There are only six songs, and they mostly go on forever, particularly the corny ballad "Tonight" - the shortest cut, "The Entertainer" is also the most energetic and the most enjoyable. The lyrics are sillier than usual, but not in an engaging way "Sneaky Freak". Graham's band had almost disappeared by now, with Larry playing nearly all the tracks, and bringing in outsiders Ron Kersey and Maurice Spears to add strings and horns respectively.
If you're already a fan you'll bob your head to "Scream" and " You're A Foxy Lady," but if you want to find out why this guy's a bass legend, look elsewhere. DBW One In A Million You Larry Graham: If the previous record over-relied on lengthy funk workouts and Graham's bass-playing dexterity, this disc has the opposite problem: nearly every song is a sickly-sweet ballad "Forever Yours" or pop tune "Sweetheart" with almost no bass playing at all.
Larry played and wrote almost everything himself no horns or strings , and a couple of tracks are winners: "Stand Up And Shout About Love" has a moving verse, bouncy chorus and funky fade; "I'm So Glad It's Summer Again" is lightweight but fun.
It's damn difficult to tell one track from another, with no memorable melodies, instrumental variety, or clever lyrics - it's difficult enough just staying awake. Too bad it's uniformly dreadful - the only part you might enjoy is the album cover, where Graham is wearing a very sharp purple suit and tie. There are good hooks title track and mildly clever lyrics "Hobo Ken" , but it's overprofessional: there's none of the farsighted originality or endearing sloppiness of his best work.
The best example of this is his cover of the Kinks ' "You've Really Got Me," which falls flat despite neat tricks like wailing sax and vocoder. The only track that shows Sly's true idiosyncratic colors is a second improvised organ and vocal number, "Sylvester. George Duke produced two cuts, the ballad "Still Thinkin' Of You" and the jive, slap-pop funk "Walk Baby Walk," and it's a very bad sign that his work is no worse than Graham's The material is all by Graham, and it's mostly new, except for a painful eight minute version of his listless single "Just Be My Lady," and an opening hodgepodge of GCS hits "Intro".
Fresh Vinyl LP. If You Want Me to Stay 3. Frisky 5. Keep on Dancin' 9. Babies Makin' Babies. Life Vinyl LP. Chicken 3. Plastic Jim 4. Into My Own Thing 6. Harmony 7. Life 8. Love City 9. I'm an Animal Jane Is a Groupee Everyday People 7.
Star 4. Runnin' Away 5. Family Affair 6. I Get High On You 9. Love City Sing A Simple Song Don't Call Me Nigger Whitey Thank You Nation with Janet Jackson.
M' Lady 2. Life 3. Are You Ready Tracks of Disc 2 1. Won't Be Long 2. Color Me True 3. Music Lover Tracks of Disc 4 1. Love City 2. Ride the Rhythm 6. I'll Never Fall in Love Again Soul Clappin'. Original Album Classics 5-CD. Underdog 2. If This Room Could Talk 3. Run, Run, Run 4. Turn Me Loose 5. Advice 7. I Cannot Make It 8. Trip To Your Heart 9. I Hate To Love Her Bad Risk single master mono That Kind Of Person Dog Underdog single master mono What Would I Do Higher Single Version 3.
Dance To The Medley: 5. Dance To The Music single master mono Higher single master mono I'm An Animal M'Lady stereo Jane Is A Groupee Single Version Seven More Days Pressure Sorrow Instrumental Tracks of Disc 4 1.
Everyday People Single Version 7. Soul Clappin' II Luv N' Haight Single Version 2. Just Like A Baby 3. Family Affair Single Version 5. There's A Riot Goin' On 7. Runnin' Away Single Version Instrumental That's Pretty Clean Instrumental. Every Dog Has His Day 2. Swim 3. Suki Suki, Pt. Seventh Son 5. Searchin' 6.
Watermelon Man 7. I Can't Turn You Loose 8. Take My Advice 9. Rock Dirge I Ain't Got Nobody Life of Fortune and Fame You're My Only Love You've Forgotten Me Heavenly Angel What a Night Yellow Moon Ain't That Lovin' You Babe Nerves Long Time Alone If You Were Blue.
Small Talk 2. Say You Will 3. Mother Beautiful 4. Time For Livin' 5. Can't Strain My Brain 6. Loose Booty 7. Holdin' On 8. Wishful Thinkin' 9. Better Thee Than Me Livin' While I'm Livin' This Is Love Tracks of Disc 2 1. I Get High On You 2. Crossword Puzzle 3. That's Lovin' You 4. Who Do You Love? Green Eyed Monster Girl 6. Organize 7. Le Lo Li 8. My World 9. So Good To Me Greed Nothing Less Than Happiness Sexy Situation Blessing In Disguise Everything In You Mother Is A Hippie Let's Be Together The Thing Family Again.
I Just Learned How to Swim 2. Scat Swim 3. Buttermilk, Pt. In , the album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. The cover photo is by Richard Avedon. As with There's a Riot Goin' On , Stone held on to the Fresh masters well beyond the record's official release, constantly remixing and re-recording the tracks. In , Sony Music , by then owner of the Epic catalog, accidentally issued a sequencing of Fresh on CD featuring alternate takes of every song except "In Time", which remained unchanged.
Sony allowed the alternate version to remain in stores to be bought up by fans and then later issued the standard version of the album. However, the mix-up sparked debate among fans over which release was superior.
Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Author Jeff Kaliss scored the first face-to-face interview with the reclusive superstar in over 20 years, making this book a must-read for any rock 'n' roll fan. Get A Copy.
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He accepted his award, made some very brief remarks "See you soon" , and disappeared from public view. The project features cover versions of the band's songs, songs which sample the original recordings, and songs that do both. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in The original plan, to have been a surprise for audiences, was to feature a reunion performance by the original Sly and the Family Stone lineup as the highlight of the tribute. However, the Grammy Award show's producers were worried that Sly Stone, who missed some of the rehearsals and belatedly arrived for others, would miss the show.
The tribute began halfway through the Grammy Awards ceremony, and was introduced by comedian Dave Chappelle. After the first half of "I Want to Take You Higher", the Family Stone took the stage alongside the other musicians, and Tyler called backstage "Hey, Sly; let's do it the way we used to do it! Sly's unusual appearance and brief performance garnered highly mixed reviews and was covered throughout the press. An Associated Press report referred to Sly as the " J.
Salinger of funk" and simply referred to the performance as being "bizarre". This listing features the lineup from to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American band.
Sly and the Family Stone in Funk psychedelic soul rock. Main article: Sly Stone. Main article: Sly and the Family Stone discography. Retrieved May 20, Rolling Stone.
November 25, Sly and the Family Stone at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 Jan Sly and the Family Stone. All Music Guide. Retrieved on December 3, Joel Whitburn. I Want to Take You Higher. Sly Stone - vocals, vox, guitar, keyboard, organ, bass, piano, harmonica, drums Freddie Frederick Stone - vocals, guitar Cynthia Robinson - trumpet, vocal ad-libs including the famous "squares-go home! Back on the Right Track. Underdog 2. If This Room Could Talk 3. Run, Run, Run 4.
Turn Me Loose 5. Advice 7. I Cannot Make It 8. Trip To Your Heart 9. I Hate To Love Her Bad Risk That Kind of Person Dance To The Music 2. Higher 3. Ride The Rhythm 6. Color Me True 7. Are You Ready 8. Don't Burn Baby 9. Chicken 3. Plastic Jim 4. Fun 5. Into My Own Thing 6. Harmony 7. Life 8. Love City 9. I'm An AnimalJan 26, · Stream Back On The Right Track by Sly And The Family Stone and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Exclusive discount for Prime members/5(10).