Sly and stand by me trumpet pdf Family Stone. Written and produced by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, Stand!
Released on May 3 by Epic Records, just before the group’s celebrated performance at the Woodstock festival, it was the band’s fourth album, and most commercially successful to date. It includes several well-known songs, among them hit singles, such as “Sing a Simple Song”, “I Want to Take You Higher”, “Stand! It was published in US as an LP record with gatefold cover, and was reissued in 1990 on vinyl and CD and in 2007 as a remastered numbered edition digipack CD with bonus tracks and, in the UK, only as a CD with bonus tracks.
500,000 copies of the album were sold in the year of its release: it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 4, 1969, went on to sell over three million copies and became one of the most successful albums of the 1960s. By 1986 it had sold well over 1 million copies and was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA on November 26 of that same year. In 2003 the album was ranked number 118 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
In 2015, the album was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry. Life, a commercially unsuccessful album. Although the Family Stone’s single “Dance to the Music” was a top ten hit in early 1968, none of the band’s first three albums reached above 100 on the Billboard 200.
Sly Stone and his bandmates Freddie Stone, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, and Greg Errico into the pop music mainstream. Much of the album was recorded in the San Francisco area at Pacific High Recording Studios. R director and photographer Stephen Paley recalled how “together” Sly Stone was while working on Stand! Walter Piston’s Orchestration text-book, unlike his erratic behavior and work after he became dependent upon cocaine within a year of the album’s success.
Sly sings lead on “Stand”, a mid-tempo number launching into a gospel break for its final forty-nine seconds. Most of the Family Stone was unavailable for the session at which this coda was recorded: Sly, drummer Gregg Errico and horn players Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini were augmented by session players instead.
People would always ask, ‘why didn’t you go there and let that be the song? The second track, titled “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey”, has few lyrics save for the chorus Don’t call me “nigger”, whitey. Don’t call me “whitey”, nigger and a single verse sung by Rose Stone.
On “I Want to Take You Higher” Freddie Stone, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, and Sly Stone take turns delivering the lead vocal and all seven band-members deliver the shouted backing vocals. Sly Stone, Robinson, Freddie Stone, Graham, and Martini all play instrumental solos. The title track and album opener features gospel overtones. The high tempo song is a pulsating dedication to music.
1 Pop hit mocks the futility of hatred amongst people. On “Somebody’s Watching You” Sly Stone, Graham, Freddie Stone, and Rose Stone deliver the vocal in unison.