Epic release ‘Dance to the Music,’ Sly & the Family Stone’s second album (1968)

‘Dance to the Music’ by Sly & the Family Stone is their second studio album produced by Sly Stone and released on April 27, 1968 by Epic.


Epic release ‘Dance to the Music,’ Sly & the Family Stone’s second album (1968)

1 . Dance To The Music

2 . Dance To The Music (Live, 1969)

3 . Higher And Higher (Live)

4 . I Want To Take You Higher (Live, 1973)

Sly & the Family Stone – Dance to the Music

Track Listing : 1.Dance To The Music (Sylvester Stewart) – 03:00 . 2.Higher (Sylvester Stewart) – 02:49 . 3.I Ain’T Got Nobody (For Real) (Sylvester Stewart) – 04:26 . 4.Dance To The Medley [(Music Is Alive / Dance In / Music Lover](Sylvester Stewart) – 012:12 . 5.Ride The Rhythm (Sylvester Stewart) – 02:48 . 6.Color Me True (Sylvester Stewart) – 03:10 . 7.Are You Ready (Sylvester Stewart) – 02:50 . 8.Don’T Burn Baby (Sylvester Stewart) – 03:14 . 9.I’Ll Never Fall In Love Again (Sylvester Stewart) – 03:25

Musicians : Sly Stone – Vocals, Organ, Guitar, Piano, Harmonicaand More . Freddie Stone – Vocals, Guitar . Larry Graham – Vocals, Bass Guitar . Rose Stone – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards . Cynthia Robinson – Trumpet, Vocal Ad-Libs . Jerry Martini – Saxophone . Greg Errico – Drums . Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary Mccreary, Elva Mouton) – 0Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Sly Stone For Stone Flower Productions . Don Puluse – Engineer . Brian Ross – Engineer . Brian Ross-Myring – Engineer

Package : Al Gee – Liner Notes

Recorded September 1967.

Released On April 27, 1968 By Epic.

(Source Sly Stone @ Wikipedia)


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