Brett Alan wrote:
You completely ignored the question of why Sly & The Family Stone isn't on the list. How does "I Want To Take You Higher" not qualify?
About the song: "I Want to Take You Higher" opens with a bluesy
guitar riff played by Freddie Stone. The song, one of the most upbeat recordings in the Family Stone canon, is a remake
of sorts of "Higher", a song from the band's 1968 Dance to the Music LP. "Higher" itself has its origins in "Advice", a song Sly Stone co-wrote and arranged for Billy Preston's album The Wildest Organ In Town in 1966.
"Higher" made the setlist for the band's performance at Woodstock alongside "Dance to the Music" and "Music Lover"; Sly Stone used the song during a memorable interlude, during which he had the entire Woodstock crowd repeating, at three in the morning, the song's frantic cry of "higher!"
Even though it was a b-side, "I Want to Take You Higher" became a Top 40 hit of its own in 1970. That same year, Ike & Tina Turner released a cover of the song that became a hit as well, peaking 4 spots above the original Family Stone recording on the US pop charts
(at #34), and one position below the original on the R&B singles
Great song, great band, great musicians, not psychedelic.