#253 Sly and the Family Stone .... Stand

Released 1969


  Sly was one of those genius type composers that could hear all of the working parts of a song before it was played. His band had a lot of working parts. His compositions allowed every member a moment to shine in the spotlight on nearly every song. Consiquently his songs all sound like a party is going on. And, these are the best kind of songs to play at a party.

  On my 40th birthday (many years ago) I played Slys greatest hits over, and over until people were tired of dancing, and they were ready to go home.

  Stand is widely regarded as Slys best album. It's a great album. Some of the songs have not aged well. For example "Sex Machine" is a 13 minute instrumental that was probably pretty cool back in the phsycodelic age, but sounds funny now.

    Songs like Everyday People sound as fresh as ever.


I give this album 3.5 stars out of 5.

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  1. joanrhill

    I know this blog is looking very simple and boring read here because there are no pictures and videos for entertainment of readers. But those people who are willing to read about sly and family stone they will surely find it informative. But they must give their reviews as well by commenting here.

    November 15, 2016