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Sly & the Family Stone 1968 Fillmore East Performance Released for First Time

Sly & the Family Stone: Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968Legendary funk/soul/R&B/rock band Sly & the Family Stone was energetic and on the rise in 1968, with two albums — Dance to the Music and Life — already behind them. Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968, captures the sound of a great band with an incomparable electric bassist — Larry Graham, who went on to create his own band, Graham Central Station and record as a solo artist.

The set of previously unreleased music features early and late shows for each of the band’s two nights at the long-gone New York City venue.

If you love a great groove, this set is for you. Check out this audio for “Color Me True” and “Life”:

Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Color Me True
  3. Won’t Be Long
  4. We Love All (Freedom)
  5. Medley: Turn Me Loose/I Can’t Turn You Loose
  6. Chicken
  7. Love City

Disc 2:

  1. M’Lady
  2. Don’t Burn Baby
  3. Color Me True
  4. Won’t Be Long
  5. St. James Infirmary (previously released on Higher! Amazon-exclusive bonus disc)
  6. Medley: Turn Me Loose/I Can’t Turn You Loose
  7. Are You Ready
  8. Dance To The Music
  9. Music Lover
  10. Medley: Life/Music Lover

Disc 3:

  1. Life
  2. Color Me True
  3. Won’t Be Long
  4. Are You Ready
  5. Dance To The Music
  6. Music Lover
  7. M’Lady

Disc 4:

  1. M’Lady
  2. Life
  3. Are You Ready
  4. Won’t Be Long
  5. Color Me True
  6. Dance To The Music
  7. Music Lover
  8. Love City
  9. Medley: Turn Me Loose/I Can’t Turn You Loose
  10. The Riffs