Sly & the Family Stone

Just Like a Baby

Composed by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart

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Led by a low-key, burning urban funk urgency, "Just Like a Baby" is home to one of the prettiest melodies on the There's a Riot Goin' On album. Like some of Sly Stone's earlier hits ("Hot Fun in the Summertime"), there is a graceful, almost jazz-pop sheen to this record. Interestingly, the slightly vague lyrics create a dynamic and tense atmosphere, and this is mirrored by Sly's own foggy lead vocals. And, like many of the album's other songs, the groove is the star here.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
There's a Riot Goin' On 1971 Get On Down 5:10
Greatest Hits/There's a Riot Goin' On/Fresh 2000 Sony Music Distribution 5:11
The Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Epic/Legacy] 2002 Sony Music Distribution
Nova Classics, Vol. 4 2003
Various Artists
Nova 5:07
Higher! [Hear Music] 2005 Hear Music 5:12
Stand!/There's a Riot Goin' On 2006 Sony Music Distribution
The Collection [Box Set] 2007 Legacy 5:13
Strange Soul 2008
Various Artists
Apace/Albion 5:10
Original Album Classics 2010 Epic / Legacy / Sony Legacy 5:13
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