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Recorded in 1969, the fourth album from Sly And The Family Stone, "Stand!" was the crowning musical statement by this unisex, multi-racial rock and soul combo from the Bay Area of San Francisco, and it remains a masterpiece of anthemic 60s pop with its urgent rallying calls for togetherness and its exuberant egalitarian ethos. Featuring four chart hits, including the number one smash "Everyday People", "Stand!" virtually invented the 'progressive' funk of the 1970s and 80s, jettisoning the trappings of 60s soul and paving the way for a new sound that would influence other artists to this day.
All things wonderful about Sly & The Family Stone in the first years of their existence came together on their 1969 album 'Stand!'. The enthusiasm, the blurring of lines, the testing of boundaries; it all blends together in the funk of the Family Stone…
"Stand!" is one of those records that came to define the flower power generation; the activism in "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey", the psychedelic pulsating dance rhythms in "I Want To Take You Higher", the spirit of belonging in "Everyday People". "Stand!" isone of the most sampled records in hip hop and R&B. This is the pinnacle of Sly The Family Stone's career, and it has a rightful place in music history.
A2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
A3. I Want To Take You Higher
A4. Somebody's Watching You
A5. Sing A Simple Song
B1. Everyday People
B2. Sex Machine
B3. You Can Make It If You Try