Editors’ Notes When Sylvester Stone and his intergender and interracial Family Stone burst out of San Francisco in 1967, they appealed to both hippies and soul heads. This collection handily and chronologically wraps up Stone’s musical milieu. The tone of the psych-soul opener, “Underdog,” only intensifies through “Dance to the Music,” which nails their freaky Meters/Beatles/James Brown anthemic sounds to perfection. “Are You Ready?” begs the eternal question (why hate?), while “Stand!” and “Don’t Call Me N****r, Whitey” draw hard cultural lines for reciprocal respect. “I Want to Take You Higher” caps the '60s in a fit of spiritual (and chemical) uplift. 1975’s “I Get High on You” caps this mind-blowing, 35-song set.

SONG
Underdog
1
3:57
 
I Cannot Make It
2
3:18
 
Dance to the Music
3
2:58
 
Are You Ready?
4
2:48
 
Fun
5
2:21
 
M'Lady
6
2:45
 
Life
7
2:59
 
Love City
8
2:43
 
Stand!
9
3:07
 
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
10
5:59
 
I Want to Take You Higher
11
5:22
 
Somebody's Watching You
12
3:20
 
Sing a Simple Song
13
3:55
 
Everyday People
14
2:21
 
You Can Make It If You Try
15
3:38
 
Hot Fun In the Summertime
16
2:38
 
Everybody Is a Star (Single)
17
3:04
 
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) [Single]
18
4:47
 
Family Affair (Single)
1
3:05
 
Luv N' Haight (Single)
2
4:03
 
Poet
3
3:00
 
(You Caught Me) Smilin' (Single)
4
2:53
 
Runnin' Away (Single)
5
2:56
 
Brave & Strong (Single)
6
3:29
 
Just Like a Baby
7
5:11
 
Thank You for Talkin' to Me, Africa
8
7:14
 
In Time
9
5:49
 
If You Want Me to Stay
10
3:01
 
Frisky (Single)
11
3:11
 
Skin I'm In
12
2:54
 
Babies Makin' Babies (Single)
13
3:38
 
If It Were Left Up to Me (Single)
14
1:57
 
Time for Livin' (Single)
15
3:17
 
Loose Booty
16
3:46
 
I Get High On You (Single)
17
3:13