Graham Central Station was a showcase for the revolutionary pop-and-slap bass guitar of Larry Graham, an alumnus of Sly & the Family Stone largely responsible for originating the percussive groove which typified the progressive funk sound of the '70s. Born August 14, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas, Graham was raised in Oakland, California; by his teens he was adept not only on bass but also guitar, harmonica, and drums, and at the age of 15 began performing with the Dell Graham Trio, his mother's lounge act. While attending college, he served as a supporting musician with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Reed, and the Drifters; in 1968 he joined Sly & the Family Stone, appearing with the group during the halcyon period which gave rise to such classic albums as Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On, as well as smash ...
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Year Album Artist
2020 Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection Prince Vocals, Bass
2020 The Power of the One Bootsy Collins Featured Artist
2019 Woodstock: Back to the Garden Bass, Featured Artist, Vocals
2019 Ultimate Rave: Rave Un2 the Year 2000 Prince Featured Artist
2018 The Best of Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Vol.1 Graham Central Station / Larry Graham / Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Primary Artist
2018 Back at the Club Prince Composer
2017 At the Club Prince Composer
2016 The Life of Pablo Kanye West Composer
2015 Woman Jill Scott Composer
2015 Pretty Girls, Everywhere Wynd Chymes Composer
2015 Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 Sly & the Family Stone Bass, Vocals
2014 One in a Million: The Songs of Sam Dees Primary Artist, Producer
2014 I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Bass
2014 12 Inch Dance: '80s Groove Primary Artist
2013 Dirty Word Dumpstaphunk Composer
2013 Alfie/Be Yourself Alfie Silas Composer, Producer, Rhythm Arrangements, String Arrangements
2013 (You're A) Foxy Lady Larry Graham / Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Primary Artist
2012 Romantically Yours: When a Man Loves a Woman Primary Artist
2012 Raise Up Graham Central Station / Larry Graham / Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Bass, Composer, Drums (Snare), Electronic Drums, Guitar, Horn Arrangements, Keyboards, Piano, Talk Box, Vocals
2012 Magic Touch/Standards, Vol.1/Flying Home Stanley Jordan Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards
2011 Time Exposure/Find Out!/Hideaway Stanley Clarke Composer, Guitar (Bass), Vocals
2011 The Dreamer/The Believer Common Composer
2011 Konnecting... Fortran 5 / I Start Counting / Komputer Vocals
2011 101 Soul Anthems Primary Artist
2010 That Same Way The Stylistics Composer
2010 Pozytywne Wibracje, Vol. 10 Primary Artist
2010 Original Album Classics Sly & the Family Stone Vocals, Bass
2010 Fresh/Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone Vocals, Bass
2009 Woodstock 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm Vocals, Bass
2009 The Woodstock Experience Sly & the Family Stone Performer
2009 The Woodstock Experience Performer
2009 The First Time... For the Last Time Shania Twain Composer
2009 Live from the Inside Brian Culbertson Composer
2008 Verve Today 2008 Bass, Composer, Primary Artist
2008 Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. Records - The First 50 Years Producer, Primary Artist
2008 Christmas & Hits Duos Brian Culbertson Bass, Composer, Featured Artist
2008 Bringing Back the Funk Brian Culbertson Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Bass, Composer, Featured Artist
2008 Black Magic: Music from the Dan Klores Film Composer
2007 The Collection [Box Set] Sly & the Family Stone Vocals, Bass, Group Member
2007 Open Book Evelyn "Champagne" King Bass, Bass Instrument
2007 Multi-Dimensional Warrior Santana Additional Personnel, Vocals
2007 Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 Vocals (Background), Bass
2007 Guitar Masters, Vol. 1 Composer
2007 Classic Soul Ballads [Time Life Box Set] Primary Artist
2007 Big Midnight Special Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper Drums
2006 This Is...24-7 Spyz!/Strength in Numbers 24-7 Spyz Composer
2006 The Deep End, Vols. 1 & 2 Gov't Mule Bass
2006 Collectables Classics Graham Central Station Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Harpsichord, Clavinet, Organ, Mellotron, Synthesizer, ARP Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Drums, Tambourine, Timpani, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Horn Arrangements, Design, Concept, Cover Art Concept, Layout Design, Soloist, Cover Design, Fuzz Bass, Instrumentation, Composer
2005 The Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Mastercuts] Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background)
2005 Send It with Love Shania Twain Composer
2005 Peabo Bryson Presents Classic Soul Ballads Primary Artist
2005 Mule Train: The Best Of Frankie Laine Frankie Laine Composer
2005 Moonlight Gambler Frankie Laine Composer
2005 Lovin' You Nate James / Poker Pets Composer
2005 Lifetime of Romance [Time Life] Composer
2005 Ibiza Annual 2005 [#2] Composer
2005 Hits of the '50s: 50 Original Hit Recordings Composer
2005 High Noon [Pazzazz] Frankie Laine Composer
2005 Hed Kandi: Es Vive Base Bar Ibiza 2005 Composer
2005 Different Strokes by Different Folks Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Bass
2005 Club Connection, Vol. 2 Composer, Primary Artist
2005 Big Tunes: Living for the Weekend [2005] Composer
2005 Beautiful Crimes Dan Brodie Primary Artist
2005 America's Greatest Hits, Vol. 4: 1953 Composer
2005 70s & 80s Male Hits, Vol. 3 Performer
2004 Wedding Songs [Time Life] Primary Artist
2004 Ultimate Love Songs Collection: When a Man Loves a Woman Primary Artist
2004 Top 20 Hits of the '50s [Prism #1] Composer
2004 This Is Gold [CD #2] Mahalia Jackson Composer
2004 The Bernie Mac Show: Non-Stop Funk Party Composer
2004 Superstars of Seventies Soul Performer, Primary Artist
2004 Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Bass
2004 Philadelphia Fellowship Hansoul Bass, Musician
2004 Neo-Soul United, Vol. 2 Bass
2004 Music from the Korean War Years, Vol. 1 Composer
2004 Mahalia Jackson This Is Gold Mahalia Jackson Composer
2004 Magic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop Composer
2004 I Believe [Pazzazz] Frankie Laine Composer
2004 Frankie Laine [Platinum 2-CD] Frankie Laine Composer
2004 Fabulous Fifties, Vol. 2 [WEA Box Set] Composer
2004 Classic Soul Ballads: Nite And Day Primary Artist
2004 1953 British Hit Parade: Britain's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Composer
2003 The Soul of Science 3 Kirk Degiorgio Composer
2003 Soulstar Musiq / Musiq Soulchild Composer
2003 Seventh Son 1963-1967 Sly & the Family Stone Guitar (Bass)
2003 Greatest Hits Larry Graham Primary Artist, Composer
2003 Global Underground: Toronto Deep Dish Primary Artist
2003 80's Pop: The Best of Smooth Love Songs Primary Artist
2003 1, 2, To the Bass Stanley Clarke Composer
2002 Ultimate Power of Body & Soul Performer, Primary Artist
2002 Tuesday's Child Abenaa Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2002 The Legendary Frankie Laine, Vol. 2 Frankie Laine Composer
2002 The Legendary Frankie Laine [Box Set] Frankie Laine Composer
2002 The Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Epic/Legacy] Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2002 The Complete Vee-Jay Recordings Billy Preston Composer
2002 Songs of Praise [K-Tel] Composer
2002 Solid Gold Funk Bass
2002 Rhythm and Beach Superband Composer
2002 Milagro/Sacred Fire Santana Vocals
2002 Live: Put Some Booty on It, Vol. 1 The Boneshakers Composer
2002 Just the Two of Us: The Best of Love Songs Performer, Primary Artist
2002 Hits of '53: Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes Composer
2002 Especially for Mother Composer
2002 Country Lovin' [Delta] Composer
2002 Beyond Mississippi: The Blues That Left Town Composer
2002 Baadasss Cinema Composer
2002 Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 11 Primary Artist
2001 The Rainbow Children Prince Guest Artist, Bass
2001 The Jam: The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Vocoder, Drums, Tambourine, Percussion, Bass, Horn Arrangements, Fuzz Bass, Instrumentation, Effects, Talking Bass, Composer
2001 The Deep End, Vol. 1 Gov't Mule Guest Artist, Vocals, Bass
2001 The Complete Limelight Sessions Shania Twain Composer
2000 The Funk Box Producer, Composer
2000 The Essential Mahalia Jackson [Metro] Mahalia Jackson Composer
2000 Really Heavy Soul Composer
2000 Mass Mass Writer
2000 Hitmaker Frankie Laine Composer
2000 Funk Blast! Composer
2000 Eyes Never Lie Dwayne Wiggins Composer
2000 Anti Love: The Best of Betty Davis Betty Davis Bass
1999 Soul of the 80's, Vol. 1 Performer, Primary Artist
1999 Soul Spectrum, Vol. 2: Compiled by Keb Darge Primary Artist
1999 Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' Bass
1999 R&B: From Doo Wop to Hip Hop Vocals, Bass
1999 Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 Vocals, Bass
1999 Funkmeister Sly & the Family Stone Bass
1999 Funkifino Bernard Allison / Luther Allison Composer
1999 Backtracks Sly & the Family Stone Vocals, Bass
1998 Smooth Grooves: Wedding Songs Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Non-Stop Funk, Vol. 3 Producer, Composer
1998 New Power Soul New Power Generation / Prince Guest Artist, Additional Personnel, Vocals
1998 How I Got Over: The Apollo Records Sessions 1946-1954 Mahalia Jackson Composer
1998 GCS 2000 Graham Central Station Producer, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Funk Jam! Composer
1998 Come 2 My House Chaka Khan Guest Artist, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer
1998 Chart Toppers: R&B Hits of the 80s Performer, Primary Artist
1997 Twisted, Funky & Blue Timothea Composer
1997 Portrait of a Legend Frankie Laine Composer
1997 Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home Vocals, Bass
1997 House Grooves, Vol. 2 Composer
1997 Heart Beats: Soul Serenade - Intimate R&B Performer, Primary Artist
1997 Golden Hits of the 50's & 60's, Vol. 5 Composer
1997 Funky Milestones Composer
1997 Funkgasm Producer, Composer
1997 Funk of the 70's Composer
1996 The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer, Primary Artist
1996 The Best of Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Vol. 1 Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist
1996 The 80's: Funky Love Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vols. 1-4 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 8 Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Quiet Storms 2 Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Love Jams, Vol. 2 Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Love Jams, Vol. 1 Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Louisiana Hot Sauce The Jazz Crusaders Bass
1996 I Believe: 20 All-Time Greats Frankie Laine Composer
1996 Hey There: '50s Pop Composer
1996 Christmas with Friends and Lovers Composer
1996 Boom T.M. Stevens Composer
1996 Billboard Hot R&B Hits 1980 Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Amazing Grace: Songs of Faith and Inspiration 101 Strings Composer
1995 Video Soul: Best Soul of the 80's, Vol. 1 Performer, Primary Artist
1995 The Land of the Giant Dwarfs X-Legged Sally Composer
1995 The Best of Stanley Jordan Stanley Jordan Guest Artist, Bass
1995 Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 2 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 1 Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Radio Daze: Pop Hits of the 80s, Vol. 4 Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Quiet Storm Memories Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Quiet Storm Primary Artist
1995 Only Love: 1980-1984 Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Inspiration & Meditation 101 Strings Composer
1995 Hot & Sexy, Vol. 3: Love & Romance Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Greatest Hits [Prime Cuts] Frankie Laine Composer
1995 Funkdafied Composer
1995 Disco Nice & Nasty Composer
1995 Dance of the Rainbow Serpent Santana Guest Artist, Vocals, Performer, Primary Artist
1994 The Tenor of Ireland John MacNally Composer
1994 Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection Primary Artist
1994 Inkwell [Original Soundtrack] Composer
1993 Tribute to Black Entertainers Bass
1993 The Best of Frankie Laine [Capitol] Frankie Laine Composer
1993 Rise Bad Brains Composer
1993 Love's Alright Eddie Murphy Guitar (Bass), Bass
1993 Live from Dublin John MacNally Composer
1993 In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 4 Composer
1993 In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 3 Composer
1993 Hair Bad Brains Composer
1992 What Does Fish Is...? Zapp Zapp Composer
1992 The Lord's Prayer Tom Netherton Composer
1992 Tears on My Pillow [Single] Little Anthony & the Imperials Composer
1992 Pretty Girls, Everywhere: Beach Classics, Vol. 1 Producer
1992 Let's Get Smooth Calloway Guest Artist
1992 Inspirational Songs Myron Floren Composer
1992 I'm Going to Tell God Mahalia Jackson Composer
1991 This Is...24-7 Spyz! 24-7 Spyz Composer
1991 Nocturnal Moods Wilton Felder Composer
1991 Day 1 Robbie Nevil Guest Artist, Primary Artist
1990 Lover's Intuition Amy Keys Guest Artist
1989 Personal George Howard Vocals (Background)
1988 Twice the Love George Benson Guest Artist
1988 Jumpin' Off Mark Anthony Vocals (Background)
1988 Flying Home Stanley Jordan Keyboards, Drum Machine, Bass, Composer
1987 Let It Be Me Audrey Wheeler Vocals (Background)
1986 Hideaway Stanley Clarke Vocals, Guitar (Bass)
1986 Aretha [1986] Aretha Franklin Guest Artist, Duet, Featured Artist, Primary Artist
1985 Fired Up Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Oberheim Synthesizer, Drums, Tambourine, Drum Programming, Vocals (Background), Bass, DX-7, Drum Overdubs, Instrumentation, Composer
1985 Fire & Rain Roger Whittaker Composer
1984 High Rise Scheer Music Piano, Synthesizer
1983 Victory Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals (Background), Bass, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Rhythm Section, Horn Synthesizer, Instrumentation, Original Concept, Rums, Composer
1983 22 Songs of Faith & Inspiration The Lennon Sisters Composer
1982 Sooner or Later Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Clarinet, Keyboards, Vocoder, Drums, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer
1982 1999 Prince Guest Artist
1981 K-Tel Presents Horizons Performer, Primary Artist
1981 Just Be My Lady Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer, Lyricist
1980 You and Me Rockie Robbins Bass, Composer
1980 One in a Million You Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer, Lyricist
1980 Aretha [1980] Aretha Franklin Vocals
1979 The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived The Oak Ridge Boys Composer
1979 Star Walk Larry Graham / Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Clavinet, Synthesizer, Bass (Electric), Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer, Lyricist, Musician
1979 16 Most Requested Songs of the 1950's, Vol. 2 Composer
1978 My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Clavinet, Bass (Electric), Bass, Composer
1977 Now Do U Wanna Dance Graham Central Station Producer, Arranger, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Talk Box, Guitar (Bass), Bass, Concept, Cover Design, Talking Bass, Group Member, Composer
1976 Mirror Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Audio Production, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Various Instruments, Guitar, Harpsichord, Clavinet, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Tambourine, Vocals (Background), Bass, Horn Arrangements, Design, Concept, Layout Design, Composer
1975 Moments to Remember [K-Tel] Composer
1975 Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Clavinet, Clavichord, Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar (Bass), Drums, Timbales, Timpani, Vocals (Background), Bass, Horn Arrangements, Cover Art Concept, Cover Design, Composer
1974 Release Yourself Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer, ARP Synthesizer, Guitar (Bass), Drums, Tambourine, Vocals (Background), Bass, Multi Instruments, Cover Art Concept, Cover Design, Instrumentation, Composer, Lyricist
1973 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station / Larry Graham Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Clavinet, Organ, Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Horn Arrangements, Fuzz Bass, Composer, Lyricist
1973 Betty Davis Betty Davis Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
1971 There's a Riot Goin' On Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Bass Instrument, Vocals (Background), Bass
1970 Greatest Hits Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Bass), Bass, Group Member
1969 Stand! Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals (Background), Bass, Group Member
1968 Life Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Bass
1968 Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone Vocals, Bass
1967 A Whole New Thing Sly & the Family Stone Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Bass
The Board Tapes Chris Minh Doky Composer
The Best Ever: Funk and Disco Primary Artist
Soar Orice Jenkins Composer
Royal Blue Tyka Nelson Guest Artist
Romantically Yours Primary Artist
Quiet Storm [Time Life] Primary Artist
P, Vol. 2: Thankful Patrick Adams Featured Artist
One In a Million You/When We Get Married Larry Graham Primary Artist
Ol' Skool Love Jams, Vol. 2 Arranger, Bass, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Nothing Like You George Tyson Composer, Keyboards, Lyricist
My Perfect List 60 Titres Soul 1 Primary Artist
Karaoke: Great Songs for All Singers Tributee
Just Can't Get Enough: Love Songs of the '80s Primary Artist
Groove: 60 Soul & Funk Classics [Rhino] Primary Artist
Greatest Ever Soul & Disco Primary Artist
Great Kicks The Boppers Composer
Disco: The Collection Composer, Primary Artist
Classic Soul Ballads: Stop to Start/Quiet Storm/Too Hot/Between the Sheets Composer, Primary Artist
Atlantic Dance, Vol. 1: The Radio Edits Composer
100 Greatest Dance Tracks Composer, Primary Artist