Sly and the Family Stone: “Higher”

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Sly and Family Stone, a band that electrified Woodstock, was perhaps the primary bridge between funk and rock and roll. The story is one of great talent, great intentions (listen to the lyrics) and–for a while–great success. It fell apart in the early 1970s, and Sly Stone’s comeback appears to have  run out of gas. All Music has a great bio.

Here are Everyday People, Everybody is a Star, If You Want Me to Stay and Stand, introduced by Wolfman Jack on Midnight Special.