[Sings] “’Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!’ What a wonderful song! They had so many great tracks, but this one could be my favorite. It’s so upbeat and joyous.
“I got a chance to see Sly & The Family Stone back in 1969, at the high point of their career. I was at the Monterey Festival, playing with Tony [Williams], and Sly and the band closed the show. Let me tell you, it was one of the greatest concerts ever. I was out in the audience with Larry Young, and we were dancing. It was far out!
“Sly had enormous players, people of tremendous ability. Larry Graham and Greg Errico formed one of the best rhythm sections I’ve ever heard. Sly was able to bring people of different races together, too. He did the black and white thing before anybody else. Sing A Simple Song is one of his coolest songs. The playing is fantastic, the sentiment is beautiful – it’s just perfect.”