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Tonight we celebrate the musical accomplishments and inspirations of Rock Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson
Cynthia Robinson (January 12, 1944 – November 23, 2015) was an American musician, best known for being the trumpeter and vocalist in Sly and The Family Stone. Her voice and presence were featured in the hit "Dance To The Music". Robinson was among the first female trumpeters in a major American band, and the first such player in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She played in the funk band Graham Central Station. She was the mother of two daughters: Laura Marie and Sylvyette Phunne. Cynthia Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Sly & The Family Stone. In 2006, she reunited with the original band members of Family Stone.On November 23, 2015 Robinson died of cancer in Carmichael, California at the age of 71.
She Appears on
Stargard – Back 2 Back - Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3456 - (1981) Funkadelic – The Electric Spanking Of War Babies - Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3482 - (1981) - Tracks: "Funk Gets Stronger" (Part I), "Funk Gets Stronger" (Killer Millimeter Longer Version) / "She Loves You" Graham Central Station – GCS2000 - NPG Records - (1998) - Track: "GCS2000" The Robert Cray Band - Time Will Tell - Sanctuary Records - (2003) - Track: "Your Pal Sal Filipelli is an American Recording Artist who has recorded & written with Sly Stone and recently released a CD called "THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY". B. Crit organized the very first Fan Convention honoring the band, Sly & The Family Stone.
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