Larry Graham

The Jam: The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology

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The Jam: The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology is an exhaustive, lovingly assembled double-disc retrospective of Graham's entire career, following his immediate post-Sly & the Family Stone recordings with Graham Central Station, through his luxurious solo quiet storm hits of the late '70s and early '80s, to his reunion with the Station in the '90s. Along the way, it hits every big hit and major jam among its 33 tracks, which culminates full circle with a live version of "I Want to Take You Higher" from 1992. Topped off by thorough, conversational liner notes by Rickey Vincent and a lot of photos, this is a terrific set for the dedicated and the serious funk/urban fan, and it will certainly give them what they're looking for -- however, it's likely a bit too long and exhaustive for listeners that don't have such a deep interest in Graham.

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