Graham Central Station (album)

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Graham Central Station
Studio album by Graham Central Station
Released 1974
Recorded 1973 - 1974
Genre Soul
Funk
Length 38:23
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Larry Graham
Russ Titelman
Graham Central Station chronology
Graham Central Station
(1974)
Release Yourself
(1974)

Graham Central Station is the self-titled debut album by former Sly & the Family Stone bass player Larry Graham's new band, "Graham Central Station".

Background[edit]

In late 1972, Larry Graham quit Sly & the Family Stone because of tension between Larry and group leader Sly Stone. After agreeing to produce a band named Hot Chocolate (not to be confused with British pop band Hot Chocolate), he decided to join the band and renamed them Graham Central Station in 1973.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Released in 1974, the album peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Top Soul Albums charts while single, "Can You Handle It?" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Larry Graham except where indicated

  1. We've Been Waiting - (Jerry Weaver, Poesie Knight) 0:58
  2. It Ain't No Fun To Me - (Al Green) 5:11
  3. Hair 4:55
  4. We Be's Gettin' Down 4:42
  5. Tell Me What It Is 5:56
  6. Can You Handle It? 5:12
  7. People - (Freddie Stone) 4:30
  8. Why? 3:37
  9. Ghetto 4:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Larry Graham - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Freddie Stone - Guitar
  • Hershall Happiness Kennedy - Clavinet, Trumpet
  • Willie Wild Sparks - Drums
  • David Dynamite Vega - Guitar
  • Robert Butch Sam - Piano, Organ
  • P. Caboose - Tenor Saxophone
  • Patrice Chocolate Banks - Vocals, Drum Programming
  • Milt Holland - Percussion
  • Lenny Williams - Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 48
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
Pop
US
Soul
1974 "Can You Handle It?" 49 9


External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A.. Graham Central Station: Graham Central Station > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Graham Central Station US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Graham Central Station US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-26.