Sly Stone – High On You (1975/2017)

Posted by Zorn on July 6, 2017as

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“High On You” is Sly’s eighth album, and includes only two remaining members of the Family Stone — perennial Sly cheerleader and trumpetist Cynthia Robinson and saxophonist Jerry Martini. No, this record is not as important as “Stand!” or “Riot,” but there is plenty to recommend it. In fact, except for tossed-off instrumental “Green-Eyed Monster Girl,” there really isn’t a bad song in the bunch. The strongest material is front- and back-loaded, kicking off with the fantastic one-two punch of “I Get High on You” (a #3 R&B hit) and “Crossword Puzzle,” the latter unquestionably the best song on the LP. It’s a classic, and certainly the hit that never was. Over a mischievously descending bassline and nursery rhyme keys, Sly’s vocal about an illegitimate child is grittily on point. It sounds like he’s actually singing out the side of his mouth.

Tracklist:

01. I Get High On You
02. Crossword Puzzle
03. That’s Lovin’ You
04. Who Do You Love?
05. Green Eyed Monster Girl
06. Organize
07. Le Lo Li
08. My World
09. So Good to Me
10. Greed