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Dance to the Music
Sly & Family Stone
Dance to the Music
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

When the irresistible sound of "Dance To The Music" lit up the nation's airwaves in early 1968, it was obvious that Sly Stone's "whole new thing" was about to blow everyone's mind sky-high. This live-wire chart smash used ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Sly & Family Stone
Title: Dance to the Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thunderbolt
Release Date: 1/2/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5099882332922, 829410130967

Synopsis

Album Description
When the irresistible sound of "Dance To The Music" lit up the nation's airwaves in early 1968, it was obvious that Sly Stone's "whole new thing" was about to blow everyone's mind sky-high. This live-wire chart smash used the time-tested "introduce the band" technique to showcase trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, Sly's brother/guitarist Freddie Stone, saxman Jerry Martini, Sly's sister/pianist Rosie Stone, bassist Larry Graham and drummer Greg Errico--all from different cultural/racial backgrounds. This radical new sound would have far-reaching musical implications--the second album by Sly & the Family Stone is full of grooves and beats just as intoxicating as "Dance To The Music," featuring addictive heavyweight numbers like "Higher" and "Ride The Rhythm"--tunes ripe for Cynthia's cautionary warning, "All the squares go home!"
 

CD Reviews

The foundations of funk...
Kyle Mole | U.K. | 06/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We put this on @ carnival in 2003 and the whole street came down to us!

That's the power of this music. The gumbo of RnB/Soul/Gospel/Rock n Roll/the advent of funk/acid swillin' platform stompin' grooves that just won't lay down!

The whole cd is like one movement. it comes it at around 40 mins, so just stick it in and hit the floor!

The transfer is crisp and clean, too, making it sound as fresh today as it did almost 40 years ago!

Essential funk theories."
Embarrasing
M. D. Brandon | south woodham ferrers essex | 02/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...at how much better sly and the family stone are to everyone else. What a record! every track a funky masterpeice and how good is the production? You just simply can not fault them. After owning all their records this was the last one on the list and its right up there with the rest of the masterpeices ; stand fresh a whole new thing and of course riot. Nice one"
A Pure classic funk album
gavinturner@gav2001.freeserve.co.uk | London, UK | 09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Surely the best Sly & The Family Stone album ever released? Every track a stomping funk masterpiece. The unbelievably timeless, pounding, grooving, relentless, uplifting funk that is "Dance to the Medley" alone makes the album essential. I listen to that song every day - a true party tune. Get those hands in the air, and wave them like you just don't care. Buy it!"