Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (CD)

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R&BReggaeGreatest Hits
  1. Performer
  2. R&B
  3. Funk
Number of Items
Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]
Country of Origin
Cbs/Epic/Wtg Records
Mono / Stereo

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.112) - Ranked #60 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Sly and the Family Stone created a musical utopia..."
Rolling Stone (12/24/70, pp.50-1) - "...[Sly's] style is so infinite and revolves around so many crucial aspects that it has only come together perfectly on a handful of his singles. The best of it is all present and accounted for on his GREATEST HITS album..."

  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Dance To The Music
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Life
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] M'Lady
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Everyday People
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sing A Simple Song
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Stand!
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I Want To Take You Higher
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hot Fun In The Summertime
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Everybody Is A Star
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Family Affair
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Runnin' Away
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] (You Caught Me) Smilin'
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] If You Want Me To Stay
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Frisky
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Time For Livin'
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Loose Booty
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] I Get High On You
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Want to Take You Higher
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Everybody Is a Star
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Stand!
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Life
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Fun
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] You Can Make It If You Try
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Dance to the Music
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Everyday People
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hot Fun in the Summertime
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] M'Lady
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Sing a Simple Song
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
R&B / Soul
Release Date
23 July 2007
40m 12s
South Africa

Includes liner notes by Morgan Ames.
This album was released in 1970. It was Sly & The Family Stone's fifth album, and the first to feature "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"/"Everybody Is A Star", which was a #1 single. After James Brown, Sly Stone led the most influential funk band of his generation.
Sly & the Family Stone: Jerry Martini (saxophone); Rosie Stone (keyboards); Larry Graham (bass guitar); Freddie Stone, Greg Errico, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart, Cynthia Robinson.
Personnel: Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Freddie Stone (vocals, guitar); Cynthia Robinson (trumpet); Greg Errico (drums).
Liner Note Author: Morgan Ames.
Recording information: 1967-1969.
Photographers: Stephen Paley; Murray Neitlich; Bob Gruen; Yoram Kahana; Sandy Speiser.
As anthology albums go, this one is practically an embarrassment of riches, showcasing as it does some of the most innovative music of '60s. Granted, Sly had other hits after this best-of was cobbled together by a record company anxious about his slow progress in the studio, but what's here is, as they say, choice.
The impact these songs had on '70s funk (and beyond--just ask Prince) is all but incalculable, but Sly's musical vision was far more all encompassing than that might suggest. A song like "Everyday People" could be danceable, magisterially beautiful, and lyrically uplifting all at the same time (and, it should be added, eternally fresh-sounding).

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Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
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