No group epitomized the turbulent social upheaval of the late '60s more than sly and the family stone. this gender-integrated, multi-ethnic band was led by 23-year-old sly stone (aka sylvester stewart), a former dj / producer. on 1968's 'dance to the music', whose title track became a top ten hit, the group utilized heaping amounts of horns, fuzz guitar, and bottom-heavy bass for a form of modern soul-rock that influenced contemporaries from miles davis and george benson to the temptations. sly's legacy later steered the course for funk in the '70s and was a major influence on prince. this reissue includes six bonus tracks including mono single versions of 'dance to the music' and 'higher,' and three previously unreleased tracks (including otis redding's 'can't turn you loose'); with original liner notes by sly and new york dj al gee, and new liner notes by greg tate.