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The Stewart Brothers
The Rat / Ra Ra Roo
Stewart (2:33) / Stewart (2:02)
Ensign 1-4032, ?/59

 

The Stewart Brothers
Sleep On The Porch / Yum Yum
Stewart (2:19) / Stewart (?)
Keen 82112, 5/60

 

Sly
I Just Learned To Swim / Scat Swim
Stewart (2:22) / Stewart (2:24)
Autumn 3, 8/64

 

Sly
Buttermilk, Part 1 / Buttermilk, Part 2
Stewart (2:10) / Stewart (1:50)
Autumn 14, 8/65

 

Sly
Temptation Walk, Part 1 / Temptation Walk, Part 2
Stewart (2:25) / Stewart (2:05)
Autumn 26, 11/65

 

Underdog / Bad Risk
Stewart (3:57) / Stewart (3:03)
Epic 10229, 9/67

 


A Whole New Thing
Epic BN-26324
10/67 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

 
1970 Reissue Cover

 
1970 Reissue Back Cover

Side One
Underdog Stewart 3:59
If This Room Could Talk Stewart 3:00
Run Run Run Stewart 3:14
Turn Me Loose Stewart 1:52
Let Me Hear It From You Stewart 3:35
Advice Stewart 2:22
Side Two
I Cannot Make It Stewart 3:20
Trip To Your Heart Stewart 3:43
I Hate To Love Her Stewart 3:30
Bad Risk Stewart 3:04
That Kind Of Person Stewart 4:25
Dog Stewart 3:10
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-keyboards, guitar, vocals
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Jerry Martini-sax
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet
§Cover Photo-uncredited; 1970 Reissue Cover Design-Teresa Alfieri
Produced by: Sly Stone

 

Dance To The Music² / Let Me Hear It From You
Steward (2:38) / Steward (3:35)
Epic 10256, 11/67 BB

Sly's name mispelled, alt mix on A-side
Danse A La Musique / Small Fries
Stewart (3:05) / Stewart (2:50)
Epic 5-10313, 3/68

as by The French Fries, a remix of Dance To The Music

Dance To The Music
Epic BN-26371
4/68 BB [UK: 9/68]
Back Cover

 
1970 Reissue Cover

 
UK Cover

Side One
Dance To The Music Stewart 2:58
Higher Stewart 2:46
I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real) Stewart 4:24
Dance To The Medley: Music Is Alive/Dance In/Music Lover Stewart 12:13
Side Two
Ride The Rhythm Stewart 2:46
Color Me True Stewart 3:08
Are You Ready Stewart 2:48
Don't Burn Baby Stewart 3:13
I'll Never Fall In Love Again Stewart 3:24
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-keyboards, guitar, vocals
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini-sax
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton)-background vocals
§Cover Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Sly Stone

 

Life / M'Lady
Stewart (2:58) / Stewart (2:44)
Epic 10353, 6/68 BB

 

Life
Epic BN-26397
8/68 BB [UK: 1/69]
Back Cover

 
1970 Reissue Cover

 
UK Cover (as M'Lady)

 
UK Back Cover

Side One
Dynamite Stewart 2:43
Chicken Stewart 2:13
Plastic Jim Stewart 3:29
Fun Stewart 2:21
Into My Own Thing Stewart 2:13
Harmony Stewart 2:50
Side Two
Life Stewart 3:00
Love City Stewart 2:42
I'm An Animal Stewart 3:20
M'Lady Stewart 2:44
Jane Is A Groupee Stewart 2:49
Only One Way Out Of This Mess Stewart 3:52
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-keyboards, guitar, vocals
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini-sax
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton)-background vocals
§Cover Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Sly Stone

 ➜ Live: 10/4-5, Fillmore East; released 2015: Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 

Everyday People / Sing a Simple Song³
Stewart (2:18) / Stewart (2:58)
Epic 10407, 11/68  1 

 
Stand! / I Want to Take You Higher³
Stewart (3:06) / Stewart (2:55)
Epic 10450, 3/69 BB

 

Stand!
Epic BN-26456
4/69 BB RS500 [UK: 7/69]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Stand!† Stewart 3:08
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey Stewart 5:59
I Want To Take You Higher† Stewart 5:22
Somebody's Watching You Stewart 3:19
Sing A Simple Song† Stewart 3:55
Side Two
Everyday People† Stewart 2:20
Sex Machine Stewart 13:48
You Can Make It If You Try Stewart 3:39
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-keyboards, guitar, bass (You Can Make It If You Try), vocals
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini-sax
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton)-background vocals†
§Cover Design-Richard Mantel; Cover Photos-Fred Lombardi
Produced by: Sly Stone

Note: Wiki, Rate Your Music and 45worlds show this as being released May 3, 1969.
The album debuted on the Billboard Charts on 4/26, so the 5/3 date is obviously wrong.
 

Toronto Pop Festival(6/21/69)
Newport Jazz Festival(7/5/69)
Hot Fun In The Summertime / Fun
Stewart (2:37) / Stewart (2:20)
Epic 10497, 7/69 BB

 
Laurel Pop Festival(7/12/69)
Woodstock Music & Art Fair(8/16/69)
Texas International Pop Festival(9/1/69)
Palm Beach Music & Art Festival(11/29/69)
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is A Star
Stewart (4:47) / Stewart (3:00)
Epic 10555, 12/69  1 

 
Woodstock(3/26/70)
From Richie to Jimi—3 days of music, mud, and meandering
Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/3/70)
New York Pop(7/18/70)
Strawberry Fields Festival(8/9/70)
Isle of Wight Festival(8/29/70)
1968 UK tour cancelled due to drug bust

Greatest Hits
Epic 30325
10/70 BB RS500 [UK: 1/71]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
I Want To Take You Higher Stewart 5:23
Everybody Is A Star(non-LP 45) Stewart 3:00
Stand! Stewart 3:06
Life Stewart 3:00
Fun Stewart 2:21
You Can Make It If You Try Stewart 3:38
Side Two
Dance To The Music Stewart 2:59
Everyday People Stewart 2:22
Hot Fun In The Summertime(non-LP 45) Stewart 2:38
M'Lady Stewart 2:45
Sing A Simple Song Stewart 3:56
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)(non-LP 45) Stewart 4:49
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-keyboards, guitar, vocals
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini-sax
§Cover Design-Teresa Alfieri; Photo-Stephen Paley
Produced by: Sly Stone

Note: Only listed because of those three great singles!
 

Family Affair / Luv 'N' Haight
Stewart (3:04) / Stewart (4:01)
Epic 10805, 10/71  1 

 

There's A Riot Goin' On
Epic KE-30986
11/71  1  RS500 [UK: 1/72] #31
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Inside Cover

 
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Reissue Cover


   
UK Free EP


The British release came with this EP:
Side One: Dance To The Music
Stand!
Side Two: Ride The Rhythm
Colour Me True
Side One
Luv N' Haight Stewart 4:01
Just Like A Baby Stewart 5:12
Poet Stewart 3:01
Family Affair Stewart 3:06
Africa Talks To You "The Asphalt Jungle" Stewart 8:45
There's A Riot Goin' On Stewart :00
Side Two
Brave And Strong Stewart 3:28
(You Caught Me) Smilin' Stewart 2:53
Time Stewart 3:01
Spaced Cowboy Stewart 3:57
Runnin' Away Stewart 2:51
Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa Stewart 7:14
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Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart-arrangements, drums, drum and keyboard programming, synthesizers, guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Rose Stone-piano, vocals
with:
Freddie Stewart-guitar
Larry Graham-bass, vocals
Greg Errico-drums
Cynthia Robinson-trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini-sax
and:
Bobby Womack-guitar
Ike Turner-guitar
Billy Preston-organ
§Cover Design-John Berg; Back Cover Montage-Lynn Ames
Produced by: Sly Stone

Note: Originally titled Africa Talks to You, the album title was changed to an answer to Marvin Gaye's record, What's Going On?
Almost all of the instruments were played by Sly, including pioneering use of the drum machine. Reissued with different cover art in the late 70s.
More about the artwork @ wiki.
 


Links!  

Official Sly & The Family Stone web site
Sly & The Family Stone @ Bay Area Bands

 


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