1. Dance To The Music
3. I Ain’t Got Nobody (For Real)
4. Dance To The Medley:
Music Is Alive
1. Ride The Rhythm
2. Color Me True
3. Are You Ready
4. Don’t Burn Baby
5. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
Sly & the Family Stone came into their own with their second album, Dance to the Music, released in 1968. It contains the Top Ten hit single of the same name. This seminal album helped lay the groundwork for the development of Funk music.
This is such exuberant music, bursting with joy and invention, it’s easy to get sucked into the freewheeling spirit and cavalier virtuosity of the group. Prior to this record no one, not even the Family Stone, treated Soul as a psychedelic sun splash, filled with bright melodies, kaleidoscopic arrangements, inextricably intertwined interplay, and deft, fast rhythms.
“Dance to the Music” peaked at #8 in The Billboard Hot 100, and reached 9th place in the R&B Singles of 1968. The song propelled Sly & The Family Stone into the stratosphere.
180 gram audiophile vinyl