Thursday, February 9, 2012

Great Clip Of Sly & The Family Stone Performing A Medley of Their Hits On TV Variety Show

I found this great clip of Sly & The Family Stone performing on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour in 1968. The quality is surprisingly good for such an old clip. The band performs a medley of their songs "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" "Dance to the Music" and "I Want to Take You Higher." Love the reactions of the audience members, especially a young Afro-crowned Melba Moore at 0:26. It looks like everyone is having a blast and getting their groove on. During this period, Sly & The Family Stone were one of the baddest live acts on the music scene. And check out those wild outfits the band's wearing onstage, particularly Sly's crazy two-piece getup.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a comedy and variety show that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1969. It contained comedy sketches and musical performances. At the time it aired, comedy variety shows were all the rage. A slew of comedy variety shows aired during the late '60s and early '70s, such as The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Flip Wilson Show and The Carol Burnett Show.

Related blog entry: Review of Sly & the Family Stone's Stand!

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