after the success of our last offering ? jump back, imitations, interpolations and the inspiration of james brown ? we thought to ourselves, well, jb is the godfather of soul, the minister of super heavy funk, and all that? but we love all sides of the funk spectrum. which other heavyweight of the funk movement has inspired countless others... but has yet to receive his fair dues? we didnt have to look further than lou raglands awesome hot chocolate album and revisit his interpolation of sing a simple song ? messin with sly ? to realize that the answer was obvious. we re talking, of course, about slyvester stewart, aka sly stone, the vallejo, california raised funk phenom whose output with his family stone certainly rivaled that of jb and his many disciples.