Sly and the Family Stone discography

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A discography for the American band Sly and the Family Stone.

Epic Records releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1967 A Whole New Thing
1968 Dance to the Music 142 11
Life 1 195
1969 Stand! 13 3 9 11
  • US: Platinum [5]
1970 Greatest Hits 2 1 10
  • US: 5× Platinum [5]
1971 There's a Riot Goin' On 1 1 4 31
  • US: Platinum [5]
1973 Fresh 7 1 17
1974 Small Talk 15 13
1975 High on You ² 45 11 98
1976 Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back 33
Notes:
  1. Issued as M'Lady in the UK
  1. Issued as by "Sly Stone".

Singles[edit]

All B-sides are also listed. Chart positions generally apply to the A-side only; if a B-side charted as well, its position is listed below the position of the A-side.

Year A-side / B-side Album Chart positions
US Hot 100 US Cashbox[6] US R&B UK Singles Chart
[4]
1967 "Underdog"/
"Bad Risk"
(The first promo pressings of the "Underdog" 45 have the track "Higher" as B-side)
A Whole New Thing
Dance to the Music

"Dance to the Music"/
"Let Me Hear It from You"
Dance to the Music
A Whole New Thing
8 8
9 7
1968 "Dance a La Musique" 1/
"Small Fries"
none
"Life"
"M'Lady"
Life 93
93
65
90

37
32
"Everyday People"/
"Sing a Simple Song"
Stand! 1
89
1
1
28
36
1969 "Stand!"/
"I Want to Take You Higher"
22
60
23
67
14
24
"Hot Fun in the Summertime"/
"Fun"
Greatest Hits
Life
2
6
3
"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"²/
"Everybody Is a Star"*²
Greatest Hits 1
F
1
40
1
1970 "I Want to Take You Higher"³/
"Stand!"
Stand! 38 40
1971 "Family Affair"/
"Luv 'N' Haight"
There's a Riot Goin' On 1 1
1 15
1972 "Runnin' Away"/
"Brave & Strong"
23 11
15 17
"(You Caught Me) Smilin'"/
"Luv 'N' Haight"
42 25
21
1973 "If You Want Me to Stay"/
"Thankful N' Thoughtful"4
Fresh 12 15
3
"Frisky"/
"If It Were Left Up to Me"
79
65
28
57
1974 "Time for Livin'"/
"Small Talk"
Small Talk 32 39
10
"Loose Booty"/
"Can't Strain My Brain"
84 90
22
1975 "I Get High on You"5/
"That's Lovin' You"5
High on You 52 58
3
"Le Lo Li"5/
"Who Do You Love"5

75
1976 "Crossword Puzzle"5/
"Greed"5

"Blessing in Disguise" (SS promo only) 5 Heard You Missed Me, Well I'm Back
"Family Again"/
"Nothing Less Than Happiness"

85
Notes:
  1. Issued as by "The French Fries"; the song is an alternate version in French of "Dance to the Music"
  1. "Everybody Is a Star" charted as F for "flipside", but the release was marketed as a double A-side single.
  1. Re-release of 1969 single, with sides reversed.
  1. Some copies issued with "Babies Makin' Babies" as the B-side.
  1. Issued as by "Sly Stone".

Loadstone release[edit]

Year A-side / B-side Album US Hot 100 US R&B UK Chart
1972 (recorded in January 1967) "I Ain't Got Nobody"/
"I Can't Turn You Loose"
none

Warner Bros. Records releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Top 200 US R&B UK Chart
1979 Back on the Right Track 152 31
1982 Ain't But the One Way

Singles[edit]

Year A-side / B-side Album US Hot 100 US R&B UK Chart
1979 "Remember Who You Are"/
"Sheer Energy"
Back on the Right Track 104 38
1980 "Who's to Say"/
"Same Thing"
1983 "High Y'all"/
"Ha Ha He He"
Ain't But the One Way

Legacy Recordings releases[edit]

Year Album Notes
2009 The Woodstock Experience Live

Compilations and other releases[edit]

  • 1979: Ten Years Too Soon (Epic, disco remix album)
  • 1981: Sly & the Family Stone Anthology (Epic)
  • 1994: Precious Stone: Sly Stone in the Studio 1963–1965 (Ace)
  • 1994: Rock and Roll (KRB Music/compilation of rare pre-Epic recordings, including "I Ain't Got Nobody")
  • 2001: Who in the Funk Do You Think You Are: The Warner Bros. Recordings (Rhino Handmade collection compiles Back on the Right Track and Ain't But the One Way with five previously unissued recordings)
  • 2001: Rare Grooves Classic World Productions (Nine Sylvester Stewart compositions, one with H. Banks; no other credits or particulars provided.)
  • 2002: The Essential Sly & the Family Stone (Epic/Legacy, 2-CD)
  • 2005: Different Strokes by Different Folks (Starbucks Music/remix and cover album by various artists, extended version issued in 2006 by Epic/Legacy)
  • 2007: The Collection (Epic/Legacy, 7-CD box set compiles A Whole New Thing, Dance to the Music, Life, Stand!, There's a Riot Goin' On, Fresh, and Small Talk; omits single-only releases)
  • 2010: Listen to the Voices: Sly Stone in the Studio 1965–1970 (Ace)
  • 2011: The Best of Soul Train Live (Time Life album by various artists, includes a medley of "Dance to the Music" and "I Want to Take You Higher" from the band's June 29, 1974 appearance on Soul Train)[7][8]
  • 2013: Higher! (Epic/Legacy, 4-CD box set including rare single mixes, demo and live versions, and 17 previously-unreleased tracks. An exclusive Amazon.com version added a fifth CD with six additional tracks; an 8-LP vinyl edition was also issued)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Charts > Sly and the Family Stone". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  2. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "CAN Charts > Sly and the Family Stone". RPM. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b "UK Charts > Sly and the Family Stone". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "US Certifications > Sly and the Family Stone". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  6. ^ Hoffmann, Frank (1983). The Cash Box Singles Charts, 1950-1981. Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 546. 
  7. ^ '"The Best of Soul Train Live at AllMusic
  8. ^ The Best of Soul Train Live (booklet). Time Life. 2011.