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Encyclopedia > Stand! (song)
"Stand!"
Single by Sly & the Family Stone
From the album Stand!
B-side "I Want to Take You Higher"
Single Released 1969
Single Format vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded 1969
Genre Psychedelic/Soul/Funk
Song Length 3:08
Record label Epic Records
5-10450
Producer Sly Stone
Chart positions 22 (US) 14 (R&B)
Sly & the Family Stone single chronology
"Everyday People"
1968
"Stand!"
1969
"Hot Fun in the Summertime"
1969

"Stand!" is a 1969 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. The song's title and lyrics are a call for its listeners to "stand" up for themselves, their communties, and what they believe in. 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. ... 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. ... 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... 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. ... Everyday People is the title of a 1968 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Hot Fun in the Summertime is a 1969 hit single recorded by Sly & the Family Stone. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 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. ... 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 original mix of "Stand!" garnered a warm, yet unenthusiastic, reaction when Sly Stone had an early acetate of the record played in a San Fransisco club. As a result, Stone went back into the studio and had the song's final section, a fevered gospel music-styled break, rerecorded. Most of the Family Stone was unavailable for the session, and Stone resorted to using mostly studio musicians for the rerecorded section. This article is about the city in California. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ...


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. ... Little Sister was an American all-female vocal harmony group, which served primarily as the background vocalists for the influential rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone in concert and on record. ... Vet Stone (born Vaetta Stewart in 1949 in Vallejo, California) is an African-American soul singer, the lead singer in Sly & the Family Stones background group Little Sister (the group name derives from the fact that she is the little sister of frontman Sly Stone. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... Rose Stone (or Rosie Stone, born Rosemary Stewart on March 21, 1945 in Vallejo, California) is an African-American singer and keyboardist. ... 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. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Sly Stone, as depicted on the cover of the 1981 greatest hits compilation Sly & the Family Stone Anthology. ...

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