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There's A Riot Goin' On

LP (Item 10837) Epic, 1971 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold
Just Sold Out!

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4.60 11

A wonderful album from Sly and crew – moving way past the straight funk approach of earlier records, into a complicated crossover soul style that's filled with warmth and righteousness. Despite the political tone implied by the "riot" in the title and the co-option of the American flag on the cover, the album's strongest suit is its warmth and personal soul message – sometimes filled with politics, sure, but always sounding like a sexy love song, no matter how hard it tries to get righteous. Who cares, though – just get with the flow on great cuts like "Family Affair", "Luv N Haight", "Brave & Strong", "You Caught Me Smilin", and "Thank You For Talkin To Me Africa". Also features "There's A Riot Goin' On" – which runs for "0:00" minutes! (Original yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear, and a name in pen inside the gatefold.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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