Larry Graham, as you know, is one of those bass players who can easily take the title of THE MAN.
And a new book can teach you how to play the bass lines he created with Sly and the Family Stone. Sly & the Family Stone for Bass, from Hal Leonard, is the first book to transcribe Graham’s iconic lines on songs like “Dance to the Music” and “Thank You (Faletinme Be Mice Elf Again).”
The book also covers some of Rustee Allen’s bass contributions to the group, on tracks like “Loose Booty.”
Aside from the transcriptions, the book also includes bass tab.
Other songs in the book include:
- Babies Makin’ Babies
- Everyday People
- Family Affair
- I Want to Take You Higher
- If You Want Me to Stay
- Sing a Simple Song
- Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)
- Thank You for Talkin’ to Me Africa
- You Can Make It If You Try
- (You Caught Me) Smilin’
Sly & the Family Stone for Bass is out now.