Sly and the Family Stone Want You to Stand Up

Studio 360

In 1969, Sly and the Family Stone released their studio album,“Stand!”It dropped at a moment of intense cultural and political change, and the album provided a soundtrack for that fight. “This was like a Civil Rights anthem made rock-friendly,” says Jeff Kaliss, author of“I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone.”Today, the songs on “Stand!” are among the most sampled in history, and the Library of Congress added it toNational Recording Registry.

This story was produced by DevonStrolovitch for BMP audio.

(Originally aired November 19, 2015)

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