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''Small Talk'' is the seventh album by Sly & the Family Stone, released by Epic/CBS Records in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.
''Small Talk's'' singles were "Time For Livin'" (the band's final Top 40 hit) and "Loose Booty", an up-tempo funk track which uses the names of Bible characters Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as a chant. Loose Booty was sampled extensively by the Beastie Boys for the song "Shadrach" on their album ''Paul's Boutique'' and the Beastie Boys also loosely reworked the track ''Time for Livin'' in an punk rock format on their album ''Check Your Head''.
Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr. Stone and Silva would divorce within months of this album's release, after being wed at a June 5, 1974 Sly & the Family Stone concert at Madison Square Garden.
Besides its standard stereo release, ''Small Talk'' was also released in quadraphonic sound. - Wikipedia