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"Unsung" launches a new season with "Everyday People"

The show some folks say is well-done by not well-named returns tonight.

"Unsung" (9 tonight, TV One), the series that highlights artists who haven't gotten the acclaim they deserve, returns with its first episode featuring the great multi-racial love fest that was Sly & the Family Stone.

It's a good episode, featuring interviews with the surprisingly coherent Sly Stone himself. He's been a recluse in the last years, by some accounts living an itinerant life. But here his memory of his past seems clear, and his love of creating music intact. You're left with a sense of what might have been.

The rest of the season looks promising: July 2, Angela Bofill, who has had a tough time in recent years; July 9, Con Funk Shun;  July 16, Kool Moe Dee (considered one of the best lyricists by many; July 23, The Marvelettes (the act that gave Motown it's first #1 hit); July 30,  Gerald Levert; Aug. 13, Arrested Development (a clear Sly Stone heir);  and Aug. 20, Lou Rawls.

You decide whether they are truly Unsung or not.

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