Friday, January 26, 2018

January 26th, 2018 - Pre-Funkin' With Sly's Greatest

Happy funky Friday! The Meista here tonight getting funky and soulful with a pairing of the "Greatest Hits" of Sly And The Family Stone and a Prefunk Pale Ale from Worthy Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Sly And The Family Stone
  • Title: "Greatest Hits"
  • Recorded: 1967 through 1969
  • Release date: November 21st, 1970 (1st 
  • Record company: Epic Records
  • Production: Sly Stone
  • Album cover art: Teresa Alfieri (design) and Stephen Paley (photography)
  • Personnel: Greg Errico (drums), Larry Graham (bass guitar and vocals), Jerry Martini (saxophone), Cynthia Robinson (trumpet and vocals), Freddie Stone (guitar and vocals), Rose Stone (piano, keyboards, and vocals), and Sly Stone (organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, and vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Little Sister (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Proto funk, funk rock, soul, R&B, fusion, psychedelic soul rock
  • Sound: Upbeat, up-tempo, soulful, funky, jazzy, and totally engaging, the music of Sly And The Family Stone is some of the best and most important grooves to come out of the 1960s!  These tracks will get your heart racing and your feet movin'!    
  • Major themes: Life, love, peace, hope, freedom, self-esteem, beauty, togetherness, soul, rock, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "I Want To Take You Higher"
  2. "Everybody Is A Star"
  3. "Stand!"
  4. "Life"
  5. "Fun"
  6. "You Can Make It If You Try"
  7. "Dance To The Music"
  8. "Everyday People"
  9. "Hot Fun In The Summertime"
  10. "M'Lady"
  11. "Sing A Simple Song"
  12. "Thank You (Faletinme Be Mice Elf Agin"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Worthy Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Prefunk Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBUs: 50
  • Ingredients: Citra and Amarillo hops
  • Pour: The Prefunk Pale Ale pours a hazy, golden/orange-amber with a frothy, white, 1-finger head that dissipates to a sustained, creamy film with sudsy and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is dank, earthy, citrusy, herbal, and fruity.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, pineapple, light mango, lemon, light melon, pine resin, and light malt.
  • Taste: The taste of the Prefunk Pale Ale is citrusy, dank and earthy, herbal, and lightly fruity.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pine, minerals, bitter and fresh herbs, and sweet caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, dry, and very refreshing with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The crisp, fruity, and very refreshing Prefunk Pale Ale from Worthy Brewing Company is perfect for the upbeat funky grooves of some of the greatest songs by the amazingly talented Sly And The Family Stone!
Cheers!!  Keep it funky!

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