Sly Stone Beams Into Amsterdam

Clips of Sly Stone’s performance at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz Festival on Sunday night have been floating around online, and while the first clip–which is equally devoted to Stone’s band wondering if he’s going to show up and a sleepy rendition of “Stand”–is a bit cringe-inducing (especially those confused-crowd shots before Stone comes on stage), clip No. 2, which is above, sounds much better, particularly the simmering version of “If You Want Me To Stay.”

Sly & The Family Stone 7-15-07 North Sea Jazz Festival 2/3 [YouTube]