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Encyclopedia > I Want To Take You Higher
"Higher"
Album track by Sly & the Family Stone
From the album Dance to the Music
Recorded 1967
Genre Psychedelic/Soul/Funk
Song Length 2:47
Record label Epic Records
Producer Sly Stone
"I Want to Take You Higher"
B-side/album track by Sly & the Family Stone
From the album Stand!
A-side "Stand!"
Single Released 1969
Single Format vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded 1969
Genre Psychedelic/Soul/Funk
Song Length 5:23
Record label Epic Records
5-10450
Producer Sly Stone
Chart positions 38 (US) 24 (R&B)

"I Want to Take You Higher" is a 1969 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, the b-side to their Top 30 hit Stand!". Unlike most of the other tracks on the Stand! album, "I Want to Take You Higher" is not a message song; instead, it is simply dedicated to music and the feeling one gets from music. Like nearly all of Sly & the Family Stone's songs, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart was credited as the sole songwriter. Sly Stone holds the Family Stone in the palm of his hand in this image. ... Dance to the Music was the second album for Sly & the Family Stone, released by Epic/CBS Records in 1968. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Psychedelic music draws its inspiration from the experience of mind-altering drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy and especially LSD. Characteristic features of the style include modal melodies, lengthy instrumental solos, esoteric lyrics and trippy special effects such as reversed, distorted, delayed and/or phased sounds. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Epic Records is a record label launched originally as a jazz and classical label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow and black logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical music releases. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ... Sly Stone holds the Family Stone in the palm of his hand in this image. ... Stand! is the name of the 1969 breakout album for the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Psychedelic music draws its inspiration from the experience of mind-altering drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy and especially LSD. Characteristic features of the style include modal melodies, lengthy instrumental solos, esoteric lyrics and trippy special effects such as reversed, distorted, delayed and/or phased sounds. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Epic Records is a record label launched originally as a jazz and classical label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow and black logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical music releases. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Sly Stone holds the Family Stone in the palm of his hand in this image. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Stand! is the name of the 1969 breakout album for the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition to songs, or both. ...


The song, one of the hardest hitting recordings in the Family Stone canon, is a remake of sorts of "Higher", a song from the band's 1968 Dance to the Music LP. Interestingly, "Higher" made the setlist for the band's performance at Woodstock alongside "I Want to Take You Higher"; Sly Stone used the song during a memorable interlude, during which he had the entire Woodstock crowd repeating, at three in the morning, the song's frantic cry of "higher!" 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Dance to the Music was the second album for Sly & the Family Stone, released by Epic/CBS Records in 1968. ... Woodstock redirects here. ...


Even as a b-side, "I Want to Take You Higher" garnered enough radio play to become a Top 40 hit of its own by 1970. That same year, Ike & Tina Turner recorded a cover of the song that became a hit as well. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an African American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress probably best known for her scorching performances with the Ike and Tina Turner...


Credits

Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ... Rose Stone (or Rosie Stone, born Rosemary Stewart on March 21, 1945 in Vallejo, California) is an African-American singer and keyboardist. ... Freddie Stone (born Frederick Stewart in Vallejo, California on June 7, 1946) is an African-American musician, best known for his role as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in the band Sly & The Family Stone, the front man for which was his brother Sly Stone. ... Larry Graham (born 14 August 1946) is a composer and musician, best known for his bass guitar playing. ... Rose Stone (or Rosie Stone, born Rosemary Stewart on March 21, 1945 in Vallejo, California) is an African-American singer and keyboardist. ... Freddie Stone (born Frederick Stewart in Vallejo, California on June 7, 1946) is an African-American musician, best known for his role as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in the band Sly & The Family Stone, the front man for which was his brother Sly Stone. ... Larry Graham (born 14 August 1946) is a composer and musician, best known for his bass guitar playing. ... A harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, french harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over an airway slot of like dimension into which it... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Freddie Stone (born Frederick Stewart in Vallejo, California on June 7, 1946) is an African-American musician, best known for his role as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in the band Sly & The Family Stone, the front man for which was his brother Sly Stone. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass Guitar is a popular term that refers to electric and acoustic basses - stringed instruments similar in design to the guitar, but with longer scale and tuned lower in pitch. ... Larry Graham (born 14 August 1946) is a composer and musician, best known for his bass guitar playing. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Greg Errico (also spelled Gregg Errico, born September 1, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is an Italian-American musician, best known for being the drummer for the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone until 1971. ... Horn may refer to: horn (anatomy), a hollow, pointed projection of the skin of various animals Horn, Austria horn (diacritic), a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as o or u is to be pronounced unrounded horn (instrument) horn, a slang term for any wind... Jerry Martini (born October 1, 1943 in Colorado) is an American musician, best known for being the saxophonist for the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... The tenor saxophone is one of the larger members of the saxophone family invented by Adolphe Sax. ... Cynthia Robinson (born January 12, 1946 in Sacramento, California) is an African-American musician, best known for being the trumpetist in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... Trumpeter performing with the United States Air Forces in Europe Band The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the tuba, euphonium, trombone, sousaphone, and french horn. ... Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Higher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (142 words)
Higher may refer to one of several secondary school qualifications:
Higher - the Higher level of National Qualification in Scotland, part of the Scottish Qualification Certificate
"Higher," a 1968 song by Sly and the Family Stone, remade as "I Want to Take You Higher" the following year.
Stand! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1682 words)
Side A concludes with "Sing a Simple Song", which, while up-tempo like "I Want to Take You Higher", features more of a James Brown-inspired soul sound than "Take You Higher" does.
Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocal ad-libs, background vocals on "I Want to Take You Higher"
Jerry Martini: saxophone, background vocals on "I Want to Take You Higher"
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