Isaac Hayes ; and Big Boi (Outkast ) feat. Sleepy Brown & Killer Mike alongside songs by chart-toppers Janet Jackson, Maroon 5, will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas), Janet Jackson, the The Roots, Moby, Devin Lima (LFO) and more.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sing A Simple Song with Isaac Hayes and Chuck D

The music of Sly and the Family Stone was incredibly funky to begin with, but imagine adding rapper Chuck D, soulman Isaac Hayes and singer D'Angelo to the mix. That's what happened after producer Steve Jordan re-imagined Sly's "Sing a Simple Song." Chuck D and Isaac Hayes talk about Sly's music and how he impacted the culture and their lives. Click here to listen.

You Can Make It If You Try with John Mayer

Even though Sly and the Family Stone were together for a short period of time, their music continues to influence artists of many styles. Pop star John Mayer tells us about he teamed up with legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy to put a serious edge on Sly's "You Can Make It If You Try." Click here to listen.