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Dance to the Music

Music by Sylvester Stewart

Originally Performed by Sly and the Family Stone

"Dance to the Music" is a 1968 hit single by the influential soul/funk/rock band Sly and the Family Stone for the Epic/CBS Records label. It was the first single by the band to reach the Billboard Pop Singles Top 10, peaking at #8 and the first to popularize the band's sound, which would be emulated throughout the black music industry and dubbed "psychedelic soul". It was later ranked #223 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

    Release Date: 1967


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Kickshaw : Superstar : 00  1 CD

Kickshaw : Superstar

Having been introduced to Seattle's Kickshaw in the 1997 Harmony Sweepstakes, we knew this CD was worth our attention, and it has surpassed our expectations. (Seattle's a cappella scene is happening, having also produced m-pact and the Coats). This funky foursome grooves to a dance beat, that's for sure; "Superstar," written by the group, is our favorite, but "Papa Is A Rolling Stone" is a close runner-up. However, Kickshaw throws out several curve balls too - the chant of "Invictus," which reveals a depth and intelligence that goes beyond frilly shirts and disco frivolity. The production is outstanding, some of the best we've heard - "Dance To The Music" a great example, as Kickshaw cops a guitar and drum tone that may even be better than the real thing, and the arrangement is clever. Cool.

Songlist: Sound Check, Voice!, Superstar, Invictus, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Dance To The Music, The Deed, The Party Song, Walkin' Man, My Heart Is For You, Invictus (reprise), Are You Gonna Go My Way, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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2195c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


T Minus 5 : Road Trip : 00  1 CD

T Minus 5 : Road Trip    onsale

We know we're in for a good time with the first rock-solid vocal percussion beats of War's "Low Rider" come on T-minus 5's "radio," which segues into Sly and the Family Stone's rock anthem "Dance to the Music," an electronic-funky, faux-horned masterpiece. Group member Shawn Satterthwaite contributes the sweet, romantic "Your Love," other nice originals are "Wrapped Up In You" by Wayne Kirkpatrick, and " Midnight Daze" by T Minus 5. Excellent covers of Lennon/McCartney's "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Mayberry," Barry Manilow's "One Voice," "He Still Loves Me" (arranged by our friend Richard "Bob" Green, and The Guess Who's "American Woman" add to the good feeling. We loved T-Minus 5 at the 2001 Harmony Sweeps Finals, and their great harmonies and down home song selection have only gotten better. Every song on "Road Trip" is a winner!

Songlist: Low Rider, Dance to the Music, I'll Still be Loving You, Your Love, Wrapped Up In You, One Voice, Midnight Daze, American Woman, When I'm Sixty-Four, Mayberry, He Still Loves Me, Show Me the Way

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2434c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


T Minus 5 : Alive : 00  1 CD

T Minus 5 : Alive

The five young men of T Minus 5 got their first glimpse of fame in spring, 2000 in Ogden, Utah, winning a Weber State U. talent show. Having only been a group for one year, they entered and won the 2001 Harmony Sweepstakes Denver Regional against tough competition and went on to win "Audience Favorite" at the Finals in San Rafael. They have been on a performing rampage ever since, their energy and humor winning them new fans wherever they go. There are 16 live cuts on "Alive," some favorites: "Red Neck Avenger" (which wowed the crowd at the '01 Finals), Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," Paul Simon's "Cecilia," Bono's "All I Want," Sly Stone's "Dance to the Music," Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," "Best Years of Our Lives," "Lean On Me" and "Down to the River to Pray." T Minus 5's forte is live performance-just listen to the audience response on "Alive." Great stuff!

Songlist: Sold, Wrapped Up in You, Brown Eyed Girl, Cecilia, Folk Song Medley, All I Want, Dance to the Music, Red Neck Avenger, I Feel Good, Amen Revival, Krispy Kreme, American Woman, Stand By Me, Best Years of Our Lives, Lean on Me, Down to the River to Pray

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7387c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Dance to the Music : SATB : Paul Langford : Sly and the Family Stone :  1 CD : 00326401 : 888680987848

Paul Langford : Dance to the Musicnew

Few songs have captured the joy of dancing more than this 1968 song by Sly and the Family Stone. The Family Stone harnessed many of the disparate musical trends of the time in this brilliant fusion and this arrangement brings it all together for the adventurous choir. It will be difficult to follow this in a show so make it your closer.

Arranger: Paul Langford Performed By: Sly and the Family Stone

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00326401


Dance to the Music : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sylvester Stewart : Sly and the Family Stone : Sheet Music : 00110411 : 884088862916

Roger Emerson : Dance to the Music

One of the most influential groups of the late 1960s, Sly & the Family Stone soared up the charts, with a soul/funk/rock sound that captured the sound of an era! With rock guitar riffs, a funk bassline, gospel organ and riveting a cappella vocal break, the song was destined for greatness. A fantastic dance feature for show choirs and pop groups!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Sylvester Stewart Performed By: Sly and the Family Stone

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00110411 | Showtrax CD Available


Dance to the Music : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sylvester Stewart : Sly and the Family Stone : Sheet Music : 00110412 : 884088862923

Roger Emerson : Dance to the Music

One of the most influential groups of the late 1960s, Sly & the Family Stone soared up the charts, with a soul/funk/rock sound that captured the sound of an era! With rock guitar riffs, a funk bassline, gospel organ and riveting a cappella vocal break, the song was destined for greatness. A fantastic dance feature for show choirs and pop groups!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Sylvester Stewart Performed By: Sly and the Family Stone

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00110412 | Showtrax CD Available


Dance to the Music : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Sylvester Stewart : Sly and the Family Stone : Sheet Music : 00110413 : 884088862930

Roger Emerson : Dance to the Music

One of the most influential groups of the late 1960s, Sly & the Family Stone soared up the charts, with a soul/funk/rock sound that captured the sound of an era! With rock guitar riffs, a funk bassline, gospel organ and riveting a cappella vocal break, the song was destined for greatness. A fantastic dance feature for show choirs and pop groups!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Sylvester Stewart Performed By: Sly and the Family Stone

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00110413 | Showtrax CD Available

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