Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sly And The Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dies

Cynthia Robinson, trumpeter and co-founder of the brassy funk band Sly And The Family Stone has died.  She is known best for her ad libs in various songs of the Stone, like telling everybody to "get up and dance with the music"  in the song of the same name.  She also added the "Hey Hey Hey" in "I Wanna Take You Higher".  The Family Stone took rock music to a new level and most likely inspired Tower Of Power, Chicago, and Steely Dan. 
Robinson also played with Graham Central Station (which featured her cousin Larry Graham), George Clinton and Prince. 
A native of California, Robinson was 69.

1 comment:

Martin Kloess said...

Well done thank you