Small Talk is the seventh album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.
Singles include "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, sampled by the Beastie Boys on their masterpiece Paul's Boutique in 1989. Beastie Boys also covered "Time For Livin'" which was released on the album Check Your Head in 1992 along with a live music video augmented with skateboarding footage.
Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr.
A1 Small Talk3:22 A2 Say You Will3:19 A3 Mother Beautiful2:01 A4 Time For Livin3:17 A5 Can't Strain My Brain4:09
B1 Loose Booty3:47 B2 Holdin' On3:39 B3 Wishful Thinkin4:26 B4 Better Thee Than Me3:35 B5 Livin' While I'm Livin2:58 B6 This is Love2:54