In the Stewart family archive there is a picture of the Stewart Four. Eldest sister Loretta poised at the piano, fingers at the ready, seemingly taking direction from the Lord Himself. Sylvester looking wise like Solomon, Rose intense, Freddie, even then spiritually dapper. The baby Vaetta, has her head cocked to the side, ready to sing. Vaetta "Vet" Stone's evolution would eventually culminate in the creation of Little Sister, a dynamic trio of women who were an integral part of Sly & The Family Stone’s meteoric rise to the top from the beginning.
Little Sister had two Top Ten R&B singles, “You’re The One Pt. 1” which reached # 4 on the R&B charts and “Somebody’s Watching You” which reached the #8 position. Vet and her group sang backup vocals on the first Sly & the Family Stone album and predated even her sister Rose’s involvement with the group.
Little Sister released four singles. They were, "You're The One" Pt. I, "You're The One" Pt. II, "Stanga" and "Somebody's Watching You.” The singles were all written, arranged and produced by Sly.
In 2007 Vet put together a band with her business partner Skyler Jett and brought her brother Sly back to the performing arena after a 25 year absence. The group did 13 successful dates in Europe. Vaetta has written a book chronicling that experience.
Released in 2011, it is titled “Blood Is Thicker Than the Mud; Little Sister From The Inside Out”. It can be purchased only at www.vetstone.com.
As the resurgence of original Soul Funk continues through the proliferation of the rare groove movement, old school becomes new as the current generation experiences groove in its new incarnation. In light of that a European tour is being put in place for Vet Stone and her new group. For bookings, kindly contact: Phignprynt@me.com