Dance to the Music
Sly & The Family Stone
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||Dance to the Music||Sly & The Family Stone||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Higher||Sly & The Family Stone||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)||Sly & The Family Stone||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dance to the Medley: Music Is Alive / Dance In / Music Lover||Sly & The Family Stone||12:11||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ride the Rhythm||Sly & The Family Stone||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Color Me True||Sly & The Family Stone||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Are You Ready||Sly & The Family Stone||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Burn Baby||Sly & The Family Stone||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Never Fall In Love Again||Sly & The Family Stone||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dance to the Music (Single Version)||Sly & The Family Stone||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Higher (Single Version)||Sly & The Family Stone||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Soul Clappin'||Sly & The Family Stone||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Love All||Sly & The Family Stone||4:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Turn You Loose||Sly & The Family Stone||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never Do Your Woman Wrong (Instrumental)||Sly & The Family Stone||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
With their second album, Sly & the Family Stone began transforming the pop music landscape. Released in 1968, the album’s title track immediately set radio and dance floors buzzing with its relentless groove and infectious optimism. Entire generations of soul, funk and hip-hop musicians take their cues from the elemental tracks contained here. That said, this is still a group in transformation. “Higher,” a rough prototype for the group’s later hit “I Want To Take You Higher,” and “Dance to the Medley” are inside looks at the group’s improvisational and experimental processes. Their sound was mapped out but, writing — or in this group’s case, uncovering — the songs that could support their explosive jams was still another lesson in an ongoing learning process. The expansive group featuring Jerry Martini’s sax, Cynthia Robinson’s trumpet and Sly and Rosie Stone’s keyboards informed the material with a swinging cinematic exuberance, but it’s the lively vocal interplay (the band had five vocalists) that gives a track like “Ride the Rhythm” its extra rush. The expanded edition includes several bonus cuts: mono single versions of the title track as well as previously unreleased recordings: “We Love All” and a vocally intense cover of Otis Redding’s “I Can’t Turn You Loose” that are worthy additions to the band’s established catalog.
This is NOT the debut. This is LP numero dos. Haters!
Fairly impressive debut
The Family Stone's first album featured hits such as "Dance to the Music" and "Ride the Rhythm," but also had some psychedelic funk jams such as track 4's medley, which lasts 12:11. It's interesting to listen to but has its ups and downs too.
One of the greatest debut albums in rock history....
...and you can still hear the influence today. Buy it and dance. And smile.
Formed: 1967 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s