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Superlatives for Sly

April 27, 2008

RE "Sly," [April 20]: I have been making music for 52 years and it's very difficult to say anything or anyone is the best (except for Art Tatum), but I can say without any hesitation that Sly Stone is the greatest talent in pop music history.

David Axelrod

North Hollywood

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Axelrod is a composer, arranger and producer who has worked with Stan Kenton, Lou Rawls and Cannonball Adderley and whose early solo work has been used as samples in the recordings of DJ Shadow and Lauryn Hill.

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