Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Sly & The family Stone – I Want To take You Higher

The B side to the Top 40 hit and title of the 1969 album, ‘Stand!’, was less political and didn’t have a message like many of the other songs on the album.

“I Want To Take You Higher” was an upbeat rocker with lots of funk and soul and was all about how the power of music could lift you up from whatever low you were dealing with…

If you were at Woodstock or have seen the concert film of those 3 days of peace and music, you probably remember the band and Sly getting the crowd up and chanting “HIGHER” at 3 o’clock in the morning!! Man what a party that must have been!

The song peaked at #38 on the Hot 100.