Graham Central Station

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... read moreGraham Central Station was the 1970s brainchild of ex-Sly and the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham. The group's sound mined a funk/pop fusion vein similar to that of Graham's former group, and showcased the leader's highly influential "thumping and popping" bass guitar technique.

Key songs

The Jam
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It's Alright
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Now D-U-Wanta Dance
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Your Love
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Biography

Active: 1970s
Country Of origin: United States of America
Group Members: David Vega , Larry Graham , Wally Sparks

An exuberant mid-'70s funk group, Graham Central Station made some fine singles for Warner Bros. Former Sly & the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham renamed Hot Chocolate (not the British group) Graham Central Station after he moved from producing the group to playing with it. The group included Graham, guitarist David Vega, keyboardists Robert Sam and Hershall Kennedy, percussionist Patrice Banks, and drummer Willie Sparks. They utilized the identical funk cum rock and soul formula of Sly, though in not quite as imaginative a fashion. Their debut single, "Can You Handle It," reached number nine on the R&B charts, and they landed a number one record in 1975 with "Your Love." They recorded as Graham Central Station from 1974 to 1977, then as Larry Graham & Graham Central Station in 1978, and during their final year were called Larry Graham with Graham Central Station. ~ Ron Wynn~ Rovi

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