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Larry Graham

b. Larry Graham Jnr., 14th August 1946, Beaumont, Texas, U.S.A.

Larry Graham is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer.

He is, probably, best known as one part of the group, Sly & The Family Stone.

Larry played with the group betweem the years 1966, up until 1972.

Larry was also the founder of Graham Central Station, who released the song 'Entrow'.

He is credited with the invention of the slap bass technique of playing, a style later emulated by the likes of Bootsy Collins, Louis Johnson, Mark King, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke.

In the mid-1970s, Larry collaborated with Betty Davis, whose group featured members of the Tower of Power horns.

In 1975, Larry became a Jehovah's Witness.

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one in a million you - 1980 / just be my lady - 1981 / sooner or later - 1982 / victory - 1983

By the 1980’s, Larry began releasing a series of solo albums.

He released the album ‘One in a Million You’, whose Sam Dees penned title track became a number one R&B hit.

Further R&B hits included ‘Sooner Or Later’, ‘Just Be My Lady’ and ‘Victory’.

Larry Graham

fired up - 1985

In 1985, he released his final solo album ‘Fired Up’, which contained the dancer ‘What We All Need Is More Love’.

He reformed Graham Central Station in the early 1990’s.

In 1998, he recorded a solo album under the name Graham Central Station, which was entitled ‘GCS 2000’ (a collaboration with the artist Prince)

Larry has recently toured with Prince.

In 2015, he appeared at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, near Brighton (United Kingdom).

Larry is the father of the singer and songwriter Darric Graham.

He is also the uncle of Aubrey Graham (a.k.a. Drake).

Larry Graham

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One In A Million You (Warners Records 1980)

Just Be My Lady (Warners Records 1981)

Sooner Or Later (Warners Records 1982)

Victory (Warners Records 1983)

Fired Up (Japanese Sony Records 1985)

Chillin' (Soul Music Records 2020)

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