SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
A1: STAND! (3:08); A2: DON’T CALL ME NIGGER, WHITEY (5:59); A3: I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER (5:22); A4: SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU (3:19); A5: SING A SIMPLE SONG (3:55).
B1: EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2:20); B2: SEX MACHINE (13:48); B3: YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY (3:39).
CATEGORY: SOUL-FUNK | DURATION: 41 MINUTES
The fourth album by Sly And The Family Stone – formed in 1966 with a mixed-race, mixed-gender line-up – achieves the classic iteration of the band’s exuberant blend of soul, funk, rock and psychedelia. Stand! was another landmark in the most significant year for black music to date, a year when notions of Black Power and Afro-futurism fuelled an explosion in consciousness that would soon lead to the advent of the super-heavy funk.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”