Sly & the Family Stone

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Composed by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart

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Sly & The Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" was an able showcase for Larry Graham's innovative bass-playing skills. The band gleamed a lot of their inspiration from their concerts and their own individual influences. Graham was a huge fan of guitarist Freddie Stone, which may explain some of the nimbleness in his playing. From their Greatest Hits LP, the million-selling "'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" parked at number five R&B for five weeks and number one pop for two weeks in the spring of 1970. The track's groove influenced Janet Jackson's 1989 gold single "Rhythm Nation."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1972
Various Artists
Columbia
Anthology 1981 Epic / Legacy 4:48
No Image 1990
Various Artists
Razor & Tie
Red Hot + Dance 1992
Various Artists
Columbia 4:19
No Image 1992 Music on Vinyl
In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 1 1993
Various Artists
Rhino 4:46
Greatest Hits 1995 Audio Fidelity 4:50
Billboard Hot Soul Hits: 1970 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 4:52
Funkgasm 1997
Various Artists
Relativity 4:48
Funk Jam! 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 4:46
Sounds of the Seventies: Classic 70's 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Time/Life Music 4:48
RNR Greatest Hits of the 70's, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 4:51
Pop in the 70's, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 4:51
Rock 'N Rolls Greatest Hits 70s 2000
Various Artists
Platinum Disc Corp. / Platinum Disc 4:51
Greatest Hits/There's a Riot Goin' On/Fresh 2000 Sony Music Distribution 4:49
70's Pop Hits 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:48
The Ultimate Hits of the 70's 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 4:46
The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '70s, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 4:46
The Blues & Soul, Vol. 2: 1970-1971 2002
Various Artists
Connoisseur 4:40
Solid Gold Funk 2002
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:52
Jukebox Hits of the '70s [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:26
The Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Epic/Legacy] 2002 Legacy 4:47
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 4:46
Twogether Soul 2003
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 4:36
The Best Pop Album of the 70's...Ever! 2003
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 4:46
Rock 'N' Roll's Greatest Hits 70's 2003
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 4:51
Oldies: Forever Young 2004
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:39
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005
Various Artists
Um3 4:48
No Image 2007 Sony Music Distribution
Playlist: The Very Best of Sly & the Family Stone 2009 Sony BMG / Sony Music
Sweet Soul Music: 1970 2009
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 4:48
Eat Pray Love [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2010
Original Soundtrack
Island/Def Jam / Universal 4:47
Higher! 2013 Legacy / Sony Music 4:47
No Image
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Prince's Jukebox
Various Artists
Chrome Dreams 5:39
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