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The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
 : The Essential Sly & The Family Stone



by: Sly & The Family Stone


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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0696998686724
Edition: Ltd Rmst ed.
Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Item Dimensions: 3356225492
Label: Sony Legacy
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Model: 2110623
MPN: 1792477
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publication Date: March 11, 2003
Publisher: Sony Legacy
Release Date: March 11, 2003
Running Time: 125 minutes
Studio: Sony Legacy




Disc 1:
  1. Underdog
  2. I Cannot Make It
  3. Dance to the Music
  4. Are You Ready?
  5. Fun
  6. M'Lady
  7. Life
  8. Love City
  9. Stand!
  10. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  11. I Want To Take You Higher
  12. Somebody's Watching You
  13. Sing A Simple Song
  14. Everyday People
  15. You Can Make It If You Try
  16. Hot Fun in the Summertime
  17. Everybody Is a Star
  18. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Disc 2:
  1. Family Affair
  2. Luv N' Haight
  3. Poet
  4. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
  5. Runnin' Away
  6. Brave & Strong
  7. Just Like a Baby
  8. Thank You for Talkin' to Me, Africa
  9. In Time
  10. If You Want Me to Stay
  11. Frisky
  12. Skin I'm In
  13. Babies Makin' Babies
  14. If It Were Left Up to Me
  15. Time For Livin'
  16. Loose Booty
  17. I Get High On You - Sly Stone
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
The most comprehensive Sly & the Family Stone collection ever assembled! Funk as we know it basically began here: Dance to the Music; Fun; M'Lady; Life; Stand; I Want to Take You Higher; Sing a Simple Song; Everyday People; You Can Make It If You Try; Hot Fun in the Summertime; Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin); Everybody Is a Star , and more.

Amazon.com:
Long before Michael Jackson and Prince became superstars by fusing rhythmic soul with rock's sense of scale and ambition, a former Northern California deejay and producer named Sylvester Stewart took the vaunted musical utopianism of the '60s and forged it into the cross-cultural, ass-shaking, genre-bending groove monster that was Sly and the Family Stone. James Brown may have invented funk, but S&TFS masterfully tooled and supercharged it into mass-acceptance. No mere greatest hits collection--though they're all here in digitally remastered glory--this 35-track, double-disc anthology delves deeper into the handful of seminal albums the band produced before its leaders' long, troubling slide into drug abuse and oblivion. Given the chronological development, there's a sense here that Stewart/Stone's problems paralleled the increasingly militant and hard-edged stance his band took on albums like the uncompromising classics There's a Riot Going On and Family Affair. Propelled by Larry Graham's locomotive bass lines and accented by rousing horns, Sly and company swooped from the heights of 1969's hit-laden "Stand" towards a darker and more unsettling decade ahead. Few bands have soared higher--or fallen as far. --Jerry McCulley



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