AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone w/ Van Hunt; Buddy Guy & John Mayer; Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH) w/ Robert Randolph; Chuck D (PUBLIC ENEMY), D'Angelo & Isaac Hayes; and Big Boi (OUTKAST) feat. Sleepy Brown & Killer Mike alongside songs by chart-toppers Janet Jackson, MAROON 5, will.i.am (THE BLACK EYED PEAS), THE ROOTS, Moby, Devin Lima (LFO) and more." Producers include Randy Jackson, Nile Rogers and Steve Jordan.The original SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE master tapes were utilized and were given to the producers and artists who then recorded and sampled other music onto the original masters. This new mix has personalized and updated these timeless classics. Created under aegis of the reclusive Sly Stone, his approval of every aspect of the recordings has resulted in a marriage of old school traditions and new school attitude, creating brand new music. SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE are credited as one of the first racially integrated bands in music history, belting their message of peace, love and social consciousness through a string of hit anthems that fused R&B, soul, funk and rock n roll. On "Different Strokes by Different Folks", a stylistically, culturally and racially disparate group of chart-toppers mirrors that idealistic diversity.
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