"Larry Graham, Jr." is an American bass guitar player, both with the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central Station. He is credited with the invention of the Slapping (music)/slapping technique, which radically expanded the tonal palette of the bass, although he himself refers to the technique as "thumpin? and pluckin?".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Larry Graham on Wikipedia.