The Soul Lifters: Hot, Funky, and Sweaty
also available on the comp. Hot, Funky and Sweaty (Soul Patrol, 1999)
From Chicago Transit Authority (Rhino, 1969)
+ Sly and the Family Stone: M'Lady
From Live at the Fillmore East (Epic, 1968)
New reedtion of Fresh, Stand and others album (+ bonus tracks) will be released soon in 2007. The album Fresh has already been released in two different versions and some fans think that the new release of Fresh could be the third... My favourite version is the second. "Epic/Legacy will on March 20 unveil remastered editions of Sly & the Family Stone's first seven studio albums, each with several bonus tracks and new liner notes. Not included in this batch are group leader Sly Stone's 1975 solo album High on You or the Family Stone's final studio set, 1979's Back on the Right Track." from Billboard.com
Two compilations propose the track "Hot, Funky, and Sweaty" by The Soul Lifters. The first I buy is The World's Rarest Funk 45s releases on Quantic and the other is Hot, Funky and Sweaty on Soul Patrol. There's an other covered version of this tune, see also the other compilation Hot, Sweaty and Funky release on Hard Soul Records in 2005. Sorry for the lack of information about The Soul Lifters, I forgot The World's Rarest Funk 45s, which is more detailed, in a radio station based in Paris where actually I do a training course... (That's why I alert you for some "Interruption").
If you're a big fan of Sly Stone, this tune could not be a surprise for you. Myself I've been very very surprised when I listened the track 'Mama Lolo" by The Entertainers here (check out, Brent recently update it!). As Robert said in the comment: "The Entertainer’s 45 is exactly the same as “Introduction” on the Chicago Transit Authority album". Chicago was a band musicaly familiar/similar to Electric Flag, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Buddy Miles Express, Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield. Anyway, before the debut of Chicago, before the recordings of Stand and Electric Ladyland, and while Buddy Miles Express was recording the excellent album Expressway to Your Skull, Sly and The Family Stone was opening the show at the Live at The Fillmore East in 1968, Jimi Hendrix played next.