SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - Thank You
In 1969, Sly & The Family Stone released the single for Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), which was later included on the groups 1970 Greatest Hits album. Larry Graham thumped the inventive bass line using the groundbreaking technique he was well know for. Graham developed his technique playing in a duo with his mother, in attempt to make-up for the lack of a drummer. The style inspired other 1970's funk, as well as artists like Prince and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 1990, Janet Jackson had a huge hit with Rhythm Nation - which was constructed over a sample of Graham's commanding bass line.
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