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Stand! is the fourth album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1969 and their breakthrough. It was one of the best-selling albums of the 1960s and included several landmark hits, among them "Sing A Simple Song", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Stand!" and "Everyday People".

The album was listed at nr. #121 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. In 2006 Time Magazine included it in their list with 100 essential and timeless recordings. In 2014 "Stand!" was added to the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."

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Tracklist

Side One

  1. "Stand" (3:08)
  2. "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" (5:58)
  3. "I Want to Take You Higher" (5:22)
  4. "Somebody's Watching You" (3:20)
  5. "Sing A Simple Song" (3:56)

Side Two

  1. "Everyday People" (2:21)
  2. "Sex Machine" (13:45)
  3. "You Can Make It If You Try" (3:37)

Personnel

  • Sly Stone: vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, vocoder, bass guitar
  • Freddie Stone: vocals, guitar
  • Larry Graham: vocals, bass guitar
  • Rose Stone: vocals, piano, keyboard
  • Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocals, background vocals
  • Jerry Martini: saxophone, background vocals
  • Greg Errico: drums, background vocals
  • Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton): background vocals

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