Michael Kiwanuka - You’ve Got Nothing To Lose (2014)

zZounds Interview: Darryl Jones

Bassist Darryl Jones’ dynamic playing and powerful live sound have made him one of the most respected musicians in the business. In this exclusive video interview, we talk with Darryl about getting his big break with Miles Davis, and playing bass in front of a million people with The Rolling Stones.

Gil Scott-Heron - 95 South (All Of The Places We’ve Been) (1998)

Tina Turner - Paradise Is Here (1988)


On this day in music history: May 3, 1969 - “Stand!”, the fourth studio album by Sly & The Family Stone is released. Produced by Sly Stone, it is recorded at Pacific High Studios in San Francisco, CA from late 1968 - Early 1969. Following the lukewarm reception and low sales of their third release “Life” in the Fall of 1968, Sly & Family Stone will regroup with the resolve of making a much stronger album next time out. More determined and focused than ever, they will do just that. It will be the bands’ breakthrough album, with its influence being far and wide reaching on rock and R&B musicians alike. The album will also become a cornerstone of Hip Hop as one of the most widely sampled in history. It will spin off four singles including “Everyday People” (#1 R&B and Pop), “I Want To Take You Higher” (#24 R&B, #38 Pop), and the title track (#14 R&B, #22 Pop). The original LP issue will be released in a gatefold sleeve with the record coming out of the inner pocket rather than through the outer right side, also featuring the lyrics printed on the inside of the gatefold. Later LP pressings will do away with the gatefold, (showing a misprint of “Sing A Simple Song” printed as “Sing A Simele Song” on the side A label) before the original packaging is restored on the Sundazed Records reissue in 2007. “Stand!” will peak at number three on the Billboard R&B album chart, number thirteen on the Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.


Skunk Anansie - You Can’t Find Peace